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Transformation Enzymes – Featured Brand

TransformationEnzymesSusan Brown Health and Wellness Editor

Since 1991, Transformation Enzyme Corporation, has been dedicated to developing and manufacturing high quality digestive enzyme and probiotic supplements in support of optimal health and vitality. Essential for life, enzymes are energy-rich protein molecules that catalyze and regulate chemical reactions and are a necessary component of all bodily processes. Digestive enzymes support the body’s ability to recognize, transport, absorb, and utilize nutrients from foods for energy production, cell growth and repair, and overall healthy function.

Transformation Enzymes’ innovative products are designed by nutritionists, biochemists, microbiologists, physicians, and dieticians who monitor and select the highest quality enzymes, herbs, and nutritional ingredients, and ensure formulas are based on up-to-date peer-reviewed scientific data. To assure maximum product quality, raw materials provide a high level of activity and a wide range of pH stability, while manufacturing processes exceed cGMP standards for excellence, safety and reliability. All products include proprietary enzymes for optimal bioavailability and contain no fillers or excipients. Product containers are BPA-free.

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Adrenal ComplexAdrenal Complex: Designed to nourish and support the adrenal glands, this formula provides specific vitamins and minerals essential for adrenal energy and hormone production, as well as concentrated adrenal suprarenal substance, and a proprietary enzyme blend for effective utilization. Non-allergenic formulation.

DigestDigest: This very concentrated enzyme formula provides digestive support for proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Digest is designed to help promote the bioavailability and absorption of nutrients, the health and vitality of cells, and improved overall digestive and immune health. Non-allergenic formulation.

PureZymePureZyme™: Designed to promote systemic balance, as well as healthy circulation, immunity and elimination, this gentle, well-tolerated GI and pH stable protease enzyme supplement provides natural support for maximum digestion of nutrients with additional support for protein digestion. Non-allergenic formulation.

ProbioticProbiotic: This proprietary probiotic blend is designed to enhance the ecological balance of friendly bacteria to help promote gastrointestinal health, assist with regularity, and support a healthy immune system. Each comprehensive capsule provides 5 billion cfu of six probiotic strands, plus prebiotic fiber, and lactoferrin for immune support. Non-allergenic formulation.

Featured Brand: Quantum Nutrition Labs

Quantum Nutrition Labs..SusanBiconBy Susan Brown
Health & Wellness Editor

Together with nutritionists, physicians, and other medical health professionals, Quantum’s mission is to develop and provide products that aid in the restoration and maintenance of optimal health. Quantum Nutrition Labs is committed to formulating 100% non-toxic nutritional products designed with uncompromising quality, extraordinary purity and clinically tested effectiveness. Their formulas are based on broad spectrum, bioavailable “once living” nutrients free of toxins, preservatives and excipients in order to provide ideal cellular DNA rejuvenation.

The “Quantum Nutrition Effect” happens when truly synergistic nutrients, co-factors and transporters are combined for metabolic efficiency in order to deliver the best possible performance. All raw materials are tested for purity, potency and quantum state resonance capacity.

Adrenal Support, Q.
Adrenal Support, Q. – Rated 5 stars by our customers, this quantum-state biocompatible formula is designed to support healthy adrenal gland function.
Bone & Joint Support, Q.
Bone & Joint Support, Q. – Another 5 star rated product, this comprehensive formula provides quantum-state support for healthy bones, joint function, connective tissue and a healthy inflammatory response.
Cleanse Caps, Q. (Formerly Cleanse Blend)
Cleanse Caps, Q. – This customer favorite supports whole body cleansing and daily regularity to rejuvenate the body.
Colostrum Capsules, Q.
Colostrum Capsules, Q. – This very special immune-active 100% bovine colostrum is obtained from grass fed cows raised by a select group of dedicated dairy farmers. Non-defatted and pesticide free.
Digest, Q.
Digest, Q. – This 5 star rated enzyme product is entirely plant based and is highly effective for digestive and cleansing support. Quantum recommends taking this product after every meal containing cooked food.
Kidney Support, Q.
Kidney Support, Q. – One of Quantum’s most popular products, this broad-spectrum, quantum-state formula offers effective support for detoxification and optimal kidney health.
Turmeric – This quantum-state herb is grown in India by Ayurvedic botanical growers in support of rejuvenation and optimal liver health.

