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Commercially, digestive enzymes are isolated from various sources such as the pancreas of higher animals (swine and cattle), higher vegetables (barley), and microorganisms including bacteria and fungi. The multi-enzyme complex DigeZyme® consists of GMO-free broad acting enzymes obtained from the fermentation process with Aspergillus oryze, including amylase, protease and lipase; this group of enzymes breaks carbohydrates, proteins and fats and all three groups of enzymes are resistant to the action of gastric juices, while retaining their digestive activity. DigeZyme® is referenced in The Complete Book of Enzyme Therapy by Anthony J. Chichoke (Ref. 1). DigeZyme was also clinically evaluated for enhanced absorption of minerals and vitamins. Enzymes are catalysts which participate in virtually every bodily process and, as previously discussed, their shortage can cause an illness. The profound effect of enzymes on the body can be illustrated by the German study of karate fighters using enzymes before fighting. The group that took enzymes showed recovery from fight related injuries in seven days while the placebo group recovered in 16 days. This study shows a direct link between ability of the body to regenerate and a sufficient presence of the digestive enzymes in the body. Although most of us do not need to recover from a karate fight on a daily basis, we nevertheless need to protect our body from a daily assault of physical and mental stress. Supplemental enzymes can possibly be considered to improve our health in numerous conditions; however they are not a substitute to a healthy life-style and nutrition.

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