U.S. Enzymes Fructaid supports the digestion of fructose. If one consumes more fructose than the small intestine can absorb, some of that fructose passes into the large intestine. This is called fuctose malabsorption. In the large intestine the fructose is then fermented by intestinal bacteria causing intestinal discomfort. The enzyme glucose isomerase in Fructaid helps the body digest fructose by promoting its conversion into glucose, whick is easily absorbed in the small intestine. Where does the glucose isomerase contained in Fructaid come from? The glucose isomerase enzyme contained in Fructaid is of non-animal origin. It is manufactured with the food-grade, good bacteria, so it is of microbial origin. Fructaid contains 50 mg of Glucose Isomerase enzyme per capsule.
Common food sources of fructose are: Canned fruit, Curd cheese with fruit, Fruit dessert, Fruit (dried), Fruit (fresh), Fruit juice, and nectar Fruit yoghurt, Ice cream Muesli and cereal mixtures with dried fruit, Muesli bars, Pastries and confectionery, Semolina pudding with fruit Soft drinks, such as lemonade Spreads, such as honey, marmalade, and jam Stewed fruit. The following fruits contain relatively little fructose: apricot, lime, and rhubarb.
The capacity to absorb fructose in the small intestine differs from individual to individual. A low capacity for fructose absorption is often accompanied by a low capacity for breaking down lactose in the small intestine. Thus, individuals who are sensitive to lactose may also have difficulty digesting fructose and vice versa. Hereditary fructose intolerance is a very rare (about 1: 20,000) inherited metabolic disease that becomes apparent in infancy when fruits, juices or other fructose-containing foods are introduced into the diet. In those affected, an enzyme is missing in the liver, so fructose that is absorbed in the small intestine cannot be properly metabolized. Fructaid is not intended for use by those with hereditary fructose intolerance.
May be used every time you consume foods or drinks containing fructose, high fructose corn syrup or sucrose.
Recommended use: Take 1 to 4 capsules with liquid a few minutes before eating foods and drinks that contain fructose, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) or sucrose. If you have problems swallowing capsules, and for children under 6 years of age or who cannot safely swallow capsules, you can open the capsules and take the contents unchewed with liquid. To do this, simply apply a little pressure to the sides of the capsule and pull the two halves of the capsule apart. Contact a healthcare professional with any questions or concerns.
* If you continue to consume foods or drinks containing fructose, high fructose corn syrup or sucrose for more than 30 – 45 minutes, take another 1– 4 capsules as desired. * May be used every time you consume foods or drinks containing fructose, high fructose corn syrup or sucrose.
* While some people may need 4 Fructaid capsules when consuming fructose and sugar-containing foods and drinks, other people may only require one or two capsules. You will need to determine on an individual basis the amount of Fructaid that is sufficient for you. This depends on your personal sensitivity to fructose and on the fructose and sucrose content as well as the composition of the food or drink consumed.
CAUTION: Consult your doctor prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing, or if you have diabetes or prediabetes. Not recommended for use by persons with hereditary fructose intolerance. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if you experience persistent digestive discomfort. Do not take Fructaid if you have known hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients. Keep out of the reach of children. Young children who cannot safely swallow capsules should not take unopened Fructaid capsules due to risk of choking.
U.S. Enzymes Fructaid
4 capsules contain:
- Glucose Isomerase Enzyme 200 mg
Microcrystalline cellulose, trehalose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, shellac, triacetin, titanium dioxide.
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