The AL Series is fully capable of assisting in the digestion of proteins, fats, sugars, fibers, and carbs. The AL Series contains Peptidase, Beta Glucanase and Glucoamylase instead of Bromelain or Malt Diastase. The AL Series is perfect for someone with Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, sensitive stomach, or someone looking for a good full spectrum digestive enzyme. The AL Series does not contain Bromelain or Papain because some people are sensitive to them because of their sources. Bromelain comes from pineapple and Papain comes from papaya. The AL Series does not contain Malt Diastase because some believe that it contains a very small amount of gluten which can cause intestinal imbalances for people with Celiac disease. The AL Series is Gluten Free. Gluten is a protein found in wheat grains. Therefore it is in foods like bread and pasta. This product is not just for people with specific needs. It is an all round strong enzyme formulation. If you eat fast food, processed food, or cooked food you may need supplemental digestive enzymes to assist in the digestion of these enzyme deficient foods. Researchers have discovered that processing or cooking food kills virtually all of the digestive enzymes that were once in it. Food enzymes are the first step in proper digestion, absorption, and assimilation of vital nutrients. Undigested food can cause many health imbalances that can lead to a variety of issues. This is a full spectrum formulation capable of digesting proteins, fats, carbohydrates, sugars, fibers, and dairy products. Allegany Nutrition uses the highest quality all-natural blend of plant derived digestive enzymes available on the market today! Do you know anyone who suffers from these? Heartburn Constipation Bloating Chronic Illness Diverticulitis Gluten Free Gas Food Allergies Sensitive Stomach Weight Loss Lactose Intolerance Energy Celiac Disease Crohn's Disease Digestive Enzymes AL 90V Supplemental Facts & Serving Size CAPSULES PER BOTTLE: 90 count bottle. SUGGESTED SERVING SIZE: 1 Capsule Per Meal Directions: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 or 2 capsules at the start of each meal, or as directed by your Health Care Professional. May be taken between meals and before bed to aid in detoxification. For best results, adults should drink at least 8-eight ounce glasses of water daily. Contains no corn, dairy, gluten, rice, soy, sugar or fillers. Ingredients Amt/1 capsule Function of Each Enzyme (Ingredients Per Capsule) Protease pHrange is 4 to 10 Acid Stable Protease pH range is 2 to 5 Peptidase pH range is 4 to 9 Amylase pH range is 4 to 10 GlucoAmylase pH range is 3 to 6 Lipase pH range is 3 to 8 Lactase pH range is 3 to 9 100,000 FCC/HUT 350 FCC/SAPU 4,000 HUT 18,000 SKB 60 FCC/AGU 4,000 FCC/FIP 750 FCC/ALU Breaks down protein. (Beef, chicken, fish, vegetable protein) Breaks down acidic protein. (found in various meats) Breaks down protein peptides Peptides connect amino acid chains in protein. Breaks down Carbohydrates, Starches, and Sugars. (bread, potatoes) Breaks down complex and simple sugars Breaks down fats and oil. (triglycerides, and other lipids) Breaks down lactose. (cheese, milk, dairy products) Cellulase pH range is 2.7 to 5.7 Hemicellulase pH range is 2 to 8 Beta-Glucanase pH range is 3 to 56 3,500 FCC/CU 2,000 FCC/HCU 100 BGU Breaks down fibers in fruits and vegetables Digests vegetables. (breaks down hemicellulose in cell walls) Breaks down fiber and Celluose Invertase pH range is 3.5 to 5.5 Phytase pH range is 2 to 7 Pectinase pH range is 2 to 7 Ionic Trace Minerals Magnesium Oxide pH range is 2 to 7 2,000 SU 6U 10,000 AJDU 20 MG 20 MG Breaks down sugars Breaks down phytate which negatively binds important minerals. Breaks down pectin. (Pectin - important nutrient in fruits) Increases the utilization of enzymes. Mineral Look and See what Allegany Nutrition has to Offer Compared to Digestive Enzymes Sold in Stores! Allegany Nutrition prices listed are the SUGGESTED retail price that we recommend that the health care practioner sell them for. Listed Below are the main and most important enzymes in each product we believe to be for breaking down Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats and Fiber. Below is what each company's capsule contains for the enzymes that are listed on the chart, their are of course other enzymes in our product as well as the other company's. Note DU's and SKB's are equivalent. DU's are the newest terminology used by the FCC. Also note that when measuring Lipase activity that each FIP unit is up to 5 to 10 times more potent than when measuring Lipase activity in LU. If you would like another product added send us an empty bottle and the Retail Cost and we will add it to this chart. Acid Stable Protease (SAPU) Company Name Product Name Protease (HUT) Amylase Lipase Cellulase (SKB/DU) (FIP/LU) (CU) Retail Cost Cost per Capsule (ea.) Allegany Nutrition Digestive Enzymes HP270V Allegany Nutrition