The Digesten-K story

October 2011, Warren Matthews

Summary

We have been requested by NZTE (New Zealand Trade and Enterprise), a government organisation to consider the possibility of supplying one of our products to a specialty pharmacy chain in New York. Normally we don’t do this but we will consider it for our Kiwi-Klenz (formerly Digesten-K) product as it is a product that should really be taken by everyone.

We have been requested by NZTE (New Zealand Trade and Enterprise), a government organisation to consider the possibility of supplying one of our products to a specialty pharmacy chain in New York. Normally we don’t do this but we will consider it for our Kiwi-Klenz (formerly Digesten-K) product as it is a product that should really be taken by everyone.

Anyway, they asked us to put together a brief ‘story’ about how Kiwi-Klenz (formerly Digesten-K) came about…so, I thought that it may interest many of our readers so I have posted a copy of it below.

“Since the founding of Xtend-Life almost 12 years ago we have always recognised how critical a healthy digestive system is for overall health. Not only is it essential that food can safely past through the digestive system with no ‘clogging’ which causes poisons to seep into the blood stream but also how crucial it is to extract the maximum amount of nutrients from both the food we eat and the supplements that we take. As we get older this becomes an increasing challenge.

Our flagship product Total Balance contains enzymes and other nutrients that help with the digestive system but we were always conscious that a dedicated supplement for digestive health would be desirable. We have reservations about probiotics as they are not ‘natural’ and no one knows if they would upset the natural balance of intestinal flora given that only a few of the flora are present in the probiotics. Our belief was that the answer lay in developing a product that will do everything that a probiotic will do… and much more…and do it naturally.

NZ Extracts in New Zealand had recognised the same need as ourselves and were aware through human clinical studies on Kiwifruit that this fruit had all the properties desired to ensure a healthy digestive system…particularly if the skins were included. In addition to the essential enzymes it was a very effective natural prebiotic, and it also had the ability to supress the growth of pathogens. The challenge was how to get all these benefits in an easy to swallow one a day capsule. After much research NZ Extracts developed a methodology which involved a low temperature triple water extraction process which retained the activity of the key ingredients and enabled the beneficial components of two kiwifruits including the skins to be condensed down to one capsule.

We at Xtend-Life recognised the uniqueness and efficacy of this extract and conducted our own informal study with exceptional results. Based on this we negotiated a world-wide exclusive agreement to be the sole supplier of this ingredient by incorporating it into a new Xtend-Life product.”

For more information on Kiwi-Klenz (formerly Digesten-K) please click here.

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