Sunday
Jul212013

Purchase Vitalzym from an Authorized Reseller

According the manufacturer, World Nutrition, Inc., it is important to purchase your Vitalzym from an authorized distributor.

"...we strongly suggest that you purchase World Nutrition products from one of our online authorized retailers, who can guarantee the safety and quality of your products...It’s extremely important to purchase World Nutrition products from an authorized retailer in order to ensure that you are receiving safe products of the highest quality."

They warn that hazards that they often see from purchasing from unauthorized websites include products that have lost their effectiveness due to improper storage, product that has been previously opened or is missing the safety seal, and product that is past or near its expiration date.

Express Naturals has been an authorized Vitalzym distributor for more than 7 years and is listed on World Nutrition's website as one of only four "Preferred Online Retailers".  For guaranteed fresh Vitalzym, delivered fast, at discounted prices, we recommend shopping at Express Naturals.

Tuesday
Jun112013

Vitalzym is now available in four distinct blends. Which one is right for you?

What is Vitalzym?  Vitalzym products are extremely high quality systemic enzymes.  Systemic enzymes are a group of nutritional enzymes so named for their ability to bypass digestion, and thus be absorbed systemically throughout the body.  Practitioners throughout Europe and Asia have long recommended systemic enzyme blends to their patients suffering from chronic inflammatory conditions such as fibromyalgia and arthritis.  Systemic enzymes have also been used for decades post operatively as a scar tissue dissolver.  In more recent years, sufferers of uterine fibroids have discovered that systemic enzymes, in particular Vitalzym, may help their condition.

Vitalzym was introduced in 2001 by World Nutrition.  It was considered a major leap in enzyme technology as they were one of the first to discover how to coat non-bovine derived enzymes to protect them from stomach acids.  The original Vitalzym is one of the most recommended nutritional supplements of the past decade, and continues to be a best seller.  Over the past few years, World Nutrition has made further advances in enzyme technology that has been introduced in the form of new Vitalzym blends. 

THE FOUR VITALZYM BLENDS

Vitalzym Original


Overview

The original Vitalzym is available in a 90 and 450 capsule bottle.  It doesn’t state “original” on the bottle, so just look for the blue label.  The blend is actually a hybrid systemic enzyme, in that some of the enzymes are available in the stomach and upper gastrointestinal tract to aid in digestion. 

Dosage

The blend must be taken away from meals (at least an hour before or after).  With this blend, it’s important to start out with an activation dosage.  Many practitioners recommend starting with 3 capsules, 3 times daily.  If no results are felt within a couple days, increase dosage by 1 capsule at each serving every few days until benefits are felt.  Stay on this activation dose for two more weeks before beginning to back down the dosage.  Most users find their activation dose between 3-5 capsules, 3 times daily.  Most users find their maintenance dosage around 2-3 capsules, 3 times daily.

Ingredients

∙  Serrapepeptase – Also called serratiopeptidase, this is the chief fibrinolytic enzyme in the blend.  Plainly put, it’s the strongest enzyme in the blend that breaks down protein.  Originally from the intestine of the silkworm, the dietary enzyme is cultured from a bacteria.  A very unstable ingredient, the enzyme must be protected from the stomach acids.

∙  Bromelain – A fruit derived proteolytic enzyme that is commonly used to fight inflammation and soothe stomach aches.

∙  Papain – A fruit enzyme derived from the papaya.

∙  Amylase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of carbohydrates.

∙  Lipase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats.  This can be done in the stomach or in the blood stream.

∙  Rutin – A bioflavonoid that is commonly used as a dietary supplement to increase capillary strength.

∙  Amla – An extremely rich source of Vitamin C.

∙  Other – Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Riboflabin, Chlorophyllin

The Original Vitalzym is available from Express Naturals.

Vitalzym Liquid Filled Gel Capsules


Overview

The new Vitalzym Liquid Filled Gel capsule is the biggest breakthrough in enzyme technology over the past 10 years.  The enzyme blend is encased in an acid resistant shell that begins to unlock as soon as it bypasses the stomach.  This differs from competing enteric coated products, in that it doesn’t require extended periods of time in an alkaline environment to release its contents.  This unique characteristic ensures that the maximum amount of enzyme is protected and released for systemic use.    Though there isn’t any digestive benefit to this blend, it may be the strongest blend available for sufferers of chronic pain and inflammation that aren’t necessarily looking for additional digestive benefit.  Vitalzym Liquid Gel Capsules are available in 180 and 360 capsule bottles.

Dosage

This one is best taken about 30 minutes before a meal.  Many practitioners also recommend an activation dosage of 3 capsules, twice daily.  As with the original Vitalzym, try increasing one capsule per dose if no results are felt after a couple days. Stay on this activation dose for two more weeks before beginning to back down the dosage.  Most users find their activation dose between 3-5 capsules, twice daily.  Most users find their maintenance dosage around 2-3 capsules, 2-3 times daily.