Digestive Enzymes HP90V Garden of Life Q-Zyme Ultra Enzymedica Digest Gold Allegany Nutrition Digestive Enzymes MF90 Enzymedica Digest Nature Sunshine High Potency Protease Nature Sunshine Proactazyne Plus Nutraceutical Science Institute Digestive Enzymes 150,000 500 20,000 5,000 FIP 3,500 $70.00 (Sug. Retail) 270 capsules $0.26 150,000 500 20,000 5,000 FIP 5,000 FIP 3,500 FIP 2,000 FIP 3,500 $29.00 (Sug. Retail) 90 capsules $40.76 90 capsules $99.98 240 capsules $25.00 (Sug. Retail) 90 capsules $57.98 240 capsules $30.25 60 capsules $18.50 100 capsules $14.99 90 capsules $34.95 90 capsules $25.95 100 capsules $49.95 90 capsules $12.74 60 capsules $30.00 180 capsules $0.32 80,000 15 25,000 725 $0.45 80,000 n/a 23,000 3,000 $0.42 75,000 175 12,000 1,000 $0.28 42,000 n/a 12,000 500 FIP 200 $0.24 180,000 n/a None None None $0.50 11,000 8 2,100 12 FIP 60 $0.19 82,000 n/a 8,000 90 FIP 600 $0.17 Baseline Nutritionals 40,000 Digestive Enzymes New Sun Master Zyme Dr. Newtons Nu-Zymes Digestive Enzyme Wellzymes Digestive Health RGarden Int. Quadra-zyme Plus 28,000 1,500 16,000 1,400 FIP 750 $0.39 n/a 13,000 120 FIP 400 $0.26 6,000 n/a 2,500 50 LU 50 $0.56 25,000 n/a 10,000 200 LU 2,000 LU 450 $0.21 32,500 n/a 9,000 60 $0.17 Source Naturals Digest Activ Prolipamy Super Digestive Care *Proprietary Blend* Enzymatic Therapy Meal Time*Proprietary Blend* Pure Prescription D-Enzymes Swanson Health Products N'Zimes In mg and FCC n/a ? n/a n/a n/a $4.84 60 capsules $0.08 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $39.95 60 capsules $0.67 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $38.95 180 capsules $0.22 None None 1,800 75 FIP 15 $29.95 90 capsules $8.99 120 capsules $0.33 5,500 2.5 2,500 187.5 FIP 125 $0.07 Natural Wellness Centers of America 13,000 Ultra-Enzyme Support 10 1500 20 LU 87.5 $54.99 200 capsules $0.27 Animal & Twin Lab Plant n/a Super Enzyme Caps Enzymes Nature Sunshine Food Enzymes Nature's Plus Ultra-Zyme Animal & Plant n/a Enzymes Animal Enzymes n/a n/a n/a n/a $17.89 200 capsules $0.09 n/a n/a n/a $22.85 120 tablets $28.10 180 tablets $0.13 n/a n/a n/a $0.11 How to compare different companies Digestive Enzymes: Our digestive enzyme formulations are listed in units of activity. The potency of a digestive enzyme product is determined by the units of activity. The units of activity express the strength of the enzymes in the formulation. Another way to say this is that the more units of activity in a formulation, the more food it is capable of digesting. Units of activity are based on the Food Chemical Codex (FCC), Academy of Sciences and accepted by the American Food Industry. For example, the amount of Protease in our HP270V is 150,000 HUT. This means that each capsule has 150,000 units of activity. Using these units of activity to compare different digestive enzymes is crucial. The units of activity in a product are what counts, not the number of milligrams or another measuring system. What’s important is the amount of food the product can digest. When comparing our product with others, and they don’t use the Food Chemical Codex (FCC), it’s almost impossible to compare the two products. So when using other products that don’t use the Food Chemical Codex, ask them what is the activity level equivalent to the Food Chemical Codex. It is impossible to compare proprietary blend products to any other. A proprietary blend is a mixture of the ingredients stated in the blend. The only thing the proprietary blend product states is the total amount of blend. They don’t state the amount of each ingredient or its activity level. Therefore, you don’t know what the activity level of each enzyme is, and this is the only measurement that is used when the supplier sells to the manufacturer for encapsulating the enzyme. For example, the ingredient supplier of the enzyme can sell 250mg that would equal 25,000 FCC/HUT of protease enzyme, or 250mg that would equal 150,000 FCC/HUT of protease enzyme. In this example there is a 6 time difference in the amount of enzyme strength. This is how some nutritional companies might mislead their customers in order to increase their profit margin. They may use lower cost ingredients, and formulate a product with weaker/lower activity enzymes and label the product as a proprietary blend or list the ingredients individually in mg. So when considering to buy a product that states a proprietary blend or ingredients listed in mg, ask for a copy of the certificate of analysis that comes from the lab. Don’t let yourself be misled by a company using different terminology. Always know the quality/activity level of each ingredient in the product. Take a look for yourself and see how our product stands up next to others sold nationwide. We don’t mislead our customers. Many Health Practitioners Recommend The Following When you start taking supplements it’s always a good idea to begin slowly. Many health practitioners have found that their clients get the best results when