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First Half of the Battle - Proteolytic Enzymes to Dissolve Fibrin
Fibroid tumors are usually benign, and are made up of nodules of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue, called fibrin, hence the name ‘fibroid’ tumor. These tumors develop within the wall of the uterus. We make a certain amount of enzymes in a lifetime, and the levels decrease as we age. With decreasing enzyme levels, our organs begin to collect deposits of fibrin. This can cause women to develop conditions such as uterine fibroid tumors and fibrocystic breast disease, especially when coupled with estrogen dominance.
Replacing enzymes through supplementation with certain types of enzymes assists the body in eliminating abnormal formation of fibrous tissue. Vitalzym, a systemic enzyme blend works extremely well to break down fibrin, thus helping to shrink fibroid tumors.
Vitalzym contains proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes, including serrapeptase which is a powerful fibrinolytic enzyme. Vitalzym can help digest the fibrin in tumors when taken at an activation dose.. Please read Suggested Use of Vitalzym for those with Fibroid Tumors for information about using Vitalzym to shrink your tumors.
Second Half of the Battle - Hormone Balance
Hormone balancing is especially important for women with fibroids. Along with taking Vitalzym, it is vitally important to obtain hormone balance while attempting to shrink the growth of a fibroid. Excess estrogen is commonly believed to contribute to the formation and growth of fibroids. You can read more about determining if you are estrogen dominant and about managing estrogen levels on our Estrogen Dominance webpage.
The following products may be helpful in in balancing your hormones. Click on the links to read more about how each of these products may play a role in helping you obtain hormone balance and assist with shrinking your fibroids.
|For Hormone Balancing and
Management of Excess Estrogen
|DIM - Diindolylmethane - Diindolylmethane (DIM) is a powerful metabolizer of estrogen, assisting in removing excess estrogen and benefiting conditions associated with estrogen dominance, such as uterine fibroid tumors, fibrocystic breasts, glandular dysfunction, and more. Supplementation with DIM can help promote proper estrogen levels. DIM is most appropriate for women not yet in their menopausal years, as it is a strong estrogen metabolizer and DIM will not likely lower their estrogen too much. Can be used alone or with Myomin for the added benefits Myomin gives.|
|Myomin - Myomin is a formula of Chinese herbs that helps promote proper hormonal balance. Myomin can reduce levels of bad estrogens and promotes production of the good estrogens. Myomin is a gentler metabolizer of excess estrogens and is therefore most often the choice for menopausal women who are producing estrogen at a lower level. Additionally, some of the herbs have been shown to help promote shrinkage of tumors and cysts. Can be used alone or with a bit of DIM for an extra metabolism boost.|
|Natural Progesterone - Natural progesterone is used to supplement low progesterone levels and balances the ratio between estrogen and progesterone, thereby assisting in promoting proper hormone balance. It can be safely used by menstruating women, pre- and peri-menopausal women, as well as those who are menopausal. Progesterone is an important component in proper hormone balance.|
Calcium D-Glucarate can be beneficial in helping to remove used hormones and toxins before they become re-absorbed back into the bloodstream where they can be deposited into fatty tissues and areas such as breast tissue and the uterus.It aids the body in the elimination of many harmful substances and helps to lower abnormally high levels of steroid hormones including estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone.
Additional Support While Shrinking Fibroid Tumors
There are many factors involved with fibroid tumors. These supplements may help you to manage your fibroids and their accompanying symptoms. It also is important to have proper nutrition from your diet, to add a good multi-vitamin, and to detoxify regularly.
|Magnesium Citrate - Some fibroids, especially older ones, can develop a calcium coating which can get in the way of enzymes dissolving the fibrin within. Magnesium, when taken alone without calcium, can help to remove the calcification of uterine fibroid tumors. Magnesium is also helpful for uterine cramping.|
|Vitamin D-3 - An exciting study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that Vitamin D may be a key player in helping to manage fibroid tumors. NIH says, "In previous research, the study authors found that vitamin D inhibited the growth of human fibroid cells in laboratory cultures." This is exciting for women because as the researchers point out, this could provide "a promising new lead in the search for non-surgical treatment of fibroids that doesn't [negatively] affect fertility." Read more in our blog Reserach Points to Vitamin D to Help Shrink Fibroid Tumors.|
Zinc - Zinc is important for peak gynecological function. More than 70% of women do not obtain the minimum daily requirement of zinc from their diets. Zinc assists the body in absorbing enzymes, such as those found in Vitalzym, to help them work as efficiently as possible in the body. Additionally, zinc helps prevent hormonal imbalance and fibrosis conditions because it plays an important role in hormone production and balance. Zinc helps to increase progesterone levels and lower estrogen.
