Enzymes are the sparks that start the chemical reactions our bodies need to live. They are necessary for digesting food, for stimulating the brain, for providing cellular energy, and for repairing all tissues, organs, and cells.
Digestive enzymes are secreted by the pancreas and break down foods, allowing nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream and used in body functions. 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.
When foods are not well digested, they remain in the stomach and can rot and putrefy. This results in a buildup of waste in the colon. This fecal matter begins to decay, producing bacteria and toxins. This can result in health problems such as constipation, stomach bloat, poor digestion, gas, fatigue, weight gain and weight loss, headaches, and more. Enzymes unlock the benefits of vitamins, minerals, and all other nutrients and hormones in the body. Others help remove harmful plaque from our arteries.
Most people who are overweight are low on lipase within the body. Taking digestive enzymes daily will help with digestion and cleaning up the blood and weight problems.
We are constantly cooking the enzymes out of the food we eat, making our bodies have to work harder to carry out their normal functions. So, what can we do for support? First, our vegetables and fruits should be eaten raw, as much as possible, or only lightly cooked. This will help to preserve their naturally high levels of enzymes. Next, consider taking a digestive enzyme with every meal.
How many enzymes should you take and when should you take them?
To improve your digestion, take 1 or 2 enzymes with each meal. Enzymes are food. They are designed to dramatically improve digestion. Enzymes are also energy. (1 digestive enzyme capsule per meal will benefit you, 2 capsules with each meal will help twice as much).
Recommended daily dose: 1 – 2 capsules per meal