Digestive Enzymes

Enzymes are catalysts for virtually every biological and chemical reaction in the body. You may know that by the time we reach our late twenties, our body’s own production of enzymes slows as part of the aging process. You may also know that food in its raw form is the best source of enzymes, apart from what our bodies produce. Cooked and processed foods, for the most part are absent of enzymes.

What are enzymes? Enzymes are energized protein molecules. They are the body’s life force and are involved in virtually every function of the body. Vitamins, minerals and hormones must have enzymes to work properly. Life cannot exist without enzymes. Individuals who are enzyme deficient are subject to physical problems, disease and degeneration. Studies indicate that decreased enzymes levels are found in a number of chronic ailments, such as arthritis, diabetes, allergies, skin diseases, cancer, immune deficiencies and much more.

If your diet is comprised in large part of cooked foods, it is reasonable to assume that you may benefit from supplementation of digestive enzymes. We use this product not only throughout the super food diet programs, but long term as well.

There are three types of enzymes: metabolic enzymes, digestive enzymes, and food enzymes.

Metabolic enzymes catalyze, or spark, the reactions within the cells. The body’s organs, tissues, and cells are run by metabolic enzymes. Without them, our bodies would not work. Among their chores are helping to turn phosphorus into bone, attaching iron to our red blood cells, healing wounds, and seeing that our hearts beat.

Digestive enzymes are secreted by the pancreas and break down foods, allowing their nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream and used in body functions. They ensure that we get the greatest possible nutritional value from foods. Digestive enzymes include protease, which digests protein; amylase, which digests carbohydrates; lipase, which digests fats and oils; and maltase, which digests malt sugars and grains.

Food enzymes are enzymes supplied to us through the foods we eat. They include digestive enzymes, but also enzymes unique to the particular foods. Food enzymes help us “predigest” foods; that is, start breaking down foods before our bodies’ enzymes begin to do so. The enzymes found in raw foods digest 5 to 75 percent of the foods themselves without the help of other enzymes. This way, our bodies’ digestive enzymes have help in the digestive process, and we do not use as many of the body’s “in-house” enzymes.

Some of the benefits of taking digestive enzymes are the following:
Digest proteins, Stimulate the Immune System, Assimilate fats, Shatter Crystalline Deposits, Increase energy, Break up Cholesterol Deposits, Reduce bacteria, Increase the White Blood Cell size and activity, Assimilate and Eliminate Toxins, Increase the surface area of the red blood cell… making it possible to carry more oxygen to all parts of the body. Reduce inflammation, arthritis and gout. Eliminate Yeast, Break up and dissolve Uric Acid Crystals, Raise T-Cell activity and production.

Nourished4Life’s blend of digestive enzymes uses a broad spectrum systemic enzyme formulation with important additions like, MSM, alpha lipoic acid, magnesium and rutin, easing the symptoms of aging.

Give them a try and you’ll see and feel the difference.