Enzymedica Digest Gold Premium Enzyme Formula - 180 Capsules
Enzymedica Digest Gold Premium Enzyme Formula represents the most effective enzyme formula on the market, with enzymes for protein, fat, carbohydrate and fiber digestion. Formulated with synergistic ingredients to promote optimal digestion, on capsule of Digest Gold per meal is typically sufficient to address common digestive complaints. Featuring Enzymedica's Thera-blend technology, the enzymes in Digest Gold are effective throughout the entire digestive system, ensuring complete digestion. In laboratory tests evaluating digestive efficiency and time, Enzymedica's Thera-blend proved 3X stronger and 6X faster than competeing products, providing speedy support for digestive discomfort.
- High potency protease, lipase, amylase and cellulose enzymes support protein, fat, starch and fiber digestion
- Contains 4 more enzymes and is approximately 2 times stronger than Enzymedica Digest in most categories
- Includes 4000 FCCFIP (active units) lipase, making it a good choice for individuals with gallbladder concerns or who are lipase deficient
- Ideal for anyone suffering from health issues nto necessarily associated with digestion
- This product contains no: egg, dairy, preservatives, salt, sucrose, soy, wheat, yeast, nuts, corn, gluten, casein, potato, rice, artificial colors or flavors.
America's best-selling digestive enzyme formula is now supercharged with ATPro technology. Enzymedica's exclusive blend of critical nutrients that provide ATP and enhance ATP production. A proprietary combination of ATP, CoQ10, Magnesium Citrate and Alpha Lipoic Acid, promotes nutrient absorption, improves HCl availability and decreases the energy demand of digestive processes. Enzymedica's Digest Gold now contains 300,000,000 LCUs of ATP per capsule. ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) is the body's energy currency. Produced by cells of all living organisms, ATP acts as a battery, supplying cells with the energy needed for the whole body to be vital and alive. In the GI tract, ATP plays a key role in signaling timely, proper and complete digestion of food, in part by regulating gastric acid (HCl) and pepsin secretion (a protein-digesting enzyme). It is also vital in the absorption of nutrients through the cell wall.
ATP allows us to get the most benefit from the foods we eat. The average raw meal, such as a tossed salad, contains 300,000,000 LCUs of ATP. Because our cells manufacture ATP from nutrients in the foods we consume, we reduce the demand when ATP is naturally present in a raw meal. When the balance of cellular energy is compromised, it leads to less efficient absorption and utilization of nutrients. This in turn contributes to less energy output from cells, and even lower levels of digestive enzymes. A combination of aging, exercise, and eating cooked and processed foods can significantly increase the demand to produce large amounts of ATP, thus making it difficult for the body to keep up. As a consequence, even those living a relatively healthy lifestyle may be challenged with a constant state of energy deficiency. A digestive supplement providing ATP and enhancing ATP production may help offset such a deficiency.Combining a full spectrum of digestive enzymes with ATPro™, Digest Gold offers unsurpassed digestive support-the most potent digestive enzyme formula on the market.
Enzymedica Quality Assurance Standards & Certifications
A History of Expertise
Enzymedica, the leading manufacturer of plant-based enzyme supplement is renowned for their superior formulations and insistence on quality, Enzymedica has defined purity by ensuring that all raw materials used in production are from the highest quality and purest sources available. Enzymedica has spared no expense to ensure that their formulas never contain fillers or excipients, nor utilize flow agents in their production. This guarantees the purest products with immediate bioavailability, as well as products that inspire confidence in their safety and efficacy.
Their quality guarantees:
- Absolutely NO fillers
- Vegetarian & vegan formulas
- GMP Registered through NSF International
- Kosher ingredients when available, an arry of certified SCD legal products
Enzymedica Questions & Answers
What are enzymes?
Enzymes are biologically active proteins found in all living cells. Metabolic enzymes catalyze and regulate every biochemical reaction that occurs within the human body, making them essential for cellular function and overall health. Digestive enzymes turn the food we eat into energy which may be utilized by the body for various biological processes. Our bodies naturally produce both digestive and metabolic enzymes, as they are needed. Enzymes are protein chemicals, which carry a vital energy factor needed for every chemical action, and reaction that occurs in our body. There are approximately 1,300 different enzymes found in the human cell. These enzymes can combine with coenzymes to form nearly 100,000 various chemicals that enable us to see, hear, feel, move, digest food, and think. Every organ, every tissue, and all the 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reactions of metabolic enzymes and their energy factor. Nutrition cannot be explained without describing the part that enzymes play.
