The Enzyme Digest Houston Nutraceuticals Inc.
Issue 21, September/October 2007

In This Issue
  • New Product: TriEnza
  • Your Questions
  • The Rimland Center
  • "The Missing Piece of the Puzzle"
  • Web Seminars Coming Soon
  • Dr. Houston's Event Schedule

  • New Product: TriEnza

    The Houston Enzyme Family recently welcomed TriEnza - our new formulation that combines the best enzymes from our 3 most popular products. Economical and convenient.

    Due to demand beyond our expectations, we are back-ordered on TriEnza. The next shipment should be ready around November 5. Check for updates.

    What is TriEnza? TriEnza contains:

    • the enzymes from AFP-Peptizyde for proteins
    • the enzymes from Zyme Prime for carbohydrates, fats, and proteins
    • half the enzymes from No-Fenol (Xylanase) for certain fruits and vegetables high in phenols
    • high DPP IV activity for gluten and casein digestion

    Our next shipment will have a slight formula change from the first shipment. At customers' requests, there will be an increase in the amount of enzymes for protein. It will include the full complement of proteases (for proteins) from the Zyme Prime formula.

    Who should use TriEnza? Anyone who uses 2 or more of our current products (Peptizyde, AFP-Peptizyde, Zyme Prime, HN-Zyme Prime, and No-Fenol) will most likely benefit from a cost-savings standpoint. Use TriEnza to support the digestion of all foods. TriEnza breaks down gluteomorphin and casomorphin and may be an alternative to the GFCF (gluten-free, casein-free) diet. TriEnza is safe for children and adults. No added cellulase enzyme minimizes any potential interference with time-released medications.

    How do I take TriEnza? Dosing is 1 capsule per meal; more may be taken as needed. Take TriEnza at the beginning of each meal.

    Your Questions

    Your questions answered by
    Dr. Devin Houston:

    Q: What is the proper dosage per meal for the new product (TriEnza) for a four-year-old weighing 33 pounds? Also, he likes to eat all throughout the day.

    A: One capsule with the 2 or 3 largest meals is probably sufficient. Or give a 1/2 capsule every 3 - 4 hours for the grazing. Dosing is not set in stone, it will vary for everyone, so do a little experimenting. Dosing is based on how much food and the type of food, not age or body weight.

    Q: I understand that HNI enzymes are "plant based" enzymes which don't break down in the stomach environment, versus porcine pancreatic enzymes, which do/can break down in stomach acid - unless protected - till it reaches the small intestine. Does the bulk of the enzyme action for AFP-Peptizyde occur in the stomach or in the small intestine? Is the GFCF "excess gut permeability" theory that the stomach or that the small intestine (or both?) has damage (that allows opioid peptides into the bloodstream)?

    A: The enzymes stay active through the stomach and intestinal tract; there is very little drop off in activity. It is the gut that has the permeability issues; proteins and peptides are not absorbed from the stomach.

    Q: We get Oxytocin for our child in a nasal spray. I've been reading rumors that DPP IV will inhibit Oxytocin. Is this correct?

    A: I looked at the structure of oxytocin, and I see no way that it could be a substrate for DPP IV. If it doesn't break it down, I don't see how it could inhibit it.

    Read our most frequently asked questions.

    The Rimland Center

    Dr. Houston is honored to be a speaker at the grand opening of The Rimland Center in Lynchburg, Virginia on November 3. Everyone is invited to attend this 2-day event (Nov. 3-4).

    Dr. Elizabeth Mumper, in memory of Dr. Bernard Rimland (founder of the ARI and DAN!) is creating this state-of-the-art autism center for healthcare professionals and families. The center will include exam rooms, lab facilities, treatment spaces for therapies, nutritional consultants, and a supplement counter. The center will also host special guests and seminars.

    You may buy a personalized brick to support The Rimland Center at index.htm. The bricks will be used for a memorial wall in memory of Dr. Rimland, as well as a walkway to honor families.

    "The Missing Piece of the Puzzle"

    by Mary Ann Mood

    While researching how to help my then 7-year-old son with digestive, sleep, and behavior issues, I stumbled onto some articles regarding enzymes and decided they were worth a try. I bought some enzymes at the local health food store and didn't see any improvement. So I decided to try Houston Nutraceuticals - I had seen them mentioned in my research.

    Within days of putting our son on Zyme Prime and Peptizyde we saw changes in behavior. My son almost immediately started sleeping through the night. He hadn't slept through the night on any type of regular basis his entire life! After a few weeks on enzymes, he seemed much more in control of himself and more able to cope with frustration.

    Within a few months he started eating a greater variety of foods. He now eats fish - not fish sticks, but actual fish - sea bass and salmon. And he started putting lettuce on his burgers and tacos - something green - finally.

    A year later we are still using the enzymes. Anytime I have gotten lazy in giving them to him or have forgotten to order them - we see the behavior decline within a day or so. He gets agitated a lot easier and just can't recover when he gets frustrated. And the sleep gets completely thrown off - he has a much harder time falling asleep. It's like he can't turn his body off - it just needs to keep moving.

    Would I recommend enzymes to other parents? Absolutely.

    My friend and I run a support group for parents of children with sensory processing disorders. I am pleased to let everyone know that Dr.Houston recently came and spoke to our support group in September at our request - at no charge. I am still getting emails about how much people appreciated him coming out.

    I can't thank Dr. Houston enough - I feel like we found the missing piece of the puzzle for our son.

    Mary Ann Mood
    Sensory Processing Disorder Parent Support Group
    Frederick, Maryland

    Web Seminars Coming Soon

    Watch for future emails from Houston Nutraceuticals to inform you of upcoming interactive web seminars on enzymes and related topics. During the web seminar, you will hear Dr. Houston live over your computer while you view his slide presentation. Participants can type in questions for Dr. Houston to view and answer during the seminar.

    We plan to offer our first webcast in the next few weeks. We are excited about this chance to help you with enzyme issues and invite you to attend. Details to come.

    Dr. Houston's Event Schedule

    To request a Free, Live Presentation or our DVD for your group, contact Cindy Kelley on our toll-free Events Line at
    1-866-275-0915 or

    Dr. Houston will be speaking and/or exhibiting at:

  • Garden Grove, CA: DAN! Conference (Exhibitor only) 10/11-10/15/07.
  • Wrentham, MA: Helping HANDS (Helping Heal Autism & Neurobiological DisorderS) Parent Support Group 10/29/07. Contact Cheryl Gaudino
  • Rochester, MI - Oakland University: Jack's Place Parent Support Group, 11/01/07. Contact Jessica Watson at
  • Lynchburg, VA: The Rimland Center Grand Opening, Speaking on 11/3/07. Contact Catherine Mosley at
  • Pasadena, CA: Pasadena Child Development Associates (PCDA), 11/14/07. Contact Twyla Ramos at
  • Katy, Texas: 2/2/08. Contact Allison Bognar at
  • Merrillville, Indiana: Northwest Indiana Chapter of NAA, 2/21/08. Contact Lisa Fox at
  • Bournemouth, England: Treating Autism Conference, 3/13-3/14/09.

    See our Events Calendar for details and updates.

    Dr. Houston holds an earned PhD in Biochemistry and has an extensive research background in enzymes. He speaks at no cost to parent groups and parent conferences.

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