Monday, June 2, 2014

Mike Mahler's Restorezyme enhances the body’s response to inflammation, metabolic activity, blood, joints and circulation.

Benefits of taking Restorezyme daily include

  • Inflammation and pain management
  • Supports overall metabolic health
  • Healthy blood circulation & cleansing
  • Recovery from muscle soreness
  • Joint and tendon health
  • Improved immune system health
  • Improved digestion
  • Improved gut health
  • Supports prostate health in men
  • Helps manage PCOS symptoms in women

Why Restorezyme?

Restorezyme is a potent mix of serrapeptase, proteases and ginger, Restorezyme enhances the body’s response to inflammation, metabolic activity, blood, joints and circulation. The ingredients in the Restorezyme formula have been used for more than a decade by thousands of people as a daily dietary supplement..

Elimination of potentially toxic substances from the body is an important part in the metabolic processes for optimal health. A variety of health issues can develop without a proper store of enzymes or if toxins within the body impede enzyme function or availability.

For example, the immune system can be overburdened with bacteria, fungi, toxins and even food particles that fail to get completely digested in the gastro-intestinal tract. In many instances, proteins the body detects as foreign initiate an immune response. Recognized as antigens, the immune system produces antibodies to start the process of their degradation and removal. After coupling with one another, these antigens and antibodies form circulating immune complexes (CICs), which induce attack and destruction by the immune system’s macrophages (cells specifically designed to destroy CICs). In cases where inflammation is prolonged or when CICs are predominant within the body’s tissues and organs, the body may not have enough enzyme potential to begin the next process of renewal and recovery. Moreover, research has demonstrated that a lack of proteolytic enzymes may not adequately address a large accumulation of CIC’s in the body.

To address this problem, Restorezyme has been formulated with an ample supply of various proteases to facilitate the body’s immune defenses and breakdown free-roaming CICs which can keep the body in a constant state of inflammation. Restorezyme also contains papain and bromelain, enzymes known for their potent systemic properties. Enteric-coated serrapeptase highlights this powerful mix of proteolytic enzymes with its scientifically proven fibrinolytic power.

In addition to these systemic and digestive proteases, lipase and amylase also offer their own enzyme activity to bolster the body with extra catalytic energy, especially for the complete digestion of fats, sugar and protein complexes. And for extra synergy, Restorezyme is rounded with anti-oxidant support in the form of rutin and amla, herbs well known for their unique bioflavanoid content, especially useful for tissue rejuvenation and recovery.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy for Men and Women

For nearly 40 years, serrapeptase has been at the heart of systemic enzyme therapy. Systemic enzymes such as serrapeptase have been used for optimal cell, tissue, organ and metabolic function.
The reality is that inflammation affects everyone, men and women alike. However, along with nearly all other tissue and organs, inflammation can affect reproductive tissue and organs particularly. For instance, many women experience painful swelling of the breast as well as uterine fibroids. In men, prostate health is a major concern. Although inflammation in each case may manifest differently in both men and women, inflammation has one thing in common: fibrin.

Fibrin is an essential protein that is produced during inflammation. As a blood clotting protein, the body utilizes fibrin to contain blood loss and keep infection at bay after injury. It is the initial first step in the body’s attempts at recovery. Nevertheless, when inflammation has gone on for too long, fibrin along with other proteins such as collagen can begin to transform original tissue into a tough fibrous matrix. Differentiated and sometimes sequestered apart from healthy tissue, this fibrous matrix still has the biological markers of inflammation. Nutrients and other building blocks are still needed for healthy and normal tissue.

Systemic and proteolytic enzyme research over the years suggests that fibroids in women and swollen prostrate glands in men are indications that the body has not been able to get past inflammation. The resulting fibrous tissue usually accumulates toxins that have not been adequately removed by the body.

Enzymes are energetic catalysts that push essential chemical reactions in the body in the right direction. In its quest for internal balance, the body always turns to enzymes for help. In this way, Restorezyme helps get inflamed tissue over the hump.

Restorezyme's superior proteolytic action assists the body in removing those larger protein molecules from damaged cells and tissues as well as the inflammatory response itself. In helping breakdown these compounds, the impediments for sustaining healthy cell and tissue growth are removed and the processes for rejuvenation and recovery can move forward.

