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Aids Digestion

 

What are Enzymes? Enzymes are complex molecules, vital catalysts that are needed for every chemical reaction in the body. There are two major types of enzymes - metabolic and digestive. Metabolic enzymes help build body structure. Digestive enzymes work to break down large food molecules into smaller, readily absorbable building blocks the body requires.

Naturally grown foods contain the enzymes necessary to break food down to the essential nutrients the body needs. Nature provides enzymes in food to aid in the digestion process so that the body doesn't have to use its enzyme reserves to do all the work. But when we process, refine, overcook, or microwave our food, most if not all enzymes are rendered useless. At a temperature above 118 degrees Fahrenheit, all enzyme activity is destroyed. When we consume cooked or highly processed foods, our digestive system has to produce the enzymes necessary to digest what was eaten.

The purpose of our digestive tract is to extract and absorb the essential nutrients contained in our food. Consuming cooked foods can cause our body to take enzymes from the liver, pancreas, and other organs to use in the digestion process. Over time, this can cause these organs to be stressed, which can weaken our immune system and slow down our metabolism.

 

Health Benefits

 

Digestive enzymes assist in the breakdown of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and sugars. The body can't utilize the nutrients even in healthy foods unless digestive enzymes are present to aid in the delivery of the nutrients to the bloodstream, cells, and organs. And, these nutrients are what keep the immune system and the rest of the body strong and healthy.

If the body is forced to supply the digestive enzymes needed for digestion, then it has fewer enzymes for other essential body functions. Including supplemental plant enzymes at the time food is consumed provides two important benefits. First, the plant enzymes can go to work immediately to start the digestive process. Second, the body doesn't have to take enzymes from other organs. This means that more metabolic enzymes will be available to help organs and tissues function properly.

Including enzyme supplements in a daily diet may yield these important benefits:

 

Restore the body's natural enzyme supply.

Boost energy level.

Strengthen the immune system.

Improve overall well-being.

 

Research Summary

 

Many researchers support the idea that premature aging and many of the degenerative diseases people suffer from today are a result of a lack of enzymes in critical organs and tissues. Further, the level of enzymes in young adults is much greater than older adults. This may be due to a steady diet of enzyme-free foods depleting the body's enzyme supply over time.

 

Maximizer - The Most Potent Enzyme Formula Available

 

Maximizer is a plant enzyme supplement that contains 16 different types of digestive enzymes to aid in the pre-digestion of all the foods. This allows your body to use metabolic enzymes to do their vital work, rather than use them for food digestion.

Each vegetarian capsule contains four different types of enzymes to digest proteins, two types for digesting fibers, one type for digesting fats and oils, two types that reduce starches, and seven types of enzymes for sugars and dairy products.

Maximizer can help you restore your body's natural enzyme levels and help you maximize your energy level, feel better and give you a much better chance of staying healthy and disease free. Maximizer works in a wide range of pH environments. Below is a list of major enzymes and their function:

 

PROTEIN REDUCING ENZYMES:

Acid Stable Protease - Works in extreme acidic conditions in the digestive process after other proteases have stopped working.

Bromelain - A broad spectrum enzyme that hydrolyzes most soluble proteins.

Papain - A proteolytic enzyme characterized by its ability to hydrolyze large proteins into smaller peptides and amino acids.

Protease - Hydrolyzes protein to peptide and amino acids.

FIBER REDUCING ENZYMES:

Hemi-Cellulase - Breaks down the hemicellulose of plant walls.

Cellulase - Hydrolyzes cellulose.

FAT AND OIL REDUCING ENZYMES:

Lipase - Breaks down fats and oils.

STARCH REDUCING ENZYMES:

Amylase - Frees glucose molecules from the ends of polymers.

Gluco-Amylase - Breaks down sugars and starches.

SUGAR AND DAIRY REDUCING ENZYMES:

Lactase - Breaks down the lactose in dairy products into more soluable sugars.

Invertase - Breaks down cane and beet sugars.

