What Are Enzymes?

Enzymes are biological catalysts that are essential for the breakdown of proteins, fats,
and carbohydrates into smaller pieces in order to facilitate absorption by the body.

How Do Enzymes Work?

Enzymes are essential for healthy digestion.

  • Physical (chewing) and chemical (enzymes) breakdown begins in the mouth
  • Hydrochloric acid and enzymes such as pepsin and gastric lipase break down proteins and fats to aid the digestive process
  • Pancreatic enzymes released into the small intestine aid in the digestion of carbohydrates in addition to the breakdown of protein and fats
  • Digestion culminates with the absorption of important nutritional building blocks in the small intestine

Why SpectraZyme?

Potency Guarantee
Setting quality standards for the industry, we test each batch of product for enzyme activity. We use methodologies published from both the Food Chemical Codex (FCC) and United States Pharmacopeia (USP), a compendium of standards used internationally for establishing the quality and purity of ingredients.

State of the Art
Each of our manufacturing facilities is state of the art with enhanced environmental controls. Our enzymes are processed under special conditions so that the delicate enzyme constituents remain intact.

Targeted Applications
We offer a complete line of enzyme supplements for individual health needs, including broad spectrum digestive support, gluten sensitivity, and stomach acid support.*

Formulated with Clinically Studied Enzymes
SpectraZyme enzymes contain ingredients that have been tested in laboratory and clinical studies.

Targeted Enzyme Support

Enzyme What It Helps Break Down for Digestion
Amylase Carbohydrates (starches and other polysaccharides)
Protease, Peptidase Protein (large amino acid chains) and peptides (smaller amino acid chains)
Pepsin Specific proteins
Lipase Fats (triglycerides and other lipids)
Lactase Lactose (milk sugar)
Cellulase, Pectinase, Xylanase & Hemicellulase Cellulose, pectin, xylan & hemicellulose (plant fibres and carbohydrates)
Maltase Maltose (malt sugar)
Invertase Sucrose (table sugar)