|For Anemia and/or Heavy Bleeding|
|SSS Tonic and Energetic B-12 Spray - Many women with fibroid tumors are anemic, due to heavy bleeding often caused by fibroids. SSS Tonic, a liquid iron supplement, and Energetic B-12, a B-vitamin and folic acid supplement, are helpful to raise the iron levels in women who are clinically anemic.|
Heavy bleeding is common amongst those with uterine fibroids and/or hormone imbalances. For many, this type of blood loss can cause one to become anemic. Taking vitamin A (10,000 IU per day) and an iron supplement together has been reported to help overcome iron deficiency more effectively than iron supplements alone.
|For Basic Nutritional Support|
Life Essence multi-vitamin/mineral supplement provides the vitamins and minerals your body needs to building a solid foundation for hormone balance, which is critical for managing fibroid tumors. It contains enzymes, flavones, trace elements, amino acids, antioxidants, and more. The Superior Tonic Herbs and SuperFoods round out this stellar product.
One 'n' Only is a once daily version of the Life Essence multi-vitamin that is the most nutritious one per day dietary supplement ever offered. It provides a perfect balance of all the standard vitamins and minerals plus super foods, tonic herbs, and plant enzymes.
|For Cleansing and Detoxifying|
|Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox
The Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox Kit offers a 4 part system that is designed to help improve your health via detoxificaiton of the liver, colon, kidneys, and lymphatic system. This helps to cleanse your body of the used hormones and toxins that accumulate, and the debris from shrinking tumors. It helps promote a healthy balance between assimilation and elimination.
PuraCell is a powerful blend of minerals, herbs, enzymes, and cracked wall chlorella that can be used as a "Gentle Daily Detox," or a "Quick 30-Day Detox." Few other products, if any, can deliver such thorough coverage on such a vast array of toxicity concerns, especially in such a gentle manner. Ideal for long term detoxification while shrinking fibroid tumors.
Other Information about Fibroid Tumors
|About Fibroids||Using Vitalzym for Fibroids|
|Symptoms||Women's Health FAQs|
|Diet for Fibroids||My Fibroid Story|
|Estrogen Dominance||Fibroid Tumor Testimonials|
Fibroid tumors are most commonly found most often in the uterus of women in their 20's, 30's and 40's. Between 20-50% of women of childbearing age have uterine fibroids. They are usually benign (non-cancerous) uterine tumors. Medically, fibroids are also referred to as myomas or leiomyomas, and are considered to be a woman's fibrosis condition that is usually associated with estrogen dominance.
Uterine fibroid tumors are nodules of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue, hence the name 'fibroid' tumor. They develop within the wall of the uterus. Fibroids may grow as a single nodule or in clusters and may range in size from 1 mm to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. They may grow within the wall of the uterus or they may project into the interior cavity or toward the outer surface of the uterus. In rare cases, they may grow on stalks or peduncles projecting from the surface of the uterus. These uterine tumors are known as pendunculated fibroids.
While many women do not experience any problems, symptoms can be severe enough to require treatment, and are the most common indication for surgery, including hysterectomy, myomectomy, and uterine fibroid embolization.
There are four primary types of uterine fibroids, classified primarily according to location in the uterus:
|Subserosal||These fibroids develop in the outer portion of the uterus and continue to grow outward. This type can cause the uterus to grow.|
|Intramural||The most common type of fibroid. These develop within the uterine wall and expand making the uterus feel larger than normal (which may cause "bulk symptoms").|
|Submucosal||These fibroids develop just under the lining of the uterine cavity. These are the fibroids that have the most effect on heavy menstrual bleeding and are often associated with infertility and miscarriage.|
|Pedunculated||Fibroids that grow on a small stalk that connects them to the inner or outer wall of the uterus.|
Although no precise answers exist for the development of uterine fibroid tumors, there is a link between fibroids and estrogen production. Fibroids do not develop until the body begins producing estrogen during the onset of menstruation. During the reproductive years, hormonal imbalance can cause fibroids to form and grow. Hormonal imbalance occurs when estrogen and progesterone are not present in the proper proportions, often referred to as estrogen dominance. The most common imbalance that causes fibroids is low progesterone in ratio to estrogen, which is often too high.
