Aid & Nutrient Assimilation Support
avoid weight gain and digestive illness
Factor Seven: Digestin
Provides plant-based digestive enzymes which aid the body
in absorbing and assimilating nutrients, thereby reducing
calorie dependency and sugar cravings.
Every diet program should include supplemental digestive
enzymes to be
REASONS TO CONSIDER (OVERVIEW)
experiencing digestive problems such as gas, bloating,
heartburn, and bowel irritation.
susceptible to skin disruptions (such as acne and eczema),
ulcers, chronic fatigue, or chronic allergies.
and/or overweight individuals and those who consume
fast foods or are susceptible to sugar cravings.
DOSAGE & DIRECTIONS
Take 2 capsules before, with,
or immediately following meals to facilitate digestion.
Take 4 capsules between meals for heartburn or inflammation
relief or as directed by your health practitioner.
There are no known contraindications
or precautions with this product when taken in the recommended
dosages. May be safely combined with all Factor Series
supplements to facilitate nutrient absorption and assimilation.
Especially recommended for elderly individuals and for those
suffering with arthritis
Enzymes are protein catalysts necessary for the metabolic
function of the body. Without enzymes there is no life.27
Enzymes represent the "life force" which is biologically
recognized and can be measured in terms of enzyme activity.
If you photograph foods with Kirlian photography, living foods
have large energy fields, while processed foods have little
or none.28 Enzymes are to our body what spark plugs
are to the engine of a car.
There are three major classifications
Food enzymes are found in raw, unadulterated foods. Proteases,
such as bromelain and papain, are enzymes that digest proteins,
while amylase digests starch and lipase digests fats. Nature
provides them to aid in the digestive process so the body's
own enzymes are not overworked. This may lead to a serious
enzyme deficiency as we become older. Factor Seven: Digestin
is a food enzyme supplement.
Digestive enzymes are those secreted in the pancreas, stomach
and small intestine to digest food. if there are an inadequate
amount of these enzymes, or if the enzyme producing organs
become overworked, our foods putrefy and/or ferment in the
intestinal tract. This results in gas, bloating, allergies,
digestive upset, fatigue, and nutrient deficiencies.
Metabolic enzymes are found in the blood, tissues and organs
and are involved in every process in the body. Enzymes in
the blood and lymphatic system are utilized by the white blood
cells to attack and break down waste products and other poisons
and turn them into by-products that the body can easily eliminate.
These enzymes take nutrients and build them into muscles,
bones, hair and nails.
The Systematic Destruction of Food
It is not "fate" that decides who gets sick and
who doesn't! Today, as a result of food cooking and processing
(enzymes are destroyed when cooked or processed above 120
degrees F.), preservatives, additives, microwave ovens, genetically
altered foods, and irradiation-, most of the foods we consume
are enzyme deficient - which is to say, dead!
Unfortunately for the American consumer, enzymes are the enemy
of agribusiness: Enzymes are what make food spoil during shipment
and on supermarket shelves before it can be sold. Therefore,
genetically altered fruits and vegetables containing fewer
enzymes enjoy a longer shelf life; a great advancement for
agribusiness! Currently, genetically altered foods are controlled
by two giant agribusiness firms.
Food irradiation - a clever way to use nuclear waste - is
also being employed to keep food fresh, although it is being
touted primarily as a preventative against food poisoning.
Irradiated foods are devoid of enzyme activity.
Worse, irradiated foods have molecules that are found no where
in nature! The FDA dubs them "radiolytic by-products"
and separates them into two categories: "known radiolytic
products", such as formaldehyde and benzene - both carcinogens,
and "unique radiolytic products", which haven't
yet been characterized. No one in government or industry knows
what long-term effects these molecules may have on health.29
In short, Americans are being subjected to a massive experiment
done at our risk! Specifically, what happens when people are
fed highly processed foods, lacking in nutrients, fiber and
enzymes and loaded with chemicals, over three generations?
Enzymes and Digestive Diseases
There is currently an epidemic of digestive illness in America
affecting one-third to one-half of all adults at a cost of
$41 billion per year.30 There is also a growing
consensus of agreement among health professionals that the
depletion of enzymes in our food supply is responsible.
If the body is healthy and working properly, and receiving
nutritious foods, it should produce all of the necessary enzymes
in sufficient quantities to ensure proper digestion. Today,
as discussed above, most individuals are enzyme deficient.
As a result, they often get the common symptoms of heartburn,
indigestion, gas, bloating, and bowel irritation.
Most people take antacids because TV ads have convinced them
they have too much stomach acid when, ironically, the reverse
is true in many cases.31 Indigestion is not caused
by a Rolaids deficiency!
Antacids, while providing temporary relief, actually slow
down or stop the digestive process which virtually guarantees
toxic build-up in the colon. The resulting toxins are then
absorbed from the colon into the bloodstream, and carried
back into every part of the body in a self-poisoning process
known as "auto-intoxication".32
Enzymes and Longevity
A clinical experiment was conducted on two groups of people
showing the relationship between enzymes and the aging process.
