|5 Tips for dosing enzymes|
from Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D.
1. The amount of enzyme taken in a dose is dependent upon the amount eaten, not by age or body weight. No harm can come from taking "too much" enzyme. The more enzyme taken, the faster the food is broken down
2. It is preferable to give enzymes with the first few bites of the meal or just prior to mealtime (up to 15 minutes prior).
3. The important point is to take the enzyme, if not at the beginning, then during or after eating. Food stays in the stomach from 1 to 3 hours, therefore, introducing enzymes anytime during the meal will still provide benefits. Keep in mind that the longer you wait to give the enzymes after a meal, larger doses may be needed to accomplish the work in the shorter time frame.
4. Feel free to experiment with dosing to find the level that best suits you or your child's individual needs. No toxicity or side effects have been found at any level of enzyme dosing.
5. If you prefer to start a new product slowly, refer to our Dosing Chart
at our site.
|Q and A with Dr. H|
from Dr. Devin Houston, Ph.D.
Q: My son is taking TriEnza. Will taking this hinder his growth? One of the functions of TriEnza is to digest the proteins, especially from eggs, milk and cheese - these foods could be important for him growing.
A: Food proteins do not stay in whole form during digestion. The whole point of digestion is to break down the carbs, starches, fats and proteins you eat into smaller pieces.
These smaller pieces are what are used by our bodies to build the compounds our bodies need for growth. For example, casein is the main protein in dairy. But our bodies don't use casein in its whole form, there is no function for cow casein in our bodies other than to be broken down into amino acids which can then be used to make the proteins are bodies do need.
TriEnza simply does what digestion does - help break foods down into smaller pieces.
Q: Could you tell me which type of enzyme supplement I need to purchase for my daughter who is milk protein intolerant?
A: AFP-Peptizyde is the product used for digesting proteins found in milk (casein), wheat (gluten), soy and other foods.
If other digestive issues are present, such as lactose intolerance, you can add in our Zyme Prime along with the AFP-Peptizyde or if you wish to use one product to cover all food problems, TriEnza would be the choice.
Gassy, bloaty, yucky? Time for Zyme Prime
Our product spotlight today is on an "old reliable" - Zyme Prime. Zyme Prime will help you with the gas, bloating and general yucky feeling that may come with eating broccoli, cauliflower, leafy vegetables, beans, sugars, starches, fats and even many proteins.
Zyme Prime is available in capsules and chewable tablets.
Zyme Prime is a nice tummy soother but does tend to firm stools. If you'd prefer something similar that is less likely to firm, try our ZyCarb.
Read more about Zyme Prime here.
MAPS Clinician Conference
March 27-29: If you are a health professional, we hope to see you in Costa Mesa, CA for the MAPS Conference (Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs). Houston Enzymes will be an exhibitor.
Visit the MAPS site to register or to find a clinician in your area. Visit the Houston Enzymes Event Calendar for updates on all our events.
Thank you for reading. As always, contact us with any comments or questions.
Devin Houston, PhD, CEO
Toll free: 866-757-8627