What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are the workers in your body – they carry out every chemical reaction. To have a healthy body you need both workers (enzymes) and building materials. The building materials are proteins (amino acids), minerals, and vitamins. All of these are necessary to build a healthy body. Trying to function without all the necessary enzymes is the cause of many body malfunctions.
7. Maltase to break down grains.
These enzymes are catalysts made out of amino acids by RNA. Some people call them ‘active proteins’. This activity means they make things happen. (Imagine a factory with lots of equipment and raw materials. Nothing happens without workers to make it all happen.)
These enzymes are often grouped into three functions:
1. Food/digestive enzymes – These take the basic building blocks delivered by food we eat and convert these to colloidal particles (the smallest particles that exist in a free state) that can be converted into healthy living tissue.
2. Metabolic enzymes – Metabolic enzymes use these colloids to keep all of our organs and tissues functioning. They do hundreds of diverse chemical activities like repairing body organs and fighting disease. Our body’s ability to stay healthy, to repair tissue when injured, to protect us from disease, is directly related to the quality and number of enzymes, co-enzymes and nutritious food.
3. Clean-Up Enzymes – these enzymes are for the last job needed in any body function – cleaning up. They are responsible for eliminating the mess that is left in our body from the construction and repair work that goes on 24/7. These clean-up enzymes clear our bodies of the undigested carbohydrates, proteins and any non-vital tissue floating around.
Another vital job of enzymes, which we will explain later, is anti-inflammatory activity to fight infections and tissue damage.
Enzymes need a proper temperature and PH to perform their work. Enzymes from plants work best at the human body’s temperature and PH. They are essential in every function of growth and repair; and, therefore, the health of every living cell in your body. Thousands of enzymes are working every second to build and regenerate our bodies. Enzymes are constantly being converted or produced in our bodies and depend upon good nutrition to keep ahead of daily damage and degeneration.
Keeping Your Enzymes Healthy
Enzymes do need our help to do their jobs, and this help comes from Co-enzymes. Co-enzymes are vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin B12. Even a small deficiency in B12 results in disease. This becomes such a problem with elderly people on poor diets that, at times, they can even need injections. Co-Enzymes, Zinc and Magnesium are needed for about 300 enzyme activities. Have you ever heard of the famous co-enzyme Q10, or CoQ10? Its another vital co-enzyme. Without enzymes and co-enzymes there would be no life, as we know it. Grass, trees, insects, germs, animals and humans all depend on enzymes and co-enzymes to sustain growth and health.
In 1930, only 80 enzymes were known. By 2000, over 3,000 enzymes had been researched and discovered. There are literally thousands of studies on enzymes and the vital role of enzymes.
1. Eating good living foods, and
Prevent Disease with Proteolytic Enzymes
No side effects!
Systemic enzymes have a benefit in that, side effects do not occur with systemic enzymes! (The minor exception is that the enzymes can thin blood, so people on blood-thinning drugs or hemophilia should consult with their doctor first.)
- Our enzyme preparations are carefully formulated so they don’t dissolve in the stomach and can get into the intestines to be absorbed without being destroyed first.