Hello and Welcome to this issue of our newsletter – Nature in Your Hand!
We hope that 2013 has found you in good health! We also want to express our gratitude to our customers and for your loyalty through the recent and upcoming changes. We hope to bring you more information and a better online experience, while providing you with the same quality of products Arizona Brand Nutritionals has been offering since 1978.
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In the newsletter, you will find information about products, ingredients, and specials you can get on the website and/or on Facebook. We will be highlighting one product each month, making you more familiar with each one. We will also be giving you more information on ingredients found in our products. Each month we also have a web special. One or more products will be available at discounted prices. These web specials are only available when ordering online at www.arizbrands.com .
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Product Highlight – Digestol
Special points of interest:
- Proteolytic Enzymes
- Digestive Enzymes
Humans are given only a limited supply of enzymes at birth. These enzymes are used up as we eat processed or cooked food in which the enzymes are destroyed. Many researchers believe that as we use up our bodies’ enzymes, we use up our lives. Enzymes are essential for maintaining proper function of the body, digesting food and aiding in the repair of tissue. Each enzyme has a specific function in the body that no other enzyme can fulfill. The shape of a particular enzyme is so specialized that it will initiate a reaction in only certain substances.
Enzymes assist in practically all body functions. In hydrolysis, digestive enzymes break down food particles for storage in the liver or muscles. This stored energy is later converted by other enzymes for use by the body when necessary. Enzymes also utilize food ingested by the body to construct new muscle tissue, nerve cells, bone, skin, or glandular tissue. For example, one enzyme can take dietary phosphorous and convert it to bone. These important nutrients also aid in elimination of toxins by the colon, kidneys, lungs, and skin. Enzymes are specific protein catalysts that increase chemical reaction time in the body without being consumed.
Proteolytic Enzymes: Unripe papaya, pineapples and the aspergillus plant are excellent sources of enzymes. The enzymes extracted from papaya and pineapple, papain and bromelain respectively, are proteolytic enzymes. Proteolytic enzymes are enzymes that are able to break down certain proteins, yet to not attack the beneficial proteins that make up the normal cells of the body. These enzymes are said to have great value in fighting disease. These work on proteins exclusively, breaking them down into smaller peptones by hydrolysis.
Bromelain is the proteolytic enzyme obtained from the pineapple plant which inhibits platelet aggregation in vitro, breaks down arteriosclerotic plaques and relieves angina pectoris. Bromelain is an excellent digestive aid, and enhances the absorption of nutrients from foods and supplements. It has also been shown to aid in reducing swelling and pain due to inflammation following injury.
Other examples of proteolytic enzymes include pepsin, trypsin, pancreatin and chymotrypsin. The enzyme pepsin is found in the gastric juice and is responsible for the breakdown of protein into smaller peptides.
Beneficial results have been obtained by utilizing proteolytic enzymes as anti-inflammatory agents. These enzymes have been used for sport injuries, diseases of the respiratory tract, laryngitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, emphy-sema, viral diseases, cancer and most types of degenerative diseases.
Digestive Enzymes:There are three types of digestive enzymes available: amylase, protease and lipase. Amylase is found in saliva and breaks down carbohydrates. Protease, found in the stomach juices, helps to digest protein. Lipase aids in fat digestion.
Pancreatin is needed for upper gastrointestinal gas control and can aid digestion in the intestine, sharing the workload of the body’s own enzymes that are active there.
The enzyme Lactase helps to digest milk sugar or lactose.
The statements made herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.REFERENCES:
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- Balch, Prescription forNutritional Healing, Avery Publishing, New York, 2000.
- Burton Goldberg Group, Alternative Medicine, Future Medicine Publishing, Washington, 1994.
- Leung, Foster, Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients, John Wiley & Sons, New York 1996.
- Mindell, Earl Mindell’s Supplement Bible, Simon and Schuster, NY, 1998.
- Mindell, Earl Mindell’s New Herb Bible, Simon and Schuster, NY, 2000.
- Mowrey, Guide to Standardized Herbal Products, One World Press, Arizona, 1995.
- Murray, The Healing Power of Herbs, Prima Publishing, 1995.
For the month of February, we have products available at a discount if you place your order online atwww.arizbrands.com. AllerRID, Digestol, Eye Essentials, and Royal Jelly & Honey are available at 30% off!
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