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Enzyme Complex with Herbs Veg Caps (90 Count)

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  • Digestive-Gastrointestinal Support
  • Quick Notes:

    • High potency plant based broad spectrum enzyme complex!
    • Nine forms of some of the most prevalent, well studied, and naturally occurring enzymes.
    • Facilitates digestion by breakin.

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    Quick Notes:

    • High potency plant based broad spectrum enzyme complex!
    • Nine forms of some of the most prevalent, well studied, and naturally occurring enzymes.
    • Facilitates digestion by breaking down various categories of foods including fats, carbohydrates, starches, proteins, and sugars.
    • Contains natural digestive enhancing herbs, including ginger root, cinnamon bark, anise seed, caraway seed, cayenne pepper, and fennel seed
    • Promotes proper and complete absorption.
    • Naturally provides heartburn support.
    • Non-GMO ingredients
    • Convenient, easy-to-swallow capsule!
    • Enzyme activity is tested according to standard procedures recognized by the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) and FCC (Food Chemical Codex)


    Overview:

    Plant based digestive enzyme complex helps facilitate digestion and absorption of nutrients. Digestive enzymes also help maintain the proper pH in the gastrointestinal tract and act as a barrier against viruses and bacteria.

    There are seven basic types of digestive enzymes, each with various sub-classifications and differing functionality. The basic enzymes and their specific functions are as follows

    • Amylase is an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of starch into sugars. It is naturally occurring in saliva and begins the mechanical process of digestion.
    • Protease also known as peptidase and proteinase is an enzyme that conducts proteolysis. It begins protein catabolism by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds in the amino acids.
    • Lipase helps breakdown fats and lipids.
    • Lactase helps breakdown the sugars found in dairy
    • Cellulase facilitates digestion of cellulose products and fiber.
    • Bromelain is derived from pineapples and aids in digestion of proteins.
    • Glucoamylase is an enzyme that catalyzes the breakdown of various sugars
    • Pectinase is an enzyme that breaks down pectin, a polysaccharide found in plant cell walls.
    • Invertase is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis (breakdown) of sucrose (table sugar).
       

    Research indicates:

    • May support healthy digestion
    • May help reduce symptoms associated with lactose intolerance
    • Studies have indicated a significant reduction of gas and bloating associated with the ingestion of high calorie, high fat meals when taking certain enzymes

    Ingredients

    Amylase

    Anise seed

    Bromelain

    Capsicum annuum

    Caraway seed

    Carum carvi

    Cayenne pepper

    Cellulase

    Cinnamomum verum

    Cinnamon bark

    Fennel seed

    Foeniculum vulgare

    Ginger (root)

    Glucoamylase

    Invertase

    Lactase

    Lipase

    Pectinase

    Pimpinella anisum

    Protease

    Rhizome

    Zingiber Officinale

    Suggested Use: Take one capsule at the beginning of a meal.

    Storage:

    Keep in a cool, dry place.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
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    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Enzymes

    • What are enzymes?

      Enzymes are necessary in many processes within the body and are distributed throughout all cellular components. Enzymes are best known as catalytic proteins that regulate and speed up biochemical reactions in the body. Food enzymes are only obtained by consuming raw foods or by enzyme supplementation. Raw foods provide only enough enzymes to digest that particular food, generally not enough to be stored for future use. Enzymes in the digestion process break substances into smaller component for digestion and absorption. This process yields energy to sustain life

    • How can I tell what enzymes to start with?

      Minimum levels shown to support digestion for most individuals include: 4,000 HUT of protease, 2,000 DU of amylase, 40 LU of lipase and 40 CU of cellulase. Discuss your needs with your healthcare provider. It may be best to start low, then increase in potency until you find what works for you. Full-spectrum products may be helpful to target all needs.

    • What is “mycozyme” in your Chewable Natural Papaya?

      Mycozyme is an enzyme blend used to digest starch, fat and protein from the diet. It is a vegetarian source of a digestive enzyme.

    • What is the ingredient invertase found in the Enzyme Complex with Herbs?

      Invertase is another name for sucrase which is an enzyme that breaks down sucrose or table sugar.

    • I see many units of measurement for enzyme products on the shelf. How can I compare them?

      Quality products will use ingredients characterized in the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC). The FCC is a system for determining enzyme potency used by the American food industry. It is the accepted standard of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Other assays exist and are used by companies but, unfortunately, no standards currently exist to define which activity units are the most appropriate. The USP Website, 2009 states about the FCC:

      - A compendium of internationally recognized standards for purity and identity of food ingredients
      - Published since 1966, FCC allows manufacturers of food, food ingredients, food additives, and processing aids to comply with standards that have been created and vetted by a highly rigorous and transparent scientific process
      - The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) acquired FCC from the Institute of Medicine in 2006, with the goal of providing full support for the continuing revision and update of the compendium.

      FCC units measure the amount of a substrate that is digested in a certain amount of time by that enzyme.

      Example: if lipase, which targets fat, has a USP of 1,000 units per milligram,  that means that for every milligram of lipase you consume it will digest 1,000 USP units of fat in a given amount of time

      National Standard for Evaluation of Plant Enzymes:
      - Alpha-Galactosidase - GALU (Galactosidase Units)
      - Amylase - DU (Dextrinizing Units)
      - Bromelain - GDU (Gelatin Digesting Units) or FCCPU
      - Catalase - Baker Units (Named after the author)
      - Cellulase - CU (Cellulase Unit)
      - Glucoamylase - AG (Amyloglucosidase Units)
      - Hemicellulase - HCU (Hemicellulase Units)
      - Invertase - INVU (Invertase Activity Unit)
      - Lactase - LacU (Lactase Unit)
      - Lipase - FIP (Federation Internationale Pharmceutique)
      - Maltase - DP (Degrees of Diastatic Power)
      - Nattokinase - FU (Fibrinolytic Units)
      - Pectinase - AJDU (Apple Juice Depectinizing Units)
      - Phytase - PU Phytase Units
      - Protease-HUT (Hemoglobin Unit Tyrosine base)
      - Xylanase - XU (Xylanase Units)

      ** In 2013 an industry “best practices” guidelines for enzyme products was published by the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Enzyme Trade Association (ETA). It suggests FCC units as the preferred method if appropriate

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