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Research has shown that people who have a chronic disease or have low energy levels also have lower enzyme content in their blood, urine, and tissues. While there is clearly a direct relationship between disease states and a person's enzyme levels, only recently has the NATURE of that relationship been better understood. Researchers began to question if a person's enzyme levels were low because they were sick or were they sick because their enzyme levels were low. The researchers found something surprising.
A person may not have a low enzyme content because he is sick or old, but instead, the reason a person may be sick or old is because of low enzyme content.
a result, the "old concept" of "I am sick, therefore
my enzyme levels are low" has recently been replaced by a
"new concept" which is "my enzyme levels are low,
therefore I am sick."
are enzymes important?
Enzymes are your body's workers. They are responsible for constructing, synthesizing, carrying, dispensing, delivering, and eliminating the many ingredients and chemicals our body uses in its daily business of living. Your body makes enzymes. When you were young, you had an abundant supply of enzymes. You felt great. Your energy level seemed never ending. You had "enzymes to burn" which kept you running at tip top efficiency.
As time goes by, you SLOWLY begin to lose this efficiency. For years you don't even notice the changes. But then you are less able to eat the spicy foods you love or less able to recover as quickly from the aches and pains of weekend sports. This reduced vitality and stamina can signal a weakened and compromised body.
You’re running low on the enzymes you need to fuel your life. The process of depleting your enzymes is a slow one, and most likely you didn't notice your energy and vitality disappearing until one day something you once loved to do was suddenly too much work. You aren't getting too old to enjoy life, you are running out of enzymes that would ensure you the energy you need to enjoy life. You simply need to restore your enzyme potential.
is happening to our enzymes?
ENZYMES are ESSENTIAL, but your enzyme potential is dropping. Many researchers now view the aging process and death itself as nothing more than an enzyme potential which has decreased to a level where the living organism can no longer be repaired and maintained in its existing environment.
You may slow down this trend by fortifying your body with supplemental digestive enzymes. You can help minimize this inevitable downward spiral in your body's efficiency, a spiral created by a growing shortage of available enzymes.
can I maintain my enzyme potential?
digestive enzymes are win-win for all ages. The research is clear
that enzymes can help you maintain good health.
role do enzymes play in nutrition?
Once consumed, the food containing these nutrients must be digested, meaning they must be broken apart and reduced to a state that the nutrients can be absorbed into and transported by the blood stream to all parts of the body.
body's cells are programmed to direct each nutrient to combine
and interact with other nutrients and chemicals to create still
other chemicals and compounds which, in turn, are used to build
and repair the body's cells, bones, tissue, and organs. The process
is called metabolism.
Without enzymes, no metabolic activity will occur. A body that does not consistently and efficiently metabolize the essential food nutrients necessary cannot maintain optimum health.
are the types of enzymes?
Metabolic enzymes run the body. They exist throughout the body in the organs, the bones, the blood, and inside the cells themselves. These enzymes are instrumental in the growth of new cells and the maintenance of all tissue. Every organ and tissue has its own group of specialized enzymes. They are trained to run and maintain their host. When these enzymes are healthy, robust, and present in adequate numbers, they do an excellent job carrying out their mission.
The two kinds of enzymes we are concentrating on here are DIGESTIVE ENZYMES and FOOD ENZYMES. These two are active only within our digestive system. These enzymes have only one job — to digest our food.
ENZYMES are made by our body's organs. Digestive enzymes are secreted
by the salivary glands, stomach, pancreas, and the small intestine.
[Technically, digestive enzymes are also considered to be metabolic
enzymes whose metabolic role is to digest food. We are specifically
distinguishing these particular enzymes here, because they deal
with digestion and they can be supplemented from an outside source.]
Digestive enzymes and food enzymes basically serve the same function, which is to digest our food so it can be absorbed through the walls of the small intestine into the blood stream. From this viewpoint the only real difference between food enzymes and digestive enzymes is whether they come from inside our body or from the food we eat.
are enzymes so important for digestion?
