Multi-Probiotic® Products Support the Body’s “Forgotten Organ” (Long Version)


Roger Braun

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DATE: November 20 , 2008




  • Odorous flatulence caused by undigested protein
  • The right enzymes and probiotics support normal protein digestion


There IS a Solution to “Bad Gas”

Cottonwood, AZ—The Sedona Labs® company, a leader in digestive products for over 20 years, features two products that may help overcome “bad gas.”

Most people avoid the subject—and the ones who don’t, you wish they would. The subject is flatulence—or gas—especially the type with a bad odor. For some people, having a problem of producing “bad gas” seriously impacts their quality of life—keeping them literally housebound out of embarrassment.

The production of non-odorous gas is normal and is caused by the bacteria in your colon breaking down fiber. However, the production of odorous gas can indicate problems in the upper and lower digestive tract.

The Sedona Labs® company offers two digestive enzyme products that support healthy digestion in the upper and lower digestive tract:

    • NextZyme™ Dual Digestive Enzymes contains a triple-action digestive enzymes formula and a no-gas prebiotic (scFOS). Enteric-coated enzymes ensure activity in the small intestine.
    • ZymaFlora® Acid Balance Formula contains the same formula plus five strains of probiotics.


    Optimal digestion in the stomach is the key to avoiding odorous gas in the colon. The first step of healthy protein digestion is that stomach acid starts breaking up protein in the stomach. Unfortunately, many people have low levels of stomach acid due to age, acid blocking medications or other factors.

    The second step is that digestive enzymes in the stomach also break down proteins. Enzymes in the small intestine finish the digestion of proteins. It’s important to have an optimal level of enzymes in the stomach and small intestine, especially if stomach acid is low. Many people need to supplement enzymes due to poor diet or age.

    If stomach acid is low, and protein enzymes are weak in the stomach and small intestine, undigested proteins may reach the colon—and that’s where the issues begin.

    Undigested protein putrefies in the colon as bacteria there attempt to break it down. This produces an undesirable (and smelly) chemical—hydrogen sulfite. Hydrogen sulfite not only smells bad, it may also damage fragile colonic cells and tissue.

    Slow transit due to lack of fiber may also increase the protein putrefication and gas producing process.

    Sedona Labs® digestive enzyme products address the entire digestive process and are entirely vegetarian. ZymaFlora® and NextZyme® digestive products offer the following features and benefits”

    (1) They provide specific enzymes needed in the stomach to break down proteins.

    (2) Plus – and this is what differentiates them from most enzyme products – they deliver enteric-coated enzymes to the small intestine to break down fats, complex carbohydrates and left over protein.

    Because the small intestine is more alkaline—and the stomach very acidic -- it is necessary to ensure that enzymes reach the small intestine by using enteric coating to protect them from stomach acid. Currently, many products that address the small intestine use enzymes from pork pancreas. The Sedona Labs® company has a completely vegetarian product.

    (3) Both products contain a non-gas producing fiber (scFOS) that supports healthy flora in the large intestine and provides good digestive fiber that supports normal transit.

    (4) The ZymaFlora® formula contains five probiotic strains that support healthy digestion in the small and large intestine.

    By making sure that food is broken down and absorbed properly throughout the entire digestive process, Sedona Labs® digestive products support normal enzyme processing and help avoid the production of smelly gas.