Viridian High Potency Digestive Aid

Viridian High Potency Digestive Aid

  • £9.00

What do High Potency Digestive Aids do?

Providing a combination of digestive enzymes, betaine hydrochloride, and herbal ingredients, the High Potency Digestive Aid can support the digestive-environment to optimize nutrient absorption and the breakdown of food.

What is in Digestive Aids Complex?


the common plant-based form of hydrochloric acid (HCl) normally secreted by the parietal cells of the stomach. Individuals suffering from Hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) may benefit from betaine HCL supplementation. Betaine HCL functions as a digestive aid that may support the breakdown of protein and fats, by lowering the pH of the stomach an increasing gastric HCL.


Protease, amylase, lipase and amyloglucosidase found in this formulation are digestive enzymes that aid in the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates, fibre and fats into smaller molecules for metabolic utilization. Deficiency in digestive enzymes may lead to malabsorption of food.

How does GINGER help digestion?

Containing 14 potent bioactives, ginger has been used for centuries for its therapeutic benefits in traditional medicine. With regards to its use in digestion, ginger supplementation may alleviate nausea and motion-sickness, improve gastric motility and reduce flatulence. Ginger may also reduce gastric mucosal damage, due to the presence of anti-inflammatory properties.

Does PEPPERMINT help with wind?

A herb traditionally used to treat gastrointestinal disorders. Peppermint may be used as a carminative (elimination of intestinal gas), an antispasmodic agent, or to reduce the sensation of nausea. It is suggested that peppermint relaxes the gastrointestinal tract, which may relieve symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

When would someone use digestive enzymes?


Irritable Bowel Syndrome is functional chronic gastrointestinal disorder, where sufferers experience bouts of symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation. Utilising peppermint as treatment for IBS is proposed to help relieve these troublesome symptoms, according to research. A meta- analysis observed a significant reduction in IBS symptoms after peppermint oil supplementation compared to placebo (Figure 1)1. It is hypothesised that the clinical effectiveness of peppermint in the treatment of IBS results from the inhibition of the hypercontractility of intestinal smooth muscle, thereby returning normal muscle tone. Specifically, peppermint may directly act on calcium channels in the gut, thus reducing gastric motility.


Digestive enzymes may also be used in the management of IBS. In a study conducted in Italy, administering a mixture of beta-glucans, inositol and digestive enzymes significantly improved bloating, flatulence and abdominal pain in IBS sufferers 


Another study conducted using an amylase, lipase and protease supplement observed a significant reduction in symptoms experienced by IBS-D patients, such as bloating, pain and cramping.


Reduced gastric secretions by the stomach, or a pH imbalance may impair the digestion of food. Thus, the pH of the stomach must be acidic in order to allow for the digestive enzymes to function correctly, and break down protein, carbohydrates and fats into smaller molecules.

Low levels of HCL may also result in iron deficiency anaemia through poor mineral absorption. Those with low levels of HCL are more prone to allergies and leaky gut syndrome due to an environment more conducive to the presence of bacteria, yeasts and parasites.

Betaine HCL supplementation may safely reduce gastric pH, according to a pilot study conducted on individuals with hypochlorhydria.


Ginger for NAUSEA

Ginger is proposed to relieve nausea, vertigo and motion sickness, according to a large body of evidence.

A meta-analysis conducted on pregnancy-induced nausea concluded that ginger effectively relieved nausea and reduced vomiting episodes. The mechanisms in which ginger functions as an anti-emetic (anti-nausea) agent are still unclear. However, it may be due to the role of 6-gingerol, the active ingredient, in enhancing gastric tone and motility. In addition, galanolactone, another component of ginger, may inhibit the 5-HT receptor, which may reduce nausea.


One vegetarian capsules provides:

Betaine hydrochloride
Ginger root powder Peppermint leaf powder Lipase (10,000u/g)
Amylase (27,000u/g)
Protease (140 casein protease u/g))

Amyloglucosidase (240 u/g)
in a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry

100mg 75mg 75mg 50mg 40mg

15mg 10mg

SAFETY- None known at suggested dose.
CONTRAINDICATIONS- Not recommended in patients with oesophageal reflux symptoms (as

peppermint may decrease the lower oesophageal sphincter pressure).

PREGNANCY AND BREAST-FEEDING Not recommended during pregnancy or breast- feeding, please refer to the Pregnancy Complex

DRUG INTERACTIONS- Due to a possible blood-thinning effect of ginger, it is not advised to pair this formulation with anticoagulants such as Warfarin and Aspirin. Do not take if taking antacids.

FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONL Y RECOMMENDED USE- One to three capsules daily or as recommended. Best taken around half

an hour before the meal to aid with digestion of food.


Synbiotic daily veg caps, Complete fibre complex veg caps and HCl and gentian Veg Caps.


Vegan, Kosher, Veg Caps

A vegan combination of enzymes, betaine hydrochloride, peppermint and ginger to help promote a healthy and well-balanced environment for digestion to take place with optimum efficiency. In a base of alfalfa, spirulina and bilberry.