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Enzymes – How to select

digestive enzymes health care systemic enzymes

Enzymes are critical to keep us alive as they are involved in many functions in the body. There are 2 main types: digestive enzymes and systemic enzymes.

Digestive enzymes help to break down food and nutrients. Here are the common ones:

Amylase - digests carbohydrates

Protease - digests proteins and helps to reduce food allergies

Lipase - digests fats

Lactase - digests milk sugar

Cellulase - breaks down fiber

Maltase - digests complex sugar

Phytase - responsible for overall digestion and B vitamins production

Food intolerances like lactose and complex carbohydrates (bean and yam) are mostly related to insufficiency of digestive enzymes to break down certain food components.

Systemic enzymes involve functions like reducing inflammation and swelling (e.g. joint), breaking down blood clots and removing sputum. Serrapeptase, nattokinase, and bromelain are the common ones.

Digestive enzymes – who will benefit?

  • Individuals with digestion issues
  • Individuals with multiple food sensitivities and malabsorption
  • Useful for those who are recovering from illnesses:
    • severe injuries
    • burns
    • chemotherapy or operations

How to select digestive enzymes?

  • Full spectrum and high potency enzymes to address various digestion issues
  • Derived from plant source
  • Work in different pH zones of the entire gut

Take it with or after meals


Systemic enzymes – who will benefit?

Nattokinase:

  • for individuals at risk of developing blood clots

Serrapeptase:

  • helps to reduce chronic inflammation and swelling
  • good for individuals who suffer from autoimmune disease and osteoarthritis

How to choose?

Choose protein enzymes with a broad spectrum and high potency

Our clinical team recommends

VitaAid Optizyme

VitaAid Supreme Zyme-Aid Extra Fort

VitaAid Nattozimes

VitaAid BiofilmX

Serrapeptase (Enerex) - 120,000 U

Purenourish Natrual



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