Dear Fellow Health Seeker,
Thank you for visiting our website and taking interest in all our information about enzymes and the enzyme blend we plan on releasing soon. We want to share our story with you so that you know why we believe so much in enzymes and why we are planning on one day selling our own blend of enzymes. We are a small company started by a father and son and we want to share with you the natural health products that have changed our lives from personal experience.
When my Dad was twelve years old he was in a sledding accident that left him with a huge mass the size of a soft ball in his thigh. The only solution the medical system could offer was surgery. Within 3 months of taking a blend of systemic enzymes, including serrapeptase, the mass was reduced to half the size and within 6 months it was the size of a ping pong ball…
Now it’s totally gone!
Every other scar on his body virtually disappeared during the same period including a very prominent gall bladder operation scar that was very bothersome.
Then five years ago he got bucked off a horse and split his pelvis wide open (literally… he split his pelvis right in half… I saw the X-Ray!). The surgeon told him it was the most painful thing you can do to your body and the recovery time after the operation was 3-6 months and sometimes longer but for sure he couldn’t work for 4-6 weeks. After getting two stainless steel plates installed holding my Dad’s pelvis together, he upped his dosage of systemic enzymes by having my sister sneak them into the hospital. After 6 days he was released on a Friday. On Tuesday my Mom, against her will, drove him to work and Wednesday he drove himself. By Friday he threw away his crutches and on the following Monday at an appointment with the surgeon he wasn’t even using a cane. The surgeon said he had never seen anything like it before and was absolutely amazed at how he could walk almost normally.
When I was little my Mom had a horse accident that caused her to have an operation on her knee. After quite a few years of playing tennis and chasing too many kids and cows (we grew up on a farm) her knee gave out. The surgeon said it was so bad he would put her on the top of his list for a knee replacement and told her no more stairs or dancing. My Dad immediately put her on a regime of our systemic enzyme blend and she began to recover very quickly. That was about a year ago.
This year my sister gave birth at home to her 3rd child and my Mom was there to help. My Dad was overwhelmed with joy to witness (from a distance) his 9th grandson being born but equally tickled to see my Mom run… and I mean run up and down two flights of stairs at least a dozen times with towels and all the other necessities.
By the way, my Mom and Dad just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and my Mom turned 60 so we had a big party in February to celebrate. My Mom literally never left the dance floor for 2 hours. She danced with everyone! She just wished the surgeon was there so she could have danced with him to!
That’s my Dad’s story about taking enzymes and now here’s mine… My Dad has always been into nutritional supplements and I saw him take dozens or probably hundreds of different products growing up. When I was about 25 years old he started telling me about enzymes. Since I got a 95% in biology in High School and University I knew a thing or two about enzymes but never thought about taking them as a supplement.
The truth is that I had heard my Dad talk about so many different health products over the years so I just sort of ignored him (sorry Dad). Although, I should have known he would eventually convince me…
It all started after I tore ligaments in my knee for the second time! The first time was incredibly painful and my knee swell up so that it was double the size and it took a good 4-6 weeks to even start walking normally again. Well, I ended up tearing ligaments in my other knee playing basketball (my advice is to stop playing basketball after having 3 kids and gaining 50 pounds… lol). It was so painful and I couldn’t stand thinking I’d be out of commission again for 6 weeks so I was willing to do anything!
That’s when my Dad told me to try enzymes. So I did. And within one week my swelling went right down. My best friend who plays basketball with me couldn’t believe his eyes. And within a couple weeks I was back walking around and fully functioning. It was absolutely crazy… I had never experienced taking a health supplement that produced such a visible, real effect.
So I stayed on enzymes… taking them every day. My thinking was that if enzymes could take away inflammation in my knee like that then they must be doing a lot of other good in the rest of my body. Then something bizarre happened that summer…
I grew up on a farm and I’ve had hay allergies and pollen allergies my whole life. I don’t know what it is like to breathe normally in July. After taking enzymes for almost a year every day I didn’t have allergies for the first time in my entire life! The only thing I did differently was take systemic enzymes. After doing research on Google I discovered they even help with allergies.
The bottom line is that systemic enzymes have changed my Dad’s and my life (and a lot of others who we’ve shared them with). We have taken a LOT of natural health supplements over the years (we estimate we have spent over $200,000 on health supplements) so we know what works and what doesn’t from personal experience.
