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Listed below are the main and most important enzymes in each product we believe to be for breaking down Protein, Carbohydrates, Fats and Fiber. Below is what each company's capsule contains for the enzymes that are listed on the chart, there are of course other enzymes in our product as well as the other company's. There is just not enough room to list all of them.

Note

When measuring Lipase activity that each FIP unit is up to 5 to 10 times more potent than when measuring Lipase activity in LU. If you would like another product added send us an empty bottle and the Retail Cost and we will add it to this chart.



























Company Name
Product Name
Protease (HUT) Acid Stable Protease (SAPU) Amylase (SKB/DU) Lipase (FIP/LU) Cellulase (CU) Retail Cost Cost per Capsule (ea.)
Thropp's Nutrition
Elite-Zyme Pro
150,000 250 20,000 5,000
FIP
3,000 $69.00
270 capsules
$0.26
Garden of Life
Q-Zyme Ultra
80,000 15 25,000 5,000
FIP
725 $26.97
90 capsules
$0.30
Enzymedica
Digest Gold
80,000 n/a 23,000 3,500
FIP
3,000 $99.98
240 capsules
$0.42
Theramedix
DGX 120
70,000 n/a 22,000 3,000
FIP
600 $64.99
120 capsules
$0.42
Thropp's Nutrition
Elite-Zyme Ultra
75,000 175 12,000 2,000
FIP
1,000 $24.00
90 capsules
$0.27
Swiss Labs
Active Zyme
33,250 0 6,000 400
LU
660 $49.97
60 capsules
$0.83
Enzymedica
Digest
42,000 n/a 12,000 500 FIP 200 $57.98
240 capsules
$0.24
Theramedix
DGT 120
42,000 n/a 12,000 500 FIP 200 $26.99
90 capsules
$0.30
Pure Prescription
D-Enzymes
450 na 1800 75 LU 15 $30.00
90 capsules
$0.33
Nature Sunshine
Proactazyne Plus
11,000 8 2,100 12 FIP 60 $18.50
100 capsules
$0.19
Nutraceutical Science Institute
Digestive Enzymes
82,000 n/a 8,000 90 FIP 600 $14.99
90 capsules
$0.17
Baseline Nutritionals Digestive Enzymes 40,000 1,500 16,000 1,400
FIP
750 $34.95
90 capsules
$0.39
New Sun
Master Zyme
28,000 n/a 13,000 120 FIP 400 $25.80
100 capsules
$0.26
Dr. Newtons
Nu-Zymes
6,000 n/a 2,500 50 LU 50 $44.95
90 capsules
$0.50
Wellzymes
Digestive Health
25,000 n/a 10,000 200 LU 450 $16.99
60 capsules
$0.28
Houston Enzymes 45,000 n/a 6,000 100 0 $45.50
180 capsules
$0.25
HealthForce Nutritionals Digestive Enhancement Enzymes 12,500 200 2,500 400 LU 500 $18.95
120 capsules
$0.15
Rainbow Minerals ThetaZyme 45,000 120 8,500 5,000 Lu
360 $29.95
120 capsules
$0.25
Whole Earth Health
Quadra-Zyme Plus
45,000 n/a 9,000 1500 Lu 1,000 $34.00
180 capsules
$0.18
Standard Process Multizyme n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $36.67
150 capsules
$0.24
Natural Brand
Super Digestive Enzymes
7,500 0 3,500 125 LU 50 $10.99
100 capsules
$0.11
Shaklee
EZ-Gest
12,500 0 2,000 150 LU 0 $22.45
30 capsules
$0.75
RGarden Int.
Quadra-zyme Plus
45,000 n/a 9,000 1,500 LU 1,000 $34.00
180 capsules
$0.19
Brantley
Active Enzymes Plus
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $29.99
60 capsules
$0.50
Global Health Treat Active Digestive Enzymes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $39.99
90 capsules
$0.44
Bragg Superior Systemic Enzymes n/a n/a n/a 1,500 LU n/a $39.99
120 capsules
$0.33
Source Naturals
Essential Enzymes
In mg n/a n/a n/a n/a $7.40
60 capsules
$0.12
Prolipamy
Super Digestive Care
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $39.95
60 capsules
$0.67
Enzymatic Therapy
45,800 n/a 11,900 1,250 210 $38.95
180 capsules
$0.22
Natural Wellness Centers of America Ultra-Enzyme Support 13,000 10 1500 20 LU 87.5 $30.99
200 capsules
$0.34
Phyto-Opti-Zymes 38,675 53 11,025 1,500 LU 1,000 $60.00
200 capsules
$0.30
Twin Lab
Super Enzyme Caps
Animal & Plant Enzymes n/a n/a n/a n/a $17.69
200 capsules
$0.09
Nature's Plus
Ultra-Zyme
Animal Enzymes n/a n/a n/a n/a $28.10
180 tablets
$0.11
Nature Sunshine
Food Enzymes
Animal & Plant Enzymes n/a n/a n/a n/a $22.85
120 tablets
$0.13
Nutri Health
MetaboZyme
Proprietary Blend
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $39.95
90 capsules
$0.44
Jigsaw
Digestive Enzymes
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a $49.97
180 capsules
$0.27
GNC
Super Digestive Enzyme
8,500 8 3,500 125 LU 50 $10.99
1000 capsules
$0.10
Eniva
Digest-EZ
45,000 120 n/a n/a n/a $40.45
120 capsules
$0.33


How to compare different companies Digestive Enzymes:

Our digestive enzyme formulations are listed in units of activity. The potency of a digestive enzyme product is determined by the units of activity. The units of activity express the strength of the enzymes in the formulation. Another way to say this is that the more units of activity in a formulation, the more food it is capable of digesting.

