Similase® Sensitive Stomach is a blend of Pure Plant Enzymes™ and the soothing demulcent herbs slippery elm and marshmallow to enhance the health of the stomach lining and gastrointestinal tract and support digestion. Physician-formulated Similase® Sensitive Stomach also contains gamma-oryzanol and deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) to further soothe the gastric mucosa.
The enzymes in this formula work in a wide range of pH conditions for maximum effectiveness. These enzymes breakdown starches and complex carbohydrates (amylase); dietary fiber and cellulose (cellulase); fats, oils and triglycerides of animal and plant origin (lipase); and milk sugar/lactose (lactase). In addition, it does not contain protease, which can cause irritation in sensitive individuals.
Slippery elm has been used traditionally in Native American cultures because its protecting and healing actions soothe the mucous membranes due to its high amount of mucilage. It can be useful for diarrhea, heartburn, intestinal ulcers, colitis and other disorders of the colon. It has a restorative effect of the mucous membranes and may be useful for those with celiac and Crohn’s disease.
Other soothing botanicals include marshmallow and licorice. Marshmallow is healing to inflamed or injured tissues and soothing to the mucous membranes of the digestive, urinary and respiratory tracts. Deglycyrrhizinated licorice, or simply DGL, is very helpful for gastric problems, especially ulcers. Gamma-oryzanol is made from rice bran oil. Clinical trials have confirmed its effectiveness for treating gastritis and other gastrointestinal complaints.
- Keep out of the reach of children.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare professional prior to use.