Digestive enzymes are secreted into the digestive tract to break down food matter into its component nutrients. These can then be absorbed across the gut wall into the bloodstream. If this enzyme system does not work effectively, undigested food passing into the large intestine will be fermented by the resident bacteria, causing flatulence, bloating and diarrhoea. Digestizyme® provides a broad spectrum of plant-sourced enzymes, which digest protein, fat and carbohydrate. We have chosen enzymes that are largely resistant to degradation caused by the highly acidic conditions in the stomach so that they may reach the small intestine where most digestion takes place. Supplied in gelatin-free capsules. 1 capsule at the start of each main meal, up to 3 daily. Caution: Do not take if pregnant or breast feeding.