Progesterone production decreases during the 30s and 40s. When additional estrogens, such as the type found in birth control pills, hormone replacement therapy, and plant and environmental estrogens are brought into the mix, hormonal imbalance often occurs. Additionally, fibroid tumors may grow very quickly during pregnancy when the body is producing extra estrogen.
Fibroids sometimes shrink and disappear after menopause when the body stops producing as much estrogen. However, if a woman has used hormone replacement therapy for many years, there is a possibility that she may have an excess of stored estrogen that can prevent fibroids from shrinking after menopause. A woman will almost never develop fibroid tumors after menopause.
I am the founder and owner of Energetic Nutrition, which began in 1996. This is my story of finding a natural alternative to shrink my fibroid tumors.
I had fairly large uterine fibroid tumor and some small tumors. I used a systemic enzyme product, Vitalzym to shrunk the tumors to a manageable size in 6 weeks, and obtain further shrinkage over time. I was able to avoid a hysterectomy that I desperately did not want. I later added hormone balancing supplements to maintain the size of the fibroid.
Many women with uterine fibroids experience little to no symptoms or complications that require treatment. Women who do experience uterine fibroid symptoms may suffer from pelvic pain, abnormal menstruation, uterine cramping, and a variety of other conditions. Pregnancy may be complicated, resulting in miscarriage, premature birth, and other difficulties.
Uterine Fibroid Symptom Check List
Abnormal Menstruation and Bleeding
Pelvic pain and/or cramping
Bladder and Bowel Problems
Miscarriage, Pregnancy Complications, and Infertility
The appearance of weight gain, especially in the abdomen
Abnormal Menstruation and Bleeding
Fibroids can result in a number of abnormal menstruation symptoms. Periods may be longer and more frequent than normal. Bleeding may also occur between periods. Tumor pressure can result in severe cramping. Menorrhagia (heavy prolonged menstrual flow) is also possible and can contribute to severe anemia if left undiagnosed and treated. Menorrhagia is the most common reason for hysterectomies.
Women with menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) may pass blood clots, and may develop anemia (decreased red blood cells and hemoglobin). In rare occurrences, blood loss can be life threatening. Heavy bleeding is common amongst those with uterine fibroids and/or hormone imbalances. If clinically diagnosed as anemic, supplementing with a highly absorbable iron supplement is critical. Additionally, adding B-vitamins to this regimen can be beneficial because they help build red blood cells, which is an important factor when addressing an anemic condition. Taking vitamin A (10,000 IU per day) and an iron supplement together has been reported to help overcome iron deficiency more effectively than iron supplements alone. Susan M. Lark, M.D., stated that "in a study of 71 women with excessive bleeding, the women were found to have significantly lower blood levels of vitamin A than the normal population. Almost 90 percent of the women studied returned to a normal bleeding pattern after two weeks of vitamin A treatment. Please consult with a health care provider to help you determine an appropriate dose for you.
Pressure from tumor growth can result in dull, aching pelvic pain. This sensation is sometimes reported as pain, or as a feeling of pressure in the abdomen and/or back. Pain may also be experienced during sexual intercourse, a condition known as dyspareunia. Occasionally, the stem of a pedunculated fibroid may twist, blocking the blood vessels in the fibroid in much the same way a kink in a garden hose prevents water flow. This results in sharp, severe pain. In this circumstance, hospitalization and surgical removal of the growth will be required.
Bladder and Bowel Problems
The pressure of a growing tumor can cause bladder and bowel problems. Women may find it difficult to urinate, or conversely, experience urgent and frequent urination. The need to urinate may force women to get up several times a night resulting in sleep deprivation. Some women have reported recurring bladder and/or kidney infections. Constipation, hemorrhoids, and difficult bowel movements may all occur as the fibroid puts pressure on the bowels.
