Gluten Relief: Optimal Digestion
Gluten Relief® is specially formulated with DPP-IV activity to support digestion of gluten and casein-rich foods*
The powerful digestive formula contains enzymes that support carbohydrate and sugar digestion, given that foods characterized by their gluten content, such as breads and pasta, are also carbohydrate heavy.*
Gluten and Casein in Foods
Gluten digestion is challenging for many people. Gluten is a starch-protein present in most grains and processed foods. Similarly, casein is a protein found in most dairy products which can be difficult to digest, causing discomfort.
Maintaining a gluten-free and/or casein-free (GFCF) diet is the primary way people address digestive issues. However, trace amounts of these proteins can be found in many foods, making avoidance nearly impossible and allowing problems to persist. Foods with hidden gluten can be a problem for unsuspecting and discerning gluten-free dieters.
The underlying issue for people suffering from gluten and casein intolerance is their body’s inherent enzymes do not have the capacity to digest the offending substances. Incomplete digestion of these proteins may create digestive discomfort or nutrient deficiencies.
Scientists theorize that humans still have not caught up genetically with the introduction of grains to the diet that began nearly 10,000 years ago. Fortunately, advances in biotechnology are striving to bridge that gap.
Gluten Relief for Full-Spectrum Protein Digestion
Gluten Relief contains DPP-IV (dipeptidyl peptidase IV), an enzyme complex which specifically supports gluten and casein digestion. Our formula includes five additional proteases, each with a specific and unique digesting activity that complements DPP-IV for complete protein digestion. Amylases, lactase and lipase complete Gluten Relief for overall digestive support.*
Gluten Relief is designed with powerful proteases to support protein digestion.* Proteins like gluten and casein are large, complex molecules with thousands of amino acid sequences folded and coiled within the molecule, much like a ball of yarn. Without sufficient and specific enzymes to break them down, amino acid bonds within these large proteins can remain inaccessible to enzymes, ultimately resulting in a protein that is only partially degraded.
Improper digestion of carbohydrates is often associated with gluten digestion issues. Gluten Relief includes two types of amylase, as well as glucoamylase and cellulose, to support sugar and carbohydrate digestion.*
Avoiding gluten and casein in food and everyday products can be difficult. Even while maintaining a GFCF lifestyle, many products can be hidden sources of these proteins and cause problems.
Gluten Relief can be used in conjunction with a GFCF diet to support digestion of hidden gluten and casein. Gluten Relief is a comprehensive digestive enzyme formula with DPP-IV activity designed to support overall digestion.*
*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.
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Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
|Amount Per Serving: % DV
|SEB Gluten-Relief® Proprietary Blend: 300 mg *
Dippeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPP-IV)
SEB-Pro GR™ (Protease I, Protease II,
Protease III, Protease IV, Protease V),
Amylase I, Amylase II, Glucoamylase,
Cellulase, HemiSEB® (Hemicellulase,
Lactase, and Lipase
|*Daily Value (DV) not established
Other ingredients: cellulose (vegetarian capsule) and maltodextrin
Directions: Take 1 to capsules with each meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional. Store in cool, dry place with the lid tightly closed. Avoid excessive heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
Caution: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or under medical supervision, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18.
What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein that is present in wheat, barley and rye products. Gluten is often used in manufacturing food because it provides structural stability and elasticity to the product.
How long should I take Gluten Relief before feeling results?
Gluten Relief should be taken 5-10 minutes prior to eating. Take 1 to 2 capsules with each meal, or more as needed.
Dosage can vary base on:
- Content of meal
- Size of meal
- Nutritional status
Why is it important to take Gluten Relief with food?
Since Gluten Relief aids in digestion, it is contraindicated to use the enzyme without eating. Although it is not harmful to take Gluten Relief on an empty stomach, it is simply a waste of money. If you take digestive enzymes too soon before a meal, you risk the enzyme becoming inactive. The food and enzyme must be in the stomach together for proper results.
Are there any side effects involved with Gluten Relief?
Side effects with Gluten Relief are rare. Mild cramping, bloating or gas may occur. Starting off at a low dose can minimize side effects. Side effects should clear with regular use, after a tolerance is established.
Can I take Gluten relief with other systemic or digestive enzymes?
Although digestive and systemic enzymes are not contraindicated in terms of ingredients, they should not be taken at the same time. The purpose of digestive enzymes is to aid in digestion of specific foods, so taking them with food is an obvious recommendation. Because systemic enzymes require an empty stomach for maximum absorption, they must be taken separately from digestive enzymes. There are no adverse interactions between systemic and digestive enzymes, but they serve different purposes, and thus should be taken as directed for best results.
Can I open the capsule and pour it onto my food instead of swallowing the capsule?
If you find that you have trouble swallowing the capsules, pouring its contents onto food is definitely an option. You may also open the capsule into a glass of water, being sure to drink the entire glass. If you choose to take the enzymes this way, it is best to consume the entire content as soon as possible to ensure you are receiving the full benefits within your body (rather than on your plate).
What is digestive enzyme therapy?
Digestive enzyme therapy is the use of plant or animal-based dietary supplements to aid in digestion and promote balanced metabolism. Although the body is equipped with enzymes that perform digestive actions, certain conditions can affect their production and effectiveness.
What is a digestive proteolytic enzyme?
Proteolytic enzymes break down proteins into their building-blocks, which are called amino acids. The body requires 20 different amino acids, 8 of which are referred to as essential amino acids because they cannot be synthesized by the human body. These essential amino acids must be obtained from the food we eat. Without sufficient proteolytic enzymes, the body is unable to break down and absorb these necessary nutrients. Failure to fully digest proteins can result in digestive discomfort.
What if I miss a dose?
Digestive enzymes aid in digestion of food. Although it is recommended you take them prior to a meal, if you find yourself missing a dose, we recommend that you take them directly after your meal.
What does “proprietary blend” mean?
Proprietary refers to a patent, or ownership. Applying this concept to our digestive enzyme blend it means that we alone own the rights to the specific blend of enzymes found in Gluten Relief, making our product different from similarly marketed digestive enzyme supplements. Gluten Relief encompasses an all-inclusive digestive aid product that assists in the digestion of several nutrients, not just gluten.
What are Hidden Sources of Gluten?
Blue cheese, bouillon cubes, caramel color or flavoring, commercial chocolate milk and drinks, curry powder, flavored instant tea or coffee, food colorings, gelatin starch, grain alcohol (such as beer, ale, rye, scotch, bourbon or grain vodka), gum base (such as in chewing gum), hydrolyzed vegetable protein, malt, marshmallows, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, non-dairy creamers, packaged rice mixes, preservatives processed meats (such as sausages, hot dogs, or bologna), pudding, salad dressing, soy sauce, spices and spice mixtures, textured vegetable protein, vegetable starch and white or malt vinegar.