Maltase - Breaks down maltose, malt, and grain sugars.

Xylanase - Breaks down the xylan sugars found in most plants. Works particularly well with grains.

Alpha-Galactosidase - Breaks Melibose, Raffinose and Stachyose sugars that are responsible for excess gas in the digestive system.

Gluco-Mannanase - Breaks down the mannan sugars.

Pectinase - Breaks down the pectin in fruits.

More Information:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Suggested Dosage:
 
Take two to four capsules with meals, depending on the size of the meal. Can be taken between meals to help build up enzyme reserves.
 
Ingredients:
 
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 120
  Amount Per Serving % DV
Total Carbohydrate
1 g
<1%*
Proprietary Enzyme Blend
762 mg **
Protease 4.5, Amylase, Invertase, Lipase (3 sources), Alpha-galactosidase, Protease 3.0, Hemicellulase, Glucoamylase, Xylanase, Protease 6.0, Acid maltase, Bromelain, Lactase, Pectinase, Cellulase and Peptidase.
Other Ingredients: Rice bran and vegetable capsule (cellulose and water)
* Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Value (DV) not established
Vegetarian Capsules
Capsule Size #1
 
Scientific Studies:
 
In a 2004 research project conducted by The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, the effect of supplemental digestive enzymes was studied. The purpose of the study was to measure how well digestive enzymes digest proteins and carbohydrates and how available nutrients are to the body. This study concluded that enzyme supplements can significantly increase the degree of digestion in the lumen of the small intestine and improve availability of proteins and carbohydrates to the cells.

In a 2001 study, 260 people used enzyme supplements over seven months. The majority of the people taking enzymes reported noticeable improvement. Specifically, 235 (90%) experienced positive results, 14 (6%) reported negative results, and 11 (4%) were uncertain if any change occurred. Subjects reported significant improvements in digestion, stools/bowels, energy level, sleep patterns, weight gain or loss, foods tolerated, overall appearance, and mental skills.

Research conducted by Dr. Edward Howell, over a 50-year timeframe, showed that many of the physical problems and diseases we experience can be linked to improper digestion of food. In his research, he discovered that the saliva of young adults contain 32 times more enzymes than adults over 69 years. Dr. Howell concluded that the gradual depletion of the body's enzyme supply over time was caused by a steady diet of cooked foods. As the enzyme supply diminishes, the body becomes more susceptible to degenerative diseases and premature aging. Further research on rats revealed that rats receiving enzyme supplements had a higher level of enzymes in their body and tended to live longer than rats on enzyme-free diets.

Two other research studies (Journal of Nutrition 12:59-83, 1936 and Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine 37:613-615) found that younger adults tended to have much higher enzyme levels in the urine, pancreas, and cells when compared to older adults.

Research (American Journal of Physiology 141:38-41, 1944) done on both domestic and wild animals revealed that feeding these animals a diet of heat-processed, enzyme-free food caused their pancreas gland to enlarge up to three times the normal size to handle the extra burden of the enzyme-deficient food.

 

References:

"The First Quantitative Evidence Proving The Efficacy of Supplemental Enzymes." National Enzyme Co.: Missouri; 2004.

Bartos and Goth. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (37:613-615).

DeFelice, Karen. "7-Month Peptizyde and Zyme Prime Summary Report". Enzyme and Autism Board: December 2001.

Grossman, M., Greengard, H., Ivy, A., American Journal of Physiology (141:38-41); 1944.

Howell, Edward. "Enzyme Nutrition." Avery Publishing Group: New York; 1985.

Howell, Edward. "Food Enzymes for Health and Longevity." Lotus Press: Wisconson; 1994.

Ivy, A., Schmidt, C., Beazell, J. Journal of Nutrition (12:59-83); 1936.

 

Resources:

Cichoke Dr Anthony J. "The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy." Avery Publishing Group Inc.: New York; 1999.

Cutler Ellen, D.C., Kaslow Jeremy, M.D. "Micro Miracles: Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes." Rodale Books: Pennsylvania; 2005.

