What Is Vegetable Peptase?
Vegetable peptase is a type of enzyme derived from non-animal sources that can break down proteins. Vegetable peptase is in the class of protein-digesting enzymes called proteases.
Vegetable proteases can consist of extracellular or intracellular proteases found in various plants’ secretions and plant foods. For example, you can find vegetable proteases in the antiseptic sap of different leaf pitchers or other plants’ glands. You can also find them in plant bacteria — those forms are the most likely to liquefy gelatin.1
Potential Health Benefits of Vegetable Peptase
Vegetable peptase happens to be a pretty important enzyme. One of the potential benefits of vegetable peptase is its ability to potentially help prevent lectins (harmful plant proteins) from wreaking havoc on your digestive system.† The enzyme’s digestive activity is a result of the natural acidity of the plant extract.2
Proteases may be able to break long chains of proteins into shorter fragments and ultimately into amino acids.3
Which Gundry MD Supplements Include Vegetable Peptase?
Vegetable peptase is an important ingredient in various supplements, namely Gundry MD Lectin Shield.
If you’re curious about where to buy Lectin Shield, just click on the Gundry MD website, where you can read all about vegetable peptase and take note of the most recent customer reviews. Please remember to consult your doctor before changing your diet or starting any new supplement regimen.
- 1-2 http://europepmc.org/backend/ptpmcrender.fcgi?accid=PMC1258856&blobtype=pdf
- 3 https://www.britannica.com/science/proteolytic-enzyme