Similase®

Integrative Therapeutics, inc.

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Size: 90 capsules
   
 

Similase is a high potency plant source digestive enzyme supplement that is bioactive or available in a wide range of pH environments, such as is found in the stomach, small intestines and colon. It is active in the pH range (acid/base range) of 2-12.

Symptoms of animals that might indicate a need for digestive enzymes include:

  • Intestinal gas
  • Voluminous stools
  • Undigested food in the feces
  • Food remaining in the stomach for prolonged periods of time
    • The dog or cat that vomits some food in the morning after last night's meal
  • Allergies often improve with enzyme supplementation
  • It is possible that the incidence of many types of cancer will be decreased through the use of digestive enzymes

Rationale:

The body's digestive system evolved with (and expects to have) plant enzymes available to aid itself with digestion. Cooking at temperatures of only 118oF will inactivate the natural plant enzymes found in food. The body must then produce more digestive enzymes or fail to digest food properly. Beneficial bacteria will also aid in enzymatic digestion. Pancreatic enzymes are only active in an acidic environment, which may not always be present in the intestinal tract.

Plant source digestive enzymes are often bioactive in a wide range of pH conditions (pH 3.0-9.0), making them more effective for patients with digestive problems. Plant source digestive enzymes can be added to the diet through the addition of raw foods or supplemented through one of the many different products available.

However, this issue is not always clear cut. Pancreatic enzymes (i.e. animal source) are the major source of digestion for the body. Pancreatic enzyme supplements often work more effectively, but cost much more. In cases of poor digestion, even though most of the pancreatic enzymes are inactivated in the stomach, they can be used to "predigest" the food by mixing them with the food for a few minutes prior to feeding.

It is reasonable to consider using either enzyme supplement, and switching if one is not working as well as the other.

Wellvet.com offers a pancreatic enzyme product as well, Dipan 9.

Symptoms of animals that might indicate a need for digestive enzymes include:

  • Intestinal gas
  • Voluminous stools
  • Undigested food in the feces
  • Hairballs in rabbits
  • Food remaining in the stomach for prolonged periods of time
    • The dog or cat that vomits some food in the morning after last nights meal
  • Allergies often improve with enzyme supplementation
  • It is possible that the incidence of many types of cancer will be decreased through the use of digestive enzymes

Digestive enzymes can be given with meals to help with food digestion. With other patients, it is more effective to give enzymes between meals to help cleans and detoxify the gastrointestinal system.

    Cats:

    • 1/4 capsule per meal

    Dogs:

    • 1/2-2 capsules per meal

    Birds:

    • 1/32 capsule per meal
    • 1 capsule in 1 cup of soft foods

    Ferrets:

    • 1/8 capsule per meal

    Rabbits:

    • 1/4 capsule with or between meals two to three times daily
    Serving Size: 2 Veg Capsules Amount/Serving %DV
    Pure Plant Enzymes™
    Assay Method
    613mg *
    Amylase
    USP (pH 6.8)
    32,000USP  
    FCC (pH 4.8)
    23,800DU
    Protease I, II, III, IV
    USP (pH 7.5)
    30,000USP  
    FCC (pH 7.0)
    48,750PC
    FCC (pH 4.7)
    82,000HUT  
    Lipase I, II
    FIP (pH 7.0)
    2,100FIP  
    FCC III (pH 6.5)
    970LU  
    Lactase I, II
    FCC III (pH 4.5)
    1,600ALU  
    Phytase
    Phytic Acid (pH 6.0)
    1.7PU  
    Cellulase I, II
    FCC (pH 4.5)
    350CU  
    Sucrase (Invertase)
    FCC (pH 4.6)
    300INVU  
    Maltase (Malt Diastase)
    FCC (pH 4.6)
    32,100DP°  

    This product does not contain

    artificial coloring
    artificial flavoring
    corn
    dairy products
    ingredients of animal origin
    preservatives
    salt
    soy
    sugar
    wheat
    yeast
    This product contains natural ingredients; color variations are normal.

    Notes
    If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use.

    Not recommended for use if peptic ulcer, gastritis or heartburn is present.

    Distributed by an FDA-registered Drug Establishment.

    Other Ingredients: vegetable capsule (modified cellulose) and cellulose.