Excellacor- The Total Body Systemic Formula
(Exclzyme- Same Exact Formula, New Name!)
Excellacor vs Vitalzym**
||Enteric Coated Serrapeptase
||Serrapeptase Manufacturing Source
|Original Vitalzym (2000-2009)
|“Original” Vitalzym (Current)
|Vitalzym 360 Liquid Capsules (Current)
If your systemic enzyme supplement has changed, we have the original formula.
Some companies claim to continue to carry the original formula. Others claim that because bacterial and fungal source enzymes are “plant-based,” or they maintain their effectiveness after exposure to the acidic conditions of the stomach. This is simply not true. The most important factor to look at before purchasing a systemic enzyme blend is that the serrapeptase, sourced from the bacterium Serratia marcescens and the key ingredient in the original Full-Strength Excellacor®, must be enteric coated so it can pass the acid environment of the stomach without being damaged.
There is an underlying art when it comes to manufacturing enzyme products. Systemic enzyme blends must be formulated professionally for maximum effectiveness. In fact, alterations to an already successful systemic enzyme product may not provide the same results you have been experiencing from a newly innovated product.
If you are deciding between two blends both claiming to be stronger or more technologically advanced, a red flag should be the amount of times the product has changed from the “original” formula. Many companies, including ours, use proprietary formulas to protect their products from being copied and used by others. This is to ensure that the purchaser is receiving a blend of enzymes not found elsewhere. All companies must list every ingredient by name and rank them according to the percentage amounts found in the formula. For instance, in the original Excellacor formula, enteric-coated serrapeptase is listed on our ingredient list as the second most prevalent ingredient in our formulation.
If your “new and improved” systemic formula does not list serrapeptase as the second ingredient nor does it say enteric-coated, you are not getting the most out of your systemic enzyme formula. Serrapeptase has always been the hallmark of the original Excellacor formula, making it the easiest choice of companies and consumers alike. The Original Systemic Enzyme Formula Excellacor, is a proven systemic enzyme therapy for total body health. A powerful blend of Serrapeptase, proteases and herbs, Excellacor supports the body’s natural response to inflammation, metabolic activity, joints, and circulation.
The Excellacor formula has been used for more than a decade by thousands of people as a daily dietary supplement. AST Enzymes’ family of companies is among the largest manufacturers of enzymes in the world. For decades, we have supplied enzymes to marketing companies who have built their businesses on enzyme supplements our experts formulated and manufactured. The Excellacor formulation has been commercially available since 1999 and is the most successful, non-animal derived, systemic enzyme blend on the market today.
Everybody Needs a Healthy Body
Total body support can include a multitude of functions to benefit the body. Specifically, elimination of potentially harmful substances from the body is crucial for optimal health. A variety of health issues can develop if unwanted substances within the body are impairing the function or availability of enzymes.
When this occurs, the body does not produce an adequate amount of proteolytic enzymes to attack the large accumulation of CIC’s. While enzymes occur naturally, as we age they begin to be produced less and less. Supplementing the body with enzymes becomes crucial to prevent further complications. Enzymes serve as catalysts that push essential chemical reactions in the body in the right direction. Without proper supplementation, the body will lose its internal balance.
Excellacor for Total Body Support*
For nearly 20 years, Excellacor has been at the heart of Systemic Enzyme Therapy– the use and supplementation of systemic enzymes for optimal cell, tissue, organ and metabolic function. While there are plenty of products on the market, Excellacor is the #1, non-animal derived systemic formulation to date. Likewise, companies, health practitioners, and consumers have turned to the original Excellacor formulation for their systemic enzyme therapy needs.
Excellacor has been formulated with an ample supply of various proteases to support the body’s immune system and breakdown free-roaming CICs that can keep the body in a constant state of discomfort.* Enteric-coated Serrapeptase highlights this powerful blend of proteolytic enzymes with its scientifically proven fibrinolytic power. Excellacor also contains papain and bromelain, enzymes known for their potent systemic beneficial properties.
