AOR, AOR Zymes, 100 caps
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Zymes - 100 caps, aor vitamins supplements
AOR, AOR Zymes, 100 caps is manufactured by AOR Supplements
- Improves and Enhances Digestion
- Improves Nutrient Absorption
- Helps Reduce Inflammation
Porcine derived pancreatic enzymes are far more effective in the
assimilation of food than plant-derived enzymes because they are more
similar to human pancreatic enzymes. AOR Zymes is a
digestive aid that helps reduce gas production and flatulence following a
meal rich in fermentable carbohydrates such as vegetables, legumes and
whole grains. AOR Zymes helps prevent gastrointestinal intolerance of
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
|Porcine Pancreatic Enzymes
||Min. 20,750 USP Units
||Min. 1,660 USP Units
||Min. 20,750 USP Units
||350 mg (350 GalU*)
|*FCC-approved units. Non-medicinal ingredients: silicon dioxide, dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, lactose (from milk). Capsule: gellan gum, hypromellose.
• TO ASSURE FRESHNESS AND POTENCY, STORE TIGHTLY CLOSED IN A COOL, DRY, DARK PLACE • Note:
Product appearance, odor and taste may vary due to the use of natural
ingredients. In keeping with our highest standards, no masking agents
have been used to alter product characteristics.
that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the
product. Contains no wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Take 1 capsule immediately before a meal one to four times daily, or as
directed by a qualified health care practitioner. Use the smallest
effective dose which controls symptoms. Swallow whole; do not open
Consult a health care practitioner for prolonged use, for use beyond 4
weeks, or prior to use if you have diabetes, pancreatitis, pancreatic
exocrine insufficiency or cystic fibrosis. Do not use if you are
sensitive to pancreatic enzymes or pork proteins. Nausea, vomiting,
abdominal pain/epigastric pain, heartburn, and/or
hypersensitivity/allergy have been known to occur, in which case
discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner. If symptoms
persist or worsen, discontinue use and consult a health care
Pregnancy/Nursing: Consult a health care practitioner
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- Gastrointestinal health
main application for digestive enzymes is to improve digestion. Enzymes
increase absorption and help in the breakdown of food into nutrients.
If you want to get more out of your food and improve your digestion,
digestive enzymes are a good idea. They promote health in general by
enhancing nutrient utilization; they spare digestive organs, may play a
role in inflammation and could speed up recovery time. The ability of
digestive enzymes at improving digestibility and enhancing nutrient
absorption has clearly been demonstrated. They also appear to have
anti-inflammatory effects and may speed up tissue repair and recovery.
Enzymes and Digestion
main metabolites found in the food we eat are proteins, lipids and
carbohydrates. They are essential to life and they are the only source
of energy for our body. Like all nutrients, we must extract them from
our food. The enzymes we produce during digestion allow this process to
occur. Protease, lipase and amylase are the enzymes required to break
down proteins, lipids and carbohydrates respectively. They are catabolic
enzymes because they break and cleave larger molecules into particles
that can be absorbed and utilized by our body. In order to make use of
the nutrients found in the food we eat, we must digest them. Digestion
is a metabolic process that requires considerable resources. Indeed,
large portions of the proteins we absorb are used to support digestion
and repair and replenish the cells of the gastrointestinal tract. Most
cells found in the organs of the gastrointestinal tract have a very
rapid turnover time. Likewise, a lot of energy is required for
digestion. Enzymatic supplementation is especially helpful at increasing
the efficiency of the digestive process, improving absorption and
sparing the organs of digestion.
Digestion and Aging
As we age, we become less efficient at digesting our food. Gradual loss
of function of the secretory mucosa of the stomach affects 25% of
adults in their 60′s and 40% of those over 80. Liver function also
declines with age. Our capacity to produce digestive enzymes is reduced
and our ability to extract nutrients from the food we eat suffers.
Digestive enzymes help offset this detrimental change. Adding enzymes to
your diet allows for a more complete digestion and improves nutrient
absorption. Animal trials confirm better nutrient utilization with
enzymes cleave proteins found in food into individual amino acids.
Enzymes responsible for the breakdown of proteins such as protease are
found in all cells and tissues because they degrade and remove unwanted
proteins. They are thought to reduce inflammation because of their role
in the breakdown of useless proteins.
breaks down fats to glycerol and fatty acids. The first step in fat
utilization is the hydrolysis of triacylglycerol (stored fat) by
lipases. Patients who cannot digest lipids because of pancreatic
insufficiency usually receive supplemental porcine lipase.
Amylase is the animal enzyme responsible for the breakdown of starches
to simple sugars. Starch is the nutritional reservoir for plants and is
present in two forms: amylose and amylopectin. More than half the
carbohydrates ingested by humans are starches. Amylase is released by
the salivary glands and by the pancreas. Amylase cleaves starch into
maltose, maltotriose and alpha-dextrin.
