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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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