How are enzymes utilized in the body?
Metabolic Enzymes are an essential component for optimal cellular function and health. These descriptions are not without merit. They speed up the chemical reactions within the cells for detoxification and energy production. They enable us to see, hear, feel, move and think. Every organ, every tissue and all 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reaction of metabolic enzymes and their energy factor. Without these metabolic enzymes, cellular life would cease to exist.
Digestive Enzymes are secreted along the digestive tract to break food down into nutrients and waste. Most of the digestive enzymes are produced by the pancreas. The liver, gallbladder, small intestine, stomach and colon also play pivotal roles in the production of these enzymes. Digestive enzymes allow the nutrients found in the foods we consume to be absorbed into the blood stream and the waste to be discarded. Some human digestive enzymes include lipase, protease, amylase, ptyalin, pepsin and trypsin.
Food Enzymes are introduced to the body through the raw foods we eat and through consumption of supplemental enzyme products. Raw foods naturally contain enzymes, providing a source of digestive enzymes when ingested. However, raw food manifests only enough enzymes to digest that particular food. The cooking and processing of food destroys all of its enzymes. Since most of the foods we eat are cooked or processed in some way and because the raw foods we do eat contain only enough enzymes to process that particular food, our bodies must produce the majority of the digestive enzymes we require, unless we use supplemental enzymes to aid in the digestive process. A variety of supplemental enzymes are available through different sources. It is important to understand the differences between the enzyme types and make sure you are using an enzyme product most beneficial for your particular needs.
What types of enzymes supplements are available?
Plant-Based Enzymes are the most popular choice of supplemental enzymes. They are grown in a laboratory setting and extracted from certain types of fungus and probiotics. The enzymes harvested from aspergillus are called plant-based, or fungal. Of all the choices, plant-based enzymes are the most potent. This means they can break down more fat, protein and carbohydrates than any other source.
Plant Enzymes consist of bromelain and papain. Bromelain is a proteolytic (breaks down protein) and milk-clotting enzyme derived from the pineapple stem. A concentrate of this enzyme has been known to promote a healthy inflammatory response, is used as a meat tenderizer and is used in the chill-proofing of beer.* Like pepsin and papain, bromelain has an optimal temperature higher than normal body temperature. There is always greater heat at the sight of inflammation than any other part of the body. Bromelain is used in Repair, Repair Gold and Natto-K .
Papain is an enzyme derived from the latex of papaya. This enzyme becomes active in an environment of 6.0 - 8.0 pH and requires temperatures above normal human body temperature. Like bromelain, it too supports the body's natural recovery from overexertion.*
Glandular/Animal: Chymotrypsin, pancreatin, pepsin and trypsin are enzymes from the pancreas, stomach and small intestine derived from animal glands and organs. These enzymes require an alkaline pH level of 8.0 to become active. Enzymedica products are 100% vegetarian, thus, enzymes derived from animals are not used in Enzymedica enzyme formulations.
What enzymes should I take for proper digestion?
Protease breaks down protein, amylase breaks down carbohydrate and starch, and lipase breaks down fat. These three enzymes break down teh majority of the common food groups. Oher enzymes include lactase (breaks down lactase-dairy), maltase & sucrase (break down food sugars) and cellulase (break down cellulose)
What side effects should I expect from the use of spplemental enzymes?
Enzymes typically have positive effects such as increased energy and relief from digestive complaints.* Few negative effects are reported. A very small percentage of people have reported upset stomach and soft stool (more frequent and softer bowel movements) when first beginning to take a high-potency digestive enzyme supplement. As with any adverse effect, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
How quickly will I feel results with the use of enzyme supplements?
Some individuals insist that the effects of digestive enzymes can be felt more quickly than other nutritional products. The typical experience allows for the consumer to make an educated decision on the continuing use of a particular product within just a few days to a few weeks because of the speed of results with enzymes.