Digestive Health

digestiveBy Jacquie Eubanks BSN, RN

Gut health begins at birth when the digestive system immediately fills with trillions of bacteria.  The digestive system is among the most complex, intricate and important bodily systems. When working properly, it ensures that every cell receives the nutrients that sustain life.  When the digestive system is not functioning properly, the body struggles to break down, absorb and utilize nutrients, which can quickly lead to nutritional deficiencies.  When digestive issues are not addressed, syndromes and diseases can result.  The American diet, which tends to be low in fiber and high in sugar and processed foods, is one major reason that our digestive systems can become imbalanced.  Causes of digestive problems can include:

Stress and digestion are both controlled by the autonomic nervous system.  When under physical, emotional or mental stress, energy, blood, enzymes and oxygen are diverted from the digestive system to other parts of the body, which can have a major impact on digestive efficiency.  Stress reduces digestive activity as the body perceives digestion as a non-essential activity during a crisis or hard physical work.  Being under stress can upset the delicate balance of microflora, killing off good flora and allowing harmful pathogens to flourish. 

Antibiotics can destroy beneficial intestinal bacteria and upset the delicate balance of both pathogenic and helpful microflora.  Opportunistic bacteria, fungi and yeasts can become dominant, where they can damage the gut wall, create toxins and negatively affect the immune system.  Too much bad and not enough good flora is a major culprit when it comes to digestive disorders and can lead to irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

Poor diet and poor eating habits including processed and junk foods, low fiber diets, improper chewing and food sensitivities can lead to slow transit times, mineral depletion, indigestion, gas or bloating and toxic build up.  The stomach is the great communicator.  If it’s gurgling and gassy, there’s a reason why.  It may be signaling a problem that is linked to bacteria, stress or the foods you eat. 

Medications including prescription, OTC and anti-inflammatory remedies can irritate the stomach lining and impair digestion.  Some medications can cause nerve and muscle activity to slow down in the stomach, slowing the rate that the stomach is able to empty itself.  Many medications simply mask symptoms and do not get to the root cause of digestive issues.  Over use of medications can damage the gut and block normal digestive function. 

Genetics can influence our ability to digest food, resist disease and withstand stress.  Food sensitivities such as lactose or gluten intolerance interfere with the digestion and absorption of nutrients and can wreak havoc on the digestive tract when not properly addressed.

Environmental toxins including chemicals and food additives require the body to detoxify, taking energy away from proper digestive function.   

What happens when the digestive system work doesn’t properly?  Over time, continued digestive system abuses can affect the body’s ability to produce hydrochloric acid (HCI), which is critical to the good health and function of the digestive system.  HCI aids in protein digestion, activates pepsin, encourages bile flow, facilitates mineral absorption and destroys parasites, harmful bacteria and viruses.  Aging, stress and infections can lead to a decrease in digestive and metabolic enzymes that break down all foods into usable states.  Without proper enzymes, food cannot be broken down, forcing undigested food through the digestive tract.  Imbalanced intestinal pH can also lead to incomplete digestion. 

Without a healthy and efficient digestive system, many health problems are almost unavoidable.  Imbalance of gut flora, intestinal toxins, and low enzyme and HCI production can all lead to leaky gut syndrome, in which improperly digested food or bacteria makes its way into the bloodstream through a breach in the intestinal wall.  Leaky gut can lead to major health consequences and life threatening metabolic disorders, ulcers, colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis and colon cancer.  An unhealthy gut contributes to diabetes, obesity, rheumatoid arthritis and depression. 

To keep your digestive system running smoothly, eliminate offending foods, take steps to manage stress, stay well hydrated, slow down and relax during meals, feed your intestinal flora with fiber rich foods and eat fresh, natural unrefined foods.  Consider taking a probiotic to rekindle and reboot your intestinal healthy micoflora.  Remember, a healthy gut is central to your overall health.  Supporting your intestinal health and restoring the integrity of your gut may be two of the most important steps you can take to achieve optimal wellness.  Here are some products that might help.

Digest Gold by Enzymedica is one of the most potent digestive enzyme formulas available.  It is designed to assist with the digestion of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and fiber and to decrease the amount of energy the body uses for digestion. 

Berberine HCI by Biotics Research has a long history of use in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine in support of gastrointestinal function.  Berberine has been shown to negatively impact a wide variety of pathogenic organisms including bacteria, yeasts, fungus and parasites. 

Saccharomyces Boulardii by Ortho Molecular provides 5 billion CFU of probiotic per capsule.  It has been well studied for use in supporting prevention of gastrointestinal disturbances often associated with antibiotic use.  Saccharomyces boulardii is also known to support the GI system during times of travel and associated intestinal issues. 

Vegyzyme by Progressive Labs is a safe and natural all-vegetable digestive that works in both the acidic stomach environment and the alkaline environment of the intestines.  Vegyzyme contains biologically active enzymes to aid in the digestion of proteins, fats, starches and fibrous foods. 

Digest, Q. by Quantum Nutrition provides full spectrum and highly effective digestive support with plant sourced enzymes necessary for digestion of all foods especially cooked foods.