Ingredients

∙  Serrapepeptase – Also called serratiopeptidase, this is the chief fibrinolytic enzyme in the blend.  Plainly put, it’s the strongest enzyme in the blend that breaks down protein.  Originally from the intestine of the silkworm, the dietary enzyme is cultured from a bacteria.  A very unstable ingredient, the enzyme must be protected from the stomach acids.

∙  Bromelain – A fruit derived proteolytic enzyme that is commonly used to fight inflammation and soothe stomach aches.

∙  Papain – A fruit enzyme derived from the papaya.

∙  Amylase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of carbohydrates.

∙  Lipase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats.  This can be done in the stomach or in the blood stream.

∙  Rutin – A bioflavonoid that is commonly used as a dietary supplement to increase capillary strength.

∙  Amla – An extremely rich source of Vitamin C.

∙  Other – Medium-chain triglycerides, Starch, Glycerin, Polysaccharide, Corn Protein, Beeswax, Glycerin Fatty Acid Ester, Soy Lecithin, Citric Acid

Discount pricing on Vitalzym Liquid Gels is available from Express Naturals.

Vitalzym Xe Liquid Filled Gel Capsules


Overview

Take the Vitalzym Liquid Gel Capsules above and multiply times two.  Double the potency.  Available in 180 capsule blister packs. 

Dosage

This one is best taken about 30 minutes before a meal.  Many practitioners also recommend an activation dosage of 2 capsules, twice daily.  As with the original Vitalzym, try increasing one capsule per dose if no results are felt after a couple days. Stay on this activation dose for two more weeks before beginning to back down the dosage.  Most users find their activation dose between 2-3 capsules, twice daily.  Most users find their maintenance dosage around 1-3 capsules, 1-2 times daily.

Ingredients

∙  Serrapepeptase – Also called serratiopeptidase, this is the chief fibrinolytic enzyme in the blend.  Plainly put, it’s the strongest enzyme in the blend that breaks down protein.  Originally from the intestine of the silkworm, the dietary enzyme is cultured from a bacteria.  A very unstable ingredient, the enzyme must be protected from the stomach acids.

∙  Bromelain – A fruit derived proteolytic enzyme that is commonly used to fight inflammation and soothe stomach aches.

∙  Papain – A fruit enzyme derived from the papaya.

∙  Amylase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of carbohydrates.

∙  Lipase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats.  This can be done in the stomach or in the blood stream.

∙  Rutin – A bioflavonoid that is commonly used as a dietary supplement to increase capillary strength.

∙  Amla – An extremely rich source of Vitamin C.

∙  Other – Medium-chain triglycerides, Starch, Glycerin, Polysaccharide, Corn Protein, Beeswax, Glycerin Fatty Acid Ester, Soy Lecithin, Citric Acid

Special pricing is available on VitalzymXe from Express Naturals.

Vitalzym Cardio (Formerly known as VitalzymSEB) 


Overview

Vitalzym Cardio was introduced specifically as a cardiovascular wellness formula.  The enzyme blend has been reduced to allow for some heart healthy ingredients.  Systemic enzymes are extremely beneficial to the circulatory system, as the fibrinolytic enzymes are able to cleanse excess fibrin from the blood.  Available in a 300 capsule bottle.  This blend was previously branded Vitalzym SEB.

Dosage

The blend must be taken away from meals (at least an hour before or after).  Most practitioners do not use an activation dose with this blend.  Most users take one capsule, three times daily.

Ingredients

∙  Nattokinase – Derived from fermented soybeans, nattokinase may be the most fibrinolytic enzyme taken for nutritional benefit.  It’s not necessary to enteric coat the enzyme as its very acid tolerant.  An extreme cardio cleanser.

∙  Serrapepeptase – Also called serratiopeptidase.  It’s the strongest enzyme in the blend that breaks down protein.  Originally from the intestine of the silkworm, the dietary enzyme is cultured from a bacteria.  A very unstable ingredient, the enzyme must be protected from the stomach acids.

∙  Bromelain – A fruit derived proteolytic enzyme that is commonly used to fight inflammation and soothe stomach aches.

∙  Papain – A fruit enzyme derived from the papaya.

∙  CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10 is widely taken to aid in cardiovascular wellbeing.

∙  Lipase – An enzyme that aids in the digestion of fats.  This can be done in the stomach or in the blood stream.

∙  Rutin – A bioflavonoid that is commonly used as a dietary supplement to increase capillary strength.

∙  Amla – An extremely rich source of Vitamin C.

