Our Systemic Enzyme Formula for dogs and cats is a unique enzyme blend developed to help relieve a number of very common imbalances your dog or cat may experience. Systemic enzymes are taken between meals, being formulated to enter the blood stream rather than digest food like a digestive enzyme formula, and have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, detoxifying and immune enhancing benefits.
Our formula was developed after years of work with systemic enzymes on various pet and human imbalances such as arthritis, injury, allergies, autoimmune conditions and candida. This special formula is one-of-a-kind, there is nothing else quite like it on the human or pet market. It contains a blend of enzymes that will work to help with a number of different challenges that many animals will unfortunately experience in their life times.
Removal of harmful proteins helps to prevent damage to joint cartilage and as a result greatly reduces inflammation. Very effective in our years of work with these enzymes!
Digests waste products in tissue reducing the workload on the immune system allowing more energy to be directed to cancer and other disease prevention.
Antifibrinolytic activity helps reduce sticky blood platelets and dissolve blood clots helping to keep blood healthy and reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke.
Breaks the antibody-antigen bond responsible for allergy symptoms and autoimmune diseases. An increase of autoantibodies circulating in the blood is a side effect of vaccinations and responsible for many disease states such as itchy skin conditions, hemolytic anemia and renal failure.
Pain due to arthritis or injury
Injury or soreness due to over-activity
Post surgery recovery
Fungus related issues
Suspected Candida albicans overgrowth
Bacterial or viral infections
We formulate our products to not only be the best pet supplements available, but also to accomplish the specific health related goals we require of them. Please note that all of The Pet Health and Nutrition Center products are highly researched and formulated by a Certified Master Herbalist, not by an ingredient co-packing company as is frequently done in the supplement industry. Compare our product with similar products on the market.
✓ No Unhealthy Additives
Our formula is made with all-natural, whole food ingredients. Absent are the fillers that increase packaging bulk and "flow agents" that make manufacturing faster and easier. Ingredients we avoid, but many of our competitors do not, include lactose, magnesium stearate, maltodextrin, stearic acid, calcium stearate, scorbyl palmitate, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose among others.
✓ Manufactured in a USA GMP Certified Facility
Our Systemic Enzyme formula is manufactured right here in the USA in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards certified facility. Not all of our competitors products can state that especially those manufactured in China where these standards are not followed.
✓ Use only Human Grade Ingredients
Our products are manufactured using human grade ingredients. In the pet industry this is far from the rule as many companies use pet quality ingredients, those considered "not fit for human consumption".
|Our Formula||Medizym Fido|
|Strength||2X the Strength||Average|
|Number of Plant Based Enzymes Types||10||2|
|Important Antioxidant Enzyme||Yes - Catalase||None|
|Undesirable Additives||None||Several including stearic acid and natural flavor|
Systemic Enzyme Blend...243 mg
Bromelain - 3,750,000 FCCPU
Cellulase - 6000 CU
Peptidase - 5,000 HUT
Amylase - 700 DU
Lipase - 312.5 FIP
Protease 4.5 - 3,000 HUT
Hemicellulase - 2,500 HCU
Glucoamylase - 2 AGU
Beta-glucanase - 4 BGU
Catalase - 2.5 CatU
Dietary ingredients....25 mg
Rutin - 25 mg
Other ingredients....62 mg
Rice Bran - 62 mg
Available in a #1 gelatin capsule in your choice of 60 and 150 count bottles.
Bromelain - Bromelain was approved in Europe as an effective remedy for swelling after surgery. Research shows that the bromelain enzyme may lower swelling, stop bruising, speed up healing time, and reduce discomfort in individuals following surgical procedures. One double-blind study of over 150 women who received episiotomies (surgical cuts in the perineum) during childbirth, found that women given large servings of oral bromelain over a period of 3 days, beginning 4 hours after delivery, showed a huge decrease in swelling, and discomfort. Ninety percent of women taking the supplement showed excellent recovery compared to 44% of women in the placebo group. These properties make bromelain an effective remedy for helping to alleviate pain associated with osteoarthritis and reduce swelling resulting from strains and sprains.
Cellulase and Hemicellulase - Dogs and cats do not produce enzymes needed to digest cellulose. Cellulase enzymes aid in the total digestion of plant-based foods and increase the nutritional value of those foods. The important reason for inclusion in this formula is to reduce the proliferation of Candida albicans. Candida is a fungus naturally occurring in the body, but which can over grow following the use of antibiotics and inhabit the upper intestines and skin. Being a fungus it has an external shell mad of chitin in part being comprised of cellulose. The cellulase enzyme in this formula will help to digest this outer shell killing the fungi while releasing less toxins than would be created if a yeast killing herb or other product was used.
