Enzymes defined, “are complex proteins that cause a specific chemical change in all parts of the body. Enzymes are needed for all body functions. They are found in every organ and cell in the body, including in the blood, intestinal fluids, mouth (saliva) and stomach (gastric juice). “
An example, enzymes can help break down the foods we eat so the body can use them. Blood clotting is another example of enzymes at work.
Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine
Signs of Low Enzymes
Do you frequently suffer with the following discomforts and pain:
- Brain fog
- Chronic heartburn
- Joint pain
Lack of enzymes in your body leads to inflammation which can cause autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.
Take the Dr. Oz Low-Enzyme Test – find out if you have enough enzymes in your gut to prevent disease.
Types of Enzymes
Digestive enzymes break down the food to allow nutrients to be transported into the bloodstream.
Metabolic enzymes regulate biochemical reactions to keep the body functioning including removing toxins and repairing tissue.
The majority of digestive enzymes are plant-based. Generally, they are used to reduce inflammation and pain especially osteoarthritis. Enzymes are also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune diseases.
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