Enzyme Science, the practitioner division of Enzymedica Inc., announced the launch of Identify™, a food intolerance identification program. The Identify kit offers a 14-day diet and enzyme supplementation program to help identify common food intolerances including dairy, wheat, beans and fibrous vegetables.
“Offered exclusively through health care practitioners, the Identify program walks participants through an elimination diet, which includes individual wheat/gluten, dairy, bean & raw vegetable challenges,” shares Scott Cloud, executive vice president of Enzyme Science. “The two-week kit is designed to help participants understand which foods may be causing dietary sensitivity, and provides instructions for using targeted digestive enzyme supplements to address these intolerances.”
When the body fails to produce sufficient digestive enzymes, especially enzymes that break down proteins, it becomes more likely to develop digestive intolerances to the foods being eaten. Individuals experiencing food intolerance may be presented with a wide range of occasional symptoms from constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating, or an imbalance of probiotics.
“The most common triggers of food intolerance include gluten from wheat and other cereal grains, lactose from dairy products, and fiber from vegetables and beans,” explains Dr. Walter Crinnion, a naturopathic doctor, and director of Environmental Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. “The foods we consume frequently (at least three times a week or more), are also often triggers.”
While reducing or eliminating trigger foods can be helpful, dietary modification in combination with enzyme supplementation provides peace-of-mind and complete spectrum digestive support.
The Identify system
Working with their health care practitioner, participants complete a week-long elimination diet and diary. They then create ‘challenges’ in which foods are reintroduced with the addition of specially formulated digestive enzymes: Identify Gluten™, Identify Dairy™, and Identify Bean & Veggie™. At the end of the program, participants returns to their original 'normal diet' in combination with a unique digestive enzyme supplement, Intolerance Complex™.
The four digestive enzyme formulas comprising the Identify program, along with pH-Attain™, an alkalizing agent, will be sold as standalone products enabling individuals to continue utilizing the targeted enzyme supplements once specific intolerances have been identified.
The Identify system began shipping on Jan. 1, 2013, with a suggested retail price of $49.98. Enzyme Science formulas are offered exclusively through licensed Health Care Practitioners.
The Identify system is not intended for individuals with Celiac disease.