Houston Enzymes
 Issue 40, July/August 2011
In This Issue
Enzymes can handle the heat
Update: The chewables
Enzymes a champ at camp
Q and A with Dr. H
Tips for bumps, bites, and better digestion
See you in Sydney
Enzymes can handle the heat
From Dr. Houston:

Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D.


This heat wave is creating havoc with my garden and lawn, and our dog is considering leaving for Alaska!


Seriously though, the heat wave shows no signs of letting up soon.  Many of our customers are worried about our enzymes being shipped in this heat.


Have no fear, these enzymes are very stable to environmental temperatures.  In fact, many of these enzymes work better at temps of 105 - 125 degrees F.


I recently tested some of our enzymes that had expired in 2003.  They were sealed in the bottle and still in the cardboard box.  They had been in a corner of my unconditioned garage in Arkansas for the past 8 years.  Our summer temperatures will routinely be in the high 90s, with humidity in the 60 - 90% level.  In the summer, my garage feels like a sauna.  


When we tested the enzymes I was amazed to find...Read more

Product update: The chewables


We have been working on some new sweeteners and flavors in some our chewable enzyme tablets. We were disappointed with initial attempts to improve the tablets, and so have had a few delays.  


It can be tricky to mask the taste of certain enzymes without compromising activity levels.  Bear with us as we get the flavoring "just right".


Supplier issues have also caused delays.  We hope to have everything fully stocked in the next several weeks. 


We are happy to offer you a free sample of any of our enzyme products if you want to do a taste test before purchasing.  


I welcome your feedback on the chewables - send me an email or call us at 866-757-8627.


Devin Houston, CEO

Enzymes a champ at camp

 quotation marksThese enzymes have saved my daughter's digestion. She was actually able to go to camp for 5 days last week and eat three meals of 'regular' food every day and she didn't get sick even once. 


In the past, any brush with gluten and dairy really threw her for a loop and brought on her asthma and gave her stomach cramps. So findingDaughter enjoys a treat you guys is a real life-saver. 


Keep up the great work and please spread the word of our thanks to everyone who helped take care of this for us.


Much appreciation,


Cyndy Leslie
Frisco, Texas 
Q and A with Dr. H

Your questions answered by Dr. Houston:     

Q: How long do enzymes stay in the stomach? If I take enzymes before a meal, and 2 hrs later I want to eat a snack, should I take another dose?

A: The enzymes stay with the food they were taken with. When the stomach empties, the enzymes move out with the food. The stomach usually empties anywhere between 90 and 150 minutes depending on what was eaten (fats slow stomach emptying) and how much.  - D.H.


Q: I'm looking for something to help with gluten (in wheat) and casein (in dairy).  Should I use TriEnza?


A:  Use AFP-Peptizyde when you are targeting gluten, casein or other proteins. Per dose, AFP-Peptizyde will save you money over the TriEnza. 


TriEnza has all the enzymes in AFP-Peptizyde, plus enzymes for carbohydrates, fats and phenols. If you want a broad-spectrum product that includes enzymes for gluten and casein, then TriEnza is for you.



Q: I took an enzyme and then didn't eat.  Can this be harmful?
A: This is not harmful because the enzymes only work on food. Since enzymes are protein, the body will eventually process the enzymes as any other food protein. Many take high doses of enzyme products on an empty stomach to facilitate systemic enzyme uptake, that is, the uptake of enzymes into the circulation. To do this requires large amounts of enzyme, as only a small fraction of the enzyme is absorbed.  -D.H.

Ask Dr. Houston

Hot enzyme tips for summer: bumps, bites, and better digestion


Last summer's article about enzyme tips was so popular that we are running it again, and have added it to the Articles section of our site:


Summer is here in full force! Along with the heat, humidity and bugs comes more outdoor activities for the kids, which means more chance of bumps, bites, and bruises.


We have emphasized how enzymes help digestion, but there are other uses for these enzymes - especially for this time of year. For minor stings, make a poultice of AFP-Peptizyde onto the sting as quickly...

See you in Sydney
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Does your group want to learn more about enzymes? Contact Outreach Coordinator Cindy Kelley
 for group presentations, DVDS and literature for your events. 
Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D. enzyme biochemist, speaks at no cost to parent groups and parent conferences.  
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