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Units of activity are based on the Food Chemical Codex (FCC), Academy of Sciences and accepted by the American Food Industry. For example, the amount of Protease in the Elite-Zyme Pro is 150,000 HUT. This means that each capsule has 150,000 units of activity. Using these units of activity to compare different digestive enzymes is crucial. The units of activity in a product are what counts, not the number of milligrams or another measuring system. What's important is the amount of food the product can digest. When comparing our product with others, and they don't use the Food Chemical Codex (FCC), it's almost impossible to compare the two products. So when using other products that don't use the Food Chemical Codex, ask them what is the activity level equivalent to the Food Chemical Codex.

It is impossible to compare proprietary blend products to any other. A proprietary blend is a mixture of the ingredients stated in the blend. The only thing the proprietary blend product states is the total amount of blend. They don't state the amount of each ingredient or its activity level. Therefore, you don't know what the activity level of each enzyme is, and this is the only measurement that is used when the supplier sells to the manufacturer for encapsulating the enzyme. You wouldn't buy a car if they wouldn't tell you the size of the engine. For example, the ingredient supplier of the enzyme can sell 250mg that would equal 25,000 FCC/HUT of protease enzyme, or 250mg that would equal 150,000 FCC/HUT of protease enzyme. In this example there is a 6 time difference in the amount of enzyme strength.

This is how some nutritional companies might mislead their customers in order to increase their profit margin. They may use lower cost ingredients, and formulate a product with weaker/lower activity enzymes and label the product as a proprietary blend or list the ingredients individually in mg. So when considering to buy a product that states a proprietary blend or ingredients listed in mg, ask for a copy of the certificate of analysis that comes from the lab. Don't let yourself be misled by a company using different terminology. Always know the quality/activity level of each ingredient in the product. Take a look for yourself and see how our product stands up next to others sold nationwide. We don't mislead our customers.


Many people ask us what the differences are between the Elite-Zyme Ultra and the Elite-Zyme Pro.
Both digestive formulas are capable of digesting proteins, carbs, fibers, sugars, dairy, and fats. The difference is that the Elite-Zyme Ultra is designed more for someone who has problems digesting dairy products. The Elite-Zyme Pro is formulated better to address more serious health imbalances that may not be associated with digestion. The Elite-Zyme Pro in most cases is twice as effective in digesting proteins, fats, fibers, and carbs because of the higher amount of enzymes per capsule.
Enzymes Listed Below Elite-Zyme Ultra
90 Capsules
per Bottle
Elite-Zyme Pro
30 & 270 Capsules
per Bottle
Function of
Each Enzyme
(Activity Per Capsule)
Protease 75,000 FCC/HUT 150,000 FCC/HUT Breaks down protein.
Acid Stable Protease 175 FCC/SAPU 250 FCC/SAPU Breaks down protein in an acidic environment.
Peptidase - 0 - 1,000 FCC/HUT Breaks down protein peptides.
Bromelain 50 GDU - 0 - Breaks down proteins.
Papain 300,000 PU - 0 - Breaks down a variety of proteins.
Amylase 12,000 SKB 20,000 SKB Breaks down carbohydrates, starches, and sugars.
Amyloglucosidase / GlucoAmylase 50 AGU 30 AGU Breaks down complex and simple sugars.
Malt Diastase 250 FCC/DU - 0 - Breaks down complex and simple sugars.
Lipase 2,000 FCC/FIP 5,000 FCC/FIP Breaks down fats and oils.
Lactase 1,500 FCC/ALU 500 FCC/ALU Breaks down lactose. (Dairy products)
Alpha Galactosidase 100 GAL - 0 - Breaks down carbs; raffinose, stachyose, and melibiose.
Beta-Glucanase - 0 - 50 BGU Breaks down fiber and cellulose.
Cellulase 1,000 FCC/CU 3,000 FCC/CU Breaks down fibers in fruits and vegetables.
Hemicellulase 500 FCC/HCU 750 FCC/HCU Breaks down vegetable cell walls.
Invertase 800 SU 750 SU Breaks down table sugar.
Phytase 3 U 4 U Breaks down phytate which neg. binds minerals.
Pectinase 1,000 AJDU 1,750 AJDU Breaks down pectin found in fruit.
Ionic Trace Minerals 30 MG 30 MG Enzyme Cofactors
Magnesium Oxide - 0 - 20 MG Mineral


Quick Links

Elite-Zyme Ultra Homepage
Elite-Zyme Pro Homepage


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