Excellacor- The Original Systemic Formula
A powerful systemic enzyme blend formulated to support normal fibrin metabolism, metabolic health, and joint, muscle and tissue health.*
Why Take Excellacor
Excellacor is a potent blend of serrapeptase, proteases and herbs that supports metabolic health, including joint, muscle and tissue health, healthy circulation, and healthy fibrin metabolism.*
This powerful systemic blend supports:
- Overall Metabolic Health*
- Healthy Circulation*
- Muscle Recovery*
- Joint & Tendon Health*
- Vital Energy Levels*
- Healthy Stamina*
- Healthy Heels and Feet*
- Normal Circulation*
What’s Inside Excellacor
- Enteric-coated Serrapeptase (phthalate-free): a powerful fibrinolytic enzyme.*
- Bromelain: Proteolytic enzyme found in the pineapple plant; known for immune support.*
- Papain: Derived from papaya; supports the body’s natural immune response.*
- Lipase: Supports the breakdown of fats into essential fatty acids that are needed for healthy circulation.*
- Amylase: Breaks down carbohydrates and starches into simple sugars.*
- Rutin: Bioflavonoid that provides antioxidant support.*
- Amla: Natural source of Vitamin C, supports regulatory immune response.*
What Isn’t Inside Excellacor
Excellacor is free of pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, animal derivatives, dairy, yeast, fish or shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. All individual enzymes are kosher-certified ingredients, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
All products by AST Enzymes are manufactured in the USA from FDA registered facility that follows GMP guidelines.
*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.
What Sets Excellacor Apart
Excellacor contains AST’s original proprietary formula created by our master enzymologist. Originally marketed as Exclzyme, it has been commercially available for nearly 20 years. Its loyal use by companies, health practitioners and consumers have made it the #1 non-animal derived systemic formulation.
Excellacor has an enteric coating that allows the powerful enzyme blend to bypass the acidic environment of the stomach and reach the small intestine, where absorption occurs. Our enteric-coated serrapeptase has been formulated with the use of Methacrylic Acid Copolymer (MAAC), a safe food-grade compound used in the pharmaceutical industry with no reported side effects. Without enteric coating, enzymes will denature, or lose their effectiveness, in the stomach.
In addition, various proteases in Excellacor help break down proteins and amino acid chains, promoting total body support.*
Excellacor also supports healthy fibrin levels in the circulatory system.*
Fibrin is a protein that the body produces when healing. The protein precursor fibrinogen is converted into fibrin, which forms a layer of connective tissue inside the blood vessel. The fibrin strands assemble into a net-like structure over an affected vessel and harden, forming a “patch” to prevent further damage.
While fibrin is meant to have a protective function in the body, too much fibrin buildup can cause problems.
Why Choose Excellacor
Excellacor’s unique proprietary formula and efficacy-maximizing enteric coating make it the most potent blend on the market to support normal fibrin metabolism, metabolic health, and joint, muscle, and tissue health.*
Our enzymes are manufactured in a ISO 9001:2000 and GMP certified facilities, and undergo rigorous quality testing.
*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.