they start taking one digestive enzyme at the start of each meal the first few days. After a few days they can try taking two enzymes with each meal and see if they get additional results. Some people get better results with two, and some people only need to take one. The best time for your clients to take the digestive enzyme is first thing when they sit down to eat. Digestive enzymes can be taken during the meal, but it is best if they take them before. If they forget to take the enzyme they should take it as soon as they remember because the enzymes will not go to waste. They will still help digest the food in your digestive system. Many practitioners also recommend that the enzymes be taken on an empty stomach in addition to taking them with their meal. The reason is that all of us have undigested food throughout our digestive system. Many of us have read articles that say things like, “the average 40 year old American has between 5 and 10 pounds of undigested food in their small and large intestines.” When taking digestive enzymes on an empty stomach they are able to travel throughout the digestive system and help eliminate undigested food. Undigested food begins to rot and ferment which can start polluting the blood stream with harmful toxins. Not only do many people feel better and have more energy, they lose weight. Many health care practitioners feel that digestive enzymes are essential when de-toxing the body. Some people that have a hard time swallowing pills will open the capsules and sprinkle the enzymes on top of their food. If you want to see how they work, cook a bowl of instant oatmeal and dump a capsule or two over the oatmeal and stir it in and within seconds you will see the oatmeal start turning into liquid. Why Digestive Enzymes are Important: As we age our bodies ability to produce enzymes slowly diminishes, putting us at risk for degenerative diseases. Other factors such as cooked and processed foods increase the need for digestive enzymes. Without digestive enzymes the body cannot utilize proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fibers, and sugars, we eat. Digestive enzymes also help break down the supplements we take so that the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients we supplement with can be used effectively and not wasted. Digestive enzymes help ensure digestion of our food and supplements. Partial digestion of our meals can cause harmful imbalances in our body. A Few Key Functions of Digestive Enzymes: Undigested food begins to ferment and rot in the intestines and colon, this decaying process leads to the buildup of harmful toxins which enter the rest of our body. These toxins can cause fatigue, pre-mature aging, and numerous degenerative diseases. Most of us have experienced this fatigue after a large meal. Nutrient absorption is hindered by undigested food that has stuck to our intestinal walls. Digestive enzymes help break down this undigested food. Digestive enzymes may also help with obesity. Many health professionals believe that a low level of lipase in fatty tissue may contribute to obesity. If the lipase in the digestive enzyme supplement is not used up in the role of digestion during the meal it may be stored in the liver for future use such as digesting stored fat. This is crucial because of the correlation between obesity and Type II diabetes, hypertension, breast cancer and other prevalent American diseases. Digestive enzymes can play a vital role in improving the immune system by reducing metabolic stress on the digestive system. They may also help break down fatty deposits that build up around the inside of blood vessels, which restrict blood flow. When food is not completely broken down the undigested proteins, fats, and minerals can form uric acid crystals that may lead to kidney stones and joint pain. Why we need Digestive Enzymes: The body produces two types of enzymes, metabolic and digestive. When you eat cooked or processed foods, nearly all food enzymes are destroyed which forces the body to supply all of the needed digestive enzymes, which can overstress the pancreas and its ability to also produce metabolic enzymes (enzymes needed for all bodily functions). Food that is cooked over 118 degrees contains almost no functioning digestive enzymes. Approximately one third of the body’s energy is spent digesting food. People with poor digestion can expend even more energy trying to digest food properly. The less energy the body spends on digesting food the less hungry you will feel, and the more energy you will have. Where There Is Life - There Are Enzymes You are alive because enzymes make it possible. Enzymes are the foundation of energy and the life force in all living things. Without enzymes, seeds would not sprout, fruit would not ripen, leaves would not change color, and you would not exist. Enzymes are responsible for building, detoxifying, and healing your body. They are the force that allows your body to