Selected Enzyme Research
Listed below are brief summaries of some of the findings from enzyme research. This information is excerpted from The Healing Power of Enzymes by DicQie Fuller, Ph.D., D.Sc. To purchase this book and learn more about how enzyme supplements can turn your life around, click here.
found thirty times more enzymes in the saliva of young adults than in
that of persons sixty-nine years of age.
have also found higher levels of amylase in the urine of young adults
as compared to older adults.
and Groh enlisted ten young men and ten older men for a study in which
they used a drug to stimulate the pancreatic juice flow. The juice was
then pumped out and tested. The researchers discovered that considerably
less of the enzyme amylase was present in the pancreatic juices of the
research indicates that not only are there fewer enzymes in the pancreas.
But also in the trillions of cells in our bodies as we age.
on rats given supplemental enzymes showed that the supplemented rats had
more enzymes than the control group of rats, clearly indicating the existence
of a fixed enzyme potential. The enzyme-fed rats lived three years in
comparison to two years for those rats fed an enzyme-free diet.
done on rats and chickens that were fed cooked foods revealed that the
pancreas gland enlarged to handle the extra burden of the enzyme-deficient
diet. Hence, the animals got sick and failed to grow. The pancreas is
responsible for making and secreting many digestive enzymes. Our pancreas
will enlarge when called upon to process more enzymes or digest cooked
food. Ruminant animals such as cattle, goats, deer and sheep get along
with pancreas about a third as large as ours because of their raw food
diet. However, when these animals are fed heat-processed, enzyme-free
food, their pancreas enlarged up to three times the normal size than when
fed on a raw plant diet.
The following information is excerpted from a Transformation Enzyme Corporation white paper titled "Oral Enzymes: Facts and Concepts" by Dr. Mahamane Mamadou, Ph.D.
of Oral Enzymes on the Immune System
of Oral Enzymes on Other Human Health Conditions
However, as enzymes have been shown to have fewer to absent side effects, their use may be a safer alternative. Some of the conditions where clinical enzyme studies were conducted include:
This is just a brief list of areas where enzymes have been implicated as treatment agents. There are several other physiological, biochemical disorders as well as infectious diseases where enzymes have been proven to provide therapeutic benefits. The different roles of oral proteases are being continuously investigated in relation to various diseases and cancers, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, AIDS, and other immune system disorders.
As indicated by the clinical data cited, the use of hydrolytic enzymes as therapeutic agents has been proven effective in many areas. Enzymes could be used alone or in combination with other medicinal agents to prevent and alleviate health disorders. Oral proteases perform most of their action as active adjuvants to "biological response modifiers" (BRM).