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Enteric Coated Capsules

Enteric Coated CapsulesWe use only Certified Vegan, Non-GMO, Vegetarian Society, Halal and Kosher certified capsules for our product.



Why Use Enteric Coated Capsules?

Enzymes are basic proteins that act as catalysts to regulate the speed at which biochemical reactions occur in our body. They affect the rate, but do not alter the direction or nature of the reactions.

Enteric coating is essential to ensure that the high quality enzymes found in Trevinol are able to pass through the stomach unaltered until reaching the intestinal tract where maximum absorption occurs. This protective layer is key to allowing the body optimal absorption of the Trevinol Blend.

Although enteric coating is a common technology employed with many pharmaceutical formulas, it is not commonly used in the nutritional supplement industry, as it is an expensive process. This is especially so in a vegetarian capsule.

Our research demonstrates that capsules containing enzymes in a powdered form are more bio-available (easily assimilated) than compressed tablets. This is important because a tablet that breaks down too slowly will fail to provide the specific nutrient benefit at the right intestinal sites, thereby decreasing absorption and potentially causing gastrointestinal upset.

There are many advantages of using supplemental microbial enzymes as opposed to animal derived enzymes. Fermented enzymes have been used in foods for centuries. Microbial enzymes have been specially selected on the basis of each enzyme's unique characteristics. Fermented enzymes exhibit broad ranges of pH, temperature and substrate specificities.

Specially selected for compatibility with the body's temperature, microbial enzymes also exhibit activity across a broad pH range. Unlike supplemental enzymes of animal origin, microbial enzymes work at the pH found in the upper stomach. Food sits in the upper portion of the stomach for as long as an hour before gastric secretions begin action. Several studies conducted at major universities have shown that the enzymes in saliva continue their digestive activity in the upper stomach and can digest up to 30% of the ingested protein, 60% of ingested starch and 10% of ingested fat during the first 30 to 60 minutes after consumption. Although salivary enzymes accomplish a significant amount of digestion, their activity is limited to a pH level above 5.0. Supplemental microbial enzymes are active in the pH range of 3.0 to 9.0 and can facilitate the utilization of a much larger amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat before hydrochloride is secreted in sufficient amounts to neutralize their activity.

Supplemental enzymes of animal origin are destroyed by the low pH within the stomach unless they are enterically coated. Furthermore, animal-based enzymes function only at the narrow pH ranges found at specific anatomical sites. Pepsin is only active in the highly acidic environment of the active stomach. Pancreatin, trypsin and chymotrypsin are only active in the alkalinity of the duodenum.

Supplemental microbial enzymes exhibit activity throughout the entire digestive process. Therefore, microbial enzymes can play a significant role in improving food nutrient utilization.