We started this company to share enzymes with the world since they have made such a profound difference in our lives. Since we are a small company we are not planning on having a lot of different products. We are focusing on what we truly believe in and making sure it is of the highest quality.
Please make sure to subscribe to our list on the right so you can be the first to try our new Enzyme blend… we can assure you it will be one of the best on the market!
By now, we hope that you have a decent grasp of what exactly enzymes are. If this isn’t the case for you, then we encourage you to read through our earlier article entitled “What Are Enzymes?” before delving further into systemic enzymes.
If you are here, chances are that you are here for a very specific reason. In the next few articles we will cover systemic enzymes and how they can help with certain health problems in more details. If you suffer from one or several of these problems, then you are probably tempted to skip this article and jump straight to the ones pertaining to your problem(s). We encourage you not to do that. Instead, we encourage you to read through this article (yes, the one you’re reading now) so that you can have a better idea of what systemic enzymes are.
Remember—it’s like science class but with no homework! (Except systemic enzymes were most likely not covered in science class… but that’s another story.)
So without further ado, let us begin.
What Are Systemic Enzymes?
As we mentioned in the first article, systemic enzymes are supplemental enzymes that are taken orally. You will most commonly find them in capsules. In other words, they are not produced in your body.
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “systemic” in the medical field relates to, and potentially affects, the entire human body. With that knowledge under your belt, can you guess what systemic enzymes are used for?
You probably guessed right: Systemic enzymes, unlike several other types of enzymes, are not specific. Those enzymes are consumed with the intent of whole-body effects, hence the word “systemic” in systemic enzymes. But here’s what makes systemic enzymes so amazing: They can either be taken to alleviate specific health problems or they can be taken to build and maintain overall health.
But what exactly are systemic enzymes? And what are they made from?
Basically, systemic enzymes differ from one product to another. When we refer to systemic enzymes, we refer to a kind of umbrella term that encompasses many different enzyme products. Some of those products are extracted from plant sources, others from animal sources and others from microbial sources. In future articles we will focus on Serrapeptase, a type of enzyme that is derived from silkworms.
Keep in mind that while enzymes have their own functions in the body, when systemic enzymes are taken in “blends” they work synergistically to improve a person’s health. No bad effects are associated with taking systemic enzymes.
With that being said…. What are the good effects associated with taking them? Let’s take a look!
Benefits of Systemic Enzymes
Systemic enzymes have been known to enhance a person’s health and boost up their immune system. They have been known to provide pain relief, speed up the healing process and improve a myriad of health problems that plague millions of people worldwide. (Allergies, joint pain and of course inflammation are among them.) As we promised earlier, we’ll be discussing in more details the benefits associated with taking systemic enzymes.
Systemic enzymes are much more complex than we made them out to be, of course, but (once again)… that’s for another story. Now that you have a better grasp of what systemic enzymes are, let’s move on to the next article.
But before doing so, it is important to remember that systemic enzymes are NOT meant to replace a healthy lifestyle and diet—they exist to enhance them and work in tandem with them. Systemic enzymes have their place within a healthy lifestyle but relying solely on them is not something that we advocate.
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After having read our previous articles, we hope that you are now familiar with enzymes and their basic functions. Yet some people, when they hear the term “systemic enzymes” somehow still manage to confuse them with digestive enzymes. In this article we aim to make the difference between those two types of enzymes as clear as possible so that any misconceptions that you might have on both systemic enzymes and digestive enzymes can be dispelled at last.
But before this can happen, we first need to refresh your memory a little bit and define systemic and digestive enzymes in simple terms. Digestive enzymes are usually the ones that people are more familiar with, so let’s start with that one.
What Are Digestive Enzymes?
Before going further, it is important to note that both digestive and systemic enzymes can be supplemented—but digestive enzymes are the only ones that can be found in your body. This will become very important in later articles.
You eat food, but your body doesn’t absorb food—it absorbs nutrients (think proteins, carbohydrates, etc.) However, before those nutrients can be absorbed, they first have to be broken down by—you guessed it—digestive enzymes. Of course, we are grossly oversimplifying the entire process, but at this point it’s pretty much all that you need to know.
Digestive enzymes break down food into nutrients. But what about those mysterious systemic enzymes? What are they? And more importantly—what are they used for?
