My apologies to all who have been patiently or not-so-
patiently waiting for the next Enzyme Digest
newsletter! It has been a busy time since last August,
and now that 2004 is gone and 2005 is here, we are
looking forward to a full year of conferences and
speaking to parent support groups. I'm hoping we can
get the newsletter out on a more regular basis. We
have lots to talk about, so let's get to it!
This forum is here as
a resource for information on enzymes and other
nutritional issues. What would YOU like to see
mentioned or addressed in the HNI newsletter? Let us
know by email:
CHEWABLE ZYME PRIME NOW AVAILABLE!
Much to the delight of our ever-patient customers, we
now have Zyme Prime
available as a chewable tablet.
The natural flavor is a "mixed berry" that tastes
absolutely great! Your kids will want them as candy,
and, hey, why not? I keep a bottle on my desk, and
take them instead of the Skittles!
The tablets have about 1/3 of the potency of the
encapsulated Zyme Prime (there is only so much
enzyme we can put it in a tablet without making it a
horse pill), so take that into account when adjusting
dosing from capsules. No papain or bromelain, no rice
bran or cellulose filler, either.
*Daily Value Not Established
|Serving Size: 2 Tablets
|Amount Per Serving
td>||% Daily Value|
|Amylase|| 8500 DU
|Protease 4.5|| 28500
MU (14 mg)||*|
|Lactase|| 1000 ALU
|Lipase|| 140 FCCLU
Other Ingredients: Xylitol, Natural Mixed
Berry flavor, sodium chloride, citric acid, fructose,
stearic acid, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate.
Contains NO starch, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn,
soy, preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors or
animal derivatives. HNI uses only the highest quality
FDA GRAS approved plant-based enzymes
I would suggest using the tablets for those times when
capsules are not convenient. You don't need water to
take them, so they are great in the car or on trips.
You can put them in your child's lunch as a "snack",
and not go through the hassle of having the school
nurse give them out.
Remember that Zyme Prime
is great for the whole family, so keep a bottle of Zyme
Prime Chewables on the dinner table to help get rid of
that bloated feeling, or when the lactose-intolerant feel
the urge for ice cream!
||BEWARE OF ENZYME "KNOCK-OFFS!"
Enzyme supplements are now more popular than ever,
thanks to the testimonials of many families who have
benefited from using enzymes. With such popularity,
there are bound to be imitators who want to profit off
the ground-breaking done by others. Do not be
surprised to see other enzyme products from other
companies touting similar results to HNI enzymes.
The number of commercially-available enzymes is not
that large, so combination of different enzymes will be
limited. While any company can have an enzyme
product made for them, very few have the expertise
found at HNI. We direct the formulation of our
enzyme products, and Dr. Houston personally does all
formulation work. We insure that only the best
enzymes are used, and only those enzymes necessary
to produce the desired results are included in each
product. Dr. Houston has the most experience and
scientific knowledge when it comes to developing
Some companies will market a "new" enzyme product
based on perceived benefits rather than hard data. For
example, a researcher may present findings at a
parent conference that indicates a certain gut enzyme
involved in carbohydrate breakdown
may be diminished in certain cases of early gut
inflammation. He states that this may be of diagnostic
value as an indicator of early inflammation. This is
valuable data to build on. However, a supplement
company may then use that researcher's findings to
suggest or imply that that enzyme can be
supplemented orally and that it is "necessary". This is
twisting the data to imply that you need this product.
Upon further examination, we find that the particular
enzyme in question is not even active when taken
There is exciting research involving enzymes in many
areas of science. Now that dietary enzymes are
getting more attention from doctors and scientists,
many supplement companies have decided to jump on
the bandwagon and convince you that you need a
certain enzyme product (whether you do or not!). The
sad thing is that they don't understand the science or
what is presented by the reputable researcher.
at HNI will only produce enzyme products that make
sense scientifically. That is why we don't put every
enzyme known to Man in a capsule. Only those that
perform a known and beneficial action are used by
||GOOD NEWS! NEW LOWER PRICES ON ENZYME POWDERS!
HNI has lowered the prices of the non-encapsulated,
powder forms of its popular enzyme products.
Peptizyde and AFP Peptizyde are now $42
per 150 gram bottle, down from $44.
is now $35 down from $37, and No-Fenol is
$48 to $45.
||HNI NOW OFFERS VARIETY OF SUPPLEMENTS
HNI is known as the leader of quality enzyme
products, and enzymes will always be our specialty. A
number of our customers have inquired as to whether
we would carry other, non-enzyme, supplements as a
convenience for them; basically allowing one-stop
After many months of searching and evaluation, we
found a manufacturer with excellent quality control
standards with an emphasis on providing scientific
rationales for their products. These products can meet
HNI's high standards for purity and effectiveness.
