Enzymes – The spark of life
Enzymes are the spark of life – without them life would not even exist. Although the action of enzymes cannot be seen, it is the driving force behind virtually all life processes. Enzymes move your muscles, stimulate your nerves, make your heart beat, keep you breathing, digest your food and yes… allow you to think.
Your body makes many enzymes… your diet should supply the rest
Your body gets enzymes from two sources – those it makes and those it ingests. Every cell in your body makes enzymes to perform all of the complex processes required to sustain life. Digestion, in particular, relies upon specific enzymes secreted by cells in the digestive tract and pancreas to release valuable nutrients from your food.
Raw food is an important source of enzymes for your body. Nature has endowed all foods in their natural, uncooked form with the enzymes to digest the protein, carbohydrates, fat and fiber in the food.
Because you eat cooked food – you need Enzymes
Only raw food or uncooked food contains enzymes. If you steam, bake, boil, stir fry, sauté, stew, pasteurise or even microwave your food – all of the food enzymes are destroyed.
Nutritional enzymes can provide the same type of digestive activity as raw food enzymes. Today’s typical diet of cooked , canned and convenience foods makes it very important to take supplemental nutritional enzymes to relieve some of your body’s digestive stress.
Well-balanced diet plus vitamin supplements are not enough – Enzymes are essential
You can eat the most nutritious foods and take the best vitamin and mineral supplements but if you do not digest and absorb what you consume, you will not realise the full health benefits. Even if you include raw food in your diet, most raw foods contain only enough enzymes to aid in their own digestion, with none left over for the cooked foods in the diet. Any cooked or processed food eaten with raw food requires supplemental enzymes to help with digestion. Although a totally raw food diet may appear to be the best answer, it is not practical for most people. Fortunately, nutritional enzyme supplements will give the same digestive benefits as raw food enzymes without a drastic change in the types of food you eat.
Symptoms of Enzyme depletion
The following symptoms can be indicative of an enzymes deficiency:
- tired after a meal
- bowel problems
- food allergies
- abdominal cramps
These symptoms are so common in our society, they are not considered strange or abnormal. If the digestive system were operating as it was designed to, none of these symptoms would occur after eating.
So, when you eat cooked and processed food, including nutritional supplements, your body is deprived of nature’s nutrient delivery system.
Each capsule provides:
Glucoamylase 6.75 AG
Acid-Stable Protease 10.7 SAPU
Blue Green Algae 60mg
Cayenne Pepper 10mg
DU – alpha-Amylase Dextrinizing Units
LU – Lipase Unit
HUT – Hemoglobin Unit – Tyrosine basis
AG – AmyloGlucosidase
SAPU – Spectrophotometric Acid Protease Units
CU – Cellulase Unit
How the potency of Digestive Enzymes are measured
Enzymes activity is the acceptable way to declare enzyme potency. Weight measurements (mg) are not appropriate and can be misleading as there is not necessarily a direct relationship between weight and units of activity. The enzyme activity of digestive enzymes is measured and expressed in Food Chemical Codex (FCC) Units, the standard for plant enzymes sanctioned by the FDA. Not all manufacturers of plant enzymes use FCC units and are not required to do so by law. However, those who continue to express enzyme activity in unites other than the industry standard are perpetuating the confusion concerning enzyme potencies and preventing the consumer from making an informed choice through comparison of enzyme products.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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