The importance of Enzymes
Updated: Mar 6
On the ends of the DNA strands there are protective cups that tend to shorten and become fray every time our cells divide and as we age.
These protective cups are called “Telomeres”.
The length of the “Telomeres” is very important because every time the cells divide, a small part of the Telomeres is used in order for the cells to divide and reproduce without our genetic information to be damaged.
Many years of research and clinical data report that the length of the telomeres is connected with the aging process as well as diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Telomere length is regulated by the enzyme telomerase.
Telomere length can be influenced from nutritional mechanisms that reflect their role in cellular functions including inflammation and oxidative stress.
The right nutrition, maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise can protect the Telomere length, therefore protect our health and slow down the aging process. Except for protecting the Telomeres, enzymes are vital to maintain an optimal physical function.
As we age our bodies produce fewer enzymes. A growing body of research and studies have proven that Enzyme Supplementation can slow down the aging process by:
Reducing chronic inflammation
Reducing blood thickening
Boosting the Immune system
Breaking down fibrous tissue
Boosting tissue regeneration
Boosting cell repair
Boosting your energy levels
Helping breakdown of food and digestion
Research also has shown that Enzymes are also important in:
Preventing Cardiovascular diseases
Preventing Cystic Fibrosis
As we age and our body gets enzyme depleted, our immune system can no longer differentiate between ”Harmless” and “Dangerous” intrusions. This can lead to autoimmune diseases like “Rheumatoid Arthritis” and “Colitis”, as well as loss of memory and even “Alzheimers” .
Studies show, for the first time, in human skin, that with increasing age there is a specific decrease in the activity of a key metabolic enzyme found in the batteries of the skin cells. They believe that the enzyme “Mitochondrial Complex II” should reverse the damage caused by aging and give us a more youthful looking skin.
Digestive enzymes include:
Amylase allows you to digest carbohydrates in fruit, starchy vegetables, and grains
Lipase breaks down fats
Protease breaks down proteins
Cellulase digests fiber
The foods you eat contain food enzymes, but they are typically only “alive” and bio-available to you if the food is raw. Because of the way we eat, the amount of clocked and processed food, it is recommended that, after you discuss the topic with your Medical Provider, and after listing all physical conditions and prescription medication you are taking, and if there is no contraindication, opt for a high quality full spectrum enzyme supplementation. There is a big selection of enzyme supplements at many health food stores, as well as online.