Once you begin taking Vitalzym you will be entering into what is referred to as the Initial Cleansing Phase. During this initial phase the enzymes work first on priority organs and tissues. As the enzymes move throughout your system, Vitalzym will begin to clear the blood, intestines and major organs of excess fibrin, inflammation, and toxins. The release of toxins and debris may cause flu-like symptoms for a short period of time. Gradually increasing your dose will help minimize cleansing reactions.
During the Activation Phase you increase Vitalzym to an “Activation” dose. This is either the "Suggested Use" dose for your particular condition, or the dose you and/or your health care practitioner determined as the most beneficial for your specific concerns. Taking the correct activation dose ("Suggested Use") is critical to the success of the product.
After you have achieved the results you desired during the Activation phase, you can then cut back your dose to a level which maintains those results (see page 8). The last phase you enter is the Maintenance Phase.
First Two Weeks - Cleansing Phase Suggested Dosage
Depending on your condition and state of health, begin with 1 to 3 capsules per day of Vitalzym, and gradually work up to your Activation dose. Your aim is to reach your Activation dose over the next one to two weeks. You and your health care practitioner will determine your Activation Phase dosage (see chart below).
Progression of Cleansing/Detoxification with Enzymes
What to Expect during the Initial Cleansing Phase
One of our body's most vital functions is to convert metabolic products and toxins into safe, soluble substances which can be eliminated via the urine or the gall bladder into the intestines. The liver plays an all-important role in this process - known as detoxification. If the liver has a toxic overload it is unable to effectively remove waste. Recent research has shown that this is also true for those with chronic illnesses.
An effective cleansing program targets two important organ systems -- the colon (for elimination) and the liver (for detoxification). Considering the toxic burden carried by the average American adult, increasing the body's ability to purge poisons may help you recover from the environmental assaults often leading to a compromised immune system, erosion of the delicate DNA, and changes to cellular functions. Cultures of living tissue that are kept in a fresh nutrient solution and changed daily to eliminate toxin buildup will experience slowed aging. That is why it is so important to eat well and to keep the garbage out of your diet. Anything that supports our elimination can be said to help us detoxify. Doing nothing more than drinking an extra quart of water a day will usually help us eliminate more toxins.
Cleansing can last several months. You may feel detoxification/cleansing reactions for a few days to a week or more, which is why we suggest a gradual increase during the cleansing phase until you get to your activation dose. Some of the reactions can include headache, flu-like symptoms, nausea, increased bowel movements or constipation, skin rashes, and urine odor with possible color changes. Vitalzym continues to cleanse your body for several months, through both the Activation and Maintenance phases.
A cleansing diet can be very beneficial. Cleansing foods will create less congestion and promote elimination. This includes cooked whole grains, steamed vegetables, vegetable salads, fruit, and juices (preferably freshly made). This is also a good time to avoid sugar and products made with refined flours (white or processed). In addition to any cleansing program, diet and exercise should be emphasized in order to ensure optimal results. And remember, drink lots of pure, filtered water - at least 8 glasses a day!
REMEMBER, enzymes speed up the body’s ability to clean up and eliminate waste products.
Activation Phase Suggested Dosage
The suggested Activation Phase doses listed below are generalizations of what has been beneficial for most consumers of Vitalzym with those conditions. Your final activation dose may vary. Please consult your health care practitioner regarding your dose choice. The suggested dose as shown on the Vitalzym label is for general supplementation of enzymes.
Suggested Vitalzym Use for Common, Chronic and Acute Conditions
Taking Vitalzym between meals or on an empty stomach is just as important as how many you take. The enzymes will pass through your stomach and into the absorbing areas of your intestine. It is good to remember: “empty stomach for better absorption.” The proprietary formula of Vitalzym is made in such way as to protect the enzymes from the acids in the stomach.
There is no toxicity from enzymes. There is no dangerous or lethal dose (LD-50) of Vitalzym. LD-50 is the measure of the dosage of a substance necessary to kill off one-half of a trial group and is a standard to measure the safety of most drugs. Some people who have been in an accident have been placed on 5 Vitalzym capsules, 3 times a day by their doctors for a few weeks until the bulk of their inflammation and the resultant pain are gone. They are then brought down to a lower “maintenance” dose. The continued use of enzymes via a maintenance dose can prevent the formation of scar tissue.
You will very likely notice a cleansing affect when you first begin using Vitalzym. Look for signs of detoxification. Your experience regarding the cleansing action of Vitalzym is very individualized. Some may not have any cleansing reactions, and others may have a headache or other reactions for several days.
The point at which Vitalzym has a noticeable effect on your condition during the Activation Phase depends on many factors:
You may or may not notice when Vitalzym first has an affect on your condition. Over time, you will notice an improvement in your condition by a reduction in your symptoms. For some people this may be only a few weeks after starting; for others it may be a few months. Rest assured an increase in enzymes in your bloodstream WILL have a positive affect on your health. The enzymes in Vitalzym are working to cleanse your body and address the conditions it encounters that enzymes act upon. You may also notice a general sense of well-being, less infections, improved digestion, less tissue irritation, reduced swelling, faster recovery from surgery, and the 7,000 other reactions that enzymes play a part in. Continue with the Activation Phase dose until you are satisfied with the improvement in your condition.
Maintenance Phase Suggested Dosage
Once you have achieved your desired results with Vitalzym during the Activation Phase, switch to a Maintenance Dose. See the dosage chart in the Activation Phase section of this page for the maintenance dose suggested for your condition.
What to Expect during the Maintenance Phase
This could also be called the “My personal dose to maintain health” phase. Staying on a maintenance dose of Vitalzym maintains the benefits achieved during the Activation Phase. Maintaining a positive balance of enzymes that supports continued good health is your goal in this phase. It is your protection against new assaults at the cellular level. Due to the environmental toxins we all face on a daily basis, the maintenance phase dose is your insurance policy for continued detoxification and cleansing.