No doubt you’re eating a carefully calculated balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fats. You know how important a hardcore diet is to your success. Of course, you want to get the most out of these macronutrients. Add to that your arsenal of 5% Nutrition supplements. You want to experience the full effects and benefits of these powerful products. That’s where digestion comes in. Do you want to achieve the goals you’re working hard for? Then you need to get the maximum benefits out of your diet and supplement arsenal.
Enter 5% Nutrition Digestive Defender. We didn’t just throw together one product and call it a digestive enzyme formula. You know 5% better than that! In a typical 5% style, we’ve created a dual digestive formula that outclasses anything else on the market. This is a must-have supplement that can make a tremendous difference in your results. After all, it’s ultimately all about digestion.
Digestive Defender consists of two powerful formulas: Probio-75 and Diges-TEN. Not only can you use these powerful formulas together, but you are able to use them separately as well if your needs demand it. Talk about flexibility! Yet, isn’t that one of the things that set 5% Nutrition apart from the crowd?
Let’s break these formulas down so you can see the power of 5% innovation!
This is a powerful probiotic and prebiotic formula. A probiotic is a living organism that helps restore healthy bacteria in the gut. A prebiotic supports growth of healthy bacteria. Combined, these compounds dramatically improve gut health.
SL14™ Probiotics Blend - 75 Billion CFU (187.5mg)
A good probiotic formula is all about healthy bacteria. Probiotics support digestion, enhance the absorption of nutrients, and help prevent gastrointestinal problems. There’s no doubt that improved use of the nutrients you consume can have a substantial effect on your results. This branded ingredient is an exceptional blend that consists of: Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Bifidobacterium breve, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus gasseri, Lactobacillus plantarum, Bifidobacterium lactis, Lactobacillus casei, Lactobacillus paracasei, Lactobacillus salivarius, Bifidobacterium longum, Bifidobacterium bifidum, Bifidobacterium infantis, and Streptococcus thermophilus.
Fructooligosaccharides (Nutraflora® FB P-95) - 400 mg - This is a branded ingredient that provides at least 95% of pure short-chain fructooligosaccharides. What are fructooligosaccharides, you might ask? They are a type of carbohydrate known as oligosaccharides. Called FOS, they are short fructose chains. These chains are a non-digestible prebiotic fiber. They pass through the small intestine. From there, they support healthy bacteria in your digestive tract.(1)
Xylooligosaccharide (PreticX®) - 400mg - This is another branded ingredient. If you haven’t noticed, Digestive Defender uses several branded ingredients. This is the commitment to quality that would make Rich proud.
PreticX® is a non-digestible xylooligosaccharide. Also called XOS, this is a branded ingredient that’s been clinically studied. PreticX helps intestinal regularity and increases bifidobacteria in the colon. This supports gut health and normal metabolism.(2)
Gut Health Blend
This powerful blend consists of three effective ingredients. They are:
Ginger Root Extract - 50mg - This is a plant with an extended history in traditional medicines. The active ingredient is gingerol. It supports digestion, eases stomach upset, and helps chronic indigestion.(3)
Licorice Root Extract 4:1 - 50mg - Here’s an ingredient that’s one of the oldest remedies in the world. One of the most common uses of this plant is to ease an upset stomach. It also treats heartburn.(4)
Peppermint Powder - 25mg - This popular ingredient has a long history of treating digestive ailments. These include indigestion, gas, and bloating. The combination of these three natural ingredients has a powerful synergistic effect on your digestive health.(5)
This outstanding product is a full spectrum digestive enzyme complex. Diges-TEN features full disclosure labeling and exceptional dosing. This formula consists of 7 Blends. They are:
Dynamic Digestion Blend
Here’s a powerful 1-2 complex that will dramatically improve overall digestion.
Betaine Hydrochloride - 100mg - Betaine is known by many names. Betaine Anhydrous is currently popular as an effective power and strength ingredient. It’s similar to creatine and pulls water into the muscles the same way creatine does. Then there’s betaine hydrochloride. This form of betaine promotes normal protein digestion. That’s a huge benefit for any 5%er. But there’s more. This also promotes normal gastric pH. It improves the absorption of several important minerals that include iron and calcium. Finally, it improves B12 absorption. How’s that for a list of benefits?(6)
Ox Bile - 100mg - In the body, the liver produces bile. It is used to help break down fat. It also supports the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K. You can see the problems a deficiency might cause. Therefore, we’ve included ox bile in our innovative Diges-TEN formula.(7)
Protein Breakdown Blend
This powerful blend of digestive enzymes optimizes protein digestion. Stop and think about that for a moment. For a bodybuilder, powerlifter, or any 5% athlete, protein is key. It goes without saying; you want to get the most out of your protein consumption. Besides, what good is it if you can’t thoroughly digest it? Let’s look at what makes up this impressive blend:
Protease - 152mg - A group of enzymes whose sole function is to break down protein.(8)
Bromelain - 150mg - Another group of enzymes that comes from the stem of pineapple fruit. Sometimes called pineapple enzyme, this ingredient helps the body digest protein.(9)
Pancreatin - 65mg - The primary function of this enzyme is to support the breakdown of food. This includes carbohydrates and fats, as well as protein.(10)
Papain - 65mg - Also known as papaya enzymes, this is another enzyme that breaks down protein into smaller particles to be used by the body.(11)
As you can see, we’ve gone beyond those other digestive formulas by providing not one, not two, but four protein-digesting enzymes in one overdosed complex.
Of course, there’s more to a hardcore diet than protein. As important as protein is, you also need quality carbohydrates and fats. Slower-burning carbs should make up the bulk of your carb intake. Yet you also need simple carbs in the hours around your workout. That means you need optimal digestion of those carbs.
Amylase - 108mg - A digestive enzyme that breaks down carbs for more efficient digestion and absorption.(12)
Of course, fat can help you feel full. Not to mention, healthy fat has a variety of roles in the body. While you want to avoid some fats, you also want to consume healthy fats such as nuts, cheese, and fatty fish, to name a few. You’ll want the most efficient digestion possible to get the full benefits from your intake of fat.
Lipase - 70mg - This enzyme improves the digestion of fat. Lipase breaks fats down into more water-soluble compounds to help the body use fats more efficiently.(8)
Fiber is important to your health. It helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels in the body. By controlling levels of blood sugar, fiber can also help you lose body fat if that’s your goal. Also, high-fiber foods are more filling to help keep you satisfied longer. We’ve included an enzyme to help digest fiber so you can experience all the benefits it offers.
Cellulase – 26mg - This enzyme is actually a complex carbohydrate. It helps break down the plant fiber we eat into polysaccharides. The body then uses this compound or expels it.(13)
Milk Sugar (Lactose) Breakdown
Many people love dairy products yet can’t digest lactose, the sugar commonly found in such foods as milk or yogurt. This causes many people to avoid dairy products altogether. We’ve solved that problem with Diges-TEN.
Lactase - 43mg - This enzyme breaks down lactose into simpler compounds the body can digest. By taking lactase, you can enjoy and get the benefits of quality dairy products.(14)
Digest Best Blend - 190mg
Finally, we’ve also included a blend of compounds that work together to enhance digestion and relieve digestive issues. This blend includes Ginger Root, Turmeric Powder, Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract, and Artichoke Leaf Powder.
There’s no doubt, good digestion is the key to getting the most out of your eating plan and your supplements. By using our innovative Digestive Defender, you can be sure you’re optimizing the power of 5% Nutrition supplements and your hardcore diet. There’s no reason to wait. Get 5% Digestive Defender today!