What Are Systemic Enzymes?
Systemic enzymes are a totally different kind of beast. Unlike digestive enzymes, they are supplemented orally, which means that they are produced outside of the body. Following in the footsteps of digestive enzymes, there exist many different kinds of systemic enzymes out there—each with their own function and each derived from different living organisms.
One of the most common type of systemic enzyme (which also happens to be a proteolytic enzyme) is known as serrapeptase. The latter is derived from silkworms. (Don’t worry if the name doesn’t a ring a bell right now—we’ll cover serrapeptase in more details later.)
Now that you know what systemic enzymes are, you probably are wondering what they are used for. The answer to that question, however, is not as straightforward as some people think it is… and let’s be honest: That’s what makes systemic enzymes so amazing.
Many people consume systemic enzyme supplements to improve their overall health. Others consume them to target a specific health issue. Systemic enzymes are known to alleviate a number of health issues that plague millions of people worldwide—think allergies, inflammation, heart diseases, etc. Once again, we will be covering the benefits of systemic enzymes in more details later down the road.
Proteolytic. Does the word sound familiar to you? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, here is the definition of proteolytic:
Of, relating to, or producing proteolysis
Proteolysis might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi book, but it is in fact something that your body is well acquainted with, even if you are not consciously aware of it. As you might have guessed already, both the words proteolysis and proteolytic stem from the word “protein”—proteins being those nifty little organic compounds that keep your hair shiny and build muscles for you.
With this bit of knowledge under your belt, can you guess what proteolytic enzymes are? Let’s take a look!
What Are Proteolytic Enzymes?
Proteolytic enzymes are a subgroup of digestive enzymes. As the name entails, they digest proteins. The process of breaking down proteins into peptide fractions and amino acids is known as proteolysis—hence the word proteolytic in proteolytic enzymes.
With that being said, how are proteolytic enzymes related to systemic enzymes? And how do they differ?
What Are Systemic Enzymes?
Unlike proteolytic enzymes which are produced inside your body, systemic enzymes can only be supplemented. In other words, they are derived from non-human sources and are taken to maintain and build overall health—the reason behind why they are known as “systemic” enzymes. One of the most popular types of systemic enzyme is known as serrapeptase and is derived from silkworms.
Systemic enzymes and proteolytic enzymes don’t have much in common, unless systemic enzymes helping digestion counts as a similarity. (Oh and of course, both of them being… well… enzymes.)
Now that you know what proteolytic enzymes are, can you guess what lipase enzymes are? Let’s find out in the next article!
In Canada alone, thousands of people now suffer from joint pains and rheumatic diseases of the likes of arthritis. In the USA, they can be counted by the millions.
When people think of “rheumatic” they usually think of “rheumatic arthritis” — probably because this is the most common disease associated with the term “rheumatic”. The truth, however, is that there are a staggering number of rheumatic diseases. More than 100, according to many reliable sources. And do you know what they all share in common?
If you have read some of our earlier articles, then this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Inflammation is behind a worrisome number of diseases and conditions. It is behind so many, in fact, that some people have completely forgotten what inflammation is supposed to do in the first place: Namely, to kick-start the body’s healing process. (So yes, it is good!)
In the case of rheumatic diseases like rheumatic arthritis, chronic inflammation is the result of the immune system misreading chemical signals and causing damage instead of protection. (In other words, this is not good AT ALL.) Because the immune system is trapped in a vicious cycle from which it can’t escape, chronic inflammation settles and rheumatic arthritis worsens over time.
In recent years, however, the use of systemic enzyme therapy to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatic arthritis is a concept that has garnered quite a bit of attention in the medical field. It is mostly due to systemic enzymes’ anti-inflammatory properties — the latter of which have been the subject of many studies over the last two decades or so. However, it can also be attributed to systemic enzymes’ analgesic effects. As you may remember from an earlier article, systemic enzymes reduce the number of pain-inducing molecules, something which would eventually alleviate the pain associated with arthritis and other rheumatic disorders.
If you are currently suffering from arthritis or another rheumatic related disease, then we encourage you to give systemic enzyme therapy a try. Unless you are on a blood thinning medication, systemic enzyme therapy is completely safe and free from side effects.
