Zyme Prime is a combination of 9 enzyme blends in high concentration. These enzymes are effective in enhancing the breakdown of complex carbohydrates, triglyceride fats, starches, and proteins. While not as potent in protein breakdown as AFP Peptizyde, Zyme Prime excels at carbohydrate breakdown. This results in less bloating and gas production, as well as helping certain food problems such as lactose intolerance. Results may include firmer and more formed stools.
Some improvement in tolerating polyphenolic foods was noted. Zyme Prime was observed to often increase weight gain in children who were under-sized, possibly through increasing bioavailability of food nutrients.
Contraindications for Enzyme Supplementation
This product may not be appropriate for those with known allergies to Aspergillus enzyme proteins, though non-specific mold allergies do not necessarily preclude use of fungal enzymes. Consult your medical doctor for further advice, and err on the side of caution. Those with known anaphylactic allergic reactions to fungal proteins should NOT ingest fungal-derived enzymes.
Which product is best, Zyme Prime or ZyCarb?
There is no one “best” product for all. Choose the product based on your individual needs based on product description. For example, if constipation is a problem, choose ZyCarb over Zyme Prime.
Will taking oral enzymes cause my pancreas to stop making enzymes?
No. Studies have shown little or no effect of oral enzymes on pancreatic enzyme production. The pancreas enzyme production is not regulated by a feedback system, and has no way of determining whether you are taking oral enzymes.
Can I take Zyme Prime products with my medications?
Yes. Zyme Prime and ZyCarb can be taken with other supplements and medications. One should use caution with cellulase-containing products with sustained-release products. While no incidents have been reported, in theory, cellulase may affect a cellulose-regulated release mechanism.
What is the dosing for Zyme Prime and ZyCarb?
No one dose is suitable for all. Dosing is not calculated based on age or body weight, but by how much is eaten in any one meal. Large meals or meals with foods that may not be well-tolerated, may require higher levels of enzymes. No toxicity occurs at any dosing level for enzymes so you can take many with no worry of side effects. We encourage some experimentation to find the amount that works best for you. 1 or 2 capsules per meal seems to be fine for most, however. Those meals higher in carbohydrates and/or fats may call for higher doses of Zyme Prime. For reasons of practicality, no more than 5 capsules need be taken at one time, with no more than 9 capsules taken consistently in any 24-hour period.