digest and absorb food. Enzymes also regulate tens of thousands of other biochemical functions that take place every day in your body. These functions include breathing, growing, smelling, tasting, stimulating nerves, defending your body against disease, regulating hormones, and building organs, glands, and tissues. Even your thinking involves enzymes. What are Enzymes Enzymes are composed of long chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. Amino acids are derived from protein and serve as carriers for vital enzyme activity factors. Coenzymes, which come from essential vitamins and minerals, are needed for enzymes to function effectively. Vitamins are usually a structural component of enzymes. Enzymes are activated by trace mineral content. The activation produces electrical charges so that attractions and repulsions of charged particles occur within the enzymes. Cooking Food Kills All Enzymes The most serious threat to the body's supply of natural enzymes is the habit of eating cooked and processed foods. Cooking or processing food over 118 degrees totally destroys the enzymes in the food. You will not find enzymes in foods that are in a box, bottle, or can. Cooking also contributes to nutrient loss. Pasteurization, sterilization, radiation, freezing, and microwaving either render food enzymes inactive or alter their structure. Early Signs of Enzyme Deficiency Early signs of enzyme deficiency are digestive complaints such as heartburn, gas, bloating and belching. Other symptoms may include headaches, stomach aches, diarrhea, constipation, chronic fatigue, yeast infections, and nutritional deficiencies. Because these symptoms are so prevalent, many people consider them to be normal. However, they are an indication that the body cannot process the food eaten. Digestive problems concern the stomach, intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder. Why Allegany Nutrition's Enzymes are Top of the Line! Once you know why digestive enzymes are important, it’s equally important to know how to find a high quality product. Allegany Nutrition utilizes only plant-derived enzymes from Aspergillis Orzae, Aspergillus Niger, Rhizopus-Oryzae, and Saccharomyces. This enables the enzymes to work efficiently in a wider pH range than other forms of digestive enzymes such as animal derived. This is important because the pH in the lower stomach can reach as low as 1.5 and the pH in the small intestine can reach as high as 8.5. Our formulation also contains Ionic Trace Minerals which help give digestive enzymes more enzymatic potential. The minerals act like cofactors that increase the utilization of the enzymes, which means more enzymatic strength out of each enzyme. This full spectrum formulation is used in our HP Series, not the MF Series. Our enzymes are designed to improve digestion of foods whether cooked, processed or natural. They also help eliminate toxins from the blood by breaking down undigested foods. Much of the food we eat is composed of proteins, carbohydrates, or fats. Therefore a good quality digestive enzyme should contain a large amount of protease, amylase, and lipase. These three ingredients should be the first three ingredients looked at when comparing digestive enzymes. The other enzymes in the formulation are important for the proper assimilation of less common but essential nutrients. This is a high activity formulation designed to be what we believe as the most potent and well rounded digestive enzyme on the market. Our digestive enzymes are capable of digesting proteins, carbohydrates, sugars, fibers, and fats. This enzyme product is capable of functioning in a wide pH range because it is a full spectrum formulation. Our enzyme formula has higher activity levels than other digestive enzyme products on the market. This helps give you faster results. Compare this product up against any other digestive enzyme product on the market and you will clearly see the value. How we choose which ingredients to use in our digestive enzyme products. When most companies formulate a digestive enzyme product, they’ll buy all of the ingredients from ONE ingredient supplier. (There are many ingredient suppliers.) Then the ingredients are sent to the manufacturer to be encapsulated and bottled before being shipped to the retail or wholesale company. The problem with this is that all of the enzymes such as protease, amylase, lipase, etc… come from ONE supplier. This supplier may sell for example, the best protease or amylase on the market but not the highest quality lipase or lactase. Therefore, their product may contain a few high quality ingredients but also contain some lower quality ingredients. The reason this is important is because not all enzymes function in the same pH range. For example, the type of protease we use functions in a pH range of 4 to 10, but another companies protease may only function in a pH range of 5 to 8. This is also true with other enzymes such as amylase, lipase... All