WHAT ARE ENZYMES? Enzymes are a delicate life-like substance found in all living cells whether animal or vegetable. Enzymes are energized protein molecules necessary for life. They catalyze and regulate nearly all biochemical reactions that occur within the human body. In other words, enzymes turn the food we eat into energy and unlock this energy for use in the body. They are difficult to see even with the most powerful microscope, but their presence and strength have long been known to scientists based on improved blood and immune system functioning.
(en_zymes) n. A very large class of substances that are produced by living cells and act as catalysts in the metabolism. Scientists believe there are thousands of different enzymes, many of which have yet to be discovered.
We can divide enzymes into three primary categories for purpose of discussion: metabolic, digestive and food.
Metabolic enzymes are those enzymes that catalyze various chemical reactions within the cells such as detoxification and energy production. Digestive enzymes are secreted along the gastrointestinal tract to break down food so the nutrients can be absorbed into the bloodstream. Food enzymes are naturally present in all raw foods, providing an exogenous source of digestive enzymes when consumed. Plant enzymes are a special preparation of the enzymes present naturally in raw food in supplement form.
Plant enzymes, as your probably guessed, come from plants and they can assist the body in the digestion of the food we eat if taken with meals. Taken between meals they can fortify the blood and be stored in the liver and other organs to be used when needed. In short they enhance our body's nutritional health.
Why are plant enzymes important? It is thought that our body's organs and glands have a lifetime "enzyme potential". This means that based on our genetics and other environmental factors our body can produce only so many enzymes during our lifetime. As we age our body automatically tries to conserve its dwindling resources and to produce fewer and fewer enzymes of all types. When this lifetime enzyme potential is reached, the body can no longer sustain life. We die because nothing takes place in the body without enzymes. Enzymes constitute the '`life force" which powers our whole system.
Raw food contains its own enzymes necessary for its digestion. But there is nothing extra to help with the digestion of other food. Cooking and processing of food kills all enzymes. Since we cannot and should not eat a diet comprised only of raw foods, when we consume cooked or processed food our body has to draw on its "enzyme potential" and produce metabolic enzymes to do duty as digestive enzymes. This is important because nature did not tailor metabolic enzymes to perform digestive functions very efficiently.
Therefore, we frequently experience the problems associated with incomplete or partial digestion. Our digestive tract deposits a large quantity of "toxic trash" (undigested food) into our blood which is carried throughout our body and which accumulates over time and contributes to many chronic problems. Large quantities of partially digested organic material remains in the colon and rots, putrefies and ferments over time. Plus, by metabolic enzymes having to perform digestive work, our body diverts its attention away from infection fighting and cell repair.
In other words, we have our "A- Team" (our body's metabolic army against infection, disease and illness) doing "B-Team (digestion) work. This diversion by the body is automatic since it places a higher priority on digestion than it does on repair, maintenance and infection fighting.
Cooked and Processed Foods
When we eat cooked or processed food, the body receives a signal that it needs to produce enzymes to take care of the digestion task. Some of the enzymes pressed into service are metabolic enzymes normally used for cell repair, DNA strand repair, infection fighting, etc. These special purpose enzymes, including white blood cells, find themselves trying to digest fats, protein, starches, cellulose and carbohydrates. They do the best they can but often it is not enough. And frequently they have to do their digestive work in the blood rather than the digestive tract because the products of incomplete digestion have already been purged to the blood stream. And all of this takes place while the body ignores the infection fighting/cell repair functions which need constant attention.
Again, your A-Team is doing B- Team work. And your body and general health pays the price. This is critical because it just does not happen once or twice. This is the "constant' which most of our bodies experience. It is constant' continuous, daily and regular because the digestive process takes hours to complete and most of us have a diet that is comprised 99% of cooked and processed foods.
It is important to understand that we can free our body's A-Team to do A-Team work by supplementing our diets will plant enzymes to handle the job of digestion and clean up our blood of impurities. This not only frees our A-Team to do the job that nature intended but also reduces the demand on our "enzyme potential", especially important as we get older. If we do this what effect will we notice? First, you will experience improved digestion. For many people, this alone will be a blessing. Second, nagging, chronic problems which we have had so long that we almost assume they are part of living, may begin to clear up. Energy levels can improve and our general feeling of well being can be heightened.
While improvement in health will be experienced it is important to recognize that plant enzymes are not magic pills but are simply special purpose supplements designed to help our body's natural functions.
Plant enzymes don't cure any illness or disease. Rather, they reduce the burden on the body's natural curative powers allowing it to perform its natural, healing function.
PLANT ENZYMES are grown from food such as soybean and wheat in a laboratory setting with specific actions rendered in units. They are nonpathogenic Aspergillus species and are free of mycelium contamination. Removal of all the aspergilli and fungi leave only the enzymatic action. Aspergillus enzymes have a strong record of safe use in the food industry. They are considered food by the FDA. The plant enzymes available from this pharmacy are of the highest quality. These enzymes are to be taken with meals to aid in the digestion of all foods. They may also be taken following or between meals to feed and fortify the body.
NATURAL ENZYME FORTIFIERS available from our company do not contain fillers. This is very important since the primary job of an enzyme is to facilitate delivery. That means any fillers in the product would be delivered as well. Also, it is important to note here: Our enzymes contain the award winning GR8CF77 formula consisting of 77 trace ionic minerals needed to assist your body in realizing proper ingestion and benefit of the enzyme into the blood stream.
Furthermore, our enzyme products do not contain vitamins and minerals from a chemical source, but instead contain nutrients that are found naturally within the herbs of the formulations.
Plant enzymes are not sloughed off as if the body has no need for them. They exit only after there is no more activity in them to do the work. Since they are food which is natural to the body, and since they are proven to be a catalyst, they are completely different from other supplements. Some enzymes can be stored in the organs for future work and used to rebuild cells.
INTRODUCTION Enzyme Therapy
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