Mega-Polyzyme by InterPlexus contains a carefully selected mixture of complementary enzymes such as Protease, Bromelain, Papain, Amylase, Lipase and Cellulase that is active on food proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Mega-Polyzyme is formulated with Protease, Bromelain and Papain to effectively break down food proteins, especially grain glutens.
The Protease in Mega-Polyzyme has a broad spectrum activity on various proteins. Mega-Polyzyme Protease has remarkable grain gluten digesting capacity. (see Figure 1) Activities on various substrates are measured at pH 7.0, temperature 37°C. The activity on milk casein is an accepted reference and is indicated as 100%. Mega-Polyzyme Lipase breaks down fats and oils, and its Amylase activity targets starches and other carbohydrates.
The Cellulase in Mega-Polyzyme is of sufficient strength to completely digest the cellulose contained in a full head of lettuce. Cellulose in the diet is not digestible, and the human intestinal bacteria cannot ferment or metabolize it. By digesting cellulose, the friendly intestinal bacteria are presented with more nutrient substrate to multiply. This is important to people on low carbohydrate diets.
Pancreatic enzymes are relatively unstable in the digestive tract. Mega-Polyzyme Protease resists gastric acid unlike animal-derived preparations which are deactivated in the presence of acid.
Mega-Polyzyme Lipase is active over a wide pH range. In the small intestine of healthy individuals, pancreatic enzyme activities decline at different rates. Although 74% of Amylase and 22% of Trypsin activity survive to the end of the small intestine, only 1% of initial Lipase activity is still available at that point. The greater survivability of Amylase is probably due to its resistance to proteolytic degradation. Pancreatic Lipase is inactivated at pH less than 4; therefore, animal derived Pancreatic Lipase will rapidly degrade in the normal stomach reducing its ability to break down fat.
Mega-Polyzyme Ingredients in 1 capsule: Protease 50,000 HUT, Amylase 10,000 SKB, Lipase 500 FIP (or 5,000 LU), Bromelain 100 GDU, Papain 35,000 TU (or 2,000,000 PU), Cellulose 600 CU. Other Ingredients: vegetable capsule (HPMC, water), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate.
This product does not contain soy, egg or gluten. Vegan.
Suggested Use: Take 1 capsule with a meal or as directed by your healthcare practitioner.
Warnings: Do not use this product if you have a peptic ulcer, gastritis or heartburn. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to using this product if you are pregnant or nursing.
Keep out of reach of children.