of us come across this in our lives on a daily basis. For example, a vehicle manufacturer may produce the best pick-up trucks, but a different vehicle manufacturer may produce the best cars. We recognize this and when formulating our digestive enzymes we search around for the highest quality ingredients. We purchase the best ingredients from SEVERAL different ingredient suppliers and send them to our manufacturer for encapsulation and bottling. This ensures that every ingredient in our product is of the highest quality. When choosing which ingredient suppliers to use, we have SEVERAL of them send us samples of the highest quality enzymes they sell. Such as protease, amylase, lipase, etc… After determining which enzymes are the highest quality, we formulate our enzyme products. This process leads us to using several different ingredient suppliers instead of only one like most companies. This is how we formulate higher quality digestive enzyme products to offer you. With the basic understanding of enzymes and digestion let's look at what happens to your body over the period of one life-time. Your body was specifically designed to function on raw, enzyme-rich foods which support the digestive and metabolic enzymes found naturally in the body (see Enzyme Pyramid Chart on the left side). When enzymes are present in the raw foods you eat they "predigest" themselves and are readily assimilated. Think of what happens when you eat a salad for lunch. How long does it take before you're hungry again? Now, let's look at what happens when you lower your body's enzyme level through eating enzyme-deficient foods. Enzymes occurring naturally in foods are destroyed by heating, cooking, pasteurizing or processing. At the bottom of the Enzyme Pyramid are the food enzymes received from the foods you eat. They are the most abundant and are the foundation of our health and longevity. When these food enzymes are not replenished on a daily basis, your body is forced to supply all of the enzymes needed to digest that cooked food. This is where the The Law of Adaptive Secretion that was established in 1943 is important. This law holds that an organism values its enzymes highly and will make no more than are needed for the job. These enzymes come from your digestive system or the second level of the Enzyme Pyramid. After years or decades of eating patterns that lack enzymes, your body will eventually use up its own digestive enzymes or the building blocks needed to make them. What may show up at this point are a host of side effects that include acid reflux, gas, belching, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and upset stomach. These symptoms are not a result of too much HCI and enzymes but way too few. Your body has now used up the two lower levels of the Enzyme Pyramid. Digestive Enzymes Digestive Enzymes Overview "Life could not be defined as an orderly, integrated succession of enzymatic reactions" Enzymes are the single most important element of your health and far out weigh the importance of any other nutrient. Nothing in the human body functions without enzymes making it happen. Without exception, every new "breakthrough" nutritional product being introduced on the market depends entirely upon enzymes (i.e. MSM, HGH, 5HDP, DHEA, Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, etc.) for it's effectiveness. So, what are enzymes? Enzymes are: Proteins that hold an electrical charge Catalysts that speed up chemical processed without being used up in the process Specific in that they only cut certain bonds that hold proteins, sugars or fats together Effective in that one enzyme can bread-down millions of bonds There are three factors that effect enzymes; enzymes; temperature, pH and inhibitors. Enzymes work optimally at slightly higher temperatures. This is why the body creates a fever when it's fighting off an infection. When temperatures go above 118 degrees, most enzymes are destroyed. This is what happens when you cook and process your foods. Each enzyme has its own optimum pH range in which it is active. When it goes outside of this pH range the enzyme is inactivated. Similarly, when specific substances (i.e. snake or insect venom, aspirin, etc.) are introduced into the body they may inhibit certain enzymes. Where do enzymes come from? Enzymes come from one of three sources; plants, animals, or microbes (see Enzyme Comparison Chart). Plant enzymes (bromelain and papain) work in a wide pH range but only digest some proteins. Animal enzymes (pepsin, pancreatin) work in a very limited pH range and only digest some of the food groups. The microbial enzymes (Digestive Enzyme HP270V) are the only ones that work in a wide pH range and will digest all of the food groups. Acid and alkaline are the two words most commonly associated with pH. pH means hydrogen potential or the number of hydrogen ions in a solution (see pH Range Chart). More hydrogen = acidic Less hydrogen = alkaline The pH in the