Galactosidase, found in AOR-Zymes, is the enzyme responsible for the
breakdown of non-digestable oligosaccharides normally found in legumes
but that cannot be broken down in the small intestine. Without the
presence of the enzyme, these polysaccharides enter the large intestine
and are broken down by bacteria. This results in the production of gas,
bloating and general discomfort. The addition of Alpha Galactosidase
allows for the digestion of the culprit polysaccharides. This is
especially interesting for anybody consuming soy-containing products
because galactooligosaccharides, rafffinose and stachyose, all found in
soy, cannot be digested without alpha galactosidase.
In humans, pancreatic enzymatic supplementation is used for patients with cystic fibrosis because of pancreatic insufficiency.
with cystic fibrosis usually need to supplement their diet with lipase
because they cannot digest fat properly. Pancreatic enzyme replacement
therapy leads to normalized lipase function in 40% of the patients.
Porcine lipase has been the treatment of choice for steatorrhea due to
pancreatic exocrine deficiency for several decades.
appears that some enzymes also exhibit healing properties. A recent
study in runners demonstrated that protease supplementation leads to
superior recovery and diminished delayed-onset muscle soreness after
running. Proteases may also facilitate muscle healing after exercise.
Studies have shown that surgical wounds from patients receiving oral
enzymatic preparations healed more rapidly than wounds in control
Liprotamase is an enzyme clinically used in Europe
for treating exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in cystic fibrosis
patients from 7 years of age and older. In a phase III clinical trial,
Liprotamase, which contains lipase, protease and amylase, was found to
increase both fat absorption and nitrogen absorption (a marker of
protein absorption) by an average of about 10%, decrease stool weight
meaning that more food was absorbed, and was well tolerated. An extended
trial found that the use of up to 5 capsules per day over 1 year was
also safe and well-tolerated by most.
studies involving digestive enzymes are done on animals for a simple
reason; stockbreeders are interested in enzymes because if they can
increase the efficiency of nutrient assimilation in their animals, they
spend less on feed.
In ducks, protein absorption increased by 2%
with the addition of enzymes. In a study done on hens, enzymatic support
augmented nutrient availability and enhanced gut morphology.
Supplementation promotes healthier digestive organs by facilitating
digestion. Turkeys given digestive enzymes had superior feed efficiency
and longer villus in the jejunum. Longer villi increase the absorptive
surface in the intestinal tract, which facilitates and improves growth.
Unhealthy and atrophied villus results in malnutrition and increased
intestinal permeability. Enzyme supplementation clearly leads to
improved nutrient availability in animal studies performed on broilers,
hens, turkeys, ducks and pigs.
In pigs, enzymatic supplementation increased starch and non-starch polysaccharide digestibility by 7.5%.
to the growing awareness of gut health, digestive issues and nutrient
content in foods and how these relate to chronic conditions, digestive
enzymes are increasing in popularity.
Enzymes have also been used in clinical settings in European countries for decades to improve surgery recovery.
Market trends for using enzymes to reduce inflammation, for tissue repair, for joint health and for heart health are increasing.
Zymes utilizes porcine pancreatic enzymes because their composition is
similar to human digestive enzymes. They are therefore superior to
vegetable enzymes and benefit a longer historical use.
D, Stevens C, Brettman LR, Campion M, Chatfield B, Cipolli M;
Liprotamase 726 Study Group. International phase III trial of
liprotamase efficacy and safety in pancreatic-insufficient cystic
fibrosis patients. J Cyst Fibros. 2011 Dec;10(6):443-52.
D, Stevens C, Brettman LR, Campion M, Wilschanski M, Thompson H;
Liprotamase 767 Study Group. Liprotamase long-term safety and support of
nutritional status in pancreatic-insufficient cystic fibrosis. J
Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Feb;54(2):248-57.
P, Keller J. Lipase supplementation therapy: standards, alternatives,
and perspectives. Pancreas. 2003 Jan;26(1):1-7. Review.
X, Slominski BA, Guenter W. The effect of fat type, carbohydrase, and
lipase addition on growth performance and nutrient utilization of young
broilers fed wheat-based diets. Poult Sci. 2004 Oct;83(10):1718-27.
PC, Bailey SP, Barnes ME, Derr SJ, Hall EE. The effects of protease
supplementation on skeletal muscle function and DOMS following downhill
running. J Sports Sci. 2004 Apr;22(4):365-72.
Hulet RM, Self BB, Denbow DM. Growth and intestinal morphology of male
turkeys as influenced by dietary supplementation of amylase and
xylanase. Poult Sci. 1995 Aug;74(8):1329-34.
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