Restorezyme Benefits and Sports Nutrition

Enzymes are energetic catalysts that push essential chemical reactions in the body in the right direction. In its quest for internal balance, the body always turns to enzymes for help. In this way, Restorezyme helps get inflamed tissue over the hump.
Restorezyme’s superior proteolytic action assists the body in removing those larger protein molecules from damaged cells and tissues as well as the inflammatory response itself. In helping breakdown these compounds, the impediments for sustaining healthy cell and tissue growth are removed and the processes for rejuvenation and recovery can move forward. These facets of Restorezyme make it ideal for maintaining healthy tissue repair following strenuous physical training and activity.
Sport- and exercise-related muscle pain and inflammation brought on by strong physical tension, excessive training, and heavy competition are decreased with “excellent results” due to the specific activity of systemic enzymes on exercise-induced inflammation.4 Taking systemic enzymes prior activity can also provide protective benefits to athletes who are at risk of injury, resulting in significantly reduced duration of injury symptoms and related absences from training and work. Systemic enzyme support also improves recovery from sprains, as well as shortens recovery from sport injuries severe enough to require surgery.5,6
4. Nouza K. Physical activity and immune system. Systemic enzyme therapy in prevention and treatment. Medicina Sportiva Boh Slov. 1997; 6(2):41–45.?
5. Zuschlag JM. Prophylactic administration of Wobenzym to reduce consequences of sports injuries in karate fighters. MUCOS Pharma GmbH & Co, Dept. Clinical Research, Geretsried, Germany.?
6. Kerkhoffs GM, Struijs PA, de Wit C, Rahlfs VW, Zwipp H, van Dijk CN. A double blind, randomised, parallel group study on the efficacy and safety of treating acute lateral ankle sprain with oral hydrolytic enzymes. Br J Sports Med. 2004 Aug; 38(4):431–435.

Enzyme Activity in Restorezyme® Proprietary Blend

Enteric Coated SerrapeptaseAn excellent fibrinolytic (fibrin digesting) and powerful anti-inflammatory enzyme*
Hydrolyze (break-down) proteins like casein, steak, gelatin, soy, fish and other plant and animal proteins to smaller chains of polypeptides (small proteins) and amino acids for easier uptake throughout the body
BromelainA collective name for the proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes found in the pineapple plant (Ananas comosus); known for its anti-inflammatory properties. A good substitute for animal-based enzymes a good substitute for pepsin and trypsin for digestive support*
PapainObtained from the latex of the fruit of the Papaya tree; used for centuries as an effective digestive aid*
AmylaseBreaks down carbohydrates, or more specifically, starches, into smaller dextrins and sugars; produced naturally by humans, microorganisms and plants
LipaseCatalyzes the break-down of fats into essential fatty acids needed for healthy tissues and cells*

Also known as Indian gooseberry (Emblica officinalis); a natural, efficacious antioxidant, and one of the richest sources of absorbable vitamin C
RutinBioflavonoid; strengthens and tones arteries and veins; provides antioxidant support against free-radicals and inflammation*

Frequently Asked Questions

What is systemic enzyme therapy?
Systemic enzyme therapy refers to the therapeutic use of natural enzymes to produce desired healing effects. Systemic enzymes are absorbed from the small intestine where they enter the bloodstream and execute their effects on the entire body as a system. Their crucial role in normal inflammatory response assists and supports the body in accelerating healing.

What is a systemic proteolytic enzyme?
Proteolytic enzymes break down proteins into their building-blocks, which are called amino acids. Systemic proteolytic enzymes are responsible for breaking down accumulated protein and waste substances found in the circulatory system and connective tissue. Waste materials produced from inflammation and other biochemical processes can build up, contributing to excessive scarring and perpetuated immune responses. Excessive scarring, particularly of the organs, can exacerbate symptoms of the associated disease. The waste product of specific concern is known as fibrin. Regular systemic proteolytic enzyme use can improve circulation and aid in flushing out these waste products.

What is fibrin?
Fibrin is a protein-based substance that is needed to help clot one’s blood, playing a substantial role in immune response and healing. When the body responds to injury or chronic inflammation, fibrin is recruited to the damaged area to form scar tissue. Although the body is equipped with plasmin, a naturally occurring enzyme responsible for breaking down excess fibrin, some people are at a disadvantage – as aging occurs, plasmin levels progressively decrease. This actually increases the risk for excessive, undesirable scar tissue formation in the body.