human digestive tract varies greatly (see Human Digestive Tract pH Range Chart). The pH of saliva is usually between 6.5 - 7.5. After we chew and swallow food it then enters the fundic or upper portion of the stomach which has a pH between 4.0 - 6.5. This is where "predigestion" occurs while the lower portion of the stomach is secreting hydrochloric acid (HCI) and pepsin until it reaches a pH between 1.5 - 4.0. After the food mixes with these juices it then enters the duodenum (small intestine) where the pH changes to 7.0 - 8.5. This is where 90% of the absorption of nutrients is taken in by the body while the waste products are passed out through the colon (pH 4.0 - 7.0). With the basic understanding of enzymes and digestion let's look at what happens to your body over the period of one life-time. Your body was specifically designed to function on raw, enzyme-rich foods which support the digestive and metabolic enzymes found naturally in the body (see Enzyme Pyramid Chart). When enzymes are present in the raw foods you eat they "predigest" themselves and are readily assimilated. Think of what happens when you eat a salad for lunch. How long does it take before you're hungry again? Now, let's look at what happens when you lower your body's enzyme level through eating enzyme-deficient foods. Enzymes occurring naturally in foods are destroyed by heating, cooking, pasteurizing or processing. At the bottom of the Enzyme Pyramid are the food enzymes received from the foods you eat. They are the most abundant and are the foundation of our health and longevity. When these food enzymes are not replenished on a daily basis, your body is forced to supply all of the enzymes needed to digest that cooked food. This is where the The Law of Adaptive Secretion that was established in 1943 is important. This law holds that an organism values its enzymes highly and will make no more than are needed for the job. These enzymes come from your digestive system or the second level of the Enzyme Pyramid. After years or decades of eating patterns that lack enzymes, your body will eventually use up its own digestive enzymes or the building blocks needed to make them. What may show up at this point are a host of side effects that include acid reflux, gas, belching, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and upset stomach. These symptoms are not a result of too much HCI and enzymes but way too few. Your body has now used up the two lower levels of the Enzyme Pyramid. Do you stop eating now? No, you continue to eat enzyme-deficient foods that will now begin to rob the enzymes that perform all of your internal bodily functions. They are referred to as metabolic enzymes or the third level of the Enzyme Pyramid. Once this process starts, whatever genetic weaknesses or tendencies that run in your family-tree may begin to appear (i.e. cancer, diabetes, heart disease). Because of the limited number of metabolic enzymes and the importance of their functions, the body will deteriorate at a very rapid pace. Death occurs when your final enzyme has been used up. When digestive enzymes are taken with meals there are a number of benefits: Gas, Bloating, Indigestion and Heartburn Better Elimination Constipation Weight Loss Increased Energy Levels Blood Sugar Levels Hiatal Hernias and Ulcers Lactose Tolerance Death Begins in the Colon Enzymes and fiber are essential for proper digestion and elimination. Sadly, the typical American diet is generally significantly lacking in these requirements. Fiber acts as a bulking agent and speeds transit time of food in the digestive tract. These actions prevent metabolic waste from creating toxic by-products. A major benefit of fiber is that it binds acids to bile and carries the bile along with excess fats out of the body. Fiber helps to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and promote the growth of friendly intestinal flora. It also promotes bowel regularity, aids digestion, and helps to keep the bowel clean. Fiber cannot do its job effectively unless enzymes do theirs. Over time, hard-to-digested high-protein foods (such as cooked meat and other enzyme-deficient foods) exhaust the digestive organs until they can no longer function efficiently. This results in the accumulation of partially digested food in the bowel. By middle age many people have as much as 20 pounds of undigested, putrefactive food in their colon. Toxins produced from this putrefactive buildup are reabsorbed into the bloodstream, creating autointoxication, or self -poisoning. This results in a dramatically weakened immune system and can lead to serious debilitating health problems including colon cancer. Enzymes and Weight Loss One of the primary keys to weight loss may simply be the action of enzymes. Dr. David Galton at Tufts University School of Medicine tested people weighing 230-240 pounds. He found that virtually all of them were lacking lipase enzymes in their fatty tissues. Lipase, found abundantly