Bugs, Bumps and Better Digestion: Get Hot Summer Tips
Our popular summertime enzyme tips are back! Along with the heat, humidity and bugs come 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 as possible. Apple cider vinegar is a good liquid to dissolve the enzymes as it itself is often used for insect stings and has a pH of around 5 which is the optimal pH level for the enzymes to work. White vinegar has a pH that may be too low, but water is also a good medium; the enzymes will still do their work. Alternatively, you can soak the finger or area with an enzyme solution (4 capsules per 3 tablespoons of warm water or cider vinegar). Many of the toxins in bee and wasp stings are peptide in nature, and the proteases can break those toxins down as well as reduce the swelling. Make sure the enzyme powder gets moist as the enzymes won't activate until in solution. Of course, this advice is not applicable to those who are highly allergic to insect stings and bites. If you do have anaphylactic reactions to insect stings, remember to keep your "epi pens" handy! Watch our video for making the enzyme solution for bug bites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcLh0GhQmLk Minor bruises can be reduced by taking AFP-Peptizyde every 4 hours (at least 3 capsules) for 2 days after the incident. Grass stains in clothes can be a problem. Make a paste of AFP-Peptizyde and work into the stain, let sit for 30 minutes, then wash out. I'm betting you're eating a lot of fresh food from the garden. Many of us have a hard time digesting fibrous raw or steamed veggies. Add in some No-Fenol with those meals. Remember that many of the fruits and vegetables we eat during the summer are highly phenolic. No-Fenol can reduce the reactions from those intolerances so the kids can enjoy all the blueberries, watermelon, cherries, and peaches they want. Our starch intake increases during summer as well, so keep Zyme Prime or ZyCarb handy for those ears of corn you'll be munching on the 4th of July. Barbecuing ribs on the grill? Remember the Lypazyme for extra help digesting fats. Whatever you eat, we hope you enjoy your summer.