Gluten is a protein complex found in wheat, barley and rye. It gives breads and other grain products their shape, strength and texture. Gluten is a hard to digest protein, since it is rich in the amino acid proline. The human body cannot break down proline-rich proteins such as gluten efficiently and this may be why some people are sensitive to dietary gluten.*
As gluten is present in many different foods, following a gluten-free diet is difficult. And even with a gluten-free diet, it is almost impossible to fully avoid gluten intake. There is still the risk of unintentional intake of gluten. Studies show that even when following a gluten-free diet, unintentional gluten intake can range from 200 mg/day to up to 3000 mg/day, depending on how strict a gluten-free dieter is.*
Tolerase® G is a is a proline-specific digestive enzyme. The enzyme is designed to have optimal activity under the harsh conditions of the stomach. It is the first and only enzyme shown to be effective in a human clinical study. It’s also demonstrated to be more effective than leading enzymes on the market that claim to help digest gluten. Tolerase® G works on both low- and high-caloric meals.*
1. Salden BN, Monserrat V, Troost FJ, et al. Randomised clinical study: Aspergillus niger-derived enzyme digests gluten in the stomach of healthy volunteers. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2015; 42: 273–85.
2. Janssen G. et al. . Ineffective degradation of immunogenic gluten epitopes by currently available digestive enzyme supplements. PLos One 10, e0128065 (2015).