Does raw food or juicing in our diet guarantee enough enzymes to meet our needs?
Raw food provides only enough enzymes to digest that particular food. There are no extra enzymes in raw food to digest cooked or processed food. Although a totally raw diet may appear to be the best solution, it is generally not practical, and in most cases, not medically advisable. Due to the risk of bacterial contamination, many foods should not be eaten raw, including meats, poultry, eggs and beans. Many people find the fiber content in large quantities of raw food difficult to digest
Why is enzyme supplementation important?
Most people will choose cooked foods over raw foods. Gas ripened and irradiated foods have no enzyme activity because of this processing. Our body makes our metabolic enzymes from the complete amino acid food we ingest. Complete amino acids are only found in animal products. It takes a combination of many plant products to make a complete amino source, and these sources are usually processed or heated, destroying the enzymes. We usually cook our animal products, robbing them of their enzymes. As we age, our bodies ability to produce enzymes decreases. Nuts that are raw contain an enzyme inhibitor (as do most beans). Grains and flour are processed, robbing them of their enzymes. Enzyme supplements provided support for more complete digestion and nutrient absorption.
What About Supplements Such As C0Q10, Blue Green Algae, Green Barley,Vitamins And Minerals?
CoQ10 is a coenzyme and was first isolated from a cow's heart. A coenzyme is an organic molecule, usually containing phosphorus and some vitamins. A coenzyme and an apo-enzyme must unite in order to function. Vitamins and minerals are considered coenzymes. A coenzyme is dependent on another energy and an enzyme to work. Blue Green Algae and chlorophyll products are wonderful foods that contain minerals, vitamins, and enzymes because they are a plant food. However, they do not have the digestive action of supplemental plant enzymes and at best, their enzymes will only deliver the nutrients they contain. Hydrochloric acid, or HCL, is a normal constituent of gastric juice in human beings. Although administered to aid digestion, it is not an enzyme nor does it act as an enzyme.
How do enzymes work in our bodies?
When we eat raw foods, heat and moisture in the mouth activate the enzymes in the food. Once active, these enzymes digest food and make it small enough to pass through the villi (small pores of the intestines) and into the blood. The metabolic enzymes found in the blood then take the digested 45-known nutrients and build them into muscles, nerves, bones, blood, lungs, and various glands. Every cell in the body depends on certain enzymes. A protein digestive enzyme will not digest a fat; a fat enzyme will not digest a starch (carbohydrate). Each enzyme has a specific function in the body; this is referred to enzyme specificity. Enzymes act upon chemicals and change them into other chemicals, but enzymes themselves remain unchanged. Simply stated, our chemicals are changed from their original identify by the enzyme to other chemicals with a different identity. Without enzymes nothing in our body would work.
Is it possible to take too many enzymes?
Supplemental enzymes perform very specific activities (amylase breaks down carbohydrates, lipase breaks down fats, protease breaks down protein). Unlike certain vitamins, minerals and herbs, there is no upper limit (or threshold) to the amount of supplemental enzymes that can be consumed. The reason for this is that the body has an estimated 100 trillion cells. Any one of those cells could be using thousands of different enzymes every second. This allows for huge quantities to be used by the body without overdosing.
Do supplemental enzymes stop the body from producing its own enzymes? What about becoming dependent on enzymes?
Supplemental enzymes support normal body organ function without replacing its effective working ability. They like to compare it to a raw food diet that is rich in enzymes. No one suggests eating raw food would inhibit the body's natural production of digestive enzymes. The fact is the body will continue to manufacture the enzymes needed to benefit from food; supplemental digestive enzymes simply aid the digestive process.
Are enzyme supplements safe to consume with prescription drugs?
They believe their supplemental enzymes, as they are naturally occurring in nature, are among the safest nutritional supplements available. With a lack of conclusive scientific evidence, they recommend consulting a physician before combining or replacing prescription drugs with supplemental enzyme products.
Are these products safe for everyone?
