Enzymes – A Catalyst for Good Health
Enzymes are energy-rich protein molecules that are essential for life. They catalyze and regulate chemical reactions and are an essential part of every activity in the body. Their process speeds up rates of reaction for a specific chemical reaction in a cell. With an enzyme, reactions work faster in the body than they would without. For example, a digestive enzyme helps break down the food we eat, releasing nutrients for energy production, cell growth and repair. Due to existing factors such as genetics, stressful lifestyle, environment and diet, we are all at risk for compromised digestion. This is why many people may benefit from the support of a digestive supplement.
Enzymes are used for numerous therapies including promoting detoxification, improving overall digestion, increasing immune system health, and helping repair tissues and ligaments.
Why do we need Enzymes?
Except in cases of genetic deficiencies, most organisms (including humans) have the ability to synthesize and secrete the enzymes that are needed for metabolism. However, under certain conditions, that synthesis or activity may be impaired. These conditions are often the result of poor diet, poor lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, etc…), exposure to environmental pollutants and/or aging.
When we eat a meal, the requirement for digestive enzymes becomes a high priority. Our body’s enzyme-making machinery must work over-time and still can’t usually meet the body’s demands and enzyme requirements. Since digestion takes precedence over nearly everything else, many bodily functions that require metabolic enzymes are often short-changed during these times. The result is a lower disease fighting capability and a general weakening of the body’s ability to mend itself.
Enzymes contribute to the delivery of vitamins and minerals throughout our system. If this process is not functioning at maximum capacity, then foods are poorly digested. Protein putrifies, fats turn rancid, and carbohydrates ferment in the body. These undigested food particles may serve as nutrients to the various intestinal microorganisms resulting in the generation of microbial metabolites which are toxic and can leak back into the bloodstream, undermining health and creating further toxicity. Without the support of an effective enzyme reserve, we begin to lose energy, lose our ability to fight disease, and lose our body’s ability to remedy its own naturally occurring malfunctions. This loss may lead to disease and may eventually lead to death.
This concept supports the case for safe, supplemental enzymes. If the body can get the necessary extra digestive enzymes it needs to complete the digestive process, then a metabolic enzyme shortage will not occur. Without overstressing the body’s enzyme-making potential, our body will be in a much more favorable position to fight biologic and genetic malfunctions and diseases as they occur.
Excerpts taken from Transformation Enzymes, which produces a superior product line with documented successes & results