All enzymes are proteins, and are composed of long chains of Amino Acids.
Enzymes operate on both chemical and biological levels. Enzymes are important biological response modifiers and play a vital role in controlling and promoting good health. Everybody is born with a natural supply of enzymes. As the body ages, this supply will begin to diminish if not enough replacement enzymes are added. Unless the one-way-flow out of the body of enzymes is stopped, the digestive-eliminative capacities and immune system weakens. The depletion and continued long term shortage of enzymes leads to a breakdown of the body’s natural ability to heal itself, which leads to accelerated aging and chronic disease. Diseases like cancer, leukemia, anemia and heart disease can be diagnosed by measuring the amount and activity of certain enzymes in the blood and body fluids. Provided there are sufficient enzymesin the body, cases of acute inflammation and chronic diseases can be healed.
Very important group of nutrients essential for detoxification are enzymes – the life energy of all organisms. Enzymes are catalysts – they make things work faster and they can only be formed from organic living mater.
Enzymes are the cornerstone of healing because they are the foundation elements of the immune system that provide active antioxidants that fight free radical destruction. Chemically they are the workhorses that drive the metabolism to use the nutrients we take into the body. Biologically they are our life energy. Without enzyme energy, we would be a pile of lifeless chemicals. Enzyme depletion, lack of energy disease and aging all go hand in hand. Unless you stop the one way flow out of the body of enzyme energy our digestive capacities weaken. Obesity and chronic illness set in and lifespan shortens. The faster you use all your enzymes, the shorter your life.
Four Enzyme Categories:
Metabolic Enzymes: Repair cells and stimulate enzymatic activity. Metabolic enzymes like pretease help us heal faster by repressing inflammation and breaking up debris in the injury area. They stimulate without repressing the immune response like cortisone or hydrocortisone drugs.
Human Digestive Enzymes: Assimilate our food nutrients. Digestive enzymes are stronger than any other enzyme in human beings and more concentrated than any other enzyme combination in nature. Processed and over cooked, nutrient poor diets, demand a great deal more enzymatic work.
Fresh Plant Enzymes: Start food digestion and aid our own digestive enzymes. All foods contain the enzymes required to digest them. Processed foods do not.
Food Enzymes: All food whether plant or animal has its own enzymes that serve it in life. When eaten these become the property of the eater and begin to work immediately for the eater’s digestive benefit. Only enzymes from whole foods, provides the body what it needs to work properly. Our body cannot independently absorb food without enzymes.
Do you have enough Enzymes?
The first signs of enzyme deficiency are fatigue, premature aging, and weight gain. Most nutrient deficient problems as we age result not from the lack of nutrients themselves, but form the lack of enzymes to absorb them into the body.
Nature has designed an interlocking digestive program for us. When our foods don’t have enough enzymes for us to digest them, reserve enzymes for metabolic processes get pulled away from their normal work to digest foods. The pancreas and the liver have to use their enzymes stores, too. But these substitute measures don’t make up for the missing food enzymes because we need those enzymes to break down and actually deliver the nutrients.
Low enzymes means we wind up with undigested food in our blood. So, white blood cell immune defenses are pulled away from their jobs to take care of the undigested food, and the immune system takes a dive. It is the perfect environment for disease. Enzyme rich foods takes care of the unhealthy cascade of reactions before it ever starts. Fresh foods have the most plant enzymes. As you increase your fresh foods, you increase your enzymatic activity.