Enzymedica has formulated products specifically for children ages 3 and up, and adults. Because of unique herbal blends, products like Acid Soothe may not be appropriate for the special nutritional considerations of new and expecting mothers. Until more research is completed, they recommend that pregnant or lactating mothers consult with their physician prior to using Acid Soothe, Acid Soothe Chewables, pH Basic, Natto K, Repair Gold, SerraGold, ViraStop, and ViraStop 2X.
Why are plant-based enzymes considered "The Ideal" enzyme source?
Approximately 80% of the enzyme supplements sold in health food stores today are plant-based. The other 20% is made up of glandular/animal-based (such as pancreatin, trypsin and chymotrypsin), and plant (bromelain and papain). It is important to understand that the assays used to measure activities of each of these ingredients are different. Do not try to compare the active units (the measurement used to determine how much protein, fat or carbohydrates an enzyme can break down in a matter of minutes) of a plant or glandular enzyme with a plant based enzyme. Specific assays are designed to test for different sources of enzymes.
What should I look for when reading labels?
Avoid fillers such as magnesium stearate, apple pectin and rice starch. Looking at the label of a high quality enzyme product, you will find measurement units you may not be familiar with. With most supplements, we are used to comparing products based on weight. However, with enzymes we are interested in the activity and potency available. It is important to recognize that there is no direct relationship between weight and enzyme activity.
Typical units of measurement include testing methods established by the Food Chemical Codex (FCC). The FCC is published by the National Academy Press and is the accepted standard of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The system for determining enzyme potency used by the American food industry is derived from the FCC. This is the only National Standard for evaluation of plant-based enzymes. This system establishes activity levels and potency for enzymes. Where FCC testing methods do not apply, validated industry based assays are used for laboratory analysis.
Are enzymedica's products organic (or certified organic)?
Enzymedica takes great pride in producing safe and effective high quality supplemental enzyme products. Their enzymes come from organic sources that have not come into contact with any pesticides or preservatives however, they are not considered "certified organic.
Are supplemental enzymes destroyed by stomach acid?
Plant based enzymes tolerate stomach acid well. Enzymedica's Thera-blend plant based enzymes were formulated to perform in a wide pH range including acidic and alkaline environments.
Why do none of their products contain HCL (Hydrocloric Acid)?
Enzymedica developed a Thera-blend process for four main types of enzymes -protease, amylase, lipase and cellulase. Thera-blending allows these enzymes to work across the board in the pH range of a 2-12. Whether the person is acidic or alkaline, every range of the human body with or without HCl, Thera-blend enzymes are active.
Can I take candidase and a probiotic?
Yes. Probiotics manufacture enzymes for the body. Proteolytic enzymes (protease in Candidase) will only hydrolyze the 4 D's (Dead, Damaged, or Dose not belong). Thus they will not interfere with colonization of probiotics.
Can enzymes be used for healthy weight management?
Lipase is the enzyme that breaks down (digests) fat. When added to your meal as a supplement it is able to do this in the digestive tract. This takes stress off the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. When taken between meals, they can be of great support systemically and in some cases stored in the liver for later use.
Many overweight people have metabolism imbalance or will soon create one.
The endocrine system is our metabolism. Once we are able to fortify the endocrine system, get the bowels working regularly, and digest our food rather than turning it into fat, we have a successful combination for healthy weight management. This process is not instantaneous, because we have to lose fat instead of weight. A person has to lose a great deal of fat to equal one pound of weight. It takes longer, but it is more healthy and lasts longer. Best of all, it does no harm.
Enzymedica produces cutting edge enzyme formulas that provide targeted support support for digestive issues, food intolerances, cardiovascular issues, proper immune function and healthy inflammatory process. Established in 1998, Enzymedica leads the enzyme category by offering products that contain the highest therpeutic activities available. They are ranked the #1 selling enzyme company by third party reports and offer the best-selling digestive enzyme blend, Digest Gold. Enzymedica is dedicated to using only the highest quality plant and plant-based enzymes in their products. Their exclusive Thera-blend process is used in the manufacturing of its protease, lipases, amylase and cellulase enzymes, achieving greater activity over a broader pH range. This process increases potency by enabling each enzyme to break down more bonds throughout the entire digestive system. When formulated for therapeutic purposes. Thera-blend enzymes are customized for optimal performance throughout the entire body.