Beta-Zyme® Digestive Aid
Enjoy the foods you love to eat !!!
Digestive Health Enzymes help with indigestion, food and lactose intolerance !!!
GNLD NeoLife Beta-Zyme® digestive health enzymes have a "one-two" punch that attacks digestive discomforts where they begin, in the stomach and the intestine. GNLD NeoLife Beta-Zyme® contains enzymes that support the body's ability to digest carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Composed of two different GNLD digestive aides (Beta-Gest® and Enzyme™), Beta-Zyme® attacks the cause of digestive discomfort, not just the symptoms.
Benefits of GNLD's Beta-Zyme® Digestive Enzyme:
A comprehensive digestant that supplements the body's natural digestive secretions, Beta-Zyme® supports optimal digestion and helps maximize nutrient availability, while minimizing digestive discomfort. Made from plant-sourced enzymes plus other natural source agents, non-habit forming Beta-Zyme® addresses the causes of stomach and intestinal indigestion and not just the symptoms. ***
Beta-Zyme® contains protein-digesting enzymes and hydrochloric acid, which assist with the breakdown of protein into amino acids. Carbohydrate breakdown is enhanced with amylase, and dietary fats are digested with support from lipase and dehydrocholic acid. These digestive agents promote healthy, stress-free digestion and optimum nutrient availability. ***
Low levels of hydrochloric acid in the stomach blocks Vitamin B12 from being carried into the intestines. Vitamin B12 may also help blood carry oxygen more efficiently.
Beta-Zyme® contains lactase that helps digest dairy products which cause many people intestinal discomfort, flatulence, cramps and diarrhea. Lactase is essential for digestive hydrolysis of lactose in milk products. Deficiency of the lactase enzyme causes lactose intolerance. Beta-Zyme® overcomes this problem by inclucing lactase in their pure formula so you can enjoy the dairy foods you like without any discomfort.
GNLD's protein products also include the necessary lactase enzyme.
Sadler M.J., Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition, Academic Press, 1998.
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Tips to obtain the best results from enzyme supplements:
- Take enzymes with every meal or snack that contains fat, especially meat, dairy, bread and desserts.
- Take the enzymes at the beginning of the meal or snack. This is very important for proper enzyme functioning. Enzymes generally do not work well if forgotten and only taken at the end of the meal.
- Swallow intact tablets and capsules with liquid at mealtimes. Some enzyme supplements have a special coating to prevent breakdown in the stomach. The tablets should not be crushed or chewed.
- If held in the mouth for a length of time, certain pancreatic enzyme products may begin to digest the mucous membranes and cause irritation. This can lead to sores on the mouth, lips and tongue. If swallowing a capsule is difficult, open the capsule and add its contents to a spoonful of soft food that does not require chewing and can be swallowed immediately. Some recommended foods are applesauce, gelatin, pureed apricot, banana or sweet potatoes.
- Pancreatic enzymes may have reduced effectiveness if taken at the same time as calcium or magnesium containing antacids, such as Maalox®, Mylanta®, Rolaids® and others.
- To promote enzyme function, do not mix the contents of capsules with milk, custard, ice cream or other dairy products before swallowing. These foods have a higher pH that may dissolve the microspheres' coating and destroy enzyme activity before they reach the stomach.
What are pancreatic enzymes?
Pancreatic enzymes are natural chemicals that help break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. A normally functioning pancreas secretes about 8 cups of fluid, called pancreatic juice, daily into the duodenum, the portion of the small intestine that connects with the stomach. This fluid contains pancreatic enzymes and helps neutralize stomach acid as it enters the small intestine.
Types of Pancreatic Enzymes and Their Effects:
||A shortage may cause:
||Lipase works with bile from the liver to degrade (break down) fat molecules (triglycerides) into fatty acids and glycerol so they can be absorbed and used by the body.
||Lack of needed fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Diarrhea and/or fatty stools.
||Protease breaks down proteins. This enzyme helps keep the intestine free of parasites such as bacteria, yeast and protozoa.
||Allergies or the formation of toxic substances due to incomplete digestion of proteins. Increased risk for intestinal infections.
||Amylase breaks down carbohydrates, including starch and glycogen, into sugars which are more easily absorbed by the body. This enzyme is also found in saliva. Amylase produced by the salivary glands breaks complex carbohydrates to smaller chains, or even simple sugars. It is sometimes referred to as ptyalin.
||Diarrhea due to the effects of undigested starch in the colon.
