Enzymes for Everyone!

Who needs enzymes?

Everyone! Babies, children, adults and the elderly, as well as your cat and dog.

Why does every body need enzymes?

Because enzymes do the work required for all life processes.

Enzymes come alive or are activated in the presence of moisture (water), the right temperature (your body temperature) and the right amount of acid or alkalinity. Each activated enzyme does work of a very specific kind. In other words, each enzyme has a job to do. It may be digestion of a certain kind of food. It may be the manufacture of a hormone. It may be keeping your blood clean and free of toxins, aiding in strengthening immunity, breaking down fats, lowering cholesterol, weight loss and sleep as well as your skin. Your life, vitality and health depend upon an adequate supply of enzymes!

Enzymes have changed my life drastically, I began taking enzymes 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis for the second time and it has improved my mobility by 80 percent.

I take two types of enzymes, a plant based enzyme and a pancreatic enzyme to help utilize my foods and to improve digestion and immunity and help combat inflammation. For my plant enzymes I prefer Renewlife Digest More Ultra or Enzymedica Digest Gold, these two products have an extra enzyme named “Invertase” to help break down those sugars we choose to consume. I take one to two enzymes 30 minutes before each meal to help with digestion and aid in combating gas and bloating.

For example, these products mentioned obtain the following helpful enzymes:

  • Amylase- Starches Cellulase Cellulose (fiber) in fruits, vegetables, grains, and seeds.
  • Glucoamylase Maltose-the sugar in grains. Invertase Sucrose (All sugars)
  • Lactase Lactose (milk sugar)
  • Lipase- (All Fats)
  • Malt diastase- Carbohydrates
  • Protease (ideally a blend of alkaline, neutral, and acid proteases) Proteins.
  • Peptidase- Casein (in milk) and gluten (in grains).

As well as other helpful ezymes not mentioned.

For therapeutic enzymes, pancreatic or serratiopeptidase enzymes are both beneficial for the immune system, as well as for inflammation. These enzymes are taken in between meals to get into the system therapeutically to combat inflammation. I choose to use Garden Of Life’s Wobenzym and again, Enzymedica’s Serra Gold both of these amazing products have helped fight off inflammation and pain at the source.

For example: Pancreatic enzymes are animal enzymes obtained from pigs and cattle. Pancreatic enzymes are only able to work in an alkaline pH environment of 7.2 to 9.0 as found in the duodenum of the small intestine. It does not help digest food in the stomach and thus does not spare the body the necessity of providing all of the enzymes needed to digest food.

I can comfortably say that with enzymes, life can be much more tolerable in all aspects of digestion and inflammation.

-Monica Lara-Crabtree, CNHP (Supplement & Bodycare Dept. at Rebecca’s Natural Food)