Are systemic enzymes anti-inflammatory drugs?
Although systemic enzymes produce anti-inflammatory effects, they are not considered a drug. Since enzymes are naturally occurring within the body, systemic enzyme therapy is considered supplementation. One difference between systemic enzymes and NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) involves the duration of action. While NSAIDs produce short-term pain relief, systemic enzymes can produce long-term alleviation with appropriate use.
The largest difference between NSAIDS and systemic enzymes is the mechanism of action and possible side effects. NSAIDs block the production of prostaglandins, which are responsible for inflammation and swelling. However, prostaglandins protect the lining of the stomach, and prolonged use of NSAIDs can reduce this protection and increase the risk of developing ulcers. Conversely, regular use of systemic enzymes has no negative side effects and can actually provide protective effects against excess inflammation.

Why is it important to take Restorezyme on an empty stomach?
Since most absorption occurs in the small intestine, the systemic enzymes must bypass the stomach to gain access there. If the enzymes are taken with food, they will likely begin working to break down your food within the stomach, rather than passing through to the small intestine. Taking systemic enzymes like Restorezyme with food will compromise their absorption, as well as their effectiveness. Also according to my friend and enzyme expert Dr. William Wong, it is also important to take enzymes with at least 8oz of water to help activate the enzymes to maximum potential.

Does Restorezyme have an enteric coating?
Yes, the serrapeptase in Restorezyme is enterically coated. While similar systemic enzymes may have the same active ingredients, most do not utilize enteric coating. The purpose of enteric coating is to protect the enzyme from the acidic environment of the stomach. High activity level is preserved until the enzymes reach the small intestine, where absorption into the bloodstream takes place. While the enteric coating can withstand the acidic environment of the stomach, the alkaline environment of the small intestine will disintegrate the enteric coating, allowing the enzyme to be active within the bloodstream.

Do you use phthalates in your enteric coating?
No, our enteric coating does not use or contain phthalates. At AST Enzymes, we use Methacrylic Acid Copolymer (MAAC) for our enteric coating. Compared to other commonly used enteric coating agents such as Cellulose Acetate Phthalate (CAP) and Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose Phthalate (HPMCP), MAAC is the most gastro-resistant and does not carry the same risks. Additionally, MAAC is considered GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA and is approved for use by the European Food Safety Authority. To learn more about enteric coating used in AST Enzymes products, please click the 'Compare" tab.

How long should I take Restorezyme before feeling results?
Since people experience varying ailments and severity of disease, the length of time to include systemic enzymes in your regimen may vary as well. As an overall guideline, it is typically recommended that new systemic enzyme users start off slow. A starter dose is generally one capsule, three times daily. After three to four days of proven tolerance, the dose can be increased to a therapeutic dose of 3 capsules, 3 times per day. At this point, results may be monitored, and dosage should be adjusted accordingly. Some consumers find their therapeutic dose between 9-15 capsules per day, while others only need 3-6. There are several factors that may affect results and required dosage, including:
· Height
· Weight
· Age
· Severity of symptoms
· Tolerance
· Time of administration (Better absorbed on an empty stomach)
· Adherence to regimen
· Nutritional state

What if I miss a dose?
Regular, consistent use of systemic enzymes will provide the best results, however missed doses of systemic enzymes do not have serious repercussions. Although symptoms alleviated by systemic enzyme therapy may resurface, getting back on track by remembering to take your next dose will suffice. There is also the option of incorporating another dose during the day. There is no need to “double up,” on one dose - and remember, systemic enzymes are best absorbed on an empty stomach.

Are there any side effects involved with Restorezyme?
The use of Restorezyme has not been shown to exhibit detrimental effects, neither long term nor short term. Just as dosage requirements vary, side effects may vary as well. Although gastrointestinal disturbances have been reported by a small percentage of new users, tolerance is maintained once the dosage is adjusted. Minor allergic reactions, like reddening of the skin, are also rare occurrences, and can be seen with extremely high doses. There are no known interactions with prescription or over the counter drugs while using systemic enzyme therapy. However, it is recommended that you consult with your physician about starting systemic enzymes, especially if you are currently on blood-thinning medications or if you are pregnant or nursing.

Can I take Restorezyme with digestive enzymes?
Although digestive and systemic enzymes are not contraindicated in terms of ingredients, they cannot be taken at the same time. The purpose of digestive enzymes is to aid in digestion of specific foods, so taking them with food is an obvious recommendation. Because systemic enzymes require an empty stomach for maximum absorption, they must be taken separately from digestive enzymes. There are no adverse interactions between systemic and digestive enzymes, but they serve different purposes and thus should be taken as directed for best results.

Here is what people are saying about Restorezyme

Mike I want to thank you making such an excellent supplement in Restorezyme. At 44 years of age with many years of heavy lifting, coupled with more recently long-drive golfing left & right handed and heavy double kettlebell work... the consistent knee, back and elbow pain was something I was prepared to deal with for the long haul. After taking your product my joints and residual soreness have gone away. The inflammation I was dealing with previously was awful and has now disappeared! I'm able to once again pursue all my athletic endeavors at full speed. Thanks again for making such an incredible product.

