10.30: news.health/diet/enzymes/digestive enzymes reduce inflammation?:
. several doctors say enzymes reduce inflammation;
but they are talking about different types?
Dr.Mercola says your best source is raw food
and calorie restriction;
but Dr.Bob Martin promotes a supplement
that contains various proteolytic enzymes
and other digestive enzymes.
. the idea I got from researching
Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride's
Guts and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS) diet:
was that certain infections (candida?)
can inhibit production of digestive enzymes
so that more food is not absorbed by you
and is thus available to the infection;
this infection can be a source of inflammation
when your immune system attacks it;
so, the cure is to replace the enzymes
and go on a diet that inhibits infections
(no sugar, and low glycemic).
. if the infection is removed inflammation is reduced,
and, digestive enzyme supplements can be discontinued.
. if you tend to eat out of a blender,
keep in mind that the act of chewing
is a major source of some digestive enzymes.
Dr.Mercola 2011`enzymes reduce inflammation:
. the main source of inflammation is the
immune system reacting against germs,
and proteolytic enzymes in the blood degrade germs;
also, fibrin "can prolong inflammation"
and can be cleared by proteolytic enzymes.
Dr.Mercola 2011`ways to get enzymes:
"NO manufactured product can duplicate
the positive effects of a nutrient-rich diet",
with "at least 75 percent of your foods raw";
and do a lot of chewing during each meal.
. also, calorie restriction helps
because it reduces your need for digestive enzymes.
Dr.Bob Martin (radio):
. "Healthful-Zymes" were recommended
along with avoiding certain foods
as a way of reducing inflammation.
Healthful - Zymes™ ingredients:
. an inflammation modulator
when taken between meals (on an empty stomach)
Zinc (Zinc Citrate) 8 mg
Enzyme Blend 568 mg Providing:
Pancreatin 8X 50,000 Units USP
Trypsin 18,750 Units USP
Amylase 375 Units FCC
Lipase 75 Units FCC
Papain 1,450,000 Units USP
Chymotrypsin 125 Units USP
Bromelain 5,000,000 Units FCC
Rutin 175 mg
L-cysteine 25 mg
Superoxide Dismutase n250 Units**
Catalase 1 100 Units**
Curcumin C3 Complex Standardized to 95% Curcuminoids
compare ingredients of other formulations:
GAPS diet`Houston TriEnza:
Two capsules of TriEnza contain:
50,000 HUT Peptidase with DPP IV,
65,000 HUT Protease 800, [or "4.5"]*
25,000 HUT Protease 6.0,
12,000 DU Amylase,
25 AGU Glucoamylase,
200 GalU Alpha-galactosidase,
16,000 XU Xylanase,
30 BGU Beta-glucanase,
1500 ALU Lactase,
and 200 [or 500]* FIP Lipase.
TriEnza is free of animal derivatives;
TriEnza aids in digestion of starches,
sugars (including lactose) and fats.
TriEnza is high in DPP(dipeptidyl peptidase) IV;
known to break down casomorphin (from casein)
and gluteomorphin (from gluten).
* the supplier lists ingredients at houston-enzymes.
Enzymatic Therapy, Mega-Zyme, Systemic Enzymes,
Pancreatic enzymes 10X USP units of activity:
contains undiluted pancreatic enzymes which deliver
10X the strength specified by the US Pharmacopoeia:
Lipase 6,500 325 mg **)
Trypsin 75 mg **
Papain 50 mg **
Bromelain (2,400 G.D.U./g) 16 mg **
Amylase 10 mg **
Lipase 10 mg **
Lysozyme (egg) 10 mg **
Chymotrypsin 2 mg **
Jarrow Formulas, Jarro-Zymes Plus:
Porcine Pancreatic Enzymes
Lipase.........10,000 USP Units
Protease.......55,000 USP Units
Amylase........55,000 USP Units 445 mg *
Alpha Galactosidase (750 AGS Units)
(Aspergillus niger fermentation) 25 mg
DaVinci Laboratories of Vermont, All-Zyme
Calcium (as Ca Sulfate) 50 mg 5%
Pepsin (3,000 FCC/mg) 50 mg *
Bromelain (120 GDU/g) 50 mg *
Ox Bile 30 mg *
Pancreas Substance 200 mg *
Papain (2,000 USP/mg) 50 mg *
Pancreatin (8x) Yielding:
( Protease (200 USP/mg)
Amylase (200 USP/mg)
Lipase (16 USP/mg) 50 mg *
Cellulose Enzymes (4,000 CU/g) 10 mg *
Betaine Hydrochloride 100 mg *