The health functions of enzymes aid in things like catalyzing the conversion of uric acid into the urea, eliminating carbon dioxide from the lungs, assisting the kidneys, liver, lungs, colon and skin in removing waste, utilizing nutrients to construct new muscle tissue and bone. Healthy enzymes prompt oxidation of glucose, which creates energy to power the cells. Absolutely NO metabolic health reactions will occur without enzymes and without enzymes vitamins and minerals cannot do their job.
Digestive enzymes are so important to your health. They are secreted along the gastrointestinal tract and break down foods, enabling nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream for use in most of your bodily functions. There are three types of of categories of digestive enzymes: amylase, protease and lipase. Amylase is found in saliva, pancreatic and intestinal juices to break down carbs. Protease is found in the stomach, pancreatic and intestinal juices to help digest protein. Lipase is found in mouth, stomach and pancreatic juices. It aids in breaking down fats in foods, so they can be absorbed in the intestines.
Metabolic Enzymes are also very important to your health. Two particularly important metabolic enzymes are superoxide dismutase (SOD) and its partner catalase. SOD is an antioxidant which protects the cells by attacking a common free radical, superoxide. Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide, a metabolic waste product and liberates oxygen for the body to use. Out of the tens of thousands of enzymes needed, the body uses more of its enzyme-producing potential to produce the two dozen enzymes that control the breakdown and utilization of proteins, fats and carbs than it uses to create the hundreds of other metabolic enzymes necessary to maintain the rest of the tissues and organs in their functions.
So, if enzymes are so important to our health then how can we obtain them. The body manufactures a supply of enzymes by itself, it can also obtain enzymes from food or supplements. Unfortunately, enzymes are extremely sensitive to heat. Even low to moderate heat destroys most enzymes in food, so to obtain enzymes from the diet, one must eat raw foods. Eating raw foods or taking enzymes supplements helps to prevent depletion of the body's own enzymes and thus reduces its stress. If you feel you may need an enzyme supplement call us at Getting Well Naturally and we have several unique blends available. Getting Well Naturally also has health assessment specialist to assist you with your individual health needs.