DigestZen TerraZyme® Concept
Enzymes are specialized proteins that function as catalysts in almost all cellular functions and chemical reactions throughout the body. Enzymes play a critical role in growth, healing, and reproduction. They are also necessary for breathing, thinking, immune function, hormone regulation, detoxification, and thousands of other biochemical functions. Enzymes are also necessary for digesting food nutrients and converting nutrients to energy in cells.*
Enzymes can originate inside and outside the body. Endogenous enzymes are produced in the body and can be classified as metabolic enzymes and digestive enzymes. Metabolic enzymes are active in blood, tissues, and organs. Digestive enzymes are excreted by the liver and pancreas and help the body convert food to usable nutrients. Exogenous enzymes are enzymes originating outside the body and are classified as food enzymes. Food enzymes are found in raw, unprocessed foods and help break down nutrients during digestion.*
The body’s ability to constantly produce metabolic and digestive enzymes is limited by raw material availability and production capacity. If our diets do not include sufficient food enzymes to break down the food we eat, our body’s endogenous enzyme resources must be directed toward the production of digestive enzymes to speed conversion of food to bioavailable nutrients. Production capacity directed toward the production of digestive enzymes is capacity not available for the production of important metabolic enzymes.
The body’s constant need to produce digestive enzymes can result in decreased levels of metabolic enzymes that are critical for optimal health and cell function. One example of an important metabolic enzyme is superoxide dismutase (SOD), which protects cells from free-radical molecules. Metabolic enzymes are also necessary for energy production, tissue growth and repair, and managing toxic waste products. When we eat foods that are rich in food enzymes, our bodies can use fewer resources to produce digestive enzymes and have more capacity to create optimal levels of metabolic enzymes.*
Food Enzyme Deficiencies
Fresh, raw foods naturally contain sufficient enzymes for proper digestion in the body. However, when food is cooked and processed, these naturally occurring food enzymes can be destroyed. The pasteurization, sterilization, radiation, preservation, freezing, and microwaving of our modern food supply can render food enzymes inactive or alter their structure so much that they become useless to the body. Food processing can also remove important vitamin and mineral cofactors of enzymatic chemistry in the body. We can reduce the internal demand for production of digestive enzymes in our body by increasing the amounts of fresh, raw foods in our diets. Some experts suggest a healthy diet would include at least 60 percent of food nutrients coming from fresh, raw foods—a good goal but not always practical in our modern lifestyles. Using a whole-food supplement of food enzymes is a more convenient way to guarantee sufficient enzymes in the foods we eat.
DigestZen TerraZyme Digestive Enzyme Complex
DigestZen TerraZyme is a proprietary blend of 10 active whole-food enzymes that are often deficient in cooked, processed, and preservativeladen foods. DigestZen TerraZyme includes a variety of whole-food enzymes that help with digestion of proteins, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, fiber, and other food nutrients.*
The powerful combination of whole-food enzymes in DigestZen TerraZyme supports optimal health by promoting more efficient digestion of food nutrients and by reducing the demand for internal production of digestive nutrients, thus freeing resources for optimal levels of metabolic enzyme production and activity.* DigestZen TerraZyme can also be used as targeted support for specific food intolerances of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, such as lactose.*
DigestZen TerraZyme is safe and effective, and can be used with every meal, every day. It includes the doTERRA tummy tamer blend of Peppermint, Ginger, and Caraway Seed extracts to promote gastrointestinal comfort for those using DigestZen TerraZyme as targeted digestive health.*
|Protease||Breaks down protein to peptides and amino acids*|
|Papain||Breaks down protein*|
|Amylase||Breaks down carbohydrates, starches, and sugars*|
|Lipase||Breaks down fats and oils to be absorbed in the intestine*|
|Lactase||Breaks down lactose found in milk sugars*|
|Alpha Galactosidase||Breaks down complex polysaccharide sugars found in legumes and|
|Cellulase||Breaks down fiber to help digest fruits and vegetables*|
|Sucrase||Breaks down sucrose to fructose and glucose for energy*|
|Anti-Gluten Enzyme Blend||Assists in breaking down gluten*|
|Glucoamylase||Breaks down starch*|
*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.