In addition to these systemic proteases, lipase and amylase are included to offer their own enzyme activity to bolster the body with extra catalytic energy.* And for extra synergy, Excellacor is well-rounded with anti-oxidant support in the form of Rutin and Amla, herbs well known for their unique bioflavonoid content, especially useful for tissue rejuvenation and recovery.* Various proteases in Excellacor help break down proteins and amino acid chains, promoting total body support.* This formula supports fatigued muscles and joint function, and promotes fibrin metabolism.*
Key ingredients in Excellacor:
- Enteric-coated Serrapeptase (phthalate Free)
- Bromelain: derived from pineapple, supports blood circulation by breaking down fibrin.*
- Papain: derived from papaya, supports protein digestion and the body’s natural immune response.*
- Lipase: used systemically, supports the break down fats in circulatory system.*
- Amylase: for added synergistic support; breaks down carbohydrates and starches (found in human tissue) into simple sugars*
- Rutin: a bioflavonoid that acts as a repairman supporting circulation.*
- Amla: natural source of Vitamin C, supports regulatory immune responses.*
This blend also offers its own enzyme activity to bolster the body with extra catalytic energy. Excellacor is rounded with anti-oxidant support in the form of herbs known for their unique ability to enhance Vitamins. This anti-oxidant support is especially useful for immune health.* Our systemic enzyme blend is manufactured in a ISO 9001:2000 and GMP certified facility.
** Vitalzym® is a registered trademark of World Nutrition Inc., which is not affiliated with, nor sponsors or endorses this product or any other product from Specialty Enzymes & Biotechnologies or AST Enzymes.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat,cure,or prevent any disease.
Take on an empty stomach (30-60 minutes before or 2 hours after meals).
Day 1-5: Take 1 capsule, 3 times a day.
Day 6-11: Take 2 capsule, 3 times a day.
Day 12+: Therapeutic Dose 3(+) capsules, 3 times a day.
Therapeutic Dose: Maximum capsules needed for desired effect. Increase dose as needed( 3-5 capsules, 3 times a day). May vary from person to person.
Maintenance Dose: This is the minimum dose needed to continue to maintain the effects of managing your symptoms. This dosage varies upon individual and should be monitored closely.
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.
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 in the small intestine where they enter the bloodstream and execute their effects on the entire body as a system.
What are proteolytic enzymes?
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.
Why is it important to take Excellacor 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 Exclzyme with food will compromise their absorption, as well as their effectiveness.
What is enteric coating, and why is it needed?
Enteric coating is a layer of protective coating for dietary supplements that is meant to allow the supplement to bypass digestion by the stomach and be absorbed in the small intestine. Systemic enzymes are proteins, so their functional structures are denatured (or destroyed) in conditions of extreme pH and temperature. Without enteric coating, enzymes would be rendered useless long before they reach the bloodstream, where their carry out their beneficial effects.
Enteric Coating Comparison
||Methacrylic Acid Copolymer
|Cellulose Acetate Phthalate (CAP)
||Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Phthalate (HPMCP)
|Considered Enteric Coating
|Studies supporting Efficacy as Enteric Coating
|Time in Use
*AST Enzymes uses MAAC as enteric coating
What’s enteric coating made of?
At AST Enzymes, we use Methacrylic Acid Copolymer (MAAC) for our enteric coating. Methacrylic Acid Copolymer (MAAC) is not a phthalate. According to independent studies, MAAC is the most gastro-resistant when compared to other commonly used enteric coating agents such as Cellulose Acetate Phthalate (CAP) and Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose Phthalate (HPMCP). This means that MAAC can most effectively withstand the acidity of the stomach, allowing its contents to be released in the small intestine and absorbed successfully.
Don’t let the name scare you. MAAC is a food-grade compound that has been in use as enteric coating in the pharmaceutical industry for over 50 years with no reported side effects. In fact, the European Food Safety Authority – an organization that conducted studies which led to the ban of 6 types of phthalates in personal care products in Europe in 2004 – has deemed MAAC safe for use as coating agent in food supplements.
Not only is MAAC listed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also conducted various studies and found sufficient information to reasonably conclude that the current use pattern of MAAC will not adversely affect public health or the environment.
How long should I take Excellacor 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:
- Severity of symptoms
- 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 Excellacor?
The use of Excellacor 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 Excellacor with other systemic enzymes?
Systemic enzymes may be taken together, yielding desirable results, as long as they are taken on an empty stomach. In fact, it is often recommended that systemic enzymes be combined. Products like Excellacor and Serrapeptase often have synergistic effects when taken together. This means that the separate products work together to produce advantageous results. By combining and enhancing the activity of the enzymes, their effects on the healing process are more attainable.
Can I take Excellacor 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.