Every day over 200,000 Americans stay home from work because of illness of the digestive tract. Digestive diseases are responsible for $50
billion in lost work and wages, uncollected taxes and health care payments. Statistics indicate that one in every two Americans experiences digestive disorders such as
indigestion, ulcers, bloating, heartburn, gas, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.1
The role of Enzymes
Primarily Enzymes are catalyst. These energized protein-like substances accelerate and precipitate the hundreds of thousands of reactions in
the body that control life's processes. Digestive enzymes break down food particles for storage in the liver. One physician called enzymes the "Sparks of Life".
The Benefits of Enzyme Supplementation
Our modern lifestyhe, consisting of overprocessed and refined foods requires the body to create the enzymes needed to digest these foods.
This repeated need for enzymes depletes our storage sites and greatly stresses and strains the body. Therefore, by consuming an enzyme formula significantly eases the
stresses from the lack of enzymes not found in these foods. Unlike supplemental enzymes of animal origins, plant based enzymes (CAPRAZYME™ ) work at a pH found in the upper
stomach. CAPRAZYME™ begins working in a pH range from 3.0 to 9.0. Plant or food enzymes are responsible for three primary function: Predigestion, Nutritional Support, and
acute and chronic support. When one or more of the primary digestive enzymes found in CAPRAZYME™ are deficient, the food category associated with that enzyme does not
properly digest. The best way to assure your body gets adequate amounts of enzymes daily are: to eat a balanced diet high in raw foods such as seeds, nuts, fruits and
vegetables, cooking with heat not exceeding 118º, and consume a functional broad spectrum digestive enzyme supplement like CAPRAZYME™ .
CAPRAZYME™ Contains The Following Synergistically Balanced Ingredients:
Plant Enzyme Blend:
- Protease Blend: Three powerful protein-digesting enzymes, including peptidase, which is capable of breaking down proteins at
different optimum pH levels along the digestive tract. The Protease Blend is capable of breaking down proteins found in meat, cheese, nuts, and eggs. Assists in
alleviating infection and inflammation conditions of many kinds.
- Amylase: breaks down and digests carbohydrates, starches, and sugars, contained in potatoes, fruits, vegetables, and many snack
foods. Amylase is important in combination with other digestive enzymes to prevent the proliferation of dead leukocytes (white blood cells).
- Glucoamylase: Further breaks down and digests carbohydrates, starches, and sugars; in particular, maltose sugar and
- Lipase: Powerful fat digesting enzyme. Lipase breaks down fats such as those found in meats, dairy, oils, nuts, and seeds. Assists
in weight management and circulatory function.
- Lactase Blend: A potent, full spectrum blend of enzymes specifically designed to break down and digest dairy products as well as
their accompanying factors such as lactose (milk sugar), protein. Helps to ease or eliminate "lactose or dairy intolerance" issues such as gas, bloating, cramping,
indigestion, and diarrhea. The lactase blend contained in CapraZyme™ is three times stronger than the dairy-digesting enzymes found in the stomach.
- Bromelain: A combination of unique enzymes from both the ripe and unripe fruit as well as the leaves of the pineapple plant.
Bromelain contains several proteolytic enzymes which have many functions and work in many different digestive environments. Bromelain has been used for medicinal purposes
around the world for hundreds of years as a digestive aid for proteins and as an anti-inflammatory agent.
- Papain: Helps to break down proteins in the body, commonly used as a treatment to relieve chronic diarrhea.
- Alpha-Galactosidase: Aids in the digestion of complex sugars found in whole grains, beans, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables such
as cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. The complex sugars (raffinose, stachyose, and verbascose) and fibrous nature of these foods pose digestive challenges for many
people and are indigestible because humans do not product Alpha-Galactosidase required to break them down. Helps to eliminate bloating, cramping, and intestinal
fermentation by the breakdown of these carbohydrates before they reach the lower intestine.
- Cellulase: Complex of three different enzymes that converts fiber cellulose (one of the basic components of the cell wall) to
glucose. Helps to break down the soluble parts of fiber contained in raw fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Cellulase is not made in the body and can only be obtained
from our food or supplements such as CapraZyme™.
- Isolase™: Is an enzyme blend specifically designed to increase the absorption of isoflavones (found most commonly in soy). Clinical
trials show that Isolase™ can double the isoflavones in human subjects. On the average the bioavailibility of soy isoflavones varies from 13-25% depending on the
individual. Isoflavones have shown cancer-preventive properties as well as positive effects on osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease.
- Malt Diastase: Also known as maltase, helps to break down maltose, malt, and sugars found in grains.
- CereCalase™: Proprietary blend of enzymes designed to break down carbohydrates and fibers found in many fruits, vegetables, and
grains. CereCalase™ contains Hemicellulase (which breaks down hemi-cellulose carbohydrates), Phytase (which breaks down carbohydrate phytates such as those found in soy,
gluten, wheat, oats, rye, and barley), and Beta-Glucanase (which helps digest polysaccharides and fibers). Cerecalase™ helps to break down all non-starch polysaccharides
(NSPs), which are common in many vegetable foods including grains, beans, and herbs.
- SOD/gliacin (vegetable source): Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) is a powerful enzyme, which revitalizes cells and reduces the rate of
cell destruction. It helps to neutralize free radicals in the body and reduce inflammation. SOD also aids in the assimilation of zinc, copper, and manganese. SOD is
currently being explored as an anti-aging treatment. SOD is contained in foods such as barley grass, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and wheat grass.
- l-glutamine: Is important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract. It has also been used therapeutically for the treatment of
peptic ulcer and to prevent intestinal mucosal deterioration.
Bioactive Botanical Blend
- Ginger root: With over 5,000 years of history, ginger is one of the most widely used botanicals in the world. Ginger has been known
to help fight inflammation, soothe the stomach, cleanse the colon, reduces spasm, cramps, and helps stimulate the circulation. Ginger contains generous quantities of vit
A as well as numerous phytochemicals such as beta-carotene, camphor, citral, curcumin, and capsaicin. Contains powerful protein digesting enzymes.
- Peppermint (whole leaf): Helps to increase stomach acidity thereby aiding digestion. Has an anesthetizing affect on mucous
membranes and the GI tract. Peppermint has been used extensively for the treatment of colic, diarrhea, indigestion, IBS, nausea, and poor appetite.
- Aloe Vera (whole leaf): Acts as an astringent, antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral agent. Aloe Vera has been shown to lower
cholesterol, reduce inflammation, soothe stomach discomfort, and act as a laxative.
- Naringin: Acts as a powerful uptake mechanism for nutrient absorption. Naringin is a flavonoid in grapefruit, which contains
numerous antioxidants and carotenoids.
1 Master Nutrition Course (Vol. #2, 3, 4), by Bernard Jensen, Ph.D., Clinical Nutritionist, ©1998, Bernard Jensen, Inc.