I have gotten feedback that lapay (pork pancreas), Dr. Efren Navarro’s suggested enzyme alternative for an indigent patient, is not that easy to source in the wet market nowadays. I would like to think that it is enzyme-use for cancer therapy which is causing the shortage of this very rich and natural source of trypsin and chymotrypsin, the vital enzymes for cancer control management. But it’s more likely the fact that lapay is a main ingredient of all-time native favorites bopis, bachoy, and dinuguan – viands, which used to be popular street foods only, but are now regular fare even in dine-in restaurants.
There’s good news though! Ultra-Zyme, a digestive supplement that provides the trypsin and chymotripsin enzymes important to cancer management, is locally available at Healthy Options. Last I checked, a bottle of 90 tablets costs PhP925.00.
It is important to keep in mind that, as the purpose of the enzyme is to digest malignant tumors and toxic wastes, Ultra-Zyme should be taken 3 times a day on an empty stomach, either an hour before a meal or 2 hours after a meal or snack. Otherwise, the enzymes would only be digesting food.