The first group ranged in age from 21 to 31 years, while the
second group was aged 69 to 100. The younger group was found
to have 30 times more amylase (starch enzyme) in their saliva
than the elderly group. This is why younger people can tolerate
a diet of white bread, pastries, fried foods, and candy while
a similar diet causes rapid aging and chronic diseases in
Enzymes and Athletics
Enzymes are the missing link in sports nutrition. A double
blind study of karate fighters was conducted using enzymes
as a precaution before fighting. At the end of the testing
period the enzyme group recovered from injuries in 7 days
while the placebo group recovered in 16 days.34
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FACTOR SEVEN FORMULATION
Two Capsules Equal:
Betaine HCL (from beets)
Bromelain (Pineapple enzyme)
Papain (vegetable pepsin from papaya)
Amylase (aspergillus enzyme)
Lipase (castor bean enzyme)
Laminaria (from kelp)
Chlorophyll from alfalfa concentrate
L-cystine (amino acid)
Indoles (from cruciferous vegetables)
Isoflavones (from beans)
Phytosterols (from beans)
HCL is hydrochloric acid derived from beets. Hydrochloric
acid (HCL) is our body's first line of defense against disease
causing microbes. Low HCL levels open the possibility of food
poisoning and dysbiosis (toxic bacteria) along the digestive
Many individuals with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are deficient
in stomach acid and other digestive factors. Low levels of
HCL were found in 32 percent of people tested with RA.2
As we age the parietal cells in the stomach lining produce
less hydrochloric acid. Half of all people over the age of
60 have hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid).3
Supplementation with Betaine HCL with meals will aid in protein
digestion and possibly reduce food sensitivities through improved
BROMELAIN, the protein digesting enzyme of the pine-apple,
has been shown to be an effective anti-inflammatory agent
in both clinical studies and experimental models.5,6
The proteolytic enzyme of bromelain has also been demonstrated
effective in inhibiting platelet aggregation, improving angina
pain, reducing blood pressure and in breaking down atherosclerotic
The effect of orally administered bromelain on the reduction
of swelling, bruising, healing time and pain following various
injuries and surgical procedures has been demonstrated in
several clinical studies.9,10
Bromelain enzyme appears indicated in the treatment of varicose
veins. Vein walls are an important source of plasminogen activator,
which promotes the breakdown of fibrin. Veins that have become
varicosed have decreased levels of plasminogen activator.
Bromelain acts in a similar manner to plasminogen activator
to cause fibrin breakdown.11
PAPAIN (vegetable pepsin) is a protease or protein-digesting
enzyme from papaya which has been shown to digest wheat gluten
and render it harmless in coeliac disease subjects.12
Papain also exhibits anti-ulcer action while it helps relieve
indigestion. A research team found that animals pretreated
with papain were significantly more resistant to stress-induced
ulcers than untreated animals.13
AMYLASE, from aspergillus plants, digests carbohydrates
(starches) into simple sugars (glycogen). This enzyme is vital
as glycogen is the form in which glucose is stored in the
body for energy. Without sufficient amylase enzyme, fatigue
and lethargy set in and sugar craving increase. This imbalance
may cause blood sugar levels to fluctuate.14
An amylase deficiency may also stress the pancreas and induce
pancreatic disorders as this organ must secrete pancreatic
amylase into the small intestine to regulate maltose disaccharides
(simple sugars). This may induce and influence the incidence
of diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia, skin problems, kidney
disease, and cancer.15
LIPASE, from castor beans, aids pancreatic lipase in
digesting dietary fats and breaking them down into fatty acids
and glycerol. Chronic pancreatitis and cystic fibrosis are
the most common causes of pancreatic exocrine insufficiency.16
A study showed a small dose of lipase from plant sources was
as effective as a 25 times larger dosage of conventional pancreatin
in the treatment of malabsorption, malnutrition, and steatorrhea
due to pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. Unlike pancreatin,
plant enzyme lipase delivers enzyme activity in the broad
PH range from 3 to 9 and safely digest fat in pancreatic insufficiency
BANANA POWDER (concentrate) is high in fructoligo-saccharides
(FOS). A study done in chickens showed that FOS prevented
the growth of salmonella, a prevalent form of food poisoning
in the United States.18
Further, British researchers found that banana powder thickened
the stomach lining, as opposed to aspirin and Tagamet, a commonly
prescribed anti-ulcer medication, which actually thinned the
LAMINARIA, from brown kelp, is a rich source of vitamins,
minerals, and important trace elements such as iodine. This
algae has been shown to possess numerous medicinal properties,
including antibiotic, antiviral, antimicrobial, and antifungal.20
LECITHIN (derived from soybeans), largely composed
of the B vitamin choline, is needed by every living cell in
the human body. Cell membranes, that regulate which nutrients
may leave or enter the cell, are largely composed of lecithin.
The protective sheaths surrounding the brain are also composed
Lecithin has been shown to make cholesterol more soluble,
which aids in the reduction of gallstone formation.22
Further, lecithin aids in the reduction of atherosclerosis
by inhibiting platelet aggregation and in removal of cholesterol
from tissue deposits.23 This effect is seen only
with the polyunsaturated form, such as that derived from soybeans,
and not with the relatively saturated lecithin from eggs.
CHLOROPHYLL, a primary source of vitamin K, is "natures
deodorant", and aids in cleansing the bloodstream.24
It also possesses positive antibacterial action and is soothing
to in-flamed mucous membranes.25
L-CYSTINE is an important aid in the formation of skin
and is important in detoxification. It assists in the supply
of insulin to the pancreas, which is needed for assimilation
of sugars and starches.26
INDOLES, from cruciferous vegetables, together with
ISO-FLAVONES and PHYTOSTEROLS, from beans, are
phyto-chemicals incorporated into Factor Seven: Digestin from
Titan's proprietary Biozyme-10
nutrient delivery system.
Indoles are powerful anti-carcinogens. Isoflavones inhibit
estrogen from penetrating cell membranes in breast and ovarian
tissue; thus may decrease the risk or incidence of cancer
in these tissues. Phytosterols may inhibit some types of colon
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