Houston Enzymes
Issue 66, September 2014
In This Issue
The Mold Question
Mother Shares Enzyme Success
Enzyme Pocket Packs
Join us in Costa Mesa, Dallas, St. Paul and St. Pete
The mold question
Dr. Devin Houston, PhD

Q: Are your enzymes grown on aspergillus and is there any aspergillus or mold in the enzyme product? 

A:  First, let's get the wording correct.  Enzymes are not "grown on" Aspergillus, they are secreted from different strains of fungi which include Aspergillus niger, Aspergillus oryzae, and Trichoderma reseei.  Fungi release enzymes from their bodies so as to break down whatever they use for growth.  Think of the fungi as sponges and enzymes would be the liquid being released.

The enzymes we and every other enzyme company use are highly purified and do not contain any of the fungal material associated with mold allergies.  After 10 -12 different purification procedures, all that is left is pure enzyme protein.

There are no spores or harmful mold present.

Some say that taking enzymes causes them to react negatively and they also have mold allergies, therefore, the enzymes must have aggravated or caused their allergic reaction.  This is not necessarily the case. Enzymes are unique proteins and anyone can develop an allergy or react to any protein.  

If you take an enzyme and you have some type of allergic response, it may be that you are specifically allergic to one or more of the enzyme proteins in that product.  You may be able to tolerate other types of enzymes.

We have many customers who have mold allergies and are allergic to Aspergillus but can take enzymes with no problems.  We have had other customers with no mold allergies who have reacted to certain enzyme products yet tolerate other fungal enzymes.

Keep in mind that most enzyme companies obtain enzymes from the same sources. The differences in products come from which enzymes and at what activity levels are used.

Send your question to Dr. Houston.

Mother shares enzyme success

quotation marks, left For twelve years our family has been using Houston Enzymes to address digestive issues successfully. We have found improvement in our son Kolin's ability to digest and absorb the nutrients from the food he eats and decreased issues with the lower GI tract.

Our family has found having a dietary alternative such as Houston Enzymes as a staple with every meal gave our son greater freedom of choice when it came to what he could eat and where.  We believe it is more than a coincidence; it has been notated by many professionals the improved digestion of our son could have been a factor in the decreased negative behaviors in daily living environments that was part of his overall loss of diagnosis.

We are so very grateful to Dr. Devin Houston and Houston Enzymes for producing such wonderful products that helped our son and our family address unique issues with digestion.


Andrea U. Sovern, mother
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Join us in Costa Mesa, Dallas, St. Paul and St. Pete

Costa Mesa, California - October 3 - 4: TACA West Coast Autism Conference.
Houston Enzymes will be an exhibitor. 
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Dallas, Texas - October 16 - 19: The Autism Education Summit. Houston Enzymes will be an exhibitor. 
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St. Paul, Minnesota - November 8:  TACA Midwest Autism Conference. Houston Enzymes will be an exhibitor. 
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St. Pete Beach, Florida - November 13 - 16: NAA's National Autism Conference. Houston Enzymes will be an exhibitor. Dr. Devin Houston will be a speaker.
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Visit the Houston Enzymes Event Calendar for additional events and updates.
Thank you for reading. Contact us with any comments or questions. We look forward to hearing from you. 
Devin Houston, PhD, CEO
Houston Enzymes 
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