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If you know anything about systemic enzymes, chances are that you have at least heard of Serrapeptase. The latter is an enzyme that is produced by the Serratia bacteria located in the intestines of silkworms. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it?
Don’t be too quick to judge. Because of this enzyme’s wonderful ability to destroy dead tissue, it has become prevalent in clinical settings all over Europe and Asia since its discovery in the early 1970’s. Imagine this: An enzyme which allows silkworms to eat their own protective cocoons and digest them without any trouble before flying away, used in clinical settings all over Europe and Asia.
You’re probably wondering what is wrong with people at this point. What kind of magic can this enzyme possibly do for people to hold it in such high regard?
Well let us tell you that the magic this enzyme performs is unlike anything else. Because of Serrapeptase’s ability to ‘eat’ dead tissue (while keeping live tissue intact) and its ability to bind itself in the human plasma without losing any of its magic, this enzyme is recognized for its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrotic properties. As a result, it is used to alleviate a number of conditions that are directly related to inflammation and fibrosis. Arteriosclerosis, throat infections, sinusitis, pulmonary fibrosis and bronchitis are just a few of the many conditions that can be alleviated with Serrapeptase.
But here’s the (other) good news: With reduced inflammation also comes reduced pain. Since Serrapeptase is able to block the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissues, it essentially leads to reduced pain in the affected area(s). And people still have a reason to doubt this magical enzyme?
Serrapeptase deserves the recognition that it has received these past few decades. If you’re still doubting this systemic enzyme’s effects, here’s what we recommend: Try it anyway. At this point, what do you have to lose? Or more like, what do you have to gain? 😉
What it more deadly than cancer, strokes and respiratory diseases in Canada and the United States?
It would make sense, therefore, that people would do anything to alleviate and maybe even prevent heart diseases. If you care about your health, today we are going to tell you exactly how you can do this with (you guessed it) systemic enzyme therapy.
Before going any further, let’s first take a look at what exactly heart diseases are. According to the Mayo Clinic, the term “heart disease” is usually used to refer to a number of “conditions that involve narrowed or blocked vessels that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and angina.”
Heart attack. Stroke. Angina. Can this list get any worse? Well yes. Those are only three conditions that fall under the heart disease category. There are plenty of other ones.
By now you are probably wondering what this has anything to do with systemic enzyme therapy — and rightly so. But if you have been reading some of our earlier articles, then maybe a little light bulb is going off over your head. (If not, that’s okay too. Keep reading and we’ll explain!)
Remember when we said that systemic enzymes clean the blood and reduce inflammation by eating dead tissue and extra fibrin? Well it turns out that cleaning the blood of tissue and extra fibrin actually reduces the risk of experiencing a heart attack or any other cardiovascular disease.
Think about it for a moment. What happens when your blood flow becomes obstructed with debris? Your heart starts to pump blood harder in an attempt to make the blood flow past the blockages. Likewise, what happens when too much plaque builds up along the vascular wall? Once again, inflammation and obstructed blood flow. There are many other factors that affect the overall health of your cardiovascular system, of course, but at the end of the day they can all be linked back to the same sources.
By cleaning the blood of debris and extra fibrin and getting rid of those annoying blood clots that your doctor keeps warning you about you are effectively helping your heart do a better job of keeping you alive. Your body is like a machine, and just like a machine it needs to be cleaned up on a regular basis. Take good care of it by supplementing it with systemic enzymes and your body will thank you down the road.
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In the world of enzyme supplements, there seems to be a recurring question:
Should I take systemic enzyme or digestive enzyme supplements?
By now, we can probably assume that you are well acquainted with systemic enzymes as well as their benefits and potential side effects. But what about digestive enzymes? Let’s take a quick look at how they work before going any further.
Quite simply, digestive enzymes do exactly what their name entails: They help your body digest food while at the same time work with it to alleviate a number of digestive issues. (Think heartburn, bloating and reflux among others. You know — the nasty ones nobody likes to talk about.)
Unlike systemic enzymes which should be taken on an empty stomach, digestive enzymes need to be taken with meals. This is to ensure that they end up where they should be — namely, in your stomach, alongside undigested foods so that they can support their complete digestion.
