(ex publication by Protexin)
Each enzymes works on a specific type of food and these are listed below:
Alpha amylase: Helps in the digestion of carbohydrates by helping to hydrolyze the alpha 1-4 glycosidic linkages of polysaccarides to dextrin, D-glucose, maltose, and oligiosaccarides.
Beta amylase: This enzyme works on the end of the starch molecules instead of in the center as does alpha-amylase. This enzyme results in the production of sugars form the starch molecule that are 1 - 3 glucose units long.
Proteases: These enzymes work on proteins to reduce them to in individual amino acids of which they are composed. Some of these are acid stable proteases that start their work in the stomach. Proteins are the most difficult food component to digest and thus take the longest. With acid stable protease the decomposition starts earlier in the digestive tract thus providing more complete digestion.
Lipase: This is the enzyme that helps to metabolize fats (triglycerides). The fats are broken down into mono glycerides, diglycerides, and glycerol. If given in larger quantities the Lipases can enter the bloodstream and help remove excess triglycerides from the arteries and the veins improving circulation.
Cellulase: As it name implies this one breaks down cellulose (fiber) by helping to break down cell walls, resulting in soluble and insoluble fiber which are both necessary.
Hemicellulase: Hemi cellulose and an amorphous (sticky) type of cellulose that form long strings as cellulose is crystalline. This enzyme helps break this polymer down into its individual sugars primarily xylose.
Bromelain: This enzymes extracted from pineapple( Ananas comosus) is also a protolytic (protein) digesting enzyme. This help break the proteins into oligio peptides and amino acids.
Probiotic: This is a lactic acid producing bacteria which bears spores. These organisms exhibit the characteristics of both the genera Lactobacillus and Bacillus. These organisms are encapsulated in spores and thus are protected from the environment and heat. They are activated in the gut by the hydrochloric acid , producing lactic acid bacteria. Treatment with antibiotics results in the killing of these bacteria, which guard against yeast colonies (Candida yeast species). These desirable bacteria inhibit the growth of putrid bacterial in the intestine, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora.
Food grade Calcium Carbonate Dihydrate is the primary carrier or excipient for this product. This adds a minimum amount of calcium to the diet, about 200 mg per gm of product.
Beta Amylase –