Natural Digestive Solutions for Today’s World!
Digestive Enzymes / Probiotics
We’ve all heard the saying, “Death begins in the colon.” Many practitioners of alternative medicine believe that a disruptive ecology of the gastrointestinal tract may cause up to ninety percent of all known illness and disease. Animals get sick when their gastrointestinal tract becomes disrupted. Beneficial (friendly) microorganisms can no longer flourish in needed numbers and in the proper balance. This imbalance requires natural digestive solutions in order to be corrected.
COMMON CAUSES OF GASTRO-INTESTINAL DISRUPTION
The most common cause is past and present use of antibiotics. This is the single most contributing factor involved in the breakdown of the flora in the GI tract. Perhaps you are not personally taking antibiotics or giving your pet antibiotics, but unless you are taking constant precautions with your family and pet’s food and water, then they are most likely still consuming antibiotics on a regular basis. Every time you or your pets drink chlorinated water, or eat antibiotic-laden foods, or take prescription antibiotics to fight infection, significant portions of the body’s key beneficial bacteria often become depleted as well as the destruction of bad bacteria. An added source of damage comes from stress and excessive sugar consumption which also interfere with the balance of good bacteria in our gastrointestinal system.
That is why it is critical for you to know about Probiotics (direct-fed microbials) and Digestive Enzymes – the Natural Digestive Solutions for the times we are living in today.
Bac-Pak Plus for Pets / Pro-B for People
NZYMES® BacPak Plus for Pets & NZYMES® Pro-B for People are blends of live, viable, and naturally occurring micro-organisms (Probiotics) and Digestive Enzymes. These unique, micro-encapsulated formulas help to promote proper digestion and natural assimilation of nutrients from foods to optimize the health of the digestive tract and immune system. For Pets & People of all ages.
The special Micro-Encapsulation process used provides key protection against the breakdown of the Probiotic cultures by heat and stomach acids and ensures that 95% of the viable bacteria reach the GI tract.
How Do Probiotics Work?
Probiotics work by attaching themselves to the intestinal wall. These friendly bacteria keep pathogenic bacteria from gaining a foothold. In addition, they produce lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide, (which kill most disease-causing bacteria). Some yogurt and other fermented food have these cultures, but may not be strong enough for the problems being caused in today’s environment. This is why daily supplementation with Probiotics is so important. Yet it costs only a few pennies a day to supplement yourself and your pets
What Are The Benefits?
In sufficient numbers, these friendly bacteria keep disease-causing bacteria from overpopulating the intestine. Also, they improve digestion, manufacture B vitamins, and boost immune system activity. Because they boost immunity, they positively influence the overall health of the individual.
These help supplement with the production of Lactic Acid producing bacteria in the digestive tract which helps in balancing the pH and colonization of beneficial bacteria in the lower intestinal tract. This creates a hostile environment for undesirable bacteria to colonize and enhances the growth of several digestive enzymes found in various stages in the digestive system. The synergistic effect aids in maintaining more normal intestinal functions.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus – Micro encapsulated species specific, to stimulate natural lactic acid production, creating a sudden down shift in the pH in the small intestine. Increasing levels of lactic acid allows for greater fluid and nutrient transfer across the intestinal wall. Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most commonly used probiotic, or “friendly” bacteria. Such healthy bacteria inhabit the intestines and vagina and protect against the introduction and proliferation of “bad” organisms that can cause disease. The breakdown of food by L. acidophilus leads to production of lactic acid, hydrogen peroxide, and other by-products that make the environment hostile for undesired organisms. L. acidophilus also produces lactase, the enzyme that breaks down milk sugar (lactose) into simple sugars. People who are lactose intolerant do not produce this enzyme. For this reason, L. acidophilus supplements may be beneficial.
Bifidobacterium Thermophilum– Micro encapsulated species specific, designed to be viable (live) until It reaches the small intestine, aids in stimulating the lactic acid production. A very beneficial colonizer in the intestinal tract that replaces the space vacated by the undesirable bacteria after a downshift In the pH. This particular strain is very quick to colonize (multiply) in the intestinal tract.
Bifidobacterium longum – Micro encapsulated for storage and viability until it reaches the lower gut (small intestine). This provides very quick response time at colonizing (attaching to the lining of the intestinal tract) therefore leaving less space for undesirable bacteria to attach. It also helps to maintain a higher percentage of fluid and nutrient assimilation through the intestinal wall.
Enterococcus faeclum– Micro encapsulated, durable strain of bacteria that is a great stimulator of lactic acid production in the intestinal tract of the individual. This particular strain is very beneficial in the synthesizing of B vitamins.
Bacillus Subtilis – A very durable strain of bacteria. It enhances lactic acid production. This particular strain demonstrates properties that have shown to reduce nitrates and stimulates the production of additional enzymes (amylase, protease and lipase).
How Do Digestive Enzymes Work?
Specific digestive enzymes have been selected to break down the major substrates of nutrients that are being consumed by the individual thus enhancing the overall nutrient assimilation of the food that is being consumed. This relates to more bioavailable nutrients being used for the health of the Individual and less being passed away in the stools.
Digestive Enzyme Species
Amylase – Increases the utilization of starches that are being consumed by reducing the molecules to smaller molecular weights, which can be more readily absorbed into the blood system.
Protease – or proteolytic enzymes enhances the utilization of the proteins that are being consumed, reducing them to usable peptides and amino acids which make this substance more bio-available to the individual. Protease helps to clean up your body by removing the unwanted protein from your circulatory system and blood stream, and helps restore your energy and balance.
Hemi-cellulase – Readily digestible cellulose is held in bundles by Hemi-cellulose fractions. Hemi-cellulase specifically aim at and breakdown these Hemi-cellulose fractions opening up the cellulose to make it more available for digestion.
Phytase – Hydrolyzes phytic acid which is wide spread in nature and the principle form of phosphorus in many seeds (phytic acid contents are about 60-80% of the total phosphorus in seeds), Phytic acid binds minerals such as iron, zinc, calcium and magnesium, therefore it reduces their bioavailability.
Cellulase – Enhances the utilization of the fibrous portions of the food that is being consumed.
Lipase – Helps to supplement the inherent enzyme system in the break down of fats and lipids. Also increases the bioavailability of the fat soluble vitamins.
Pectinase – Reduces the structure size of the plant pectin into galacturonic acid to maintain water balance to avoid excessive fluid passage, which is essential for cell growth and development.
Beta-glucanase – Specific enzyme to hydrolyze and enhance the bio-availability of specific types of starch molecules.
Yucca Schidigera Powder
Yucca Schidigera – is a natural plant fiber which has ammonia binding capabilities. This helps stimulation of blood flow by reducing the blood cholesterol and abnormal blood triglycerides. It also helps to reduce the inflammation in joints, which include chronic arthritis and decreases the amount of toxins available for absorption from the digestive system. The body’s elimination system (kidneys, Liver, lymph and blood) are thus less taxed to remove poisons from the body. This lowers the build up of toxins in the joints and elsewhere which seem to be related to diseases like arthritis.
Protected By Micro-Encapsulation
The special Micro-Encapsulation process provides key protection against the breakdown from external heat and stomach acid and insures that 95% of the viable bacteria penetrate to the GI tract.