HELIDIGEST® is a compound formula for intestinal comfort
Species : Helix aspersa or Helix pomatia
Raw Material : Flesh
Form : Powder
Helidigest® is a natural formulation composed of enzymes extracted from snail, fennel, turmeric extracts as well as a strain of probiotic selected for its action on the intestinal flora.
A diet rich in dietary fiber is essential for good health (>25g/day)1. However, some fibers, called insoluble fibers, have an irritating effect on the intestinal mucous membrane. This mechanical stimulation of the mucosa induces a secretion of mucus and water in the intestinal lumen, which can facilitate transit and relieve constipation2. However, in some individuals, this may cause diarrhea or aggravate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome3.
Our innovative formulation has been developed to help improve intestinal comfort.
Our snail extract contains cellulase and hemicellulase. These enzymes, naturally present in snails, are able to degrade insoluble fibers and thus reduce the size of irritating particles. Indeed, the irritating effect of the particles decreases when their size is reduced4.
The plants extracts – curcuma and fennel – bring an anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic action on the digestive sphere and contribute to the appeasing of the abdominal pains.
Probiotics – Lactobacillus acidophilus – act on the balance of the intestinal flora by providing “good bacteria” and limiting the development of pathogenic bacteria.
The combined action of the ingredients in Helidigest® allows :
To improve intestinal comfort
To relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
To reduce abdominal pain
For which types of consumption?
This natural ingredient in powder form is perfectly suited for the elaboration of dietary supplements (in capsules, tablets or powder) or pet food and nutritional supplements.
In terms of regulations, Helitdigest® is a “food ingredient” as defined in the EC Regulation N° 258/97.
– Product sheet
– Technical data sheet
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