Neprinol targets the underlying causes of Peyronie's disease
Peyronie’s disease is a penis disorder in which fibers form plaques, causing abnormal curvature, pain and, in severe cases, erectile dysfunction and impotence. Peyronie’s disease can also have a severe psychological impact: nearly half of affected men in one study were found to suffer from depression . Peyronie’s disease is notoriously difficult to treat, but Neprinol, a supplement that targets the root cause of Peyronie’s disease, may offer a promising alternative to traditional treatments.
Learn how enzymes can limit the suffocating effects of pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial lung diseases.
There are more than 100 different diseases that are caused by the buildup of scar tissue in the lungs. Of these numerous interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), the most common is pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis begins when microscopic damage to the alveoli (air sacs) and interstitial tissues (tissue between cells) of the lungs causes inflammation and scar tissue to develop. As this scar tissue builds up in the lungs it eventually causes the soft, permeable tissue to become stiff and thick, which makes breathing extremely difficult.
If you are suffering from a chronic inflammatory condition such as arthritis, there is relief in a natural form. Serrapeptase has long been used as an anti-inflammatory aid for many chronic conditions and has more benefits than current medicinal treatments on the market. Because it is a naturally occurring enzyme, it is gentler on the body.
Used for over 25 years in Europe and Asia, studies and testimonials from people who swear by it show a remarkable improvement in many inflammatory conditions. Recent criticism has been countered with the assertion that most serrapeptase is not available with the correct dosage. One Japanese company issued a recall on its lower dose tablets early last year. Higher doses are, however, effective.
We receive questions daily regarding the products that we sell at Southwest Nutraceuticals, and many times we receive the same (or very similar) questions from different people. So, it got us thinking, what better place to share some of these questions and answers than our blog?
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.
Enzymes could be called the natural "spark plug" of our body's engine. They are a bio-catalyst that is responsible for many processes, including food digestion, energy conversion and the break-down of fibrin (scar tissue) that builds up in the body.
All living things are equipped to produce them naturally. However, as we get older, our body's enzyme production process begins to slows down...generally in our late 20s to early 30s. In order to replenish this enzyme deficiency later in life, supplemental enzymes are available.
Here are 7 reasons to consider adding them to your daily regimen:
Novequin DPF (Digestive Probiotic Formula) becomes Arthur Andrew Medical's eighth product in their popular supplement line, and the second product specifically for use in horses. The purpose of Novequin is to provide your horse with the benefits of digestive enzymes and a probiotic blend to optimize digestive health throughout its life.
A foal enters the world with a sterile digest tract; however, it quickly acquires millions of bacteria, both beneficial and harmful. Adding probiotics, enzymes and beneficial yeast to a foal's diet helps to strengthen its immune system and defend against harmful bacteria overgrowth. Probiotics also help stop and prevent diarrhea, loose stools and scours. This will lead to bigger, stronger, healthier animals at weaning.
Since probiotics and enzymes improve the digestion and absorption of nutrients, even healthy horses can benefit from supplementation. Optimal digestive health means better hair coats, stronger hooves and superior athletic performance.
Novequin will be sold in 3 different sizes: 90g, 500g and a 1,000g jar. All three are available now through Southwest Nutraceuticals.
The seasons will be changing soon, and with it, many aspects of our lives will be adapting to it. We put the shorts and t-shirts away, and pull the jeans, sweaters and jackets out from storage. Air conditioning turns into heating, lawnmowing and hedge trimming make way for raking and snowblowing, and running outside in the park becomes running inside on a treadmill (well, it's the other way around here in Arizona). So what do we do to adapt our body's?
Cleansing in preparation for the change of season assists the body in adapting to climatic and physical changes. Doing a cleanse 2-4 times every year can really help to reduce the buildup of toxins and maintain optimal health. Cleansing when the seasons go through their most drastic changes (ie. Spring and Fall), can help the body rejuvenate from, or prepare for the Winter's cold weather, and can also make a big difference for seasonal allergy sufferers.
Usually there is only a small amount of accumulated extra fluid in a dog's body . However, conditions like congestive heart failure can cause a dog's body to become bloated and filled with liquid. Sometimes there is so much of this fluid that the dog's body weight can nearly double! Unfortunately this may be just the beginning. Heart problems can also trigger a secondary condition called canine protein-losing enteropathy (CPLE) that can cause even more fluid to build up, plus a host of other potentially life-threatening complications .
