The Advantages of Supplementation using Vitalzym:
Vitalzym Extra Strength Systemic Enzymes are now available using the revolutionary enteric coating which is similar to that used in today’s most advanced products. The capsule has an all-natural shell barrier that allows it to withstand the extremely low pH levels found in the stomach and allowing it to pass through to the small intestine. The enzymes are then absorbed into the bloodstream through the lining of the small intestine.* The enteric coated gel capsule has been designed to pass both the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) and JP (Japan Pharmacopeia) disintegration tests for enteric coated capsules. Every batch is tested to ensure it meets the agency guidelines before exportation to the U.S.
The Benefits of Solubilized Liquid-Filled Gel Capsule Technology.
Powder enzyme blends (such as Wobenzym N) are available today that use an enteric coating, but they are typically in tablet form. The disadvantage of these blends is the amount of heat created with compressing the ingredients into a tablet. Enzymes are susceptible to high temperatures and may begin to degrade during the manufacturing process.
Vitalzym is produced under strictly controlled temperature ranges and because of this our Liquid–Filled Gel Capsules allow for an enteric coated enzyme to be developed without activity loss from heat.
There are also enzyme formulations available in vegetable and gelatin capsules that claim to have an enteric coating. An independent laboratory has put these to the test and has yet to find one that passes the US Pharmacopeia standard for enteric coating. In fact, the best performing vegetable capsule tested lost more than 85% of its enzyme activity after being subjected to stomach conditions. In other words, less than 15% of its concentration was available for absorption to the bloodstream.
Liquid enzyme blends also provide a more uniform dose consistency, because the mixing of liquids allows for optimal particle distribution. In powder formulations, each particle of a different enzyme is different in size, causing greater friction between particles during mixing. Excipients are introduced to powder formulations to increase the mixability, but liquids still provide far more even distribution of ingredients, allowing for more consistent dosages in each capsule.
Enzymes always retain some amount of moisture when they are produced. Enzymes, as proteins, are more susceptible to denaturation at higher moisture. Enzyme powders typically have lower (5-10%) moisture. However, even with lower moisture, enzyme powders will lose some of their activity over time, resulting in a loss of up to 20% of activity over a 12-month period. Vitalzym contains enzymes with a higher degree of purity and less moisture that, when combined with Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT), then decompressed during the manufacturing process, removes the moisture completely. As a result, loss of enzyme activity over time due to moisture will not occur after Vitalzym is produced. Vitalzym is manufactured to have a 5-year shelf life with no loss of activity when properly stored in a cool, dry place.
There are many cheap enzyme products available today. However, when comparing the value of each blend, Vitalzym continues to prove to be the least expensive option due to its unmatched efficacy. High concentrations of active, stable enzymes delivered to the bloodstream allows for the least amount of waste in an oral systemic enzyme supplement. When comparing the amount of pure enzymes delivered to the bloodstream for systemic effect, Vitalzym offers the best value of any systemic enzyme supplement available today.
Systemic Enzyme Supplementation with Vitalzym
Enzymes are the essential building blocks of life. They are the key to the body’s ability to properly digest and benefit from the food we eat, and they provide the energy we use to rebuild muscles, cells, nerves, tissue, bone, and glands. As such, these enzymes spark the chemical reactions responsible for breathing, digestion, growth, reproduction, and most other body functions.
Dr. Max Wolf, M.D., who researched enzymes and hormones at Columbia University from the 1930's through the 1960's, determined that enzyme production diminishes in humans after age 27. Humans have historically supplemented their enzyme levels by consuming fresh raw foods. However, the modern diet, along with preservation, preparation and processing techniques often destroy the enzymes and nutrients these foods originally contained. These conditions create an enzyme deficiency that may cause our bodies and normal body functions to break down with damaging results.
Physicians in Europe and Asia have long prescribed systemic enzyme supplements to restore enzyme levels and promote natural healing. Combined with professional healthcare, proper diet and exercise, Vitalzym may help you to maintain proper enzyme levels and balance your body’s own repair mechanisms. Vitalzym is recommended by healthcare professionals worldwide. The unique blend of vegetarian enzymes, flavonoids, and antioxidants has been formulated for 100% absorption in the small intestine.
List of Ingredients for Vitalzym
Liquid Gel Capsule Dosage
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules daily with water. This dosage recommendation is for most users and your healthcare professional may recommend a higher activation amount.
Frequently Asked Questions About Supplementation with Vitalzym Systemic Enzymes:
Are there any compatibility issues with any prescribed drugs? Patients using anticoagulants, or blood thinners, should not use Vitalzym without the consent of their physician.
How should Vitalzym be stored? Store your Vitalzym in a cool, dry place, with the lid of the bottle tightly closed. Exposure to heat over 150% for an extended period of time can destroy the enzymes.
Are there any side effects with Vitalzym? With the exception of minor detoxification reactions experienced by some users, there is no documented evidence of any adverse side effects based on the use of Vitalzym.
Why are enteric-coated capsules indispensable? The all-natural protective coating prevents the enzymes from being destroyed by the stomach acids. The pancreatic juices break down the coating in the duodenum. This makes 100% of the enzyme contents available for absorption into the bloodstream. Enteric Coating is the best and most effective oral delivery system today for systemic enzymes. The technology of enteric coated liquid-filled capsules is superior to that of powdered enzymes because it uses low heat production, provides more uniform dose distribution, and prolongs enzyme activity.
What is the proprietary Vitalzym blend comprised of? Bromelain, Papain, Rutin, Amylase, Protease, Lipase, Amla, and Serrapeptase.
Are the components of Vitalzym derived from non-GMO sources? Yes, the enzymes in Vitalzym are derived from non-GMO sources. Vitalzym is also all-natural and contains no titanium dioxide or talc.
Is Vitalzym a vegetarian product? Yes, absolutely. Animal products are not used in the manufacture of Vitalzym. The enzymes are derived from plants and lab grown bacteria. Other enzymes on the market use trypsin and chymotrypsin in their formulations, which are porcine and bovine derived.
What is key to Systemic Enzyme effectiveness? The amount of enzyme activity absorbed into the bloodstream.
The Real Difference Between Systemic Enzyme Products
The real differentiator among Systemic Enzymes is in the method of delivery to the stomach and ultimately to the small intestine. The only method to protect and effectively deliver a systemic enzyme is a 100% enteric-coated product.
Protein molecules are normally destroyed (denatured) by the hydrochloric acid of the stomach and broken down into individual components by the special, acid-proof enzymes of the gastric tract (pepsin) and the enzymes of the pancreas. For this reason, tablets, capsules, or granules are used that are enteric-coated or covered with an acid-proof layer. In this way, the enzymes are held safely until that section of the intestines is reached where their resorption is possible. The acidity of the gastric juices in this region has long been neutralized. The digestive enzymes found here have, for the most part, already performed their activities and are primarily inactive. Only then does the covering of the tablets dissolve. The active enzymes are subsequently released and can be resorbed into the system through the intestinal wall by way of special transport mechanisms.(Enzymes – A Drug of the Future by Prof. Dr. med., rer. nat. Heinrich Wrba; Dr. med. Otto Pecher)
Why are Systemic Enzymes Used?
Healthcare professionals in Europe and Asia have long prescribed systemic enzyme supplements to restore enzyme levels and promote natural healing. Systemic enzymes’ lack of toxicity has made them popular all-natural alternative to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) thought by many to be at the root of serious health concerns. (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), January 22, 2004, Press Release - FDA Launches Consumer Campaign on Safe Use of OTC Pain Products, Additional material at www.fda.gov/cder/drug/analgesics/.
Besides their use as an anti-inflammatory, they are also recommended to help remove scar tissue and excess fibrin in the blood, modulate immune function, and fight viruses. Systemic enzyme therapy is believed by many to help sufferers of arthritis, fibromyalgia, arteriosclerosis, autoimmune disorders, traumatic injuries, fibroids, and other conditions.
The five functions* or benefits of a well balanced Systemic Enzyme formula are:
Natural Anti-inflammatory : The ability of a Systemic Enzyme formula to reduce inflammation which is a reaction by the immune system to an irritation that causes redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, heat, and disturbed function to an area of the body.
Anti-Fibrosis : The ability of a Systemic Enzyme formula to reduce the development of excess fibrin (a fibrous connective tissue or scar tissue) in an organ in the body.
Blood Cleansing : The ability of a Systemic Enzyme formula to clean excess fibrin and waste materials from the blood.
Immune System Modulating : The ability of a Systemic Enzyme formula to assist the body to balance the immune system and to maintain an optimal stable, constant condition.
Virus Fighting : The ability of a Systemic Enzyme formula to disrupt, eat away, virus protein cell walls to inhibit the virus from replicating itself and to render individual viruses inert.
(* Source for the Five Functions: ENZYMES: The Fountain of Life, by D.A. Lopez, M.D.)