Original Vitalzym is a hybrid formula that combines systemic and digestive delivery to provide total system support. It contains protease, serrapeptase, papain, bromelain, amylase, lipase, rutin and amla.
Our bodies have a variety of functional units, such as a digestive system, an immune system, a cardiovascular system, and a circulatory system, just to name a few. Each system requires energy in order to perform optimally. It just so happens that enzymes provide this much needed energy for the successful completion of each biological function.
Enzymes are said to be the “sparks of life.” They are considered keys that can unlock the door to a healthier you because they not only help improve digestion and nutrient absorption—they are also responsible for millions of bodily functions.
What exactly are enzymes? They are proteins that are responsible for every chemical reaction that goes on in the body. Enzymes govern all functions related to tissues, muscles, bones, organs, and cells. Every second of our lives, over 3,000 different enzymes are constantly renewing and changing, often at unbelievable speeds.
Enzymes have been studied since the early 1900s. Even though there is over a century's worth of information regarding their use, there is still a lot to learn about them. However, one certainty is that we would not exist without them.
Over the last decade, science has uncovered numerous roles for enzymes than ever thought possible. They initiate millions of reactions within your body. In fact, many health care professionals are now advocating the use of enzymes for various conditions and post-operative healing.
When referring to enzymatic supplements, it's important to distinguish between those used for digestion and those used systemically.
During the aging process, the natural production of enzymes begins to slow down. Some health care professionals believe that the natural production of enzymes starts to decrease after the age of 27. It is not too long after this that many people begin to notice symptoms of low enzyme production.
Dr. Anthony Cichoke, enzyme authority, states in his book, Enzymes and Enzyme Therapy that, "Our body's ability to function, to repair when injured, and to ward off disease is directly related to the strength and numbers of our enzymes.” 1
Supplemental enzymes like those in Original Vitalzym, Vitalzym Extra Strength and Vitalzym Cardio along with proper diet and exercise, can help to maintain your normal enzyme levels and balance the body's own repair mechanisms.† They can also support a healthy inflammatory response.†
Extra Strength Vitalzym offers a technologically advanced systemic enzyme delivery system that allows for reduced dosage and vastly increased effectiveness and includes these features:
1. Cichoke Enzymes and Enzyme Therapy, (Keats Publishing, Chicago, IL, 2000)
Vitalzym is a trusted name in systemic enzyme supplementation and they have produced extremely popular enzyme formulas for years. While Original Vitalzym is still available, Read more about the benefits and conveniences of new Vitalzym Extra Strength.
Proprietary blend contains: Protease, serrapeptase, papain, bromelain, amylase, lipase, rutin and amla. For a full description of the ingredients in original Vitalzym, see the Ingredients page.
Vitalzym is natural. It contains no animal derivatives, artificial flavors, artificial colors, yeast or gluten. Vitalzym is also lactose free and contains no harmful talc.
Manufactured by World Nutrition, Inc. World Nutrition's products are USP grade (United States Pharmacopeia). USP is a publication established in 1820 that contains legally recognized standards of identity, strength, quality, purity, packaging, and labeling for drug substances, dosage forms, and other therapeutic products, including nutritionals and dietary supplements.
As a dietary supplement, take 3 capsules, 1 to 3 times daily. Take capsules at least 30 minutes before a meal, 60 minutes after a meal, or any time in-between meals. Or, take an activation dose as recommended by a healthcare professional.
Read Vitalzym Suggested Use for further guidance. Keep in mind that the suggested dosage of original Vitalzym is twice that of Extra Strength Vitalzym.
WARNING: DO NOT take Vitalzym without the consent of your physician if you are lactating or currently taking prescription anticoagulants (blood thinners). As always, you should consult with a health care professional and/or pharmacist if you are taking prescription medications and would like to include dietary supplements into your regimen.
Note: During the detoxification process, medications that have been stored in the liver may cause one to experience side effects that are related to its use and would not be considered a side effect from Vitalzym. Please talk with a health care professional if you feel you may be having symptoms that are unrelated to detoxing.
Additionally, Vitalzym can increase the effectiveness of certain medications. This is another reason to consult with a doctor or pharmacist prior to using them if taking prescription drugs. Detoxification effects that can occur when taking Vitalzym can include heart palpitations for some individuals. If this occurs, reduce your dose to minimize the cleansing response. If you do experience heart palpitations that you feel may be unrelated to detoxing, please consult with a health care professional.
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