CPLE occurs when higher than normal amounts of protein leak into the intestinal tract and are lost through the stool. Although the dog's body tries to make up for this loss by producing more proteins like albumin, it can't keep up with the demand. As a result, the dog has low levels of albumin (hypoalbuminemia) and sometimes low levels of globulin (hypoglobulinemia).
For years there has been a belief circulating that serrapeptase and other systemic enzymes will be destroyed by acid in the stomach if they are not protected. According to the companies that circulate that belief, the only way to shield serrapeptase from destruction is to use enteric coated serrapeptase enzyme powder that is coated in plastics and other chemicals before they are encapsulated or enteric-coat the entire capsule. This is supposed to protect the enzymes from stomach acids and release them in the intestines. However, there is no clinical evidence or studies that truly supports this reasoning.
While it is true that certain enzymes, usually those derived from animals, become less active in very acidic environments, this is not true for enzymes derived from plant, fungal or microbial sources. In nature, these organisms use enzymes to break down and digest materials under a wide variety of conditions. Even when exposed to extreme pHs and temperatures, these organisms don't put an enteric coating on their enzymes; instead their enzyme systems have evolved to survive a wide range of different pH. Therefore, enteric coatings are only important (in theory) for animal-based enzymes that are naturally released in the digestive tract after the stomach, giving them a narrow pH range.
Some studies have even shown that enteric-coated enzyme powder may make a supplement less effective. In a series of third-party tests, products containing enteric-coated serrapeptase powder lost more activity than supplements using non-enteric-coated serrapeptase powder.
Instead of using any type of enteric-coated serrapeptase, the serrapeptase supplement Serretia (formerly Serracel), as well as the enzyme blend Neprinol and probiotic formula Syntol, use a different technology known as Acid Armor. Acid Armor capsules are made of an extra-thick layer of cellulose (the main component of veggie caps) with a better-designed way of fitting the two sides of the capsules together, which limits leaking. Acid Armor capsules have also been designed to delay the release of the capsule's contents for up to an hour. When a product like Serracel is taken on an empty stomach, the capsule enters and leaves the stomach in 30 minutes or less. This means that the Acid Armor provides more than enough time for the serrapeptase enzyme to get through the stomach and into the more "enzyme friendly" environment of the intestines.
In addition, serrapeptase capsules themselves do not cause the stomach to start producing acid when they are taken on an empty stomach. Acid production only occurs when the stomach fills up with food and its lining is stretched. Therefore any tests that supposedly "prove" the necessity of enteric-coated serrapeptase by exposing enzymes to extremely acidic environments for several hours do not accurately replicate actual, real-life conditions in an empty stomach!
The Following is an Update From Arthur Andrew Medical:
'Arthur Andrew Medical is excited to announce the arrival of our newest formulation in our line of ever-popular enzyme supplements. Although we have been extremely happy with the success of our Devacor formulation, with recent advances in enzyme technology we felt that the product could be improved upon. It is our mission to provide the most advanced, potent, and clinically effective products available. Making formulation changes is often an arduous but necessary task to achieve and maintain that goal. In light of these new developments, we are proud to announce the arrival of Devigest, which will replace Devacor as our premier digestive aid.
The new, more concentrated formula will provide at least as much or more digestive capability than Devacor with smaller, easier-to-swallow capsules and will come in both 90 and 180 capsule bottles. Devigest contains an advanced acid-stable protease blend for enhanced protein digestibility, which includes Dipeptidyl Peptidase, also known as DPP-IV. This specific enzyme is known for its ability to break down gluten and casein, which are both known today as leading sources of digestive distress in complex carbohydrate intolerance and celiac disease sufferers.
Devigest also includes over 400% more lactase per serving than Devacor, which will help those suffering from lactose intolerance enjoy dairy without the gastrointestinal discomfort. In addition, alpha galactosidase (the enzyme contained in the popular supplement Beano®) is now included in the formula to lessen the incidence of intestinal gas and bloating. Devigest will be available through Southwest Nutraceuticals starting in early March, 2011.'
Daniel E. Curtin
Director of Operations
Arthur Andrew Medical