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Gut and Digestive Health

People experience varying levels of flatulence for varying reasons. Although most flatulence is a normal part of digestion, sometimes flatulence can indicate the presence of health concerns. Everyone's body is unique and only a visit with your healthcare provider should be used to identify health concerns. However, for the sake of discussion, let's take a look at a few examples of when flatulence may be related to more serious health concerns. (more…)

Maltase is a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme that cleaves the bond linking the two parts of the maltose sugar molecule. Maltose is a naturally-occurring sugar that is produced as the body breaks down starches from long chains into shorter molecules using the amylase enzyme and also in germinating seeds as preparation for sprouting. It is also a by-product of heating sugar during various cooking processes, specifically during caramelization at higher temperatures in which the the sugar present in food turns brown. (more…)