--James Frank

Hey Mike.....Just wanted to give you an update on your product called Restorezyme. I have Bursitis in my right shoulder. I was a baseball picture for 10 years and now that I am 54 years old doing crossfit. It has rear its ugly head. I had a steroid shot that lasted about two months but came back. I was living on advil, alieve and I even got a perscription of Celebryx. I started taking your product Sunday 10/19/13. 3 3x a day. I noticed the edge was off. The REAL TEST... 75 LBS 10 SNATCHES - 10 PUSH PRESS - REST 30 SEC. 20 SNATHCES 20 PUSH PRESS REST 30 SEC. 30 SNATCHES 30 PUSH PRESS REST 30 SEC. 40 SNATCHED 40 PUSH PRESS. Before I did this in the morning, I took 4 and then 4 in the afternoon and 4 after I did another cross fit WOD. I gotta tell ya AMAZING PRODUCT. I still ice it just for precaution but your product is doing wonders for my shoulder. I am referring this product to my crossfit friends. I have a lady already interested in it.
--Carl Mathias

I am a former college/ short time pro athlete who enjoys mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, golf. I had aching knees and stiffness after strenuous workouts or even 18 holes of golf. The Restorezyme has completely eliminated the pain. Restorezyme and the Recovery spray are the only supplements that I take.

I believe in the product so much that I have my Dad on it (knee replacement), my Mom (recovering from radiation) both with great results. I even put my 12 year old mutt Holly on Restorezyme with fantastic results. She is running around with my two younger dogs and these fat bumps she had on her body have completely disappeared in a couple of weeks. I have put my two younger dogs on it as well.

I tried it with my parents and dogs after talking to Mike, He has great information, stands behind his product and even gave me suggestions of supplements he does not personally sell. Support like that is unheard of in the supplement industry.
Mike, you have a customer for life and a very appreciative son and dog owner. Thank you for your support and fantastic products. I plan to try the Testosterone Booster next!

--Ed Booth

Restorezyme - The Best - body inflammation is way down compared to how I use to feel, I wake up feeling reasonably fresh, aside from a bit of muscle tightness. I have had an extensive shoulder reconstruction & put up with chronic inflammation. This has been the only product/food, other than eliminating gluten foods etc, that has dropped the pain and inflammation right down. Will continue to use for sure - hence my year supply I ordered a couple of weeks ago.
--Dave Forster

Mike, you're definitely on to something with your supplements. I have to say that the restorezyme is a must have for any individual that is involved in any physical activity. I deal with inflammation from service related injuries to just wear and tear at the gym. I'm the poster boy for it. I would hate to be so quick with a review/testimonial but here's an example. I work at a lumber yard so it's very labor intensive. I cut, pull and haul lumber all day as well as being on my feet. I've had a nagging pain around the flexor muscle on top of my right hand the last week. Immediately after receiving the restorezyme I took 3 caps on an empty stomach. I gave it some time to see it the pain would diminish which was slightly noticeable. I followed 3 more caps before bed as well as 3 more caps in the morning the next day on an empty stomach and the pain is gone! I sh!@ you not!
One more thing, after I got off work to go the gym I decided to do box squats, I was pain free and I added 2 more reps @ 225 and said what the hell and did 3 for 275...not bad for someone with a metal rod in his leg....for the first time in awhile I feel I can really push myself physically without the fear of injuries or stiff joints. Thank you brother!
-- Ryan Parsons

I just wanted to say so far I've been noticing a big difference from the Restorzyme (3caps 3x a day) that has massively lessened (not completely gone) tendonitis pain that I've had for a year from RSI with my guitar work ... pleased with this as it means I'm currently able to avoid cortisone/surgery options and still carry on with my career!
--Dan Baker


Take 2-5 capsules three times a day. In three days, if desired benefit is not achieved, take 3 capsules three times a day. You may need to take up to 5 caps 3x per day for maximum benefit.
Take capsules 30 to 60 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal with 8 oz. of water. Store in cool, dry place with the lid tightly closed. Avoid excessive heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
Caution If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or under medical supervision, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 90
Proprietary Enzyme Blend: 1000 mg *
Protease, Peptizyme SP® EN (Enteric
coated Serrapeptase), Papain,
Bromelain, Amylase, Lipase, Rutin
and Amla.