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Systemic Enzymes: What They Are and What They Do

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Systemic Enzymes are enzymes that not only facilitate proper digestion, but also operate throughout the body in every organ and system. What is an enzyme? Good question. An enzyme is what is called a “biocatalyst”, which is an agent that makes cellular activity work faster. Enzymes speed up chemical reactions. Life as we know it cannot exist without enzymes.

Humans have approx. 3000 enzymes, which results in over 7000 enzymatic reactions. Proteolytic Enzymes, those that eat protein, have the following actions:

* Natural Anti-Inflammatory: Inflammation is a reaction by the immune system to an irritation. When you have an injury, the immune system creates a protein chain called CIC, or Circulating Immune Complex, targeted for the specific injury location. NSAID’s, or Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs, all work by preventing the body from making these CIC’s. The problem, is that some CIC’s are vital, such as those that maintain the lining of the intestine, and those that keep the kidney functioning. NSAID’s are responsible for over 20,000 American deaths every year, and tens of thousands of folks with liver and kidney damage, or internal bleeding.

One the other hand, systemic enzymes are perfectly safe, and free of dangerous side effects. They can tell the difference between the good CIC’s, and the bad ones. Instead of preventing the creation of all CIC’s, they will just attack the bad ones, and in doing so, lowers body-wide inflammation and pain.

* Enzymes Eat Scar Tissue and Fibrosis: As we age, around 25 years of age, our bodies have a diminished output of enzymes. This is because our bodies make a finite amount of enzymes, and we start to use them up by the time we are 25. At this point, the body doesn’t have enough enzymatic activity to reduce the amount of Fibrin that gets deposited in nearly everything, from simple cuts, to the inside of our organs and blood vessels. This is why as we age, our wounds heal with thicker, less pliable, scar tissue.

If we replace the lost enzymes, we can reduce the amount of scar tissue and fibrosis in our bodies. Even old scar tissue can be broken down and resorbed by the body. This type of therapy has been used in Europe and Asia for over 40 years.

* Blood Cleansing: Enzymes improve circulation by eating the excess fibrin that causes blood to thicken, and form clots. Systemic Enzymes aid the liver in cleaning the blood by: Clearing excess fibrin, and breaking down cellular debris small enough to pass into the bowel. If you are on Blood Thinners, consult with your doctor before taking Systemic Enzymes.

Systemic Enzymes are now available from many sources. There is one formula that is a liquid softgel. This has been produced with an enteric coating, so it can make it down into the small intestine for total absorption.

The article about systemic enzymes is written by the nutrition specialist Robert Nisenfeld who contributes articles on


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