Benefits of Total Gest
- Supports digestive health
- Provides a wide range of enzymes to help with digestion and absorption
- Improves nutrient absorption from food
- Supports pancreatic health and function
- Relieves gas and bloating due to poor digestion
Longevity Science Total Gest provides the digestive system with a full-spectrum of enzymes which aid the body in breaking down and absorbing foods. Different enzymes, along with the different digestive fluids the body produces, break down different parts of different foods and so a variety of them are needed for the body to be able to efficiently break down everything you eat. Food must be broken down by starches, proteins, fiber, and fats before it can be fully digested and the nutrients can completely be available for absorption into the body.3
Digestion is the process by which the body takes the foods you consume and breaks them down to access the nutrients they contain.1 The body then disposes of what is leftover, making room for future meals. The body begins preparing the food as soon as it enters your mouth, with your saliva lubricating the food and starting to break down starch materials. From there the food travels through the esophagus and into the stomach, where stomach acids break down the bulk of the food and pass it into the small intestines. The intestines are where most of the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream and become available for the body to use, anything that cannot be broken down into usable nutrients is passed through the intestines and colon, becoming waste.
Enzymes are specialized proteins which start chemical changes in the body, those associated with digestion help the composition of foods be broken down into smaller pieces, making the nutrients within food accessible to the body. Enzymes are produced naturally by the body but diet, stress, and illness can all deplete the body’s natural enzyme stores and leave the digestive system inadequate for properly breaking down food.2 If food can not be broken down properly it can lead to gas, bloating, feeling like you’re full much sooner than normal, and malnutrition.
The pancreas helps the body produce enzymes and aids in proper digestion, but processed foods contain less natural enzymes and force the pancreas to work harder to produce more enzymes to make up for it. Over time the extra stress can damage the pancreas and lead to it not being able to function properly, so Total Gest provides the extra enzymes to back up the pancreas and help it stay healthy and strong.4
Through enzymes and supporting the health and function of the digestive tract, Total Gest helps the body break down and absorb the most out of everything you eat. Food is the best and most direct way for the body to obtain nutrients, and with the digestive system working to the best of its ability more nutrients can be absorbed, improving overall health.5 Total Gest aims to help improve total health, starting from the stomach and through better digestion giving the body the boost it needs to reach its full potential.
Serving Size: 1 vegetarian capsule
Servings Per Container: 90 (180)
Amount Per Serving
Protease Proprietary Blend (Protease 3.0, 4.5, 6.0, Neutral Bacterial and Peptidase)
40 INVU or 100 SU (1)
Malt Diastase (Maltase)
Other Ingredients: cellulose capsule, maltodextrin, and rice flour.
Contains no wheat, corn, soy, artificial colors, or artificial flavors. NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS.
Dosage and Use:
- One capsule 5 minutes before, during, or after meals, or as directed.
Caution: Check with a physician before use if you have an ulcer or gastritis.
- If pregnant, nursing, or undergoing treatment for a medical condition, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
1. Understanding the Digestive System
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3. Carpenter D, Dhar S, Mitchell LM, et al. Obesity, starch digestion and amylase: association between copy number variants at human salivary (AMY1) and pancreatic (AMY2) amylase genes. Hum Mol Genet. 2015;24(12):3472-80.
4. Teles C, Smith A, Lang S. Antibiotic modulation of the plasminogen binding ability of viridans group streptococci. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2012;56(1):458-63.
5. Maurer HR. Bromelain: biochemistry, pharmacology and medical use. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2001;58(9):1234-45.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.