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Diabetes and Enzymes

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

According to the scientific community, the endocrine glands, especially the pituitary, adrenals, thyroid and pancreas, control the sugar level in our bodies. The pancreas secretes insulin and insulin activates the movement of glucose to leave the blood and enter the cells. Insulin also stimulates the liver and muscle cells to convert glucose to glycogen, which is a carbohydrate and the main storage compound of sugar in the blood. Cellular uptake and utilization of glucose begins with the binding of insulin to the cell surface receptors. Normally, in a healthy person, the cells are capable of sensing the binding of insulin to the cell receptors on their surface. The problem arises when the cell loses its ability to sense this binding of insulin on its surface. In an attempt to overcome this decreased sensitivity, the body will secrete an ever-increasing amount of insulin, which may lead to various levels of metabolic problems. Various names have been applied to this resistance, such as: Syndrome X, Metabolic Syndrome, and Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS). Clinical signs of insulin resistance may be characterized by very high cholesterol and triglyceride levels along with glucose intolerance, excessive thirst, dizziness, increased urination, high sugar intake, and high starch intake. All of these should be checked along with the glucose level.

Evidence shows that diet can be very effective in reducing IRS. Diets high in carbohydrate starches should be avoided, or any food that is white, such as potatoes, white bread, and sugar (including products containing sugar). Research has shown vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients will improve insulin sensitivity for the stability and improvement of glucose blood levels. Diabetes is a growing concern for everyone in the health industry. Diabetes has been on the increase for several years and the rate of people being diagnosed with diabetes is staggering. A wise choice would be: GlucoMetabolic Plus™, to help regulate glucose, Vitazyme™ for the needed nutrients, Digestive™ (multiple enzymes) for digestion, watching the starch intake and exercise.

By, Charles Hallquist, PhD, DN

Copyright © 2010, Enzyme Research Products, Inc

How “Pure” Are Your Enzymes?

Thursday, September 9th, 2010


How pure are your products?  What about allergens?

Enzyme Research Products (the only enzyme product line that we carry at Abundant Health Center, LLC) uses only the highest quality pure pharmaceutical enzymes.  All of the  ingredients in the Enzyme Research formulas are rigorously tested by our encapsulator for heavy metals, pesticides and other contaminants.  This story will give you an idea of the integrity of the owner of Enzyme Research Products – Dr. Lori Halquist – Dr. Lori sent over a new formula to be made up by the encapsulator.  The encapsulator called her and said there was one ingredient for which he could not find a source pure enough that would satisfy him.  That ingredient was left out of the product.

Most of our products do not contain any allergens.  Here are the ones that do:

  • ProdophilusFOS has traces of milk products.  In this case, the probiotics are grown on a dairy-based culture and then centrifuged to separate the culture from the probitotics that go in the bottle.


  • Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM contains shellfish.  Glucosamine is made from shellfish, but there is no evidence that it contains shellfish proteins which are usually responsible for causing allergy symptoms. There is a vegetarian form of glucosamine which has less efficacy. Anyone with a shellfish allergy would want to check with their health care professional.


  • Vitazyme –according to FDA standards the following allergens must be listed, though they are not all an issue as we understand it: wheat, soy, dairy and shellfish. The wheat in the formula is from wheatgrass which does not contain gluten or gliadin and should not cause any problems.  The soy is from the Betatene (vitamin A), the Vitamin E, manganese, molybdenum and selenium.  The Betatene and Vitamin E are allergen exempted because the soy is there at the start of manufacturing, but becomes a non-issue by the end.  The three minerals are chelates which do contain soy. The dairy is used as a carrying agent in the Acerola Extract.  The shellfish is in the glucosamine (see above explanation).


  • NattokinasePlus contains soy. The soy is fermented to grow the enzyme.  The enzyme is separated from the growth medium at the end and should not be a problem.

Yours In Health!

G.E. Moon II