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Phenol Assist™ 90 ct

Phenol Assist™ 90 ct

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Product #: 0835-090
Size: 90 Capsules
Product Form: Chewable Tablets
Product Class: Enzymes
Primary Use: Helps optimize sulfation chemistry.


Phenol Assist™ is an enzyme designed to help digest part of the cell wall structure of plant cells in fruits, vegetables and grains.  Doing so opens the cell and allows the process of phenol digestion to occur.

When an apple or a pear is sliced open and is left out for a while, the tissue of the fruit turns brown.  That browning process is the result of the natural enzyme present in fruits, "phenolase," oxidizing the fruit tissue.  This process cannot occur until the cell wall is broken and oxygen gets into the cells.  Phenol Assist™ gets this process going and therefore supports sulfation by reducing the phenolic load on the body's sulfation capacity.

Phenols are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, some grains and nuts, flavorings and spices.Phenols and salicylates, a type of phenolic compound, use a lot of sulfate in the body in order to be broken down. This may interfere with the body’s sulfation mechanism (the movement of sulfate ions from one body tissue to another), a necessary process for the body to work properly. Phenol AssistTM also works to support sulfation by breaking down phenolic compounds.

An important chemical process that occurs in body tissues is called sulfation.  Sulfation is the movement of sulfate (sulfur plus oxygen) ions from one body tissue to another.  Sulfating molecules change the molecules’ character and behavior and how they act in the body.  Connective tissue is sulfated for structural reasons and neuron tissue is sulfated to provide a protective sheath.  Sulfation also causes molecules to vary in activity, solubility, and mobility.  For the body to work properly, these sulfation processes must occur.
What is the relationship between phenolic compounds and sulfation?  Phenols and salicylates use up a lot of sulfate in the body in order to be broken down.  In other words, the phenols and salicylates compete for the body's sulfate stores.  In certain individuals, breaking down phenolic compounds can provide a benefit by supporting the sulfation mechanism.

Phenol Assist™ contains a variety of enzymes to accomplish cell wall digestion, and other enzymes to assist in the total digestion of fruits, vegetables, grains, and spices.  Below is a brief description of the enzymes present:

     •  Xylanase makes grains, fruits and vegetables that utilize xylose in their structure more digestible by breaking
        some of the xylan bonds.

     •  CeraCalase™ is a proprietary blend of the National Enzyme Company that aids the breakdown of plant and
        fruit structures.
     •  Cellulase helps digest the cellulose fibers surrounding plant cells.
     •  Beta-Glucanase is an enzyme that breaks down glucan structures in fruits and grains.
     •  Phytase breaks organic-phosphate bonds, which helps destroy phytins and phytic acid, thereby ensuring that
        important minerals are not complexed and transported unused out of the body.
     •  Alpha Amylase is an enzyme that helps digest starches and complex sugars present in plants.
     •  Glucoamylase aids digestion of polysaccharides and polymeric chains of glucose.

     •  Alpha-Galactosidase hydrolyzes bonds that hold galactose, thereby freeing the glactose
        for its enzyme stimulating function involving DPP-IV.       

Suggested Use:  One capsule with meals consisting of phenol containing foods.  Start with ¼ to ½ capsule and gradually increase this dose to the amount that provides optimal digestion of foods.

The dose can be adjusted according to the specific needs of the individual.  With small meals or snacks, smaller doses may be sufficient to provide adequate digestion of these foods.  Avoid mixing with food or beverages that will be heated above 130° F as the activity of the enzymes will be adversely affected.

Enzymes should be taken at the beginning or early on in the meal to ensure appropriate digestion.  The capsules may be swallowed whole or opened and mixed with food or beverages.

We recommend that Phenol Assist™ be used with Kirkman's Phenol Assist™ Companion (0262-090) to help sulfation.

A list that details phenolic and salicylate content of foods follows:

Berries and cherries
Oranges and tangerines
Red grapes
Anise (licorice)

Peaches and mangos
Broccoli and spinach
Lettuce and chinese vegetables (except iceberg/low)
Most nuts and seeds

Fats and oils
Soy milk

Sugar, Soy, Wheat, Casein, Gluten, Milk, Egg, Artificial Flavorings, Colorings, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish
Sugar, soy, wheat, casein, gluten, milk, egg, artificial flavorings, colorings, peanuts, tree nuts or fish.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.