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Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Chewables - 180 Chewable Tablets Default Category Klaire Labs
Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Chewables - 180 Chewable Tablets Default Category Klaire Labs
Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Chewables - 180 Chewable Tablets Default Category Klaire Labs
Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Chewables - 180 Chewable Tablets Default Category Klaire Labs

    Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Chewables - 180 Chewable Tablets



    Klaire Labs Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Chewables

    Chewable Multi-Enzyme Formula to Support And Enhance Digestion

    Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ (Chewables) offer a convenient choice when a chewable version of Klaire Labs' popular Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Complete enzyme formula is desired. Formulated using the same enzymes contained in Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Complete with the exclusion of lysozyme, Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ (Chewables) is a good choice for administering enzymes to children or adults who may prefer a chewable tablet. This broad-spectrum enzyme formulation has moderate amounts of enzymes compared to Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ Complete to allow it to be comfortably chewed for routine daily use or as needed. Ther-Biotic® Vital-Zymes™ (Chewables) can assist in the breakdown of a wide range of proteins, peptides, fats, complex carbohydrates, sugars, and fibers. Serratia peptidase, a unique endopeptidase enzyme, helps protect sensitive GI tissue from irritation that can affect tissue health and intestinal comfort. Enzymes with DPP-IV activity and a full range of disaccharidases are included.

    Benefits and Features:

    • Supports the body’s digestive capabilities and facilitates intestinal repair mechanisms
    • Broad-acting complex of peptidase and protease enzymes with added DPP-IV activity
    • Extensive range of fungal- and microbial-based enzymes (hypoallergenic)
    • Vegetarian capsules or tablets with moderate amounts of the same enzymes with the exclusion of lysozyme
    • Supports the breakdown of fat, fiber, protein & carbs to speed up digestion
    • Reduces occasional gas, bloating, and indigestion
    • Safe for routine daily use or as needed

    Provides a comprehensive array of digestive enzymes to support healthy digestion and ease occasional indigestion.


    Serving Size: 2 Chewable Tablets 
    Total Carbohydrate < 1g
    Sugar Alcohol (xylitol, mannitol) < 1g
    Comprehensive Enzyme Blend (microbially derived) 320 mg
    With the following enzyme activity:
    Carbohydrate Specific Enzymes
    732 BAUΔ
    40 DUΔ
    Glucoamylase (with isomaltase side chain activity) 12 AGUΔ
    Sugar Specific Enzymes
    600 ALUΔ
    Sucrase (invertase) 160 SUΔ
    Maltase (diastase) 80 DP°Δ
    Pullulanase (debranching enzyme with isomaltase side chain activity)
    10 UΔ
    Vegetable/Plant Fiber Specific Enzymes

    200 CUΔ
    Hemicellulase/Pectinase/Phytase Complex
    80 HSUΔ
    4 PUΔ
    8 BGUΔ
    40 AGSUΔ
    Galactomannase 80 HCUΔ
    Protein and Peptide Specific Enzymes

    Acid Protease
    20 SAPUΔ
    Alkaline Protease
    20 PCΔ
    Protease/Peptidase Complex with endopeptidase, exopeptidase, and DPP- IV activity
    16,000 HUTΔ
    Serratia peptidase (enteric-coated)
    1,000 SPU
    Fat Specific Enzyme

    600 FIPΔ

    Other Ingredients: Stearic acid, silicon dioxide, natural cherry flavor, and licorice extract.

    Made without common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soybeans, and sesame. No synthetic colors, flavors, or preservatives. Non-GMO, Vegetarian.

    ΔUnits are those used in Food Chemicals Codex (FCC)
    ‡Peptizyme SP®, a registered trademark of Specialty Enzymes.

    Suggested Use

    Adults: 2 tablets at the beginning of each meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.

    Children: As directed by a healthcare professional.

    Caution: Consult with your physician if you are pregnant or lactating, or have any medical condition, or taking prescription drugs, or under the age of 12 years. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

    More Info.