Here's where the problem occurs. Cooked food contains no enzymes because they have been destroyed. If you eat a meal consisting of a salad, a steak and a baked potato, there are likely enough food enzymes contained in the salad to digest it (break it down so your body can use its nutrients). But, there are no extra enzymes available to help digest the steak or the baked potato. Because the steak and potato are cooked, there are no FOOD ENZYMES available to digest them, so our body must take over and internally create the needed amount of DIGESTIVE ENZYMES to handle the digestive task.
The more we depend on our internally generated DIGESTIVE ENZYMES, the more stress we put on our body's systems and organs and the less time these systems and organs have for rebuilding and replacing worn out and damaged cells and tissue and keeping our immune system strong. Your body’s top priority is making sure it has enough nutrients to run its systems. This means digesting food and converting it into nutrients. There is no activity more important to the body than this. This takes a lot of energy and enzymes, particularly if the body must make most or all of these enzymes. Remember that no food can be digested without digestive enzymes.
Dr. DicQie Fuller, in her book The Healing Power of Enzymes, emphasizes the importance of enzymes for digestion:
"Eighty percent of our body's energy is expended by the digestive process. If you are run down, under stress, living in a very hot or very cold climate, pregnant, or are a frequent air traveler, then enormous quantities of extra enzymes are required by your body. Because our entire system functions through enzymatic action, we must supplement our enzymes. Aging deprives us of our ability to produce necessary enzymes. The medical profession tells us that all disease is due to a lack or imbalance of enzymes. Our very lives are dependent upon them!"
digestive enzymes digest food?
There are numerous categories of digestive enzymes, but for the purpose of this discussion, we will cover the three primary classes of digestive enzymes that digest our food. [NOTE: generally speaking, enzymes end with the suffix "ase."]
I have an infinite supply of enzymes?
Researchers now know that we lose digestive enzymes through sweat and body waste. Through constant use, enzymes lose their strength and ability to do their work. As we age, the organs responsible for producing our digestive enzymes become less efficient. Today's environmental pollution, overly processed fast foods, genetically modified food, and microwave cooking can result in free radical damage, which lowers the body's effectiveness to produce enzymes. To offset this loss, we need to supplement our system with oral digestive enzymes.
happens when we start to run low on enzymes?
When our body is stressed by a shortage of digestive enzymes two things can happen and both are bad:
1. Our body continues to work overtime to create the needed enzymes required to digest our food. This extra stress adversely affects our immune system and lowers our ability to protect ourselves from and fight off disease.
2. Because our body finally becomes so overworked, it can't make enough enzymes to properly digest our food.
Supplemental digestive enzymes will deliver the necessary nutrients to fortify your body and can enhance your body's healing system often resulting in improved overall health and vitality.
can I do to maintain my enzyme levels?
The digestive enzymes you need for the process of restoring and maintaining your health are available through the Enzyme Essentials E-Club. The E-Club is an Enzyme-Based Nutrition System designed to deliver a monthly supply of the supplemental digestive enzymes, essential nutrients, and antioxidants you will normally need to digest your food properly and put you on the path to optimum health.
The Basic E-Club is comprised of OxiCellZyme and Plantadophilus. When taken consistently, this combination of OxiCellZyme, a good digestive enzyme with essential nutrients and antioxidants, and Plantadophilus, a highly active probiotic that helps control the pH balance in the lower intestinal tract, can put you on the road to a long-term health and wellness program designed to exceed every other vitamin and nutritional supplement program on the market today. Join the E-Club.
If you choose not to initially join the E-Club, but want to order our high-quality digestive enzymes, you can do that too. Order enzymes.
there certain enzymes I can take for special health conditions?
All of these products can be ordered online and are available to both E-Club members and non-members.
If you're ready to start restoring your enzyme potential, then Enzyme Essentials can help. See the complete list of all our products now!
If you have any questions about our products and how they can help you, contact us or call toll-free 1-866-439-5014.