Efficient digestion is one of the most important keys to great health. This extraordinary plant-based enzyme formula offers specialized enzymes to support the digestion of carbohydrates and protein, including gluten. Hemicellulase and beta-glucanase enzymes support the breakdown of fiber. By acting to break down cell wall components and phytic acid, these enzymes promote nutrient bioavailability of foods that contain fiber. Glucoamylase enzymes help to hydrolyze the glucoside bond in starches and dextrins. Alpha-galactosidase enzymes promote the breakdown of specific complex carbohydrates, including raffinose and stachyose which are found in certain legumes, grains and vegetables. Thus, these enzymes may help relieve occasional intestinal gas or bloating. Peptidase and serratiopeptidase enzymes help catalyze the hydrolysis of peptides or peptones to amino acids, including gluten. This formula is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten-intolerant. In fact, for those who are gluten-intolerant and who eat out at restaurants, Digestase-SP™ is an excellent formula to take with each restaurant meal (which may have hidden gluten in certain foods).