ProlaZyme from UltraLite Nutrition is a supplement said to contain 100 different types of nutrients and loaded with stuff like enzymes, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids. They state ProlaZyme encourages muscle development, increases energy, and promotes overall health.
The ProlaZyme Pitch
ProlaZyme claims to have 100 different ingredients, but they list a few of them as Papian and Chymopapian (from papaya, said to help with inflammation), Bromelain (from pineapple, they claim helps the body get rid of fat), probiotics (from the Baccilus family, said to be “good” bacteria that helps with digestion), as well as enzymes which they say help break down proteins into peptides and amino acids.
UltraLite Nutrition promises “to provide products with the right blend of ingredients that have been tested for purity and effectiveness.” However, they don’t provide the ProlaZyme label or full listing of ingredients, show any indication of third-party testing, or present clinical studies that back up any of ProlaZyme’s claims. (They note that statements about ProlaZyme have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease as required by law.)
The Ultralite Nutrition website lists $69 for 1 month, $177 for 3 month and $294 for 6 months, but the order links appeared to be broken. When we called the company they gave us a new url: https://www.urgentwarningvideo.com/order which listed $49, $139, and $229 respectively.
While the original website listed only a 30-day money back guarantee, this new link offered a 90-day money back (from date of order). It also noted in the Terms and Conditions customers are allowed only one product refund or exchange.
Bottom Line: Is ProlaZyme a Scam?
A few of the ingredients listed (probiotics and digestive enzymes) have been shown to help with intestinal problems like gas or irritable bowels. However, some doctors feel digestive enzymes are more hype than hope and contend certain foods we can’t digest like fibers are supposed to flush through our system.
The other ingredients listed have insufficient scientific evidence that they can help with digestive problems, encourage cell growth, or help you lose weight. Bromelain, for example, is often used in folk medicines and to treat burns but we couldn’t find any studies that say it breaks down proteins and gets rid of fat.
Right now the supplement industry is facing a lot of scrutiny: a recent investigation by the NY State Attorney General found many supplements from even familiar companies such as Target or GNC did not contain the ingredients listed on their label.
Since supplements are generally not regulated by the FDA until after there is a problem, we recommend only buying from manufacturers that carry the US Pharmacopeia (USP) Seal. USP is a non-profit independent laboratory that companies use voluntarily to check the purity of their ingredients.
Currently, only 1% of supplements carry this seal and UltraLite Nutrition is not one of them. You can a list of companies and their products that have the USP Seal here.
Let us know your experience with ProlaZyme and/or UltraLite Nutrition below!
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