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Natural Digestive Enzyme Cat

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Animal Essentials Plant Enzymes & Probiotics - All Natural Digestive Aid

Digestive enzymes are special types of protein molecules that catalyze the breakdown of food into components that can be utilized by the body. Animal Essentials enzymes contain a blend of plant and microbial produced enzymes-none of them are from animal sources. Each enzyme is highly specific as to the class of food it works on, the temperature and pH of its effective range of activity. Animal derived enzymes will work in only one area of the digestive system, while plant and microbial enzymes work throughout the whole system, from mouth through the stomach into the intestines.

As the body ages less enzymes are produced and supplementation is necessary to assure optimum health. To maintain optimum health in an animal it needs to be fed an optimum, diet, but also needs to have digestive efficiency necessary to assimilate the food ingredients. To insure optimum digestion and health Animal Essentials recommends the addition of this supplement to each meal. For optimum utilization the supplement should be added to the food and should be moistened shortly before feeding to be effective.

Directions: Add 1/4 teaspoon to each cup of food. This formula replenishes enzymes that are easily destroyed by the normal processing of commercial pet food. It assists in the digestion and absorption of nutrients which are necessary to maintain good health. It breaks down fats, carbohydrates, cellulose and protein, lessening the burden placed on the digestive system. Perfect for senior and geriatric dogs and cats.

Active Ingredients: (Each 1/4 tsp. or gram)

  • Alpha & Beta Amylase 3,150 DU
  • Proteases 20,500 HUT
  • Lipase 265 LU
  • Cellulase 110 CU
  • Hemicellulase 100 HCU
  • Bromelain 20,000 FCC
  • Probiotic (Bacillus coagulans) 600 Million CFU

Nutritional Information:

  • Crude Protein- 5.0% min.
  • Crude Fat- 0%
  • Crude Fiber- 0%
  • Moisture- 6.0% max.
  • Contains no lactose, sugars or preservatives.

Each enzymes works on a specific type of food and these are listed below:

Alpha amylase: Helps in the digestion of carbohydrates by helping to hydrolyze the alpha 1-4 glycosidic linkages of polysaccarides to dextrin, D-glucose, maltose, and oligiosaccarides.

Beta amylase: This enzyme works on the end of the starch molecules instead of in the center as does alpha-amylase. This enzyme results in the production of sugars form the starch molecule that are 1 - 3 glucose units long.

Proteases: These enzymes work on proteins to reduce them to in individual amino acids of which they are composed. Some of these are acid stable proteases that start their work in the stomach. Proteins are the most difficult food component to digest and thus take the longest. With acid stable protease the decomposition starts earlier in the digestive tract thus providing more complete digestion.

Lipase: This is the enzyme that helps to metabolize fats (triglycerides). The fats are broken down into mono glycerides, diglycerides, and glycerol. If given in larger quantities the Lipases can enter the bloodstream and help remove excess triglycerides from the arteries and the veins improving circulation.

Cellulase: As it name implies this one breaks down cellulose (fiber) by helping to break down cell walls, resulting in soluble and insoluble fiber which are both necessary.

Hemicellulase: Hemi cellulose and an amorphous (sticky) type of cellulose that form long strings as cellulose is crystalline. This enzyme helps break this polymer down into its individual sugars primarily xylose.

Bromelain: This enzymes extracted from pineapple( Ananas comosus) is also a protolytic (protein) digesting enzyme. This help break the proteins into oligio peptides and amino acids.

Probiotic: This is a lactic acid producing bacteria which bears spores. These organisms exhibit the characteristics of both the genera Lactobacillus and Bacillus. These organisms are encapsulated in spores and thus are protected from the environment and heat. They are activated in the gut by the hydrochloric acid , producing lactic acid bacteria. Treatment with antibiotics results in the killing of these bacteria, which guard against yeast colonies (Candida yeast species). These desirable bacteria inhibit the growth of putrid bacterial in the intestine, thereby maintaining the balance of intestinal flora.

Food grade Calcium Carbonate Dihydrate is the primary carrier or excipient for this product. This adds a minimum amount of calcium to the diet, about 200 mg per gm of product.



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