Gluten Digest by Now Foods, with BioCore ® DPP IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV) is a digestive enzymatic complex that can be supplemented alone or in combination with other nutritional enzymes to support the digestive process. The function of digestive enzymes is basically that of helping to decompose certain nutrients in food so that these pass through to the digestive tract and then into the blood to ensure optimal nutrition.
By improving the digestive process, they help the body to absorb more nutrients and avoid indigestion, acidity, bloating and wind. Gluten Digest, contains proteases, enzymes that break the peptide links of proteins to promote greater assimilation of these macronutrients. Proteases are stable in the acidic environment of the stomach and are 100% vegetarian. They contain different enzymes that help to digest peptides that contain proline, and which are normally found in dairy products and cereal grains.
Gluten digest by Now Foods also contains the enzymes amylase and glucoamylase that help with the decomposition of carbohydrates and gluten, a glycoprotein that is found in the seeds of many cereals such as wheat, barley, oats and rye.