1. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for children?
Yes. Bio N-Zymes™ is made from natural ingredients, including fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs. It is safe for children above 5 years old. However, you are recommended to halve the recommended dosage for children below 12.
2. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for expecting and breast-feeding mothers?
Expecting and breast-feeding mothers can take Bio N-Zymes™ without any adverse effects. Please consult your physician if in any doubt.
3. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for those on prescription medications?
Yes. Bio N-Zymes™ is a natural fermented fruit, vegetable and herbal drink which provides in a single dose, a chock-full of live enzymes and nutrients, including phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc. in their “pre-digested” form. It’s suitable for all, including those on prescribed medications. If in doubt, please consult your physician before taking Bio N-Zymes™.
4. I understand that Bio N-Zymes™ is a vegetarian formula. How are plant-derived enzymes better than those from animal sources available on the market?
Plant-derived enzymes are active in a broad pH range of 2 to 10, and temperature ranges of 24°C to 50°C, well within the human body’s normal pH and temperature ranges. Animal enzymes remain inactive until they reach the higher pH of the small intestinal tract, so they are not very effective at aiding the digestive process in the stomach.
5. Do I still need to take an enzyme supplement if I am not suffering from symptoms of poor digestion?
Yes, especially if your diet consists mainly of cooked or processed food. When we overburden our internally generated digestive enzymes to handle the abundance of enzyme-depleted foods, we over-stress our body’s resources. Hence less energy is available for rebuilding and rejuvenating worn out and damaged cells and tissues. Enzyme supplementation takes the burden off your body and enables energy to be conserved for other more important metabolic functions, such as repair and rejuvenation processes.
6. Can those with stomach or duodenal ulcers take Bio N-Zymes™?
Those suffering from severe gastric and duodenal ulcers should take enzyme supplements on a full stomach, instead of taking it on its own. Dilute it into a glassful or half a glassful of water and drink it up immediately. If in doubt, please consult your physician before taking Bio N-Zymes™.
7. Can Bio N-Zymes™ be taken along with friendly bacteria supplements? Will enzymes “hurt” these friendly bacteria?
Bio N-Zymes™ may be taken together with friendly bacteria without affecting the potency or integrity of these friendly bacteria. In fact, probiotics actually produce natural digestive enzymes (lactase, etc.) as part of their functioning. Utilising enzymes and probiotics together will synergistically enhance and maintain gastrointestinal well-being.
8. Do enzyme supplements cause the body to stop producing its own enzymes? Will I become dependent on enzyme supplements?
No. Enzyme supplements support normal organ functions without replacing their roles or effectiveness. However, these supplemental enzymes may relieve stress, thus reducing the load of output or energy used by these organs. Supplemental enzymes do not directly control organ function or productivity. There is no known upper limit to the amount of supplemental enzymes that can be consumed. The reason for this is that the body has 1-100 trillion cells. Any one of those cells could be using thousands of different enzymes every second. This allows huge quantities to be used by the body without risk of dependency or overdosing.
9. I heard that enzymes need to be enteric-coated as they can be destroyed by stomach acids or the body’s own enzymes. Why isn’t Bio N-Zymes™ enteric-coated?
While it’s true that some enzymes (including those derived from animal pancreas extracts) become inactive because of the low pH nature of stomach acids, this does not apply to the enzymes found naturally in Bio N-Zymes™. The enzymes in Bio N-Zymes™ are obtained naturally from a blend of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs, fermented by healthful microbes. These enzymes are more acid-resistant so there is no need for enteric coating. This allows Bio N-Zymes™ to be available in liquid form for quicker and optimised absorption.
10. Will enzymes “digest” my mouth, stomach, or intestines?
No! If enzymes could “digest” your mouth, stomach or intestines, the enzymes produced by your own body would have already “digested” you away. These enzymes act solely on the denatured (cooked or damaged) proteins found in foods, or inflamed joints, or debris in your body. Most proteins in their healthy state, are coiled and globular in structure, and this prevents enzymes from acting on them.
11. I am suffering from diabetes. Is Bio N-Zymes™ suitable for me? It tasted a little sweet.
Yes, Bio N-Zymes™ is suitable for all, including those with diabetes. There is 1.95g of natural sugar (from fruits, vegetables, etc.) in every 30ml serving – that’s less than half a teaspoon of granulated sugar.
12. I’ve noticed that some enzyme formulas in the market are in tablet or powder form. How do these fare against liquid form?
It is a known fact that the liquid form provides superior absorption and assimilation rates over the tablet form. This translates to higher efficiency. It is of the utmost importance for those with a poor digestive system, especially the elderly and those suffering from health ailments, to choose a liquid form to ensure they are truly reaping the maximum benefits of the product. Tablets are held together by binders and fillers. In most instances, it may take up to 30 – 45 minutes to breakdown a tablet. Hence, absorption will be delayed.
13. I’ve noticed the enzymes in Bio N-Zymes™ are not listed as amylase, protease, lipase, etc., unlike other digestive enzyme supplements in the market. Why is it so? What type of enzymes does Bio N-Zymes™ contain?
There are several enzyme supplements on the market. However, many of them are digestive enzymes, which contain only several types of enzymes with specific activity – namely amylase to breakdown carbohydrates, protease to breakdown protein, lipase to breakdown fat, etc. These functions are more specific on improving the digestion. Other formulas may contain bromelain or papain, the enzymes from pineapple and papaya respectively, with proteolytic and anti-inflammatory properties. Most of these enzyme formulas have limited enzyme types (check their labels).
Bio N-Zymes™ is unique as it is a fermented blend of over 85 fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and herbs, carefully chosen to compliment each other. It provides the numerous health-enhancing enzymes existing naturally in these natural sources, along with the enzymes produced by the healthful microbes during the fermentation process. In fact, it is a cocktail of enzymes with a wide range of functions – not limited to improving digestion or with anti-inflammatory properties. It contains other enzymes with antioxidant properties such as SOD-like enzymes, or metabolic enzymes. Apart from that, Bio N-Zymes™ is bursting with naturally occurring nutrients from various plant sources. It’s truly a health-promoting cocktail of natural goodness.
14. Why are there so many types of fruits, vegetables and herbs used in the preparation of Bio N-Zymes™?
Each fruit or vegetable has a specific group of enzymes, which is typical to it. For example, bromelain is unique to pineapple, as papain is to papaya. Hence, a cocktail of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs provide numerous types of enzymes, with numerous functions – all working synergistically to promote health and well-being. This complex formula of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs also provides an array of powerful nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, etc. to offer better protection against health ailments and illnesses. On top of that, these are in “pre-digested” forms (due to the fermentation process) and more bio-available to the body.
15. I started taking Bio N-Zymes™ for a health complaint. However, after taking it for a few months, my problem is gone. Should I stop taking Bio N-Zymes™?
Good for you! You are one of the many who have benefited from taking Bio N-Zymes™. We strongly encourage you to continue taking it as long as your diet predominantly consists of enzyme-deficient cooked and processed foods, it could help to prevent the recurrence of the health ailment.