Many of these "new" supplements are not just for
children. We recognize that parents and adults often
overlook their own nutrtional health status while
concentrating on that of their children. We also
recognize that other companies specialize in
supplements for children, and as such, their products
are usually less potent to accommodate their small
size and sensitivities. It is not our intent to intrude on
other company's "turf", so we wish to point out that
our products are designed for higher potency at more
reasonable prices, a niche we feel has been sorely
Here is a sampling of the products we've added:
Chewable Vitamin C from acerola, great
natural raspberry flavor: 90 tablets - $8
Neuromins (tm) DHA, 100 mg softgels: 30 caps -
MaxEPA Omega-3, 1000
mg softgels: 100 caps -
Suprema Dophilus Probiotic, 4 billion CFU/capsule
containing 3 Lactobacillus strains, 2 Bifido strains, plus
S. thermophilus. Contains colostrum and FOS: 120
caps - $25
Olive Leaf Extract, 500
mg, 60 caps - $15.50
Thistle, 175 mg, 240 capsules - $38
500 mg, 60 capsules - $25
lozenge w/folic acid and biotin, 1000
mcg, 60 caps - $7
Aller-7 Allergy Support
formula, 90 tablets -
Chelated Calcium, 167 mg, 100 tablets-
Chelated Magnesium, 100 mg, 100 tablets -
Sulfate, 750 mg, 90 capsules, $29.00
Flax Oil, 1000
mg, 90 softgel capsules, $8.00
Super Stress Complex
Multivitamin, 60 capsules, $13.00
Liquid Oregano Oil Conc., 5 oz., $34.00
100 mg, 60 capsules, $49.00
Other supplements are available as well, please
inquire or see our product list.
These products contain no added sugar, salt, dairy,
yeast, wheat, corn, preservatives, artificial colors or
HNI will have these products listed on their website
and in a catalog very shortly. Please feel free to call
our office toll-free (866-757-8627) to inquire as to our
||INDONESIAN DISTRIBUTORSHIP FOR HNI
HNI would like to introduce to you Maria Elena of East
Java, Indonesia. Ellen, as she likes to be called, runs
a children's center called Blessing Kids Center
Foundation, and has been distributing HNI enzymes for
over a year. Fortunately, Ellen's home town was
spared the tragic effects of the tsunami last December,
but she has seen some of the devastation that her
people now deal with.
If you are in or near Indonesia or Singapore, and wish
to purchase HNI products, please contact Maria Elena
||NOW THE BAD NEWS...PRICE INCREASES
We are all aware of the effect of rising fuel costs on
just about everything we use. Our manufacturer has
informed us of a substantial price increase on
encapsulated enzyme products, and HNI is forced to
pass on a portion of that increase to its customers.
This is the first (and hope last!) price increase in the
four years we
have been in business, in fact, we have absorbed other
price jumps in shipping, postage, and personnel costs.
However, with the rising costs
imposed on small businesses from various directions,
in no small part due to the weak dollar overseas (the
enzymes ultimately come from Japan), we must also
raise our prices effective May 1, 2005. We anticipate
the increase to be about $0.50 per bottle of Peptizyde,
AFP Peptizyde, HN-Zyme Prime, and Zyme Prime. We
will keep the price of No-Fenol the same, though our
cost for producing No-Fenol also rose. These prices
are for the encapsulated enzyme products.
HNI has always been aware of the tremendous
financial burden many of our customers face. We still
have our 10% volume discount for 6 bottles of
enzymes or more, and are willing to work with
families so as not to impose a hardship. We are
currently looking at ways to reduce our costs,
however, we will NOT sacrifice the quality of our
Be assured that, if and when we can, we will reduce
the prices of
our products when the market pressures ease for us.
Thanks for your understanding.
CereCalase(tm) is not a "real" name for an enzyme, it
is the trademarked name of National Enzyme
Company's proprietary mixture of hemicellulase,
phytase, and beta-glucanase.
Hemicellulase is an enzyme that helps break down the
complex carbohydrate structure of cellulose, producing
simple sugars in the process. Hemicellulase is actually
a complex family of enzymes that break down the
interior bonds of galactomannan carbohydrates.
Beta-glucanase breaks down glucans, compounds
found in grains that are large polysaccharides, and
contribute to the "thickness" of cooked grain
meals.>p>Phytase is an enzyme that prevents phytic
acid, a compound found in soy and other grains, from
binding up minerals such as calcium, zinc and iron.
The specific combination of these enzymes results in a
blend of enzymes that break up NSPs, or non-soluble
polysaccharides. NSPs are mainly in the form of beta
glucans, hemicellulose and arabinoxylans. The highly
viscous polysaccharides bind to digestive enzymes and
impair diffusion to their substrates. The anti-nutritive
effect of NSP in cereals results in a depression in the
digestibility of all nutrients, Therefore, a supplement
blend of phytase, hemicellulase and beta glucanase
will have a significant effect on increased
CereCalase is found in HN-Zyme Prime,
Zyme Prime and in No-Fenol. Suggested dosing is 1/2
to 1 capsule with meals that are high in plant fiber or
HNI should have a Chewable Probiotic tablet for
children by May 1. Shelf-stable, microencapsulated for
viability against stomach acid, with a great-tasting
$11.50 for 60 tablets.
*Daily Value Not Established
|Serving Size: 1 Chewable
|Amount Per Serving
td>||% Daily Value|
|Proprietary probiotic blend (yielding 1 billion
|Lactobacillus acidophilus*|| ||*|
HNI also plans to make a chewable version of
Fenol, probably by September. Keep checking our
website for more information.