    Vital-Zymes Complete is a high-strength, comprehensive digestive enzyme formula that provides a wide range of microbial-derived enzymes to support and enhance digestive function.  Vital-Zymes Chewable is a moderate-strength, comprehensive enzyme preparation suitable for chewing. Vital-Zymes Complete capsules and Vital-Zymes Chewable tablets contain a broad spectrum of enzymes that facilitate more complete breakdown of proteins, polypeptides, starches, vegetable fiber, polysaccharides, disaccharides, and lipids (fats). These advanced digestive enzyme formulas provide a wide array of enzymes active across a broad pH range including:

    • Amylases (amylase, alpha-amylase, and glucoamylase)
    • Disaccharidases (lactase, sucrase/invertase, and maltase)
    • Acid, alkaline, and neutral proteases
    • Protease/peptidase complex with endopeptidase, exopeptidase, and dipeptidyl peptidase-IV activities
    • Serratia peptidase

    Digestive enzymes break down food macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats into smaller molecules for absorption by the intestines. These enzymes are secreted by salivary glands (alpha-amylase and lingual lipase), the stomach (pepsinogen, gelatinase, and gastric lipase), the pancreas (alpha-amylase, lipase, trypsinogen, and chymotrysinogen), and the small bowel (disaccharidases, intestinal lipase, and erepsin protease). Digestive enzymes are also present in raw foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. Enzymes in raw foods are thought to work synergistically with the body’s endogenous digestive enzymes to more completely digest food carbohydrates and other macronutrients. This action is lost, however, when foods are cooked or heat processed, as this destroys the natural catalytic activity of food digestive enzymes.

    Enzyme supplementation supports healthy digestion and may therefore alleviate occasional abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, indigestion, or loose stools while supporting nutrient absorption. Incompletely digested food in the gut may putrefy and produce irritating substances that affect intestinal mucosal integrity and gut permeability, systemic immune function, and overall energy. Children with dyspepsia typically exhibit low activity of duodenal maltase-glucoamylase and/or disaccharidases. Supplementing the diet with microbialderived digestive enzymes can assist the complete digestion of food components, promote normal nutrient absorption, and reduce the number of large, immunologically active molecules that can leak through the intestinal mucosa lining if permeability is not optimal.

    How It Works

    Amylases (amylase, alpha-amylase, and glucoamylase) are glycoside hydrolases that cleave a-(1g4) glycosidic bonds. Amylases hydrolyze amylose and amylopectin found in starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn, rice, and wheat as well as glycogen and other related carbohydrates.

    Disaccharidases (lactase, sucrase/invertase, and maltase) are enzymes that primarily hydrolyze disaccharides into their component monosaccharides (single sugars). Disaccharidases are normally found in the small intestinal brush border and are critical for the final steps of carbohydrate digestion.

    Acid, alkaline, and neutral proteases are enzymes that hydrolyze proteins into smaller fragments known as polypeptides.

    Peptidases are enzymes that break polypeptides down into their constituent amino acids. Absorption of the undigested proteins and polypeptides may trigger food hypersensitivities. Incomplete digestion of gluten and casein may result in the production of exorphin (exogenous opiate-like) polypeptides that have the capacity to cause or potentiate adverse neurological symptoms. Vital-Zymes Complete and Vital-Zymes Chewable contain a full complement of protease and peptidase enzymes in amounts appropriate to support the breakdown of a wide spectrum of dietary proteins while avoiding excessive amounts of proteases found in some formulations that may irritate mucosal membranes.

    Protease/peptidase complex has endopeptidase, exopeptidase, and DPP-IV activity. DPP-IV activity is critical to the catabolic inactivation of exorphins, bioactive peptides derived from food proteins with morphine-like opioid effects. Exorphins derive primarily from the milk protein casein, gluten, and soy. The DPP-IV activity present in the protease/peptidase provides for complete digestion of proline-rich proteins and efficient breakdown of dietary exorphins.

    Serratia peptidase is a unique endopeptidase enzyme that supports healthy inflammatory response during occasional GI stress by protecting sensitive gastrointestinal tissue from irritation and breaking down extraneous fibrin, mucus, and other compounds that accumulate as a part of the body’s natural repair process.

    Pullulanase, together with glucoamylase, supplies the isomaltase activity lacking in fungal- and microbial-derived sucrases facilitating the complete breakdown of highly branched amylopectin starch molecules.

    Cellulase denotes a family of enzymes that digest plant material and promote greater nutrient absorption.

    Phytase breaks down phytic acid, an anti-nutrient that would otherwise complex with dietary minerals and interfere with their absorption.

    Lipase converts dietary triglycerides (fats or lipids) into diglycerides, monoglycerides, fatty acids, and glycerol. Absorption of fatty acids is important for health, normal fat digestion and stool fat content, and absorption of fat-soluble nutrients such as vitamins A, D, E, and K.5-7 The lipase in Vital-Zymes Complete and Vital-Zymes Chewable promotes healthy fat digestion and absorption of essential lipids and fat-soluble nutrients.

    Lysozyme (in Vital-Zymes Complete) is an enzyme found in tears, saliva, mucus, and breast milk. Lysozyme breaks down peptidoglycans found in bacterial cell walls especially those of Gram-positive bacteria.