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Bio-Zyme Natural Digestive Supplement (200 Tablets)*

Digestive Digestion Enzymes Bio Zyme
Price Each : $40.00

Digestive Enzymes Supplements Natural Digestive Enzymes*

Overview

Why take enzymes?

Enzymes are well known for their support of healthy digestion.*

Enzymes are amazing - they can ease occasional heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, constipation, loose stools and cramping.* But, our bodies tend to produce fewer enzymes as we get older. Supplementing can make a big difference.

Enzymes also benefit other body systems, too.*

They work with your body to promote clear, healthy skin and relieve occasional muscle pain, fatigue and stiffness associated with exercise and overuse.*

Why take BioZyme® systemic enzymes*?

It helps break down foods with 10 times the strength.*

Bio-Zyme® is formulated to deliver 10 times more digestive power than the minimum specified by the United States Pharmacopeia.* It's no ordinary enzyme supplement.

It helps digest a variety of foods.*

Bio-Zyme®'s combination of pancreatic and plant-based enzymes are most similar to your body's own natural enzymes. They are especially effective for digesting protein, fat, carbohydrates and fiber, and help relieve occasional gas and bloating.*

It also supports your body's natural anti-inflammatory response.*

Taken between meals, these enzymes relieve occasional inflammation due to exercise or overuse and support deep immune health.*

Technical Data

DESCRIPTION

Bio-Zyme® systemic enzymes provides a high potency pancreatic enzyme complex to support healthy digestion of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.* While other pancreatin products are often diluted with salt or lactose, Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes contains a full-strength pancreatic extract for optimum digestive support.* Taken just before or with a meal, Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes helps reduce gas, bloating and fullness after eating.*

Bio-Zyme (200 Tablets):

  • Strongest pancreatic enzyme available - 10 times stronger than the minimum activity specified by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)
  • Helps digest a full range of food types, including fats, carbohydrates and proteins*
  • Clinically studied for the relief of muscle pain and inflammation associated with exercise and overuse*

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INTRODUCTION

An enzyme is any of various types of proteins which act as catalysts to speed up the body's biochemical processes. Enzymes build new proteins, cells, tissues, and organs, and can also break down these same tissues.1-4 All living organisms contain enzymes - without them, life could not exist.

Digestive enzymes are a group of specific enzymes in the gastrointestinal tract which function to break down the components of food. While digestive enzymes are also produced in the mouth (in saliva) and the stomach, the area of greatest digestive enzyme activity is in the small intestine.

A key organ in digestive enzyme production is the pancreas. Up to 1.5 quarts of pancreatic juice, containing digestive enzymes to break down carbohydrates, fat and protein, is secreted by the pancreas into the small intestine every day. The major pancreatic enzymes are known as lipases, amylases, and proteases (including trypsin, chymotrypsin and carboxypeptidase).1-3

Supplemental enzymes, particularly pancreatic digestive enzymes, have a long history of traditional use.5 In addition to digestive support, pancreatic enzymes have been recommended for immune system support, to support urinary tract health, lung health, and for the relief of occasional pain and inflammation associated with exercise.*5

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Enzymes have specificity, meaning they act only on their specific substrates. For example, the digestive enzyme amylase acts on carbohydrates, lipase on fats, and protease on protein.* Therefore, to obtain greater benefits, a digestive enzyme supplement should include a range of enzyme types. Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes contains eight key enzymes, plus 10X pancreatic enzymes for maximum digestive support.* 10X strength refers to a high potency (10X) pancreatic enzyme complex which is 10 times more potent than the minimum activity specified by the United States Pharmacopiea (USP).

The ingredients in Bio-zyme systemic enzymes are buffered with bicarbonate. Bicarbonates help to neutralize the acid environment of the stomach and allow the digestive enzymes to work in the small intestine.*6 Normal pH of the stomach is 2 (acidic) while pancreatic juice is about 8 (basic).6 Bicarbonates assist in changing the acidic environment to an alkaline environment.* The bicarbonates in Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes are designed to work with the other ingredients to support a healthy digestive system.*

Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes was also used in several clinical trials demonstrating its benefits for relieving muscle pain and inflammation associated with exercise.*7-9 In comparison with the placebo group, athletes taking Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes before and after intense exercise had less muscle pain and faster recoveries.*7

The following chart summarizes the activity of each of the enzymes in Bio-Zyme systemic enzymes.

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Protease Protein Cleaves polypeptide chains*10 Porcine
Amylase Carbohydrates Breaks down starch to maltose and dextrin*11 Porcine and Aspergillus oryzae
Lipase Lipids (fats) Degrades fats to glycerol and fatty acids*12 Porcine and Rhizopus Oryzae
Trypsin Protein Hydrolyzes peptides, amides, esters, etc at the bonds of the carboxyl groups of L-arginine or L-lysine*13 Porcine>
Papain Protein Catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins and peptides with preferential cleavage at bonds containing arginine, lysine, and glycine residues*14 Papaya
Bromelain Protein Hydrolyzes proteins to oligopeptides and amino acids*15 Pineapple
Lysozyme Starch (initiates breakdown) Hydrolyses the bond between N acetyl muramic acid and N acetyl glucosamine*16 Egg
Chymotrypsin Protein Cleaves carboxyl links of hydrophobic amino acids*17 Bovine

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RECOMMENDATIONS

Two tablets before each meal.

