NWC Naturals Pet Products Total-Zymes Digestive Powder is essential to good health because they enable the body to obtain nutrients from food. Total-Zymes is a high performance broad-spectrum digestive enzyme formula utilizing 14 high performance plant based enzymes and featuring a Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System. L.E.A.D.S. insures complete digestion and assimilation of all your pets’ food at a cellular level. The L.E.A.D.S. system, first used in human nutrition, optimizes the enzymatic effectiveness in your pet’s digestive tract using chelated minerals that activate the enzymes.
Without digestive enzymes, even the most nutritious foods will not be of any use to the body. A typical animal's diet is full of cooked and processed foods. These foods are unnatural to pets and it strains the digestive system and the whole animal’s system. This makes ample amounts of digestive enzymes even more important. This product assists pet’s digestion by breaking down the fundamental components of their food with vegetarian enzymes.
Symptoms of Poor Digestion
|Sensitive Stomach ||Slow Healing|
|Poor Health ||Excessive Shedding|
|Breath or Body Odor ||Eating own stool|
|Stiff Joints ||Poorly Working Intestine|
|Being Lethargic ||Poor Coat or Skin Condition|
|Excess Gas ||Loose Stool|
Even if our pet's diet consists of kibble, raw or canned food for their nutrient base, complete digestion is essential. No matter the quality of their base diet, if the pet's digestive abilities are compromised, the nutrition will not be available. Total-Zymes assures nutrient availability and absorption.
Brief Description of Enzymes and What they digest
|Protease, Peptidase ||Proteins|
|Amylase, Alpha-Galactosidase ||Carbohydrates|
|Glucoamylase, Invertase, Malt Diastase ||Glucose/sugars|
|Lipase, Lipase AN ||Fats and Oils|
|Cellulase, Pectinase ||Fiber|
|Lactase ||Lactose and Milk Sugars|
|Phytase, Hemicellulase, Xylanase ||Releases Plant Minerals|
Mineral co-factors help to activate each ingredient for maximum particle digestion and complete nutrient distribution throughout the body, thereby increasing the formula’s bioavailability. This enzyme delivery system first used with great success in human nutrition, is now available for your pets to guarantee nutrient delivery on a cellular basis.
Enzymes do not survive the high heats required to process commercial pet foods. Both kibble and canned foods are cooked! A diet of commercial pet foods puts excess strain on a pet’s digestive system. Temperatures as low as 118 degrees Fahrenheit will deactivate and kill all enzymes, requiring the pet’s body to produce the extra enzymes it needs for digestion.
Benefits of Enzyme Supplementation
- Increases the bioavailability of nutrients by helping to convert food into fuel the body can use for energy.
- Increases transit time of food through the gastrointestinal tract, thus decreasing toxic byproducts.
- Helps decrease the odor of feces.
- Helps pets that tend to vomit after eating.
- Improves skin and hair coat.
- Assists in recovery from surgery, illness or injury.
Active Ingredient Over view
Protease - proteases refers to a group of enzymes whose function it is to break down proteins and are also referred to as proteolytic enzymes or proteinases. The proteins are broken down to its basic building blocks - amino acids. In order to have the amino acids available to the body, these enzymes have to break down the proteins to free them, and this important compound is being used in therapies such as oncology, inflammation conditions and immune control.
Amylase - amylase refers to a group of enzymes that breaks down sugars and starches. They are required to digest carbohydrates (polysaccharides) into smaller units (disaccharides), and eventually converting them into even smaller units (monosaccharides) such as glucose.
Alpha-Galactosidase - this enzyme breaks down carbohydrates, such as raffinose, stachyose, and verbascose. It can help prevent the gas and other gastrointestinal symptoms that occur after eating a high-fiber diet of beans and grains.
Malt Diastase - or maltase is an enzyme that is the catalyst in the hydrolysis of disaccharide maltose to the simple sugar form – glucose. When starch is eaten, it is partially digested and transformed to maltose by both the saliva enzymes and pancreatic enzymes called amylases. The maltase secreted in the intestines, and then convert this maltose into a more ready useable sugar glucose, or the glucose could also be stored in the liver for future use.
Lipase - is the enzyme required to break down of fats and lipids. In order for fat to be digested properly, the liver starts this process emulsifying the large fat molecules, and bile breaks it down to small droplets, allowing the lipase to start its work.
Glucoamylase - is used to breakdown carbohydrates, specifically polysaccharides.
Invertase - this enzyme breaks down carbohydrates, especially sucrose.
Pectinase - breaks down carbohydrates, specifically pectin in fruits, such as apples.
Phytase - breaks down carbohydrates, specifically phytates in plants. It can increase mineral absorption and the bioavailability of iron, zinc, calcium, and magnesium.
Hemicellulase - is used to breakdown carbohydrates, especially polysaccharides such as hemi- celluloses, which are found in plant foods.
Cellulase - breaks down cellulose, an indigestible fiber found in many fruits and vegetables.
Ingredients - A proprietary enzyme blend of Amylase, Protease 4.5 2500 HUT, Lipase, Malt Diastase, Pectinase, Protease 3.0, Bromelain 120000 FCCPU, Cellulase, Hemicellulase, Beta-glucanase, Protease 6.0, Alpha-Galactosidase 20GaIU, Phytase, Peptidase. The total weight of proprietary enzymes blend 28 mg per serving.
L.E.A.D.S. Live Enzyme Activated Delivery System - An exclusive proprietary delivery system of Calcium (as Amino Acid Chelate), beet (root), Magnesium (as Amino Acid Chelate), Zinc (as Amino Acid Chelate), Copper (as Amino Acid Chelate), Manganese (as Amino Acid Chelate). Total weight of L.E.A.D.S. 173 mg per serving.
Other Ingredients - Maltodextrin and Silicon Dioxide.