Category Archives: Gut Health

Making Enzymes Easier to Digest

What are digestive enzymes and why do we need them?
Enzymes are also known as biological catalysts – increasing the speed of a chemical reaction but without ever being used up in the process. Enzymes have active sites made up of amino acids which are responsible for binding to their specific substrate. Once bound, the substrate is turned into product and the enzyme is free to catalyse other molecules.

Konjac Glucomannan

Konjac Glucomannan is a water-soluble fibre derived from the Japanese Konjac root (Amorphophallus konjac). Konjac Glucomannan has virtually zero calories and has been proven extremely effective in reducing caloric intake from food, being the only dietary supplement approved by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) for weight loss.

The Importance Of Gut Health

What was once thought of as a one-way street from the brain to the gut has now been revealed bidirectional, with your gut influencing your brain so profoundly that some scientists are referring to it as a ‘Second Brain’. On top of this, the gut biome plays a crucial role in many other important processes in the human body.