Santillo, Humbart. "Food Enzymes: The Missing Link to Radiant Health." Hohm Press: Arizona; 1993 (second edition).
 
Safety Information:
 
Do not use if a stomach or colon condition exists such as ulcers, gastritis, severe burning sensations, irritable bowel syndrome, or intestinal lining damage. 
The enzyme protease can temporarily irritate the ulcerated or inflamed tissues.  We suggest using Gamma-Zyme until that condition has cleared up.
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Maximizer for Life!
Throughout my life, even though I always focused on health, my digestion seemed to be a problem. Food would sit heavily in my stomach for hours- a sign that my digestive system was not optimal. But I was fortunate enough to be introduced to the concept of Enzymes about 17 years ago. It was like a light bulb went off! With an emphasis on health, I couldn't believe I had never heard of this before, but it made perfect sense. And fortunately, the source of this information came from a rep for the Staff of Life company, now renamed RGarden. I immediately started adding enzymes in with all my cooked food meals and the difference was like night and day. I must add that in all the years since, I have never used a better enzyme product than Maximizer- and never found a better company to work with. I owned my own home-based herbal company for years and so recognized the signs of a truly caring company dedicated to quality products and integrity in distribution. Thank you RGarden!
Reviewed by: Mary Angelico from Edmonds, WA. on 1/7/2014
MY HEALTH IS BLOOMING BECAUSE OF RGARDEN!
I love love love Rgarden products!As a customer of many years, I have my favorites. And these enzymes are definitely one of them that I use daily. No longer have a problem digesting any meal. As a result, my health just continues to improve and my heart continues to blossom with overall well being.
Reviewed by: tm from union city, ca. on 12/28/2013
Maximizers
My wife and I have been using Maximizers for over 12 years - and we love 'em! I used to go two or three days w/o elimination. When our neighbor told us she used Maxs & let me try 3 of them at each meal one day - (lunch & dinner), the results were stunning. I actually had 2 visits to the bathroom in one day! From that day I got my Maxs in the mail - I've been taking them everyday. And when I forget to take them w/ me to work, I know I'm not going to feel good 'cuz I'm not eliminating. We also like L Salivarius. These capsules keep our stomach flora & good bacteria working for us.
Reviewed by: T.J. Santarelli from Glendora, CA. on 12/16/2013
Maximizer
Strong believer in Maximizer product. Use it in general daily. Every once in while I stroll away from it or run out of them. But I must attest to the fact that ANYTIME I am looking to drop a few pounds, I reach for my maximizers! They drop the water weight within a few days and that outfit I need to get into for an event slips right on!!
Reviewed by: TJ from Yardley, PA. on 12/6/2013
Maximizer Enzymes
I have used the Maximizer enzymes only several months, but I must say I have had good results that they work! I have had migraine problems since school age, I am now 53 years old, I get bad indigestion at times. I am happy to say these help, my digestion and seem to control my migraines too, I am very pleased to discover this product, wouldn’t want to be without them. Our oldest married daughter is expecting their 4th child, and has lots of heartburn and bloating, especially at night. One evening I gave her 4 Maximizers before she ate her meal at our house. The next morning she called me and said, “Mom, what ever enzymes you gave me were a miracle, I never once had any heart burn or that bloated feeling last night, where do you get them?” So I shared my bottle with her until I order them again together…
Reviewed by: Fannie Miller from Pleasantville, TN. on 8/29/2013
Miracle cure
I have had extreme stomach gas and stomach pain for many years. No matter what I ate I would start to get terrible gas late in the day. I have tried a lot of things, but the ingredients in Maximizer has almost totally eliminated my problems. Its damn near a miracle as far as I am concerned. My life has improved greatly as a result of this product.
Reviewed by: Tom from Sedona, Az. on 8/23/2013
I cannot imagine
I cannot imagine going one meal for me and my handicap daughter who doesn't chew and has doubled her life-span (just had her 50th birthday) without taking our digestive enzymes plus numerous other R-Garden products. I just turned 83 and do not consume 'any' medication. Over twenty years with R-Garden has been the reason. Thanks so much Don & Helen.
