Frequently Asked Questions
Are your Products GMO Free?
GMO (Genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process, where an organism's genetic material has been altered. Not only are PuraDymes Products GMO FREE, PuraDyme meets and often exceeds the requirements to ensure that our products are GMO free.
Puradyme is Committed to the Quality of our Products!
Why do I need to supplement with Enzymes?
The modern diet consists primarily of cooked and processed foods. Simply put, cooking foods (especially over 118°) will totally destroy all enzymes that food possesses. Enzymes may be active in raw foods, but only produce enough enzymes to break down that specific food. This means that:
1. No single raw food can produce enough enzymes to break down an entire meal.
2. You won’t find any enzyme activity in foods that are boxed, bottled, irradiated, pasteurized or canned.
Unfortunately many of us have depended on these processed foods for the convenience they provide. The ultimate result is that due to the pasteurization, sterilization, radiation, freezing, and microwaving that have become such a major part of our culture, we have inevitably altered the structure of many food enzymes and even rendered them inactive.
In addition, because of pollution and soil exhaustion, the Earth has become so taxed that it has become difficult to provide us with clean air to breathe, pure water to drink, or nutrient rich foods to eat.
The problem is that enzymes are the workforce in the body and are directly involved in every aspect of our bodily functions, from breathing and growth to thinking and movement. Without enzymes, our body cannot utilize essential vitamins, minerals, trace minerals and other nutrients. Without enzymes and these vital nutrients, our body becomes exhausted and tries to compensate for the deficiencies, often to the detriment of other vital organs. In basic terms, enzyme supplementation is important because the body cannot maintain a healthy and balanced system simply by depending on the diet. The body's enzyme account must be replenished in order to ensure proper digestion, a strong immune system and metabolic function throughout the body.
What are the different classes of enzymes?
Food Enzymes Exist within live foods. These enzymes help to break down the nutrients inside the food we eat. For example, an avocado has lipase enzymes, among others, to break down the fats into fatty acids. A banana has amylase enzymes to break down carbohydrates into simple sugars. Nuts and seeds contain protease to break down proteins into Amino acids.
Supplements containing Food based enzymes of use chemical solvents to separate enzymes from the food matter, leaving unwanted residues, and greatly diminished activity levels.
Digestive Enzymes are produced by our pancreas to assist in the break-down of the foods we eat in order so they can be eliminated properly by your intestinal tract.
Supplements using digestive enzymes are often using granular enzymes extracted for swines, these have been shown to function poorly in the human gastrointestinal tract, and are not advised.
Metabolic Enzymes run throughout our bodies in order to sustain life. There are thousands of metabolic enzymes that assist every bio-chemical process in the body. There are enzymes to grow hair, blink, think, repair tissues, eliminate toxins, fight disease. Every function in the body requires these enzymes.
Supplementing with living cultured enzymes which become systemic and can be converted into more metabolic enzymes by your body as well as being digestive enzymes to digest found give PuraDyme’s world leading enzymes the ability to do both without compromise.
How do I take PuraZyme?
PuraZyme has four times the potency than one multiple digestive enzyme and is designed to be taken on an empty stomach. The purpose of this enzyme blend is to go after the undigested carbohydrates, fats and proteins that have not been digested out of the system. These enzymes work throughout our entire system helping to regenerate the body at a cellular level.
Dosages:Therapeutic: 5 capsules 4x per day
Maintenance: Once you have cleaned your blood and you are feeling incredible, consider taking 5 capsules, 2x per day.
Can you take too many Enzymes?
When it comes to enzyme therapy, it’s similar to driving a car; the more you push on the pedal the quicker you get to where you want to go. The more enzymes you take the quicker we are going to get where we want to be with our optimal health.
Your body has a long list of tasks waiting for enzymes to complete, by increasing the level of enzymes ingested we increase the rate at which we perform these maintenance and regenerative tasks.
Several very famous stories of well educated people taking levels of 500 to 1000 capsules worth per day and never experiencing any concerns or hospitalization, in fact they experienced amazing recoveries from horrible diseases. A maximum level of enzymes has not been established.
Do I need to take enzymes forever?
Just for this lifetime. Anyone can benefit from enzyme therapy. Our soil across the United States and many parts of the world is enzyme and mineral deficient. Farmers are doing less crop rotation, harvesting too early, and not composting soil. Until we have our own land and are growing our own food on mineral and enzyme rich soil it’s a great idea to take enzymes every time you eat to maximize the digestion of the food into micronutrients for optimal absorption.
Does my body become dependent on Enzymes if I continue to take them?
This is one of the most common misconceptions about enzymes. Our bodies cannot live without enzymes. Because of our exposure to environmental toxins, as well as the food made available to us right now (especially living in a city), even if we are eating all raw, living foods it is vital to maintain a high enzyme potential within our body.