Miscarriage, Pregnancy Complications, and Infertility
Many women with fibroids have normal pregnancies. However, the possibility of a miscarriage is higher if fibroids are present. The increased blood flow to the uterus during pregnancy can cause fibroid growth. If the tumor blocks the uterine passage, a C-section may be required. Large growths also increase the chance of premature delivery, and greater blood loss during delivery. Occasionally, a growth may block the uterus so completely that it causes infertility.
Benign uterine growths can grow to large sizes without producing symptoms. Some tumors may only be detectable as gradual weight gain and distention of the abdomen, as if the woman was pregnant. As malignant tumors can also cause this type of distention, it is important to consult your doctor if you experience sudden, inexplicable weight gain.
Utilizing a specific diet can make a big difference in the effectiveness of a fibroid tumor management protocol. When working on balancing hormones and shrinking fibroids, be sure to keep these diet guidelines in mind:
This means making whole, unprocessed foods the bulk of your diet, while limiting or avoiding refined, highly processed foods. Be sure to include:
I was diagnosed with a grapefruit size fibroid in early 2012. Was advised my options were to have a hysterectomy or wait until menopause when lower estrogen will naturally shrink the fibroid. Didn't like these options so researched natural ways to reduce fibroids. Found the energeticnutrition.com website and read about Vitalzym. Within 6 weeks of taking 10 capsules per day for 4 weeks and 15 per day for 2 weeks, I no longer felt bloated, lost a few pounds and cannot feel the fibroid anymore. I'm back to wearing my former pant size. What a great outcome! I can't wait to return to my physician to discuss enzyme therapy as an treatment option for fibroids. I'm so happy this product worked for me. Kind regards.
I tried Vitalzym approximately 7 weeks ago because I was scheduled for an outpatient procedure as a result of large fibroids. My gynecologist suggested I consider a hysterectomy to prevent future complications of the same kind I am currently dealing with. The testimonials for Vitalzym sounded hopeful and the cost was minimal compared to the cost of medical procedures. After 4-5 weeks of taking Vitalzym, I returned to my gynecologist for a pre-op appointment. Following her examination. my gynecologist determined the outpatient procedure was no longer necessary as the fibroids had reduced in size enough that the previously existing complications no longer existed. She had no explanation for the reduction in size of the fibroids but asked for the information that I had printed from your website on Vitalzym. I will continue to take Vitalzym as a maintenance measure and will recommend it to anyone who experiences the same condition I have.
In 2009 I was diagnosed with a couple of fibroid tumors (softball, tennis ball and ping pong ball sizes). I was advised that it was in my best interest that I have a hysterectomy since I was over 50 and they would not go away and my doctor said I risked the chance of bleeding to death if the condition worsened. At first I said yes to that then that little something told me not to do it, so I started my own research and found Vitalzym, well long story short, the last time I went to have my checkup in 2010 they could not find them :) I went to a different doctor and they even questioned that I ever had any, so these enzymes worked magic for me. They were there in 2009 and little less than one year after they disappeared...Truly Truly I say. Whoo Hooo, Thanks Vitalym another Praise story!!!
I have used Vitalzym now for many months and it has helped me tremendously by shrinking down my painful uterine fibroids. I thank you for that! This really does work!
Thank you for the efficiency in filling your orders. I have told everyone I know about the Vitalzymes. I first saw them on your website exactly 2 years ago. I went to the doctor and found out I had a uterus the size of a grapefruit. I took the Vitalzymes and within 3 days I had a clear, odorless discharge and within 2 weeks I had lost 4 lbs. From 112 to 108 lbs. I could continuously feel my lower abdomen involuntarily pulling in. It relieved my lower back pain and changed the tilt of my pelvis to a more upright position. I was so excited that I had avoided surgery. I went to my check up one year later and the PA said that my uterus was slightly thickened. I ordered more Vitalzymes and began to feel the involuntary pulling in of the same area. I haven't been to my annual check up yet this year, but whatever happens, I know I have an alternative that works. Thank you for your service and this miracle product.
I am so excited. I have only been using Vitalzym for a month and I can already tell it is working. I bought for fibroid relief, and it is working on so many other things too! Thanks!
I have called a few times with questions as I learn about your products, and I just wanted to mention how much it means to me to have you there to answer them, and how nice everyone has been. It is scary when you take responsibility for treating your fibroid and have to learn everything from scratch. I really appreciate all of the help you have given so far.