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Digesting Fatty Foods with Lipase

Lipase Function Like many other enzymes, lipase is produced naturally by the body, in this case, in the pancreas.  When you eat foods with fat content, the fat can’t be absorbed by the body in its original form.  Lipase has the crucial function of breaking fats down into fatty acids and glycerol.  These components are used throughout the body to provide energy. Gallbladder Support There are some types of lipase with more specific roles.  For example, when food reaches the stomach, stomach cells create gastric lipase, specifically designed to target fat.  However, in order to break fat down into what your body uses...

What is Protease?

October 3rd, 2018 The Importance of Protein Protein is generally hailed as one of the “building blocks” of the human body, being an essential component in many bodily structures as well as bodily processes.  However, like every other type of nutrient, we need to be able to extract it from either our diet or another source.  The main way that our bodies do this is through enzymes, and in protein’s case, the primary enzymes that get the job done are proteases, also known as peptidases or proteinases.  Notably, both plants and animals rely on proteases for daily function, and this fact...

The Unique Candida Control Formulation

The natural ingredients in Candida Control™ help in maintaining a healthy balance of intestinal flora, which inhibits Candida overgrowth.* This scientifically formulated blend of carefully selected ingredients can help break down yeast cells and provide support for the digestive and immune systems.

New Study: Nattokinase for Nasal Polyps and as a Mucolytic

Chronic nasal and sinus inflammation or chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is is one of the most common chronic diseases in adults. It is characterized by persistent symptomatic inflammation of the nasal mucosa and sinuses. A new study indicates that nattokinase, an enzyme from Nattō, a traditional fermented food from Japan can produce incredibly powerful effects in improving this condition. The breakthrough is that CRS does not tend to respond to conventional drugs.

Choosing Enzymes for Your Practice

Practitioners often ask us, “What should I look for when choosing enzyme products for my practice?”  This blog aims to succinctly answer that question, but first encourages you to identify the concerns you most frequently encounter.  Are your clients concerned with gut health and digestive challenges?  Or are they concerned with maintaining heart health, cognitive function, or something different altogether?  The answers to these questions hold the keys to deciding which enzyme formulas best suit your practice and patients’ needs.  While structural issues may be causative factors in your patients’ health status, enzymes can still play valuable roles in their lives.  Whether...

Proteolytic Enzymes: A Novel Approach in Cardiovascular Dietary Supplementation

Dr. Mamadou Phytomedic Labs, 2012 It is estimated that the human heart starts beating around the 3rd week post fertilization and will not stop until the last day of life. Within lifetime, the heart will pump about 6000 liters or 1500 gallons of blood every day. This action of propelling the blood cannot be stopped. It is a vital process to supply all cells with the various nutrients, messenger molecules (neurotransmitters, hormones, cytokines.), enzymes, oxygen but also to remove all metabolite wastes including carbon dioxide from the cellular environment. However, as it performs this indispensable task, it also needs nutrients, protection...

SUPPLEMENTAL DIGESTIVE ENZYMES: GENERALITIES

By Dr. M. Mamadou, 2013 Introduction Enzymes are protein molecules found in every biological system. Their role is vital and consists in catalyzing biochemical reactions. This catalysis action allows otherwise extremely slow biochemical reactions to occur with high speed in a manner compatible with life. The actions of the enzymes are varied. In a very technical sense, enzymes catalyze reactions to: - build molecules- break molecules- change the 3-D spatial positioning of a molecule- help the inter-conversion of molecules from being free radicals to being antioxidants- help transfer a molecular group from one molecule to another- help remove a part...

SERRATIOPEPTIDASE: An agent of inflammation control and pain management

By M. Mamadou, PhD, 2013 Serratiopeptidase is a proteolytic enzyme produced by bacteria of the Serratia species. Several strains have been shown to produce serratiopeptidase (Miyata, K., et al., 1970; Miyata, K., et al., 1971; McQuade and Crewther, 1969; Lyerly and Kreger, 1981; Aiyappa and Harris, 1976; Decedue, C., et al., 1979). These bacteria are found in the intestine of the silkworm. The role of this enzyme in the silkworm is to help breakdown (hydrolyze) the cocoon so the moth can ultimately get out. The cocoon is basically made up of the silk protein. Since its discovery, serratiopeptidase has been...

Food Intolerance: A Result of Enzyme Insufficiency or Deficiency

By: Dr. Mamadou  Food intolerance can be defined as the body’s inability to accept a particular food or some of its molecules. This inability to accept the food is expressed by adverse physio-biochemical reactions. Some of the reactions include vomiting, diarrhea, flatulence, bloating, intestinal imbalance, dysbiosis, and inflammatory conditions. These conditions in turn will lead to mal- absorption, loss of nutrients, weakness, fatigue, and increased susceptibility to diseases. However, in most cases, when there is intolerance to a specific food, the usual tendency is to avoid that food. A better alternative is to take supplements that correct the intolerance and ensure...

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