Your Health Depends on Enzymes in Biochemical Reactions.
What are Enzmes?
A living system controls its activity through enzymes.
- An enzyme is a protein molecule that is a biological catalyst with three characteristics. First, the basic function of an enzyme is to increase the rate of a reaction.
- Most cellular reactions occur about a million times faster than they would in the absence of an enzyme. Second, most enzymes act specifically with only one reactant (called a substrate) to produce products.
- The third and most remarkable characteristic is that enzymes are regulated from a state of low activity to high activity and vice versa. Gradually, you will appreciate that the individuality of a living cell is due in large part to the unique set of some 3,000 enzymes that it is genetically programmed to produce.
If even one enzyme is missing or defective, the results can be disastrous.
The difference between Life and Death?
It is the presence of Enzymes – the spark of life… a critical energy that powers your entire body. Without them, you can’t digest or absorb food. Without enzymes all your cellular functioning stops.
At the foundation of all body functions, enzymes are essential activators of chemical reactions that are continually taking place within your body. They are specific catalysts that join with coenzymes (vitamins and minerals), to be used by your body to carry out its every exchange.
Vitamins and minerals are familiar to most of us. You may not know that they are not activated in the absence of enzymes.
What kills enzymes? Ethylene glycol, if ingested, can be poisonous.
Research has shown that after 27 years of age, the body’s production of enzymes begins to slow and the cycle of aging begins. As enzymes enable the body to create the necessary reactions for health, adequate levels in the body contribute to an energetic lifestyle.
At birth, you start with enzyme reserves, that decrease throughout your life, because of enzyme deficient diet. As we become enzyme deficient, we age more quickly. The more we replenish our enzyme reserves, the healthier we’ll be.
When we cook food at temperatures above 118 degrees F.,we destroy and deactivate naturally occurring enzymes – they no longer work.
The saying ‘You are what you eat’ is only partly correct. The truth is, you are what you digest. We cannot expect to remain healthy if our digestive system isn’t functioning properly. Enzymes are essential to a healthy digestive process and a healthy body is built with the help of enzymes that transform undigested food into nourishment.
Digestive enzymes help convert food into its most usable form. Enzymes promote a healthy digestive system: Proper digestion and elimination of what we consume are fundamental mechanisms for health. Consuming cooked, processed, nutrient depleted foods, and inadequate chewing our food will negatively affect these life-sustaining processes, leading to a variety of potential disorders.
Systemic enzymes enable the proper functioning of the body’s natural inflammatory response. This natural response works to fight disease and heal injuries. If not working properly, the resulting conditions can cause excessive swelling, fluid retention, arthritis & other joint pain diseases.