Enzymes are found in every cell of every living plant and animal, including humans. Enzymes are biocatalysts; which means that they either begin a reaction or cause a reaction to speed up. Without enzymes life would not exist.
do enzymes work?
Enzymes work by virtue of their shape. An enzyme molecule can be compared, in shape at least, to many short strings of pearls (amino acids) strung together. This long string folds in on itself as certain sequences of amino acids (pearls) are more attracted to each other than to other sequences, thus giving the enzymes a specific shape.
At one point on the surface of this string of pearls there exists something, which looks like a keyhole. This is called the "active site" on the enzyme. When matched with its specific coenzyme (a vitamin, mineral, or trace element) this "lock" has the exact inverse contour of the "key" which is contained in the molecule of the enzyme's "substrate" (the molecule that the enzyme wants to transform into a different molecule). When the substrate appears, it inserts the "key" into the "lock." The molecular structure of the substrate is transformed into a different molecular structure and both enzyme and the newly transformed molecule go on their merry ways.
is a digestive enzyme?
A digestive enzyme breaks down the proteins, fats and carbohydrates in food during the digestive process allowing the body to better utilize the food you eat.
is a proteolytic enzyme?
The proteolytic enzyme digests protein. Some examples of proteolytic enzymes are protease, serrapeptase, bromelain, and papain.
is a lipase enzyme?
Lipase enzymes digest fat.
is an amylase enzyme?
Amylase enzymes digest carbohydrates.
is systemic enzyme therapy?
Systemic enzyme therapy is utilizing enzyme supplementation to increase the enzymes throughout your body to assist in restoring the body to health
enzymes considered "anti-inflammatory drugs"?
Proteolytic Enzymes are considered anti-inflammatory agents.
from Jon Barron* http://www.baselinenutritionals.com/
"Cleansing Your Blood
There are actually several ways to cleanse your blood. One of the most effective is to use proteolytic enzymes between meals or before bed. Within a matter of minutes the enzymes enter the bloodstream and begin cleaning the detritus out of the blood and stimulating the immune cells to consume Circulating Immune Complexes in the blood. This can make a significant improvement in your overall health rather quickly."
*Jon Baron is a well known health authority and originator of Jon Barron's Baseline of Health® formulas. Naturally Better is not affiliated with him in any way. We do, however, acknowledge his superior product line.
What enzyme products do you recommend?
For reducing Inflammation and Fibrin in the body that result from trauma and inflamatory conditions, such as Arthritis, and as a "Full Spectrum" Enzyme product we recommend Vitalzym.
What is the
recommended dosage of Vitälzym?
The recommended dosage to be taken at least 45 minutes prior to or after meals is 3 capsules, once a day. However, since each individual is different, a higher or lower dosage may be appropriate for each individual. It is important to understand each person's "activation" dosage. See the information from Dr. Wong on the activation dosage.
How long before
the Vitälzym takes effect?
It may depend on the individual's physiological make-up. Everyone is different. Testimonials from some of our customers reported positive effects ranging from 3 days to 2 weeks. Taking the right activation dosage is critical to the success of the product.
What claims do you
make about the effectiveness of Vitälzym?
The FDA does not allow the nutraceutical industry to make claims about their products without scientific studies being performed that substantiate the claims. Our customers can share their experience with the product but World Nutrition does not make specific claims.
Are there any side
effects at all with your product?
We currently have no documented evidence of any adverse side effects based on the use of Vitälzym. You should not take this product without the consent of your physician if you are currently taking anti-coagulants, commonly known as blood thinners. .
Are there any
compatibility issues with other nutraceuticals?
No. In fact, since vitamins are coenzymes and minerals are cofactors to enzymes, enzymes are needed in the body for them to be able to have their full effect. In addition, the vitamins and minerals assist the enzymes. Thus, systemic enzyme use enhances the effect of other supplementation programs.
Are there any
compatibility issues with any prescribed drugs?
Yes. Customers using anti-coagulants, or blood thinners, should not use Vitälzym without the consent of their physician. The enzymes enhance the effects of the blood thinning medications making them stronger.
Why do you call
Vitälzym a vegetarian product?
The enzymes used in Vitälzym are plant derived with no animal products. This allows everyone, including strict vegetarians, to take Vitälzym. Some enzyme products use ingredients that are derived from bovine (cows).
How does World
Nutrition grow their enzymes? Is the process ecologically
safe? Does the process use any chemicals?
The enzymes in Vitalzym come from two sources; the fruit enzymes along with the Amla and Rutin are from fruit grown in organic plantations, and the protease and serrapeptase are lab grown in a protein (fungus) medium. The enzymes are then extracted from the medium so that not a trace of fungus is left on the enzyme and the purity is assured.
serrapeptase and where does it come from?
Serrapeptase is a powerful proteolytic enzyme. In Japan, Takada sells serrapeptase as a registered anti-inflammatory medicine under the product name Dazen. Serrapeptase is laboratory grown
We also offer - from the original manufacturer:
This is not a "compare to" product this is....
The Original Formula | Full Strength | Created in 1999
AST Enzymes is a part of SEBGroup USA, Manufacturing Enzymes Since 1957.
And for those who want a formula with Nattokinase
SEBkinase-CV ~ The Original Formula ~
Nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic enzyme extracted and highly purified from a traditional Japanese food called Natto. Natto is a fermented cheese-like food that has been used in Japan for over 1000 years for its popular taste and as a folk remedy for heart and vascular diseases.
are the Benefits of Nattokinase on Blood clots (thrombus)?
Doctor Hiroyuki Sumi had long researched thrombolytic enzymes searching for a natural agent that could successfully dissolve thrombus associated with cardiac and cerebral infarction (blood clots associated with heart attacks and stroke). Sumi discovered nattokinase in 1980 while working as a researcher and majoring in physiological chemistry at Chicago University Medical School. After testing over 173 natural foods as potential thrombolytic agents, Sumi found what he was looking for when Natto was dropped onto artificial thrombus (fibrin) in a Petri dish and allowed it to stand at 37 C (approximately body temperature). The thrombus around the natto dissolved gradually and had completely dissolved within 18 hours. Sumi named the newly discovered enzyme "nattokinase", which means "enzyme in natto". Sumi commented that nattokinase showed "a potency matched by no other enzyme."
are the Benefits of Nattokinase on
Traditionaly in Japan, Natto has been consumed not only for cardiovascular support, but also to lower blood pressure. In recent years, this traditional belief has been confirmed by several clinical trials. In 1995, researchers from Miyazaki Medical College and Kurashiki University of Science and Arts in Japan studied the effects of nattokinase on blood pressure in both animal and human subjects (see below). In addition, the researchers confirmed the presence of inhibitors of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE), which converts angiotensin I to its active form angiotensin II within the test extract, which consisted of 80% ethanol extract of lyophilized viscous materials of natto. ACE causes blood vessels to narrow and blood pressure to rise - by inhibiting ACE, nattokinase has a lowering effect on blood pressure.
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