The Importance Of Enzymes

We hear about taking supplements, eating nutritious foods, exercise and on and on…but what does all this REALLY mean to each of us?  Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be giving you small “chunks” of information for you to digest and implement into your daily life.

Let’s begin with ENZYMES ~  we hear this word thrown around but do you understand it? Let’s just say that enzymes serve as the body’s labor force to perform every single function required for our daily activities.  They are required to keep us alive!  To an amazingly large extent, enzymes are responsible for your health.

Enzymes are needed for every chemical reaction that takes place in your body and are connected to every organ in your body.  They run all of your life processes.  They are catalysts and are required by your body to digest food and ensure the delivery of vitamins and minerals.  They work within the cells to regulate detoxification and produce energy.

Enzymes can prevent partially digested proteins from putrefying, carbohydrates from fermenting, and fats from turning rancid within your body.

They have been described as the ‘live energy’ of all organisms.  Cooking, chemicals, and food processing destroy the natural enzymes found in the foods you eat and therefore, enzymes are by far the most important supplement to be taken.

Enzymes from a plant-based source become active as soon as they enter the body whereas animal sources are only active within the small intestine in an alkaline setting.

Ideally, an enzyme product would include the following:  peptidase, papin, amylase, lactase, malt diastase, bromelain, cellulase, lipase, betain, and pancreatin.

Collectively, these enzymes ensure the assimilation of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats and carbohydrates and can help the body by supporting gall bladder function reducing inflammation, decreasing lactose intolerance, and aiding general indigestion.

The enzyme theory goes like this… your length of life is inversely proportional to the rate of exhaustion of your enzyme potential.  The increased use of food enzymes promotes a decreased rate of exhaustion of the enzyme potential.  In simple terms this means, the more enzymes you use at mealtime, the more you save the enzymes that run your organs and tissues, and you get to live longer and healthier.

~  Thanks to Ken Moody of Microtech Pro for this valuable information!