Plant enzymes work in the higher (alkaline) pH of the upper stomach and continue to be active throughout the acid of the lower stomach. Then they pass into the small intestine, which is alkaline, after which they reactivate and continue to work.
This is why I’ve made several different enzymes for you. You have Allerzyme, Detoxzyme, Fiberzyme, Lipozyme, Carbozyme, and Essentialzyme. You’re just plumb “-zymed” up. I wanted to make it simple for you, so I did a little thing that might be fun with Essentialzymes-4™ that you can put in your pocket or in your purse. The four enzymes come in a two-capsule bubble pack, so you can easily take your enzymes wherever you would like to go.
Essentialzymes-4 capsules are two different colors. In this pack there are natural or cream-colored capsules and yellow capsules.
The natural-colored capsules are animal and plant enzymes and contain lipase. What does lipase do? It digests fat—and it does not come in a plant enzyme. Vegetarians who don’t take or eat any animal product do not get lipase. So what happens when their storage reserve of lipase that they’re born with is used up and they’re a vegetarian? It’s gone. You have to supplement with lipase if you’re a vegetarian, and if you’re a vegetarian and you don’t want to use an animal product, you’re in trouble.
Because proteins and carbohydrates have 4 calories per gram while fat has 9, the fat-free diet came out in the 60s and continued evolving into the 80s. And what happened? The fat-free diet was promoted all over television, all over the world, and people’s hormones dropped even more because they didn’t have fat with which to make hormones.
Yes, you have to have fat, but the right kind, and you’ve got to be able to convert it into a usable form. So the natural-colored capsule is lipase, an animal and oil enzyme, your old Lipozyme. Really simple.