Enzymatic Health Products  

 

What are Enzymes?

 

Enzymes are specialized proteins that accelerate biochemical reactions. The enzyme itself does not change during the reaction, but changes one compound (known as the “substrate”) into another (known as the “product”). Digestive enzymes include:

• proteases/peptidases– break down proteins/peptides

• carbohydrases– break down carbohydrates

• lipases– break down triglyceride fats

 

Proteins are degraded to peptides and amino acids, carbohydrates to sugars, and triglycerides to fatty acids by breaking specific chemical bonds within the compound. Most dietary enzyme supplements are derived from plants such as papaya, pineapple, and Aspergillus fungi.

 

The enzymes derived from Aspergillus have been purified from the fungal matter using from 8 to 12 different methods of purification. No fungal matter is present in our enzyme products. If you have a known allergy to Aspergillus proteins, then caution should be used in taking any fungal-derived enzyme product, however, the allergenic portions of Aspergillus are usually those parts of the fungi removed from the enzymes during processing. Plant enzymes are stable in acidic conditions, and begin to break down food while it is still in the stomach.

 

                        Enzyme Products by type

                                      Contact jeri@louloutree.com or  214-901-4305 to order enzymes

 

 

 

TriEnza

• Combination of AFP-Peptizyde, Zyme Prime & No-Fenol

• Broad-spectrum

• Contains DPP IV enzyme for exorphin peptides

 

AFP-PeptizydeTM

• Concentrated to digest proteins

• Contains DPP IV enzyme for exorphin peptides

• Increases breakdown of casein, gluten, and soy proteins

 

Zyme Prime

• Better digestion of carbs & fats

• Great for lactose intolerance

• Helps gas and bloating

• Tends to firm stools

 

No-Fenol

• Better breakdown of fruits and vegetables

• Digests phenolic foods

• May soften stools

 

ZyCarb

• Digestion of carbs & fats with less stool-firming

• Xylanase for phenolic foods

• Great for lactose intolerance

• Helps gas and bloating

 

Lypazyme

• Support digestion of triglyceride fats

• Multiple types of lipase enzymes

• Helps gas and bloating from fats and oils

 

 

 

 

 

Many of our customers use the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) diet for their children with special needs. If the parent complains about the difficulty of doing the diet, or the child is wanting more freedom to eat “like his friends”, or the parent wishes to improve gluten- and casein-connected behaviors, then consider the high-protease AFP-Peptizyde. One capsule contains very potent quantities of DPP IV peptidase plus additional proteases.

 

TriEnza is a broad-spectrum product, containing enzymes from AFP-Peptizyde for proteins, enzymes from Zyme Prime for fats & carbohydrates, and ½ the xylanase from No-Fenol for certain fruits and vegetables. TriEnza is higher in proteases than Zyme Prime. TriEnza has DPP IV activity, unlike Zyme Prime and, like AFP-Peptizyde, may be an alternative to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free (GFCF) diet.

 

AFP-Peptizyde was one of our original products invented as an alternative for the GFCF diet. AFP-Peptizyde and TriEnza are high-protease, with high DPP IV activity. TriEnza is a newer combination product, but requires 2 capsules to equal the protease activity of one AFP-Peptizyde capsule. Best to start these high-protease products with low and slow dosing. If the child is already on the GFCF diet, the parent should not change the diet until fully adjusted to enzymes. These products are not used for celiac disease. No enzyme product is available for celiac disease, or for “cheating” on a celiac diet, in any form.

 

Loose stools, low weight, picky eater, carb craver, gas & bloating? For concerns like loose stools, low weight, picky eater, or carb craver, consider using Zyme Prime or ZyCarb. Zyme Prime is excellent for firming stools and breaking down carbohydrates. ZyCarb is similar, but less firming. Food-related intolerances? Skin rashes and rough patches on elbows while not restricting dietary gluten may be indicators of gluten intolerance. Better digestion of gluten can be accomplished through the use of protease enzymes. AFP-Peptizyde (or TriEnza) is recommended.

 

Is Constipation a Problem? If so, avoid using Zyme Prime alone, as it decreases the fecal mass and firms the stool. If this is an issue, try adding the No-Fenol product as it reduces stool firmness.

 

No-Fenol breaks down fiber which may help soften the stool. No-Fenol can be used alone or in combination with other enzyme products to counter their stool-firming tendencies.

 

ZyCarb, which contains the enzymes found in Zyme Prime plus xylanase, may be a better product than Zyme Prime for those with occasional constipation. No-Fenol may be added to any other enzyme product to lessen any stool-firming tendencies. 

 

Red cheeks and/or ears after eating certain fruits? This can be a phenolic intolerance that may be helped by using No-Fenol. “Shiners” under the eyes may also be an indicator that phenolic foods are a problem.

 

Fats or oils causing digestive discomfort? Lypazyme is formulated to help break down triglyceride fats while still in the stomach. Faster fat breakdown prevents the delay in stomach emptying usually associated with high-fat meals. Lypazyme is helpful when supplementing with fish oils and other sources of beneficial fats.

 

Zyme Prime is mild and low in protease (protein digesting enzymes). Zyme Prime should not cause discomfort and is an excellent starter product for the sensitive gut. If desired results are not observed using Zyme Prime, either increase the dose, add another product (AFP-Peptizyde or No-Fenol) or switch to TriEnza.

 

As with any supplement, results can vary with the individual and there is always the exception. But most can use the above as a guide for starting enzymes. The great thing about enzymes is that they are not harmful at any level of dosing, so you can experiment to find the best combination for your particular needs.

 

Brochure of all Houston Enzymes link

 

Quality Standards: Houston enzyme products meet the quality standards established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ruling for current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs). This means our enzymes are manufactured consistently as to identity, purity, strength, and composition.

 

 

Enzyme Dosing: The amount of enzyme taken in a dose is dependent upon the amount eaten, not age or body weight. The more enzyme taken, the faster the food is broken down. Experimentation with dosing is encouraged to find the optimal dose for your diet. Optimal dosing time is usually before or at the beginning of the meal, so that maximal contact time between enzymes and food can occur. However, you may take the enzymes at any point during the meal or soon after and still obtain the majority of benefits. To begin, give enzymes with only 1 meal per day for a few days. Increase gradually until you are taking a full dose with every meal. More can be taken for those foods that cause dietary problems such as bloating, gas, heaviness, etc. What happens if I take an enzyme supplement and don’t eat? Nothing. An enzyme is specific for one substance; if that substance is not present, the enzyme does nothing and simply continues along the digestive tract, eventually being degraded by enzymes in the GI tract. 

 

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