AOR Zymes 100 capsules - amylase , alpha-galactosidase, protease, lipase | AOR
AOR Zymes contains porcine (pig-derived) pancreatic enzymes.
Porcine derived pancreatic enzymes are far more effective in the assimilation of food than plant-derived enzymes because they are more similar to human pancreatic enzymes. AOR Zymes is a digestive aid that helps reduce gas production and flatulence following a meal rich in fermentable carbohydrates such as vegetables, legumes and whole grains. AOR Zymes helps prevent gastrointestinal intolerance of fermentable carbohydrates.
Porcine pancreas contains a complex of natural enzymes including Protease, Amylase, Lipase, Trypsin, Chymotrypsin, Esterase, Peptidase, Nuclease, Elastase, Collagenase.
The main application for digestive enzymes is to improve digestion. Enzymes increase absorption and help in the breakdown of food into nutrients. If you want to get more out of your food and improve your digestion, digestive enzymes are a good idea.
They promote health in general by enhancing nutrient utilization; they spare digestive organs, may play a role in inflammation and could speed up recovery time. The ability of digestive enzymes at improving digestibility and enhancing nutrient absorption has clearly been demonstrated. They also appear to have anti-inflammatory effects and may speed up tissue repair and recovery.
Enzymes and Digestion
The main metabolites found in the food we eat are proteins, lipids and carbohydrates. They are essential to life and they are the only source of energy for our body. Like all nutrients, we must extract them from our food. The enzymes we produce during digestion allow this process to occur. Protease, lipase and amylase are the enzymes required to break down proteins, lipids and carbohydrates respectively. They are catabolic enzymes because they break and cleave larger molecules into particles that can be absorbed and utilized by our body. In order to make use of the nutrients found in the food we eat, we must digest them. Digestion is a metabolic process that requires considerable resources. Indeed, large portions of the proteins we absorb are used to support digestion and repair and replenish the cells of the gastrointestinal tract. Most cells found in the organs of the gastrointestinal tract have a very rapid turnover time. Likewise, a lot of energy is required for digestion. Enzymatic supplementation is especially helpful at increasing the efficiency of the digestive process, improving absorption and sparing the organs of digestion.
Digestion and Aging
As we age, we become less efficient at digesting our food. Gradual loss of function of the secretory mucosa of the stomach affects 25% of adults in their 60's and 40% of those over 80. Liver function also declines with age. Our capacity to produce digestive enzymes is reduced and our ability to extract nutrients from the food we eat suffers. Digestive enzymes help offset this detrimental change. Adding enzymes to your diet allows for a more complete digestion and improves nutrient absorption. Animal trials confirm better nutrient utilization with enzyme supplementation.
Protease enzymes cleave proteins found in food into individual amino acids. Enzymes responsible for the breakdown of proteins such as protease are found in all cells and tissues because they degrade and remove unwanted proteins. They are thought to reduce inflammation because of their role in the breakdown of useless proteins.
Lipase breaks down fats to glycerol and fatty acids. The first step in fat utilization is the hydrolysis of triacylglycerol (stored fat) by lipases. Patients who cannot digest lipids because of pancreatic insufficiency usually receive supplemental porcine lipase.
Alpha Amylase is the animal enzyme responsible for the breakdown of starches to simple sugars. Starch is the nutritional reservoir for plants and is present in two forms: amylose and amylopectin. More than half the carbohydrates ingested by humans are starches. Amylase is released by the salivary glands and by the pancreas. Amylase cleaves starch into maltose, maltotriose and alpha-dextrin.
Alpha Galactosidase, found in AOR-Zymes, is the enzyme responsible for the breakdown of non-digestable oligosaccharides normally found in legumes but that cannot be broken down in the small intestine. Without the presence of the enzyme, these polysaccharides enter the large intestine and are broken down by bacteria. This results in the production of gas, bloating and general discomfort. The addition of Alpha Galactosidase allows for the digestion of the culprit polysaccharides. This is especially interesting for anybody consuming soy-containing products because galactooligosaccharides, rafffinose and stachyose, all found in soy, cannot be digested without alpha galactosidase.
Some supplements are suitable for both men and women of all ages as well as children. But other supplements are specifically targeted to the aging woman or man. Another supplement is especially suitable for athletes, regardless of gender.
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- a dietary supplement is not a subsitute for a healthy diet ; do not exceed recommended dose
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take 1 capsule immediately before a meal one to four times daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Use the smallest effective dose which controls symptoms. Swallow whole; do not open capsules.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
Porcine Pancreatic Enzymes 166 mg †
• amylase (digests starches) 20 750 USP Units
• lipase (digests fat) 1 660 USP Units
• protease (digests protein) 20 750 USP Units
alpha-galactosidase (digests beans) 350 GaIU - 350 mg †
† = Recommended Daily Intake not established
enzyme complex (porcine pancreatic enzymes) , fillers (dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose from milk), anticoagulant (silicon dioxide), capsule (gellan gum, hypromellose)
keep dry and closed at normal room temperature between 15 - 22°C.
keep out of reach of young children
Consult a health care practitioner for prolonged use, for use beyond 4 weeks, or prior to use if you have diabetes, pancreatitis, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency or cystic fibrosis.
Do not use if you are sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or pork proteins.
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain/epigastric pain, heartburn, and/or hypersensitivity/allergy have been known to occur, in which case discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. If symptoms persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner.
contains lactose from milk
contains no other familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks)
contains porcine pancreas enzymes