PRECAUTIONS

If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.

HOW IS IT SUPPLIED?

  • 74251;100 tablets
  • 74250;200 tablets

STORAGE RECOMMENDATIONS

Store at controlled room temperature, 59° to 86°F (15° 30°C).

REFERENCES

  1. Pancreas. In: Thomas CL, d. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 17th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: F.A. Davis; 1993:1414.
  2. Guton AC, Hall JE. Secreotry Functions of the alimentary Tract. In: Textbook of Medical Physiology. 9th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB Saunders Company; 1996: 824-825.
  3. Gastrointestinal Function. In: Porth CM. Pathophysiology. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Penn: Lippincott-Raven Publishers; 1988:714-715.
  4. Enzymes. In: Thomas CL, ed. Taber's Cylcopedic Medical Dictionary. 17th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: F.A. Davis; 1993:645-655.
  5. Cichoke AJ. Pancreatic enzymes. In: Textbook of Natural Medicine. Pizzorno JE, Murray MT, eds. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 1993:857.
  6. Whitney EN, Rolfes SR. Digestion, Absorption, and Transport. In: Understanding Nutrition. 6th ed. St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Company; 1993:73-74.
  7. Miller PC, et al. The effects of protease supplementation on skeletal muscle function and DOMS following downhill running. J Sports Sci. 2004 Apr;22(4):365-72.
  8. Miller PC, Bailey SP, McInnis KR, Hall EE. Comparison of protease and NSAID supplementation on muscle soreness and pain threshold following downhill running. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2003:35(5Supplement):S197.
  9. Miller PC, Bailey SP, Cormier S, Khlebopros A, Hall EE. Comparison of protease and NSAID supplementation on muscle soreness and contractile performance following eccentric contractions. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002;34(5):S232.
  10. Protease. Department of Plant Pathology Online Glossary. Cornell University. Available at: http://ppathw3.cals.cornell.edu/glossary/Defs_P.htm. Accessed June 28, 2006.
  11. Amylase. The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc.1996:102.
  12. Lipase. The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals. Whitehouse Station, NJ: Merck & Co., Inc.1996:941.
  13. Trypsin. Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 25th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1990:1644.
  14. Papain. Medical Dictionary. Available at www.mercksource.com. Accessed June 28, 2006.
  15. Bromelain. In: Fleming T, ed. PDR® for Nutritional Supplements. Montvale, NJ: Medical Economics Company; 2001:70-73.
  16. Lysozyme. Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 25th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1990:908.
  17. Chymotrypsin. Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 25th ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins; 1990:306.

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Ingredients

Serving Size: 2 Tablets Amount/Serving %DV
Pancreatic enzymes 10X** 325mg *

Trypsin 75 mg *

Papain 50 mg *

Bromelain (2,400 G.D.U./g) 16mg *

Amylase 10 mg *

Lipase 10 mg *

Lysozyme (egg) 10mg *

Chymotrypsin 2 mg *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

This product does not contain

  • artificial coloring
  • artificial flavoring
  • corn
  • gluten
  • preservatives
  • salt
  • sugar
  • wheat
  • yeast

This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal.

Notes

If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use. Manufactured by an FDA-registered Drug Establishment. **10X pancreatic enzymes are full strength, undiluted, and uncut. 325 mg of 10X are equivalent to 3,250 mg of 1X. ***Bicarbonates are key factors in triggering the release of pancreatic enzyme ingredients. Other Ingredients:cellulose, potassium bicarbonate***, modified cellulose gum, modified cellulose, magnesium stearate, soy lecithin, and carnauba wax.

Frequently Asked Questions

On the Bio-Zyme® label, what does 10X mean?

It depends on your reason for taking Bio-Zyme®. Traditionally, Bio-Zyme® has been taken meals to enhance digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.* However, it can also be taken on an empty stomach to help support the bodys natural anti-inflammatory response.*


Should I take Bio-Zyme® with meals or between meals?

It depends on your reason for taking Bio-Zyme®. Traditionally, Bio-Zyme® has been taken meals to enhance digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.* However, it can also be taken on an empty stomach to help support the bodys natural anti-inflammatory response.*


Why isnt the Bio-Zyme® tablet enteric coated?

It depends on your reason for taking Bio-Zyme®. Traditionally, Bio-Zyme® has been taken meals to enhance digestion of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates.* However, it can also be taken on an empty stomach to help support the bodys natural anti-inflammatory response.*

 

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