To go back to the original question, here’s our answer (and it seems to be prevalent in the health community): Take both. After all, why would you only take one and give up on the benefits that the other could have provided you? Systemic enzymes and digestive enzymes are completely safe and free from serious side effects. Further to that, they can work in tandem with a healthy lifestyle and diet to enhance your overall health and help alleviate a condition (or two!) that you might be suffering from.
Of course, if you suffer from a health condition that could potentially be worsened by the consummation of either systemic enzymes or digestive enzymes, then we recommend that you talk to your doctor before incorporating either of these supplements into your diet. And as usual, remember that those supplements should never be taken to replace a healthy lifestyle and diet.
Serrapeptase is more than a word that is difficult to spell and pronounce. Discovered in the early 1970’s, Serrapeptase is a systemic enzyme that is native to the digestive system of silkworms. Yuck, right?
Well maybe more people would be saying this if Serrapeptase wasn’t as useful as it is.
You might already know that silk is stronger than steel. The story behind the discovery of Serrapeptase involves silk and the ability of silkworms to melt holes out of their cocoons. It began with a question and it ended with a major discovery that continues to this day to affect the health of millions of people in a positive manner.
Just what kind of enzyme could destroy silk?
This was the question that scientists asked themselves. As it turned out, Serrapeptase–a systemic enzyme produced by the serratia bacteria–could. But as delighted scientists also came to realize soon enough, this enzyme’s dissolving power wasn’t only reserved for silk.
What makes Serrapeptase so amazing is its ability to only dissolve “dead” tissue — i.e. old fibrous layers that clog the lining of our arteries and causes a myriad of health issue. Unlike other enzymes, Serrapeptase doesn’t affect living tissue, and this is one of the reasons why it’s completely safe to ingest. (In other words, no side-effects are associated with it.)
Today, Serrapeptase is used in tandem with a healthy diet and lifestyle to enhance and maintain health. Though it is mainly used to treat fibrosis–the thickening or scarring of connective tissue–Serrapeptase is also known to be effective against inflammation and a myriad of other disease. This is due to its ability to break down dead tissue. Serrapeptase is most commonly sold as pills but it can also be found in liquid form.
There are many things that make systemic enzymes special. Their ability to fight inflammation, for one, And of course the way they work together to alleviate a number of health conditions that affect countless of Canadians each year.
But if there is something that makes systemic enzymes even more amazing than that (in our eyes, at least), it’s how easy it is for people to purchase them and consume them. (Well, what do you expect in a post entitled “How to Use Systemic Enzyme Supplements”?) 😉
With that being said, you might want to refer to one of our earlier articles that brings up the topic of dosage, and how many systemic enzyme capsules you should take per day. You can find the article here.
However, in that article we didn’t discuss the importance of taking systemic enzyme supplements on an empty stomach. This is to ensure that your body absorbs them into the blood instead of just using them to digest your food. (A task which should mostly be left to digestive enzymes.)
To resume and to make the process a little bit clearer for you, here is how we recommend that you use systemic enzymes:
It’s as simple as that.
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As is the case with most supplements available on the market today, it is always advisable to be careful when it comes to implementing new ones into your diet. Because several supplements do come with their fair share of side effects, some of them should only be consumed with the approval of a doctor.
But is it also the case with systemic enzyme supplements?
The answer is no — most of the time. Because systemic enzymes are not associated with any side effects and are completely safe to consume, most people don’t need the approval of a doctor to include them in their diet. That is, of course, assuming that they don’t suffer from a bleeding disorder. If that is the case, that is when some of the “side effects” of systemic enzymes kick in. Because of the blood thinning nature of systemic enzymes, consuming them when suffering from a bleeding disorder or when on a blood thinning medication could worsen an already serious condition.
Likewise, it is recommended that people cease the usage of systemic enzymes a few days prior to a surgery. This is simply because systemic enzymes possess anti-clotting and anti-inflammation properties that could potentially interfere with the body’s healing process. In this situation, it would be best for people to consult their doctor before making any decision.
That’s pretty much it when it comes to systemic enzyme supplements and its side effects. If you do not suffer from a bleeding disorder then we highly encourage that you start incorporating systemic enzymes into your diet. Keep in mid, however, that not all systemic enzyme “blends” are the same, so it’s always a good idea to do a little bit of research on a particular product before purchasing it.
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Now that you are more familiar with systemic enzyme therapy and its numerous benefits, it’s time to talk about dosage.