∙  Other – Cellulose, Maltodextrin, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Riboflabin, Chlorophyllin

Detoxification

Though less likely with Vitalzym SEB, users may experience detoxification reactions with first taking Vitalzym products.  These symptoms may include, nausea, headache, fogginess, stomach ache, intestinal distress, etc.  Approximately 20% of users will experience these symptoms and they are generally mild.  Though uncomfortable, these symptoms are a result of the enzyme cleansing your body.  To reduce symptoms, decrease your Vitalzym dosage and increase your water intake. 

Where to Buy

Your Vitalzym is best purchased from an Authorized World Nutrition Reseller.  We recommend www.ExpressNaturals.com.  They ensure the enzymes are stored properly and shipped quickly. 

 Disclaimer

 We are not healthcare practitioners.  Your practitioner may recommend higher or lower dosage levels.  This information has been accumulated from user feedback and from the manufacturer.  It should not be used to replace the advice of your health professional.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

Sunday
Mar182012

This Vitalzym information page is courtesy of Express Naturals.  No information contained within the pages of vitalzym.info or expressnaturals.com should be construed as medical advice.  We are not healthcare practitioners.  Please contact your physician for medical advice.

Monday
May162011

Vitalzym - Frequently (and randomly) Asked Questions

Can I take Vitalzym with antibiotics (or other drugs)?

We recommend talking with your health provider or pharmacist.  The systemic enzymes in Vitalzym products may increase the absorption of your antibiotics or other pharmaceutical drugs.

Can I take more than one Vitalzym product at a time?

Sure.  But there will be some overlap so you may want to reduce your dosage of each or take them at different times of the day.  Remember, the products in powder form (original Vitalzym and VitalzymCardio) will also offer digestive benefit if taken within 30 minutes of food.

How long will Vitalzym last in my body?

Generally the enzymes will have been used by the body or eliminated within 24  hours.

Can I take Original Vitalzym or Vitalzym Cardio with food?

If you're having trouble tolerating either of these powder systemic enzymes, try taking them with some toast.  Be sure not to take with any protein, as the enzymes will be used solely for digestion.

Can I take Vitalzym Liquid Gel Capsules or Vitalzym Xe with food?

We recommend taking these about 20 - 30 minutes before a meal.  If taken at the same time as a meal, enzyme loss will likely occur.

I have trouble swallowing capsules.  Which Vitalzym product would be best?

Vitalzym Liquid Gel and Vitalzym Xe capsules are extremely small.  Visit Express Naturals to view sizes.  Original Vitalzym and Vitalzym Cardio can be poured out of the capsule and taken with applesauce with minimal enzyme loss.

Why is there a warning against taking Vitalzym with anticoagulants?

Vitalzym may help to cleanse the blood by dissolving excess fibrin, resulting in thinned blood.  In addition, it may help to increase the amount of the drug absorbed.  You should definitely talk with your health provider before using any systemic enzymes while on blood thinners.

My Vitalzym has an odor.  Has it gone bad?

Actually, most systemic enzyme blends have a sour smell.  The smell seems to vary from batch to batch.  The enzymes don't actually spoil, however they do begin to lose their activity after about 18 months.  You should store your enzymes at room temperature. 

Is Vitalzym from Non-GMO sources?

Yes, Vitalzym does not contain any genetically modified organisms.

Can I take Vitalzym with coffee or tea?

We recommend to take with room temperature water.  Extremely hot temperatures can damage the enzymes.   

Is Vitalzym enteric coated?

Yes.  The Original Vitalzym and VitalzymCardio powders are formulated to resist the acidity of the stomach.  Some enzyme loss will occur with all powder enzyme blends, however the original Vitalzym and Cardio are among the best formulated enzymes in the world.  Vitalzym Liquid Gel Caps and Vitalzym Xe have a shell coating that is fully enteric coated.  No enzymes will be lost due to contact with stomach acids.

Does Vitalzym have pharmaceutical grade serrapeptase?

Yes, per Japan's Ministry of Health guidelines.  However beware of this overused marketing term.  Different countries have different guidelines of pharmaceutical grade, and the United States does not regulate serrapeptase at all.

I have an ulcer.  Is it ok to take Vitalzym?

Most likely not.  Talk with your healthcare provider.

Is Vitalzym susceptible to heat?

According to the manufacturer, Vitalzym won't begin to lose activity until it has been exposed to temperatures exceeding 150 degrees for extended periods.

Does Vitalzym contain talc?

No way.

What if I miss a dose?

Don't worry if you've missed your're scheduled dose of Vitalzym, Vitalzym Xe, or Vitalzym Cardio.  Systemic enzymes don't work like many pharmaceuticals, in that they don't have to build up in your system to have effect.  Most of the enzymes have either been used or are destroyed within 6-24 hours.  If you've missed a dose, you can skip it completely or just take it when your stomach is empty.  There is no need to double up on your next dose.