Reviewed by: Del Alaways from Durham, CA. on 7/29/2013
Maximizer
I have used this product over the years as a digestive aid. I have found that it is such a product that works for me in aiding my digestion where others have not. Sometimes I will be out and eat too much so these little helpers get right in there and help me out and I avoid indigestion. I like to take these as a routine and have on hand when I need an extra. Love this product!
Reviewed by: Keith from Atlanta, GA. on 2/28/2013
tn
first of february, i was introduced to maximizer. i have been taking zenpep but something seemed to be missing. i tried a small bottle of the maximizer without having any side effects and have since ordered a substantial quantity to see if it helps with digestion and assimilation of foods. i dont think im giving this a fair trial with only a couple weekes but i would so far give it a 4-star and see what a month or two does. very attentive customer service. thank you thank you
Reviewed by: ml from knoxville. on 2/26/2013
Love Maximizer
Love, Love, Love! this product. I had to stop taking this product because of medication I was taking. I am back on it and will never go without it again. I would recommend this product to everyone that eats cooked foods.
Reviewed by: JAJ from Killeen, TX. on 2/22/2013
Maximizer is the best
I have tried countless types and brands of enzymes but nothing even comes close to this. I have a hard time getting these in Canada and i gladly pay the extra shipping & duty to get them here. Nothing else works like these. I can actually feel the difference if I forget to take them. I highly recommend!!!!!!
Reviewed by: Fiona Damme from everett ontario canada. on 2/8/2013
Maximizer
I was introduced to Maximizer enzymes many years ago and have been using them when I need them because they work!!! Many of my friends also use them for the same reason, they work! I tried many other brands but these enzymes are the only ones that continue to Work! Many companies are selling enzymes that do not do the job thus cheating the public. Now that the company is back in the hands that made them popular, myself and my friends feel the integrity is back. Thank you, we are grateful for the service that this company gives.
Reviewed by: a.hunter from los angeles California. on 1/29/2013
MAXIMIZER
I was introduced to Rgarden Products about 10 years ago. I especially found the MAXIMIZER to be of great significance and importance in my supplements menu. Once we cross the age of 50 one needs to replenish their amounts of enzymes in their bodies…I have used for the past 10 years Maximizer, carry it in my purse, I am not shy nor embarrassed to take eat each time I eat out- I actually explain and encourage friends and colleagues to try it. Thanks to Maximizer I look great and no one believes how old I am – try it you might like it!
Reviewed by: Peninah from Thornhill, Ontario- Canada. on 12/29/2012
Wonderful Maximizer!
Almost 24 years ago I lost two thirds of my pancreas when a gall stone blocked the common bile duct, resulting in a pancreatic hemorrhage. The doctors sent me home from the hospital on a prescription amylase/lipase preparation but, even after taking them as ordered, I was very sick after eating. I despaired. How could I live if I could not digest and metabolize food correctly? At 29 years old, I was looking ahead and wondering about my quality of life... Taking matters into my own hands, I began researching and found Maximizer. I hadn't seen a more comprehensive enzyme preparation anywhere. Guardedly hopeful, I ordered some. I needed to adjust the amount I took,6-10 caps per meal, depending on what I ate, but once I worked that out, my digestive issues resolved. A combination of insulin therapy and self-prescribed enzyme therapy (Maximizer) have contributed to a very satisfying quality of life. I am now 53 years old and couldn't be happier.
Reviewed by: VJH from Santa Fe, New Mexico. on 12/29/2012
The Best Enzymes!
These are the best enzymes I have ever had. I have been into health foods and taking enzymes with cooked food for 30 years and when I found your company 18 years ago, I quit looking. The consistent quality and customer service is impressive. I am a customer for life!
Reviewed by: Laura S. from Petaluma, CA. on 5/31/2011
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