Many capsules are made from materials that dissolve in the acids of your stomach. This includes capsules made of gelatin or a cellulose material often used as vegetarian substitute for gelatin. Enteric coating behaves differently within your body. The coating is designed to stay intact throughout the stomach. This means the contents of the capsules release in your intestinal tract rather than the acidic environment of the stomach.
When taking enzymes, it’s vitally important to choose a product with an enteric coating. It is essential because it prevents the enzymes from dissolving in the stomach. In short, the enteric coating can protect the enzyme combination. Then, it is able to pass through the stomach and dissolve in the small intestine, where most nutrients are absorbed.
Enzymes and pH Values
Levels of pH can affect enzymes because the proteins can be delicate and favor a predictable
pH value. When pH values are high or low, there can be a complete loss of activity for the enzymes. The optimal pH value is important for the stability of enzymes and to keep them at the point they are most active.
Enteric coating makes it possible for the contents of a capsule to pass the acidic conditions of the stomach and reach the intestine. This is important because different enzymes have different pH levels that break down their effectiveness.
For instance, serrapeptase is a delicate enzyme when it comes to battling the stomach acid. There was 0% enzyme activity with serrapeptase when the enzyme is exposed to pH3 for 60 minutes. So, if an enzyme combination with serrapeptase is sold in a delivery system without an enteric coating, the product loses its potency before it can reach the intestinal track. The enzymes won’t survive the journey through your stomach acid if they are unable to remain potent at a pH3 value.
How Enteric-Coated Capsules Are Different
Enteric-coated capsules are designed to arrive at the point of maximum effectiveness. They do not dissolve in the mouth or esophagus area of your body. They are also able to pass through your stomach, allowing ingredients to reach their target destination in the small intestine and avoiding any stomach disruption that could occur. This is because many drugs can cause irritation to the stomach if released in the abdomen. Plus, the enteric coated capsules typically take an hour or two to dissolve, making it ideal for supplements that are time sensitive.
Vitalzym only uses a vegetarian enteric coating so the unique systemic enzyme combination can provide the maximum benefit to your health. Why? Because the enzymes are absorbed in your small intestine where they can enter your blood stream. They provide the entire body with their benefits when they reach your intestinal track.
Choosing enteric-coated capsules is superior to that of capsules filled with powder. With liquid, there is low heat production, leading to more uniform distribution and prolonged enzyme activity.
Purchase the right product first, select the enzyme combination within an enteric coating. Vitälzym is your source for systemic enzymes.