Pardon us for crowing, but we have simply the best enzyme on the market, bar none. NO ONE makes an enzyme with as much as α-chymotrypsin (an extremely potent and long-lived proteolytic enzyme) as we do. Compare our ingredients to other so-called “high-potency” enzyme formulations and big name European enzymes then compare prices.
Our high potency proteolytic enzyme formulas contain a mixture of several different enzymes as well as other synergistic nutrients to enhance the nutritional benefits of this powerful blend of enzymes. It used to be that this product would be best delivered in tablet form. Since stomach acid is highly destructive to pancreatic enzymes and to most plant source enzymes and since capsules are quickly broken down in the stomach, the use of old-style capsules with enzymes is a bad idea. But advances in technology have changed that. Now gelatin capsules can be effectively enteric coated, just like tablets.
For most nutrients, passing through the stomach does no harm and in some cases is helpful and even necessary, but it is not good for most enzymes. Since capsules in the past could not be enteric coated, any enzyme formula in a capsule form was formerly likely to be of a greatly diminished value. Beware of the term “enteric coated.”
An enteric coating is one that is placed over the tablet or capsule to protect its contents. However, unless it says ” pH sensitive” before enteric coating, you may be getting a simple protein or even vegetable shellac coating. Protein coatings do work to a limited degree, but can be digested by stomach acid, thus exposing enzymes to premature destruction. Sometimes, the protein coat survives the stomach, and unfortunately the duodenum as well, allowing the tablet to pass through the system undigested.
*Univase™ and Univase Forte™ names are new names replacing the Megazyme** and Megazyme Forte** names
|Ingredient (per capsule)||(Amount)/Units|
|alpha-Chymotrypsin||(3 mg) 3000 USP U|
|Natto-Kinase||(5 mg) 100 FU|
|Trypsin||(240 mg) 18,000 USP U|
|Papain||(150 mg) 150,000 USP U|
|Bromelain||(150 mg) 12 GDU|
|Amylase||(50 mg) 250 DU|
|Lipase||(40 mg) 200 FIP U|
|Super-Oxide Dismutase (SOD)||(10 mg) 80 U|
|Thymus Concentrate||55 mg|
|Alpha-Lipoic Acid||10 mg|
|Gelatin, Maltodextrin, medium chain triglycerides||Other Ingredients|
THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THESE PRODUCTS ARE NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE