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.
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.
Quadra-Zyme Plus - An Effective Solution
Quadra-Zyme Plus is a plant enzyme supplement for digesting proteins, starches, fats, fibers, sugars, and dairy foods. When taken with meals, it helps pre-digest food in the upper stomach for optimal digestion and absorption of nutrients from food. Each vegetarian capsule contains amylase, protease, cellulase, lipase, maltase, invertase (sucrase), lactase, and cellulose.
Quadra-Zyme Plus 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. Quadra-Zyme Plus works in a wide range of pH environments.
Below is a list of the enzymes and their function:
Amylase - Breaks down sugars and starches.
Protease - Hydrolyzes protein to peptide and amino acids.
Lipase - Breaks down fats and oils.
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.
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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.