We all know how important enzymes are for proper digestion. Proper digestion enzymes support healthy weight and body condition. However, most people don’t know that an animal with deficient digestive enzymes is at increased risk for allergies, skin and ear infections, autoimmune disease, musculoskeletal disorders (arthritis) and many other chronic inflammatory conditions.
The reason behind this is that enzyme deficiency leads to improperly digested food particles passing through the digestive system. These undigested food particles create an inflammatory response in the gastrointestinal tract. Think of all of the animals with inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) sensitive stomachs, and food allergies. The inflamed gastrointestinal tract starts to fail as a protective barrier and the content of the gastrointestinal tract, which include bacteria, toxins, yeast and undigested food particles, begin to ‘leak’ into the bloodstream. These substances would not be able to penetrate a healthy gastrointestinal tract.
Once in the bloodstream, these substances stimulate an immune response and act as toxins in the body. This leads to an inappropriate immune response or allergies and a toxic overload on the entire body. The organs of detoxification (liver, kidneys, lungs and skin) are especially stressed. All this may have been avoided by supplementing with a good digestive enzyme product.
However, not all enzymes are created equal. RITEZYME™ Regular Formula is a highly active, all natural, vegetarian source, digestive enzyme supplement in a rice bran base. RITEZYME™ does not contain any type of sugar including lactose (milk sugar). The granular texture is user friendly and increases patability with the animals. RITEZYME™ is available in Equine, Canine and Feline blends.
Organic alfalfa leaf powder is added to the horse formula for a source of various nutrients including, but not limited to, trace amounts of vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, and beta carotene. I recommend RITEZYME™ in my practice for patients of all ages and stages of health. Adding RITEZYME™ to the animal’s feed will help improve the digestion and absorption of life giving nutrients and to reduce the inflammatory and immune stress on the body by having a healthier gastrointestinal tract.
In summary, it does not matter whether you are feeding a two pound kitten or a 1,400 lb horse to compete in the Olympic Equestrian Games, RITEZYME™ will be beneficial at all stages of life and health. As a veterinarian with extensive training and certifications in many holistic modalities, I am presented with a large number of animals with chronic allergies and inflammatory disease. One of the first and most important treatments available to me is improving their diet, digestion, and gastrointestinal health. RITEZYME™ is an essential component of this treatment.
As Hippocrates said “Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine your food.”
John J. Hanover, D.V.M., A.C., A.P.
The Animal Hospital of Gurnee, Wadsworth, IL