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Gluten Digest-Zyme Summary

Gluten Digest-Zyme Summary

Kiwi Extract: Constipation Relief & Bowel Health

Based on the results of two clinical trials (with a high level of evidence based on their design), the following health claims for kiwifruit extract are supported (equivalent to Actazin found in Gluten Digest-Zyme with a dose of 400mg/day or more):

  • Improves bowel movements in adults with constipation by improving colon transit time (1)
  • Increases the frequency and ease of bowel movements in adults by improving the consistency and volume of stool (2)
  1. Chan A, Leung G, Tong T, Wong N. Increasing dietary fibre intake in terms of kiwifruit improves constipation in Chinese patients. World J Gastroenterol 2007 September 21; 13(35): 4771-4775
  2. Rush EC, Patel M, Plank LD, Ferguson LR (2002). Kiwifruit promotes laxation in the elderly. Asia Pacific J Clin Nutr. 11:164-8.

Kiwi Fruit: For IBS & Flatulence

Irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS/C) & flatulence may be easily reduced or totally eliminated by eating kiwifruit

Recent 2010 study* published in the Asia Pacific J Nutrition from Taiwan’s Taipei Medical University stated that colon transit time decreased significantly in the IBS/C patients

The group of 45 individuals in this 3-phase study  consumed 2 kiwifruit per day for 4 weeks

These findings suggest that kiwifruit consumption :

  • shortens colon transit time
  • increases defecation frequency
  • improves bowel function
  • reduces excessive flatulence

Additional Information

Gluten Digest-Zyme Promotes Healthy Colon Function

Actazin™, a kiwi extract, found in KCZ has a unique action on colon health:

Proteolytic enzyme activity from the enzyme “Actinidin”:

  • Gently stimulates gut motility
  • Helps normalize bowel transit time
  • Changes the consistency of stool

Actinidin enzyme activity effectively digests proteins* including:

  • Dairy (casein & whey)
  • Meat
  • Corn (zein)
  • Wheat (gluten = glutenin, gliadin)

* J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Apr 28;58(8):5074-80

www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20232890 & 20232891

Carbohydrase Enzymes in Gluten Digest-Zyme (GDZ)

  • GDZ contains several different types of carbohydrase enzymes that break down complex polysaccharides (starch or sticky carbs)
  • Amylase Blend: Breaks down carbohydrates: starch, glycogen, and polysaccharides into smaller units; the combination of two types of amylase is more effective with a very broad pH range (3.5 -10.0)

Note: If proper chewing does not occur – amylase availability will be low

  • Glucoamylase: Added to complement the presence of Amylase & further break down or hydrolyze starch at the terminal linkages
  • Betaglucanase: Breaks down beta D-glucan components, helps break down beta-linked glucose bonds often associated with grains, such as barley, oats and wheat

Protease Enzymes in Gluten Digest-Zyme (GDZ)

  • GDZ contains six proteases – addressing the issue of hard-to-digest proteins, moving them efficiently & quickly through the G.I tract
  • Protease Blend: combines 3 protease enzymes – acid, neutral and alkaline proteases that will facilitate complete protein digestion with an effective pH range of 2.0 to 6.0. For this reason, Protease Blend provides protein digestion in the stomach and pyloric regions of the small intestine
  • Acid Stable Protease: used with low stomach pH below pH of 2.0
  • Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP IV): functions (pH range 2.8-11.0) in breaking down casein and side chain activity in breaking down gluten, thus supporting the digestion of casein-containing milk products as well as the protein in gluten-containing grains (this assists in normalizing inflammatory response to the gluten)

Gluten Digest-Zyme (GDZ) Benefits

Potent “colon-health” aid which helps to relieve:

    • Constipation
    • Bloating & Gas
    • Irregular bowel habits
    • Odorous bowel movements
    • Toxic colon build-up
      • Helps to break down sticky, hard-to-digest carbohydrates, and proteins especially gluten
      • Aids in the complete digestion of all proteins, especially effective for meat and dairy proteins
      • Effective over the entire pH range from pH 2.0–11.0
      • Supports a gluten-free, dairy-free lifestyle
      • Improves intestinal immune function & gut health
      • Reduces inflammatory responses and potentially auto-immune diseases
      • Improves nutrient absorption as well as protein & carbohydrate utilization,
      • May directly improve all-over heath

Powerful plant-sourced enzymes in Gluten Digest-Zyme:

      • Six proteolytic enzymes including Protease DPPIV
      • Four carbohydrase enzymes for hard-to-digest starches
      • Actazin™, a natural Kiwi extract containing a potent proteolytic enzyme, minerals, vitamins, fibre and polyphenols
      1. Convenient dosage: taken only once per day
      2. Fast-acting: bowel evacuationmay occur within 24 hrs
      3. Multiple functions: constipation relief , “colon-health” aid & digestive support for gluten & dairy, all proteins and complex CHOs
      4. Totally Vegan product: 100% pure vegetable capsules
      5. Contains non-GMO: both ingredients and enzymes
      6. Specially formulated: a unique constipation formula that will not cause diarrhea (may be used for IBS diarrhea)
      7. Tested gluten-free by ELISA test

Gluten Digest-Zyme Formula

Each vegetable capsule of Gluten Digest-Zyme (GDZ) contains

      • Colon Enzyme Blend………………………………………………….. 204.18mg

–      Peptidase DPPIV (A.oryzae) ……………………..10,262 FCC HUT

–      Protease (A.oryzae)……………………………………………..25,000 FCC HUT

–      Protease (B.licheniformis)…………………………………..3,948 FCC PC

–      Protease Acid Stable (A.niger)…………………………..25 FCC SAP

–      Amylase Blend (B.subtilus/A.oryzae)……………….7500 FCC BAU

–      Beta-Glucanase (A.niger/T.longibrachiatum,)……100FCC BGU

–      Glucoamylase (A.niger)………………..………………………..50 FCC AGU

      • Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa, fruit) Actazin™….…….…….…200 mg

(providing 3750 AU of the enzyme Actinidin)

Two capsules of Gluten Digest-Zyme Formula provides the equivalent of ½ a peeled kiwi fruit.

Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 2 V-caps at the start of the main meal. For severe constipation, take up to 4 V-caps at the start of the main meal, for the first few days or as required.

For digestion of gluten and dairy as well as complex carbs and all other proteins take 2-3 capsules at the beginning of the meal.

(A= Aspergillus; B= Bacillus ; T= Trichoderma)

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