Peptidase and Protease 4.5 - More proteases to help further support the action of the bromelain. These enzymes have great potential for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions, because they can interfere with parts of the inflammation cascade; thus breaking the self-sustaining inflammatory cycle. Research shows they also play a role in breaking the antigen-antibody bond that is associated with autoimmune conditions.
Amylase - These enzymes have been shown to play a role in the reduction of histamine. An animal's allergy symptoms may be related to an amylase deficiency, therefore by providing amylase between meals you can help lowere histamine and other inflammatory substances in the body thereby helping to reduce allergy symptoms.
Lipase - Is a fat digesting enzyme that has been included in this formula to help reduce excess blood triglycerides and the growth of fatty lipomas that are associated with dietary intake of poor quality fats and oils and toxin accumulation in adipose tissue.
Glucoamylase - This enzyme has been shown to aid in easing the negative effects of irritable bowel syndrome and other common symptoms as nausea, vomiting, gas, heartburn, bloating and loss of appetite. Studies also show that glucoamylase can also lower autoimmunity responses. In the case of autoimmune diseases, antigens and antibodies, when not cleared out over time, can create tissue damage in the body. This can lead to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and some types of kidney disease.
Beta-Glucanase - This enzyme represents a group of carbohydrate enzymes which break down glycosidic bonds within beta-glucan. These glucans also create up to 60% of the cell wall of many forms of fungal organisms such as Candida albicans. Animals suffering from an overgrowth of the candida fungus (a condition also known as candidiasis) may benefit from taking beta-glucanase. Candida albicans overgowth is often notoriously difficult to eliminate because of its inherent ability to resist antimicrobial agents. Sadly, many dogs and cats are treated for digestive problems and infections with prolonged and high-dose antibiotics. This can actually increase Candida’s ability to become even more antibiotic-resistant. Beta-glucanase is an enzyme that has been found to be particularly useful in reducing the coating or biofilm of Candida that can grow in the digestive tract.
Catalase - Catalases are perhaps the single most efficient enzymes found in the cells of an animal's body. These enzymes act to protect cells, counteracting and balancing the continual production of hydrogen peroxide which, in excess, has been associated with premature greying of the hair. Catalase is currently being studied for its applications on extending life span and vitality. Research scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle conducted a lab study on rats and the augmentation of natural catalase in their bodies. By supplementing with increased catalase, the life span of these laboratory rats increased by almost 20%. This is the equivalent of nearly 25 human years.
Rutin - A good source of quercetin with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rutin also has the ability to chelate metal ions thereby reducing the production of free radicals. Animal studies have shown that rutin has preventive and healing effects with some indications that it can inhibit some cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions.
Suggested Use for General Wellness:
Systemic enzymes must be taken on an empty stomach either 45 minutes before eating or two hours after. One capsule in the morning and one in the evening for a total of two per 25 lbs. Placing in a small amount of almond butter, pumpkin or yogurt rather than meat is best (this is because the proteolytic enzymes will begin to work on the meat and be less effective for the work we want them to do later).
Intensive Use for Inflammation and other Health Challenges:
May double dosage to help deal with immune and numerous other health challenges for as long as necessary or as directed by a holistic practitioner. For acute traumatic injury you may quadruple the maintenance dose in the short term and provide to your pet in three equal doses instead of two.
Extra Tip: Find your pet’s optimum dose with the important thing being to reach the appropriate dosage where signs of discomfort are reduced. It may be the maintenance dose or your dog may need to be on double the maintenance dose to relieve his discomfort. A mistake people often make is to give half the dosage for one reason or another. You do not want to do that here, but instead give enough to notice your pet is feeling better and then you can reduce the dosage as desired paying close attention to the stiffness or discomfort your animal is experiencing.
For example your doge is on two enzymes twice per day. You try to reduce the dosage to one in the morning and two at night. Within a day or two you notice your dog is looking a little stiffer going up stairs and realize the need for four enzymes daily because three was not enough. These enzymes are water soluble and excesses are removed by the body in 24-48 hrs so they are very safe. Feel free to contact us if you need help with a dosage.
