AFP-Peptizyde by Houston Enzymes is an enzyme supplement with no fruit based enzymes added to it. There are three different proteolytic enzymes that help to make AFP-Peptizyde great. Each one has different peptide bonds that it can break and when combined together it means that they very easily break down hydrolyzing proteins into smaller components. AFP-Peptizyde is effective in assisting with the digestion of protein, but because it has no bromelain or papain and it doesn’t cause problems for people who are allergic to pineapple or latex. AFP-Peptizyde can be used with other enzyme products. 1 capsule with a meal can be taken with water, however a higher does can be consumed when the meals are larger.
The ingredients of AFP-Peptizyde include peptidase, DPP IV, and proteases 4.5 and 6.0. Peptidase is a naturally-occurring enzyme in the body that aids in the digestion of protein. Peptidase is an important enzyme in the body because it breaks apart the amino acid chains of proteins. This is important because protein that enters the body is useless for providing nutrition unless it is broken down. DPP IV, or dipeptidyl peptidase-4, is another enzyme that the body needs, and it is activated in immune function and in the metabolism of glucose. Protease 4.5 and protease 6.0 are important component of the digestive system because they help to separate the bonds of peptides in proteins.
AFP-Peptizyde has the following ingredients in it:
- Peptidase – DPP IV source – 50,000 HUT
- DPP IV activity – 1,200 DPPU
- Protease 4.5 – 25,000 HUT
- Protease 6.0 – 25,000 HUT
AFP-Peptizyde also includes cellulose/MCT oil, vegetable cellulose and/or water. AFP-Peptizyde contains no glutens, casein, soy, MSG, salicylates, sugars or artificial colors added.
The dosage recommendations are 1-2 capsules per meal but it’s also ok to experiment with AFP-Peptizyde dosage.
The ingredients in AFP-Peptizyde are specially formulated to only work on proteins consumed, rather than other compounds including other components of the food to be digested. This means that these enzymes do not cause a problem for those who are taking medications or other supplements, because the enzymes do not interfere with the body’s absorption and use of these substances. In addition, this enzyme supplement’s exclusive function regarding digesting protein means there is less likelihood that those who take it will develop an intolerance, because there are no additional enzymes or substances added other than the ones that are needed to aid protein metabolism.
AFP-Peptizyde can work even if the stomach is in an overly acidic condition. These enzymes are formulated to survive stomachs that have a low pH, and are able to hydrolyze the proteins casein and gluten before they become a problem in the small intestine.
A number of people who have been following what is known as the gluten-free, casein-free diet can benefit greatly from this supplement, and are finding that they no longer need to be as strict with their diets after taking AFP-Peptizyde. Others have found because they are better able to assimilate their food and gain more nutrition through their diets alone, they have less need for taking additional supplements including vitamins and minerals.