We received an email from one of our customers about Neprofin AVF, which is an advanced veterinary formula for pain and inflammation in horses and even household pets, when given in smaller dosages. She writes, "I am interested in Neprofin AVF for my 10 yr. old Goldendoodle who is in good health. The human forms of these enzymes (ie. Neprinol, Vitalzym) all state it absolutely must be taken on an empty stomach - no food - or it will just digest the food and not go into the bloodstream. If the AVF product is put on an animal's food - how is it going to work properly?
Answer: Neprofin AVF is considered a 'feed supplement' and is designed to be taken with food. A big part of the enzyme function in something like Neprofin is to assimilate food into nutrients and discard the waste. It works continuously with the pH variation of the digestive tract to increase digestion and absorption, which also intensifies absorption of released amino acids. This may lead to a reduction in swelling, quicker recovery from injuries, and an increase of lean muscle mass in the animal.