It is very important to give these enzymes on an empty stomach. If this is not done they will begin to digest food in the stomach and be less effective for the work in the GI tract and blood stream that we want them to do. Provide systemic enzymes to your dog or cat first thing in the morning as you awake and then immediately before bedtime. For more intense use another dose can also be given in the afternoon. You want to use as little treat as you can to get your animal to take the enzyme. I use a dab of almond butter and give them to my dogs and they just swallow them right down. You don't want to empty the capsules too mix with anything unless you absolutely have to and you don't want your pet to chew the capsules, you just want them to swallow them right down.
Storage: Store at room temperature out of direct sunlight. Keep away from moisture.
Caution: May cause cleansing/detox to occur resulting in soft stool. If this occurs reduce amount and slowly work up to desired dosage. If animal's condition worsens consult a holistic veterinarian. Can thin blood so discontinue use before any surgery and adjust dosage for use with blood thinning medications.
Are these Systemic Enzymes specifically for pets?
The enzymes in this formula are human-grade and are used for people and animals. However, this formula is specifically formulated for your pets.
How long before I see any effects?
For acute uses in the case of pain and injury you will see beneficial effects quickly when higher dosages are used. For chronic pain associated with arthritis allow 1-2 weeks to see changes at the maintenance dosage. But you will generally notice your dog or cat moving better much sooner. For candida overgrowth and all related symptoms beneficial effects may take 2-4 weeks or longer in severe cases. In Holistic medicine it is generally believed that it takes one month of healing for every year your pet's health issues have existed. And this depends on your animal's constitution - is his underlying health weak or strong? This will dictate his ability to recover. For other internal healing effects the benefits may be harder to see such as the prevention of cardiovascular problems or cancer due to the blood cleansing and detoxifying effects of systemic enzymes but they are there!
Why is the formula proprietary?
This enzyme blend has involved a lot of time and effort to formulate and there is no other formula quite like it. In this industry and others, copying is much easier than creating it yourself. Years of experimentation, research and work with a major US enzyme manufacturer went into the development of this formula so I would like to keep the exact formula as proprietary business property.
It seems that you prefer plant based enzymes. Why is that?
Plant based enzymes are effective in a wider range of pH conditions found within different parts of your pet's digestive tract. From the more acidic stomach to the gradually more alkaline intestinal tract. Animal derived enzymes include pancreatin, trypsin and chymotrypsin and are obtained primarily from porcine pancreas. They are effective only in the pH range in which they are designed to function once secreted by the pancreas into the small intestine which would be a range of pH 4-5. The majority of animal based enzymes will not survive the journey through the stomach's acidic environment of pH 1-2.
In addition, the majority of animal based enzymes are obtained from factory farmed pigs that are treated with growth hormones and antibiotics and are generally considered and unhealthy food source.
You mention that Systemic Enzymes can thin the blood. Is this dangerous?
Only when used in high amounts before surgery or along with blood thinning medication. In other cases it is quite beneficial. Controlling higher levels of fibrin, which is a blood clotting protein, is beneficial because excess fibrin is associated with cardiovascular disease and inflammation linked to rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease. Keeping blood healthy and the platelets non-sticky helps eliminate arterial plaque buildup and maintains a healthier cardiovascular system and a healthy blood pressure. When used at recommended doses blood clotting for a cut or other similar injury happens in normal time. I have been using systemic enzymes for over a decade along with my pets and my blood clots normally when needed.
I noticed that some Systemic Enzyme formulas are enteric coated. Why is that?
It is believed that the enteric coating will allow the enzymes to avoid being damaged by stomach acid on their way to the small intestine. Unfortunately, the testing on enteric coating is done in vitro (in a test tube). This means that there is no real idea how the enteric coating will react in an animal's body. Plant based enzymes, whose use has grown in recent years, are active at a wider range of pH so they are not as effected by different pH levels as would be animal derived pancreatic enzymes. Research has shown that encapsulated enzymes can be just as effective, if not more so, as enteric coated. By not using the enteric coating you also avoid giving your pet all the various synthetic ingredients that are used to make the coating.
Is it really important to give Systemic Enzymes between meals?
Yes, it is very important to give these enzymes on an empty stomach. If this is not done they will begin to digest food in the stomach and be less effective for the work in the GI tract and blood stream that we want them to do. Provide systemic enzymes to your dog or cat first thing in the morning as you awake and then immediately before bedtime. For more intense use another dose can also be given in the afternoon. You want to use as little treat as you can to get your animal to take the enzyme. I use a dab of almond butter and give them to my dogs and they just swallow them right down. You don't want to empty the capsules too mix with anything unless you absolutely have to and you don't want your pet to chew the capsules, you just want them to swallow them right down.