in raw foods, is a fat-splitting enzyme that aids the body in digestion, the storage and distribution of fat, and the burning of fat for energy. Lipase activity breaks down and dissolves fat throughout the body. Without lipase, fat stagnates and accumulates in the organs, arteries, and capillaries. You will see it on hips, thighs, buttocks and stomach, etc. A good example of the importance of lipase activity lies in an interesting experiment with pigs. Veterinarians fed one group of pigs only enzyme-rich raw potatoes and another group enzyme deficient cooked potatoes. The pigs eating the raw potatoes did not get fat. However, the pigs eating cooked potatoes gained weight rapidly. The regular use of digestive food enzymes that include lipase with meals often results in shedding excess pounds. Sugar What about sugar? Unprocessed raw sugar contains enzymes, chromium, and B vitamins and is easily digested and assimilated. White processed sugar contains no enzymes, no B vitamins, and no chromium. In order for the body to metabolize processed sugar, the missing vitamins and chromium must be stolen from the body's own tissue stores. If large quantities of white sugar are eaten, then not only are the body's enzymes depleted, but we suffer B vitamin and chromium deficiencies. Chromium is an essential mineral needed by the body to support efficient insulin function. Insulin regulates the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Studies show a relationship between obesity and chromium deficiencies. B vitamins are considered coenzymes essential to the metabolism of all cells. Candidiasis and Allergy Relief Candidiasis adversely affects the endocrine system and nervous system and has a devastating effect on the immune system. Candidiasis is an overgrowth of common yeast that lives in the intestinal track. Yeast overgrowth is triggered by the killing off of friendly bacteria in the intestinal tract, which generally keeps it under control. It is estimated that at least 50% of the population may be affected by this condition. Candidiasis and allergies affect millions of people. Cause and prevention of both conditions are similar. Allergens and antigens such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and yeast are most often proteins. They enter the body via the digestive tract. Allergens may also be breathed into the body via the lungs. Protease is a digestive enzyme needed in tremendous quantities to digest and eliminate these toxic invaders, not only in the digestive tract but in the bloodstream as well. Most antigens, including yeast, can be eliminated by taking supplemental enzymes with meals and between meals. It is also advisable to take supplements that will help to reestablish friendly intestinal flora. Quantum Biofeedback EPFX/Scio We tested the HP Series digestive enzymes on a Quantum Biofeedback Machine. Below are pictures of how the product tested. Each picture shows different organ systems and how the product affects those systems. We are a legitimate company that's out there providing health practitioners with top quality supplements to help their clients. Many of our health practitioners use Quantum Biofeedback/Scio machines to test supplements with their clients. Our Digestive and Systemic enzymes beat any other companies products tested thus far. Not a Gimmick or Sales Pitch About the Quantum Biofeedback Machine The Quantum Biofeedback machine works through sixteen different electrical factors of the body, calculates combinations of impedance, amperage, voltage, capacitance, inductance, and resistance for Electro-Physiological Reactivity (The Xrroid Process). The body is indeed electric; therefore reactivity in the body can be measured electrically. E-P Reactivity results are based upon the ability to establish a "Tri-Vector" connection for an energetic "3-Dimensional" view of the client's current reactions to over 10,000 different items. Once established, the Quantum Biofeedback auto-focus program, designed to monitor a client's reactions, helps optimize the quality and quantity of the stress reduction results. The techniques and methods of Quantum Biofeedback stress reduction include addressing areas those most typically affected by the stressors of "every-day living". Some examples of these methods and areas are the "tri-vector", "auto-meridian", "homeopathy", "autofrequency", "auto-color", "auto-spinal", "chakra", and "EEG. The pictures below are from a Quantum Biofeedback/Scio. The pictures list various organ systems. The organ systems are colored differently. The different colors represent how the product is interacting with that organ system. White indicates that the product has a very positive impact on that organ system. Purple indicates that the product has a positive influence on that organ system. On the right side of the picture (middle right) shows the product name and the reactivity of the product for that person. The picture above is of a 55 year old male The