Every bio-chemical function of the body requires enzymes. According to Dr. Edward Howell, “enzymes are the spark of life.” Without enzymes we do not live. It’s that simple. So the more enzyme rich we are the easier our bodies can metabolize and process the nutrients while properly rebuilding our organs and tissues and efficiently eliminating the toxins from the body. This is what allows us to run clean and efficient in order to maintain a high quality of life, while maintaining our youth long into our years.
Your pancreas is not designed to produce all of your digestive enzymes all day long for every meal, this is un-needed stress on a organ that in today’s world is already over worked and abused. Each time we eat enzyme deficient foods without supplementing with enzymes we are paying a high price, your body will sacrifice metabolic enzymes to convert them into digestive enzymes, where your metabolic enzymes came from is the price you're paying, maybe it was your heart, kidneys, liver? maybe it was your skin, muscles, or tissues? We can not tell you what what the price is you're paying, only you are paying for it one way or another.
What is a stomach ulcer?
A stomach ulcer (also called a peptic ulcer) is small erosion (hole) in the gastrointestinal tract. The most common type, duodenal, occurs in the first 12 inches of small intestine beyond the stomach. Ulcers that form in the stomach are called gastric ulcers. An ulcer is not contagious or cancerous. Duodenal ulcers are almost always benign, while stomach ulcers may become malignant.
Do I need to take a B12 Supplement and Why Doesn’t PuraDyme have one?
Lou recommends getting B12 from your diet and by supplementing with the LiyfBiotic.
Doctor Shahani's study and patent on DDS 1 L. acidophillus shows that:
The DDS 1 strain found in the LiyfBiotic produces enzymes to digest protein, fat, and lactase; produces B vitamins, folic acid and B-12; and produces hydrogen peroxide to fight bacteria and yeast overgrowth. It creates natural antibiotics and supports the gastrointestinal tract and immune system.
DDS-1 patented strain:
- Helps digest proteins and carbohydrates
- Produces B vitamins and folic acid (essential for fetal development)(including B 12)
- Produces enzymes that help reduce lactose intolerance
- Produces natural beneficial acids that help digest food and fight infection
- Produces natural antibiotic-like substances that kill pathogenic bacteria(supernatants)
- Helps fight bad bacteria
- Helps the body to absorb calcium
- Inhibits multiplication of cancerous cells
- Reduces serum cholesterol levels in the arteries
- Enhances the entire immune system
The reason PuraDyme does not, at this time, carry the B12 supplement is because we have not found an all vegan, natural B12 that meets our standards of quality.
What is Geothermal Water/Alkaline Structured Water?
Geothermal water is groundwater that is naturally heated by the Earth's energy. Hotsprings and Geysers are examples of geothermal water that has manifested on the Earth's surface.
Alkaline structured water is ionized water, or water that has a pH level higher then 7. Alkaline strucuted water is generally produced with the aid of an ionizer or alkalizer, and many people boast a wide range of health benefits including slowing the aging process and neatralizing free radicals.
Does Liyfbiotic or Puraliyf need to be refridgerated?
These probiotics contains L. Acidophilus DDS1 this bacteria is known to be stable in ambient temperatures of 23 degress celcius for up to 2 years. Still your refrigerator is the very best place for it. So keep it there when you can, but don't be afraid to travel with it!
Does our stomach acids kill the probiotics?
PuraDymes probiotics are not like most, they are a patented product which states as one of its claims:
- PuraDyme L. Acidophilus DDS1 will survive in the Human Gastrointestinal tract.
- Heat, Acid & Bile Stable
- Nature provides these essential bacteria in the colostrum of breast milk, so it was designed to travel through the stomach acid and into the intestinal track without being damaged.
Will I experience Gas or bloating while using your probiotic?
Yes it is quite possible at the beginning stages of repopulating your intestinal tract with probiotics you will experience gas or bloating, this is because these probiotics are Proteolytic and will be breaking down the undigested proteins which creates gas as a byproduct. Once your intestinal tract is in a healthy condition this will reside and disappear.
Do any of these supplements ineract with mediciations?
PuraDyme uses only wholefood products and ingredients, making any chance of unwanted interactions very rare and unlikely, It is always a good idea to check with your medical advisor to be 100% safe before starting new medications or supplements.
What is a healing crisis?
A Healing Crisis is part of the healing process and basically means things have to sometimes get worse before they can get better! The important thing to understand is that the body is adjusting to the resulting changes; these changes are always a positive process! We must trust in our body's knowledge and its own ability to regenerate.
What does the date on the bottom of my product represent?
That is the date of manufacture. Each product has a "Best If Used By" past the date of manufacture, which can be viewed on individual product pages. As a quick reminder:
LiyfBiotic: 2 Years Past Date of Manufacture (DOM)
LiyfZyme: 3 Years Past Date of Manufacture (DOM)
PuraZyme: 3 Years Past Date of Manufacture (DOM)
PuraLiyf: 2 Years Past Date of Manufacture (DOM)
Liyf Essentials: 18 Months Past Date of Manufacture (DOM)
PuraCleanse: 3 Years Past Date of Manufacture (DOM)