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Jun 4 2010 - NextZyme (V10-I7A) THE CHALLENGE OF DIGESTION

Have you ever felt tired after a meal? That's because digestion requires a large
amount of energy. When any form of cooked or processed food is eaten, the body
must supply all of the enzymes to digest that food. Fresh,  uncooked food, however,
contains the right amount of enzymes to help digest itself, demanding fewer
pancreatic enzymes, and therefore less energy from the digestive tract. Eating a
lot of cooked or processed foods can force your digestive organs to work overtime.
Some common consequences of poor digestion are heartburn, gas, bloating,
constipation, and sluggishness.

Recently, research scientists have found evidence that impaired digestion, as
well as decreased enzyme activity in the blood, is directly related to the aging
process and many of the illnesses and chronic degenerative conditions so prevalent
in modern society. These studies suggest that as we age, the number of enzymes
and their activity levels decrease.


About two centuries ago, as modern medicine was developing, the role of enzymes in metabolic processes was discovered. You may be asking, "What are enzymes?"
Enzymes are proteins that are found in all living things, either within the cells or dissolved
in the fluids surrounding all cells. As biological catalysts, enzymes reduce the amount
of energy required for chemical reactions. Because of this, enzymes make it possible
to control metabolic reactions which would otherwise either not take place under normal
physiological conditions, or which would only take place very slowly. The body's entire
metabolic process is based on the activation, inhibition, and control of enzymes. In this
way, the incredible energy that creates and maintains all life comes from enzymes.


In the human body there are thousands of different enzymes. In fact, there are so
many enzymes present in the body that enzyme activity cannot be separated from
the process of life itself. Enzymes are involved in every single chemical reaction that
occurs in the body.

Enzymes can be grouped into two main categories. The first category consists of metabolic enzymes, which are present in every cell, tissue, and organ in the body,
and act as biochemical catalysts in the moment-to-moment functioning of living cells.
They are responsible for keeping the body in proper balance by controlling virtually
every chemical reaction associated with metabolism. Because of this, metabolic
enzymes are the very basis of the life process.

The second category of enzymes is comprised of digestive enzymes, which can
be separated into intrinsic and extrinsic digestive enzymes. Intrinsic digestive enzymes
are those that the body manufactures and secretes to break down food. The salivary
glands in the mouth, the gastric glands in the stomach, and specific cells in the pancreas
secrete the enzymes that work to digest the proteins, fats, and sugars present in any
food that is eaten. Examples of digestive enzymes are protease, which digests protein;
amylase, which digests starch; and lipase, which digests fat.

Extrinsic digestive enzymes, also called food enzymes, come from raw foods such as fruits and vegetables. Most fresh-grown food contains enough active enzymes to
digest the proteins, starches, or fats found in that food. This makes digestion of these
raw foods much easier for the body. For example, avocados and nuts have naturally
occurring lipase or fat-digesting enzymes, while oats have a high amount of amylase,
or starch-digesting enzymes. The contribution of food enzymes to the digestive process
is extremely important and too often overlooked.

What does this mean? Enzymes are at the heart of two very important elements of life:
metabolism and digestion. The enzymes found naturally in fresh raw foods help break
those foods down, making digestion much easier for the body.


Poor digestive activity due to a lack of food enzymes can be the indirect cause of
many health problems. The constant day-to-day stimulation of the immune system
by unwanted food particles puts undue stress on the immune system and tires the whole body. This often explains the fatigue many people experience following a meal.
Furthermore, some food particles can trigger the production of antibodies that may
cross-react with proteins in the body, leading to autoimmune disorders. Putrefaction
in the gut caused by undigested food may jeopardize the integrity of the intestinal wall,
allowing various environmental toxins present in food to find their way into the blood
and the body. In this way, unnecessary stress is created for our bodies because our
cells have to work overtime to get rid of potentially harmful toxins.

When food is cooked or otherwise processed with heat, enzymes are destroyed and can no longer play their crucial role in the process of predigestion. Under such conditions,
food that passes into the intestine has not been properly predigested, and cannot be
efficiently handled by the pancreatic enzymes.

These undigested particles may be detrimental to health in two ways. First, they will
become fuel for unfriendly intestinal bacteria, which can lead to intestinal fermentation,
bloating, and discomfort (intestinal toxemia). But more importantly, undigested particles
of food may cross the intestinal wall and reach the blood stream where they are identified
as foreign substances by the immune system. When this happens, the body's immune
system wastes precious defense resources on a "false alarm" rather than defending the
body from true hazards. Such a phenomenon was identified nearly half a century ago
and is referred to as food leucocytosis (which is a food-driven increase in white blood cells).

What does this mean? Digestion without the proper enzymes will eventually lead to an overtaxed
immune system, and cause the introduction of unwanted toxins into the body.


Whether or not food enzyme supplements are taken, the digestive system secretes more
than two gallons of digestive enzymatic juice every single day. Adding a few hundred milligrams
of natural food enzymes simply initiates effective predigestion in the stomach so the small
intestine and your own pancreatic enzymes can properly handle the food. This predigestion
phase is essential for the effective digestion and the absorption of nutrients.
Actual digestion of food takes place when food particles contact the intestinal wall and are
caught by the intestinal enzymes. The supplemental digestive enzymes are taken to prepare
the food so that it is in a suitable form for proper processing by the enzymes embedded in
the wall of the intestine. The enzyme supplements you take do not replace your body's naturally
secreted enzymes. Supplemental enzymes are needed simply to replace the enzymes that
are always destroyed by cooking and processing food.

What does this mean? Taking food enzyme supplements will not destroy your body's natural
digestive enzyme supply.

NextZyme Complete ENZYME FORMULA
90/330 mg V-Caps#

NEXTZYME COMPLETE ENZYME FORMULA is formulated to provide broad enzyme
supplementation to aid digestion and assimilation. Its vegetable-based sources
make it popular with vegetarians, and provide shelf-life stability and potency
over long periods.


Wide range of pH levels Acid stable PLUS:

All Vegetable Source Enzymes
Acid & Bile Stable Enzymes
100% Vegetarian & Kosher Certified Capsules
Superior Packaging for Better Stability
GMP Standard Manufacturing


Amylase - breaks down carbohydrates
Protease - breaks down proteins
Glucoamylase - breaks down starches
Lipase - helps fat digestion
Lactase - digests lactose (milk sugar)
CereCalase# - breaks down fiber
Cellulase - breaks down fiber
Malt Diastase - breaks down starch
Invertase - breaks down sugars
Bromelain - digests proteins (Pineapple)
Papain - digests proteins (Papaya)


Magnesium Chelate 20% 131 mg
Frutafit« Inulin IQ (FOS) 50 mg

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container: 90

Each Serving Contains
Propietary Digestive Enzymes 149 mg
Magnesium Chelate 20% 131 mg
Frutafit« Inulin IQ (FOS) 50 mg

***Contains no yeast, wheat, corn, soy, dairy, sodium or preservatives.


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