picture above is of a 55 year old male The picture above is of a 56 year old female Digestive Enzymes Celiac Disease Celiac disease occurs when the body reacts abnormally to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and possibly oats. When someone with celiac disease eats foods containing gluten, that person's immune system causes an inflammatory response in the small intestine, which damages the tissues and results in impaired ability to absorb nutrients from foods. The inflammation and malabsorption create wide-ranging problems in many systems of the body. Since the body's own immune system causes the damage, celiac disease is classified as an "autoimmune" disorder. For more infomation go to http://www.celiac.com Crohn's Disease Crohn's disease involves inflammation of the intestine, especially the small intestine. Inflammation refers to swelling, redness, and loss of normal function. There is evidence that the inflammation is caused by various products of the immune system that attack the body itself instead of helpfully attacking a foreign invader (a virus or bacteria, for example). The inflammation of Crohn's disease most commonly affects the last part of the ileum (a section of the small intestine), and often includes the large intestine (the colon). However, inflammation may also occur in other areas of the gastrointestinal tract, affecting the mouth, esophagus, or stomach. Crohn's disease differs from ulcerative colitis, the other major type of IBD, in two important ways: 1. The inflammation of Crohn's disease may be discontinuous, meaning that areas of involvement in the intestine may be separated by normal, unaffected segments of intestine. The affected areas are called "regional enteritis," while the normal areas are called "skip areas." 2. The inflammation of Crohn's disease affects all the layers of the intestinal wall, while ulcerative colitis affects only the lining of the intestine. For more information go to http://www.answers.com/crohns%20disease Diverticulitis Diverticulitis refers to the development of inflammation and infection in one or more diverticula. Diverticula are outpouchings or bulges which occur when the inner, lining layer of the large intestine (colon) bulges out (herniates) through the outer, muscular layer. The presence of diverticula indicates a condition called diverticulosis. Diverticula tend to occur most frequently in the last segment of the large intestine, the sigmoid colon. They occur with decreasing frequency as an examination moves toward the beginning of the large intestine. The chance of developing diverticula increases with age, so that by the age of 50, about 20–50% of all people will have some diverticula. By the age of 90, virtually everyone will have developed some diverticula. Most diverticula measure 3–30 mm in diameter. Larger diverticula, termed giant diverticula, are quite infrequent, but may measure as large as 15 cm in diameter. For more information go to http://www.answers.com/Diverticulitis%20 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common intestinal condition characterized by abdominal pain and cramps; changes in bowel movements (diarrhea, constipation, or both); gassiness; bloating; nausea; and other symptoms. There is no cure for IBS. Much about the condition remains unknown or poorly understood; however, dietary changes, drugs, and psychological treatment are often able to eliminate or substantially reduce its symptoms. IBS is the name people use today for a condition that was once called - among other things - colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, nervous colon, spastic bowel, and functional bowel disorder. Some of these names reflected the nowoutdated belief that IBS is a purely psychological disorder, a product of the patient's imagination. Although modern medicine recognizes that stress can trigger IBS attacks, medical specialists agree that IBS is a genuine physical disorder - or group of disorders - with specific identifiable characteristics. No one knows for sure how many Americans suffer from IBS. Surveys indicate a range of 1020%, with perhaps as many as 30% of Americans experiencing IBS at some point in their lives. IBS normally makes its first appearance during young adulthood, and in half of all cases symptoms begin before age 35. Women with IBS outnumber men by two to one, for reasons that are not yet understood. IBS is responsible for more time lost from work and school than any medical problem other than the common cold. It accounts for a substantial proportion of the patients seen by specialists in diseases of the digestive system (gastroenterologists). Yet only half - possibly as few as 15% - of IBS sufferers ever consult a doctor. Disclaimer Information in this website is provided for informational purposes and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication. You should read all product packaging carefully. 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