Monday, March 31, 2008

Does Vitalzym Work?

Shrinking Fibroids Naturally: Vitalzym

I was thinking about taking expensive enzymes to treat my fibriods. However they were to expensive and I had concerns about their efficacy. The two that I was thinking about taking are Vitalzym and Nepriol. They both claim that they have Serrapeptase the most powerful proteolytic (protein eating) enzyme. According to the Vitalzym page, Serrapeptase is an enzyme that is produced in the intestines of silk worms to break down cocoon walls. Besides reducing inflammation, one of Serrapeptase's most profound benefits is reduction of pain, due to its ability to block the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissues. One of the venders for Vitalzym has a message board.

According to Natural Products Industry Insider Vitalzym is being sued. Read the following excerpt.

Marlyn Decision Underscores Need for Support in Advertising:
“A new enzyme product utilizing “a 21st century systemic enzyme”, “produced with enterically-coated enzymes”, developed by “leading enzyme researchers”, vegetarian safe, without any “animal derivatives”, “just as safe” as the largest selling enzyme product in the United States but works “[three] times faster with much smaller doses”, and is “anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic, [an] immune system modulator, blood cleanser, circulatory system unclogger and connective tissue strengthener, lowers cholesterol and greatly speeds healing”. The product is endorsed by a Ph.D. and doctor who “has utilized systemic enzymes in his practice for the past 15 years.” With that background, why did a federal jury in Phoenix award Marlyn Nutraceuticals Inc., dba Naturally Vitamins, $5.3 million in its claims against World Nutrition and its product Vitalzym? Because none of the claims World Nutrition was making were true.”

If had money to burn I still might try one of these products. However I’ve been feeling great with the treatment I’ve been on so I’ll bench Vitalzym and Nepriol for a while.

I want to add that I take whole Foods "Wholezyme". It contains a similar list of the enzymes/ingredients that Vitalzym has except Serrapeptase, Amla, Rutin and some of the other ingredients. Vitalzym ingredients: "Proprietary blend contains: Protease, serrapeptase, papain, bromelain, amylase, lipase, rutin and amla. For a full description of these ingredients, see the Ingredients page. Other ingredients: Cellulose, maltodextrin, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, riboflavin, and chlorophyllin"

I found some sites that sell Serrapeptase supplements. It may be worth a try to add Serrapeptase to my regimen.

These supplements are much less expensive than Vitalzym or Nepriol, however I am not sure yet if they are cost effective due to the amount of pills you have to take. Based on the Vitalzym Suggested Use when in the activation phase you take up to 15 pills a day.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your comment. I too don't have money to burn. I have been using vitalzym x for about 2 1/2 months and have not seen results. Have your fibroids shrunk? Did you add Serrapeptase to your regimen?