Health Benefits of Digestive Enzyme Supplements Therapy

  • Improves nutrient availability
  • Improves energy and mental clarity
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Supports immune functioning
  • Relieves digestive disorders
  • Promotes detoxification
  • Promotes longevity
  • Regulates and balances hormones
  • Relieves allergies
  • Reduces risk for disease


What Are Enzymes?

Enzymes are protein molecules that make chemicals which carry a vital energy factor needed for every chemical action and reaction that occurs in our body. There are approximately around 20,000 different enzymes found in each human cell. These enzymes can combine with co-enzymes (vitamins and minerals) to form nearly 100,000 various chemicals that enable us to see, hear, feel, move, think and digest food. Every organ, every tissue and the 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reaction of enzymes and their specific energy factor they themselves produce. Nutrition cannot be explained without describing the part that enzymes play.


Why Would I Need Digestive Enzyme Supplements?

It is essential to break down food so as to get its nutrients. However, for various reasons, we do not have all digestive functions in optimum condition to sustain wellness. We experience deficiencies and irregularities in our development, lose enzyme functionality during our aging process and so we end up functioning at less than an optimum level. Additionally, environmental exposures, stress levels, in addition to poor food choices continually undermine digestive function. Even the types of food we commonly eat play a role, since it is hard to digest processed or chemically enhanced foods. Because of these genetic, lifestyle/behavioral, and food composition factors, no one really has optimum digestion. For these various reasons it makes good common sense to supplement the diet with additional plant based digestive enzymes.


What Are Supplemental Enzymes?

Supplemental enzymes are enzymes that have been extracted in some manner from either plants or animals and are taken in supplemental forms. Plant (mycelia) and food based enzymes are grown and extracted. Animal enzymes such as Pancreatin are taken from the pancreas of a hog or ox. Pepsin is prepared from the stomach of pigs and trypsin is from the intestine of the same animals. An animal enzyme is limited in the digestive system.

The enzymes of choice are as follows: plant food enzymes such as bromelain from pineapple and papain from papaya which are protease (protein splitting) enzymes. Mycelia (plant based) enzymes are grown on a plant and extracted naturally without contamination. These enzymes are protease (protein splitting) enzymes, polysaccharolytic (carbohydrate splitting) enzymes and lipases (fat splitting) enzymes. They work throughout the entire digestive tract. Protease enzymes are blended to work in both the digestive and circulatory systems.


Getting Started with Enzymes

People are continuously being advised to take various supplements, herbs, and vitamins or to eat a certain diet in order to improve health. And yet no focus is placed on ensuring that whatever is being taken is also being digested and absorbed. The assumption is made, even by nutrition experts, that we all digest equally and completely. However, we know that this is not the case. The LOHAD Center therefore have their core scientific and clinical wellness philosophy based on three intricate physio-biochemical needs. Our starting point is simple: support digestion, improve circulation, and facilitate the elimination of waste.

Our belief is simple. Give the body the nutrients it needs, clear away the waste, and allow the body to manage its resources. We call this “The Basics” because, no matter the health condition, this is where you start. This set of three main products constitutes the foundation of the The LOHAD Center’s approach to health and wellness.

Step 1: Complete Nutrient Digestion

These digestive formulas promote optimum digestion, nutrient availability, and relieve food intolerances.

TPP Digest – the most comprehensive digestive formula, especially high in lipase for cholesterol/triglyceride control; also good for acid reflux.

DigestZyme – for more sensitive individuals or those experiencing nausea, diarrhea, and gallbladder difficulties.

Step 2: Proper Blood Circulation

These proteolytic formulas promote circu-lation, immune modulation, and detoxifica-tion while supporting the liver and kidneys.

TPP Protease – for chronic conditions and abnormal immune function; stron-gest, most effective, and most versatile protease blend available.

TPP Protease 375K – for those persons sensitive to bromelain or papain.

PureZyme – for those persons sensitive to bromelain or papain and have a more sensitive GI tract, such as IBS or Chron’s sufferers.

Step 3: Good Microflora and Elimination

These probiotic formulas replenish and maintain healthy intestinal flora while improving the health of the colon.

TPP Probiotic – for long term antibiotic use and dysbiosis

Plantadophilus – for lower GI stress (diarrhea, gastritis, IBS, constipation, etc.) and is also very soothing and healing for oral application

PureZyme – for those persons sensitive to bromelain or papain and have a more sensitive GI tract, such as IBS or Chron’s sufferers.