Reasons to Take Pancreatic Enzymes:
Pancreatic insufficiency is the inability of the pancreas to secrete enzymes needed for digestion and having an insufficient amount of pancreatic enzymes is very common among people with pancreatic cancer. (4) When the pancreas does not produce enough enzymes to break down food, pancreatic enzyme products are needed. Doctors sometimes prescribe digestive enzymes, including pancreatic enzymes, to patients who have conditions that cause poor digestion (7). (see references)
Humans lack the enzyme to digest the carbohydrate cellulose, mainly due to its special hydrogen bonding structure.
Lactase is a significant brush border enzyme in that a majority of Middleastern and Asian population lack this enzyme and also this enzyme decreases by age, and as such lactose intolerance is often a common abdominal complaint in the Middleastern, Asian, and older population, manifesting with bloating, abdominal pain, and osmotic diarrhea (5,6).
How do I determine if my pancreas is secreting enough enzymes?
Physicians use both physical symptoms and laboratory tests to assess pancreatic function. Common symptoms of pancreatic insufficiency include abdominal bloating and discomfort, gas, indigestion, and the passing of undigested food in the stool.
How can pancreatic enzymes help food allergies?
Pancreatic enzymes can help with food allergies by improving digestion. In order for a food molecule to produce an allergic response it must be a fairly large molecule. In studies performed in the 1930s and 1940s, pancreatic enzymes were shown to be quite effective in preventing food allergies (1,2). It appears that many practitioners are not aware of, or they have forgot about, these early studies. Typically individuals who do not secrete enough proteases will suffer from multiple food allergies (see references).
Are pancreatic enzymes helpful in cancer?
Enzyme preparations have been promoted by numerous practitioners specializing in alternative cancer treatments for many years, but most recently by Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. (3). There have been several clinical studies in a variety of cancers showing improvements in quality of life with pancreatic enzyme supplementation (4) (see references).
1 - Oelgoetz AW, et al.: The treatment of food allergy and indigestion of pancreatic origin with pancreatic enzymes. Am J Dig Dis Nutr 1935;2:422-6.
2 - Carroccio A, et al.: Pancreatic enzyme therapy in childhood celiac disease. A double-blind prospective randomized study. Dig Dis Sci 1995;40:2555- 2560.
3 - Gonzalez NJ and Isaacs LL: Evaluation of pancreatic proteolytic enzyme treatment of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, with nutrition and detoxification support. Nutr Cancer 1999;33:117-24.
4 - Leipner J and Saller R: Systemic enzyme therapy in oncology: effect and mode of action. Drugs. 2000;59:769-80.
5 - Bulhoes, A.C.; Goldani, H.A.S.; Oliveira, F.S.; Matte, U.S.; Mazzuca, R.B.; Silveira, T.R.. "Correlation between lactose absorption and the C/T-13910 and G/A-22018 mutations of the lactase-phlorizin hydrolase (LCT) gene in adult-type hypolactasia". Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research 40 (11): 1441–6. doi:10.1590/S0100-879X2007001100004. PMID 17934640.
6 - Heyman, M. B.; Committee On, N. (2006). "Lactose Intolerance in Infants, Children, and Adolescents". Pediatrics 118 (3): 1279–1286. doi:10.1542/peds.2006-1721. PMID 16951027.
7 - National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. "Lactose Intolerance -- How is lactose intolerance diagnosed?". National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/lactoseintolerance/#diagnosed.
Serving Size 1 Packette
Servings Per Container --- 30
|Amount Per Serving
|Calories from fat
|Total Fat 0.5 g
||less than 1 g
|Ox Bile See Purity Statement
|Acid Stable Protease
* Percent Daily values not established.
(Adults) 1 Packette immediately before or with a meal.
Other ingredients (less than .1 percent of volume): dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium silicate, food glaze, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, stearic acid, calcium sulfate, powdered cellulose, silicon dioxide, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, beet root powder, natural color, triacetin, licorice root powder, natural mint extract, glycerin and vanillin
Store in cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight.