WHAT IS ENZYME THERAPY?
Enzyme therapy is a form of therapy that has evolved from naturopathy. Today it has a firm place in the spectrum of treatment available under the aegis of mainstream medicine. Extensive research made this possible.
WHAT ARE SYSTEMIC ENZYMES?
The correct term for the therapeutic use of natural enzymes is “Systemic Enzyme Therapy.” This means that enzymes flow throughout our body, producing the desire effects.
HOW 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 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.
WHAT IS A DIGESTIVE ENZYME?
The job of a digestive enzyme is to break down food during the digestive process. The intestine is more able to absorb food, which is thus broken down into smaller units, and the rest of the body is more easily able to utilize food, which is in this form. There are three basic types of digestive enzymes, one for each class of food: lipase for fat, protease for protein and amylase for carbohydrate.
HOW LONG BEFORE THE VITALZYM 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.
WHAT ARE VITALZYM’S CAPSULES MADE OF?
Vitalzyme capsules are made from cellulose which is plant derived. Cellulose is a complex carbohydrate, (C6H10O5)n that is composed of glucose units forms the main constituent of the cell wall in most plants.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DOSAGE OF VITALZYM™?
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 particular need. (Click here to see “Vitalzyme Dosing”). There is no toxicity associated with the product at any level.
WHAT IS A PROTEOLYTIC ENZYME AS COMPARED TO A DIGESTIVE ENZYME?
The term “proteolytic” is a catchall term referring to enzymes that digest protein.
WHERE IS VITALZYM MADE?
Vitalzym is manufactured in Phoenix, Arizona. We have a commitment to excellence. Vitalzym uses ingredients from the purest sources. Our manufacturing facility meets the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set for supplements by the industry. We also operate under the standards and guidelines of the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP).
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS AT ALL WITH VITALZYM?
You should not take this product with out the consent of your physician if you are currently taking anti-coagulants. We currently have no documented evidence of any adverse side effects based on the use of Vitalzym.
DOES VITALZYM HELP WITH SEXUAL DISORDERS?
There is no scientific data, no clinical studies to support this at this time.
HAS THERE BEEN ANY SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DONE WITH YOUR PRODUCT?
A clinical study involving Vitalzym is under way at this time. Result will be published upon completion. Click here for studies involving Vitalzym’s main ingredient, serrapeptase.
WHY DON’T YOU MAKE CLAIMS ABOUT VITALZYM?
The FDA does not allow the Nutraceuticals Industry to make claims about their products without scientific studies being performed that substantiate the claims.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN VITALZYM AND OTHER ENZYME BASED PRODUCTS?
The enzymes used in Vitalzym are plant derived; where some other enzyme therapies are derive from bovine (cows).
DOES WEATHER AFFECT YOUR PRODUCT?
Severe heat can destroy the enzymes. Store in a cool, dry place, with the lid of the bottle tightly closed.
ARE ENZYMES CONSIDERED “ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS?”
Proteolytic enzymes are considered anti-inflammatory agents.
ARE THERE ANY INMOMPATIBILITY ISSUES WITH OTHER NUTRACEUTICALS?
No. In fact since vitamins are actually coenzymes and minerals are cofactors to enzymes, enzymes are needed in the body for them to be able to have their full effect. In other words, Systemic Enzyme use enhances the effect of any program of supplementation.
ARE THERE ANY INCOMPATIBILITY ISSUES WITH ANY PRESCRIBED DRUGS?
Yes. Customers on prescription blood thinners should not use Vitalzym or any other Systemic Enzyme concurrent with the drug use. The enzymes enhance the effects of the blood thinning medications making them stronger.
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