90 capsules (90 doses)
- Enzyme combination for digestion of food protein
- Supports breakdown of dairy and wheat proteins
- Includes Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPP IV) enzyme activity
- Safe, non-toxic supplement for the GFCF Diet†
AFP Peptizyde® (Advanced Formula Protease) is a combination of three different enzymes that break down food proteins. These enzymes are isolated and purified from fungal sources.
The combination of these specific enzymes allows much more efficient means of quickly and thoroughly breaking proteins into smaller components.
The enzymes in AFP Peptizyde work only on food proteins — not carbohydrates, fats, nor other compounds. AFP Peptizyde won't interfere with medications or other supplements unless they are also proteins, which is extremely unlikely. AFP Peptizyde may be used in combination with other enzyme products.
More About How AFP Peptizyde Works
dipeptidyl peptidase IV, or DPP IV, is able to break down and inactivate
the exorphin peptide casomorphin, from dairy. However, for maximal
protein breakdown, DPP IV is not useful alone, and should be combined
with other proteases with different and less stringent peptide bond
For this reason, AFP Peptizyde contains two other fungal-derived proteases with high activity in acid conditions. These enzymes are present in AFP Peptizyde in high amounts for the purpose of quickly hydrolyzing (breaking down) proteins while the food is still in the stomach.
The ability of AFP Peptizyde enzymes to withstand the
low pH of the stomach and remain active under acidic conditions allows
breakdown of casein and gluten prior to entrance into the small
intestine. Casein and gluten, in the presence of pancreatic enzymes in
the small intestine, can produce exorphin peptides that may be readily
absorbed from the intestine (these peptides are not absorbed from the
AFP Peptizyde supplements the "normal" breakdown of casein, gluten, and other food proteins such that the exorphin peptides are less likely to be produced. The additional acid-stable protease activity provided by AFP Peptizyde allows protein break down to occur earlier and more thoroughly since very little protease activity exists in the stomach.
AFP Peptizyde also contains only those enzymes
needed for protein hydrolysis. No other enzymes, such as those for carb
and fat digestion, have been added. This allows you to customize enzyme
supplementation to your specific dietary needs.
Another advantage to this approach is that less potential exists for intolerance reactions due to additional and perhaps unnecessary enzyme proteins. Also, by using only three enzyme blends in AFP Peptizyde, larger amounts of each enzyme can be added per capsule. This ensures that more breakdown of the food protein can take place in the short time that food is in the stomach.
AFP Peptizyde is NOT intended to allow gluten back in the diet for those with celiac disease. Anyone with celiac disease should maintain a gluten-free diet. No supplement will allow those with celiac disease to ingest gluten.
AFP Peptizyde is recommended for high protein diets, and dosing may be increased for those meals. We recommend no more than 3 capsules be taken at any one time.†
Contraindications for Enzyme Supplementation
enzymes should be used with care in cases of active stomach or duodenal
ulcers, severe bowel inflammation (characterized by blood in stools),
hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, or within a week of scheduled
surgery. 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.
The combination of these specific enzymes allows much more efficient means of quickly and thoroughly breaking down (hydrolyzing) proteins to smaller components.
The enzymes in AFP Peptizyde work only on food proteins, not carbohydrates, fats, or other compounds, and do not interfere with medications or other supplements (unless they are also proteins, which is extremely unlikely). AFP Peptizyde may be used in combination with other enzyme products.
AFP Peptizyde supplements the "normal" breakdown of casein, gluten, and other food proteins such that the exorphin peptides are not produced because the specific cleavage pattern to produce these peptides is altered.
AFP Peptizyde also contains only those enzymes needed for protein hydrolysis. No other enzymes have been added. This allows you to customize enzyme supplementation to your specific needs.