As we have said in several of our earlier articles, there is no known side effects associated with systemic enzyme therapy — assuming that you do not currently suffer from a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinning medication. It is not uncommon for doctors to place patients on as many as 10 systemic enzyme capsules 3 times a day. Of course, those patients generally tend to suffer from serious and painful diseases or conditions, and more often than not their doses are dramatically reduced within a few weeks.
With that being said, how many capsules should you take if you don’t suffer from a serious disease or condition? Well, reading the recommended dosage found on the label of a particular product is usually a good starting point. Because “blends” differ from one another, you will find that the recommended dosages also vary.
According to Dr. William Wong, a strong advocate for systemic enzyme therapy and a trustworthy source on this topic, the typical dosage for encapsulated systemic enzyme blends is 3 capsules 3 times a day. Keep in mind, however, that some people react more to systemic enzyme blends than others, while some react less. This is why if no benefits are felt after 3 days he recommends people to start increasing the dosage to 4 capsules 3 times a day. If no benefits are still felt after increasing the dosage, he recommends taking 5 capsules 3 times a day, and on and on until people can confidently say that their condition has improved.
Tableted systemic enzymes, on the other hand, generally require bigger dosages to be effective. 5 tablets 3 times a day is usually what people start with, but it is not uncommon for people to increase their dosage to as many as 80 tablets a day!
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Let’s face it: Your blood is full of toxins and debris. As disgusting as it sounds, it’s just part of life. With that being said, your blood doesn’t have to be so full of toxins and debris. And that’s when systemic enzyme therapy comes into play.
Okay, so by now you know that systemic enzymes can help with fighting inflammation as well as viruses. But what you (probably) didn’t know prior to reading this article is that systemic enzymes are also highly efficient when it comes to cleaning the blood. And when you start thinking about it, it makes sense that they would.
You know the saying “blood is the river of life”? Well it turns out that blood is also the river in which cells like to dispose their dead materials and other garbage. (Thanks a lot, cells!) As those dead materials and garbage pile up, so does fibrin, eventually causing the blood to thicken dramatically and clots to appear. Yuck, right? Yuck indeed.
Systemic enzymes, as you already know, eat dead tissues and excess fibrin. As a result, systemic enzyme therapy leads to a healthy, cleaner blood and better overall circulation. But those are only the effects associated with systemic enzymes. What about the effects associated with better blood circulation?
Well, they come by the dozens. A thinner blood makes you less prone to:
As well as boosts your cardiovascular, immune and respiratory functions. Sounds good, no?
Keep in mind (and yes we’ve mentioned this a few times) that systemic enzyme therapy should be avoided without the guidance of a professional if you are currently on a blood thinning medication. This is to avoid thinning your blood too much, which as you know, can lead to serious complications.
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We’ve said it before and we will keep saying it: Systemic enzymes are amazing. But what makes them so amazing (in our eyes at least) is their ability to alleviate a wide array of health conditions that plague millions of people worldwide. Unlike some other types of enzymes out there, their benefits extend across the entire spectrum of the human body. (Hence the word “systemic” in “systemic enzyme”.)
We covered inflammation first because systemic enzymes are mostly known to fight inflammation. But as we said above, it’s not the only thing that they can fight. You know those non-living diabolical little things that attach themselves to your DNA and replicate themselves with the intent to hurt you? Well systemic enzymes can fight them too.
Yes, we’re talking about viruses now, and no — they are completely different from bacteria. (But that’s another story.) As you may remember from science class (or not, we won’t judge you), a virus can only replicate itself by invading a living cell within your body. Once it has attached itself to a cell and entered it, the virus takes control of it by releasing its DNA. As a result, the cell is forced to replicate the virus until it eventually dies. Gruesome, no?
But here’s the thing: For a virus to be able to replicate its DNA without trouble, its protein cell wall must be totally intact. And do you know what just happens to have the ability to disrupt a virus’ protein cell wall?
You guessed right — systemic enzymes. Not only are systemic enzymes amazing. They are also very, very smart. In other words, they are able to differentiate between the proteins that should be in your body and the proteins that shouldn’t be in your body.
Remember this next time the flu season rears its ugly head!
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Now that we have covered the basics of systemic enzyme therapy and gone over safety issues, it’s time to delve into the actual benefits of taking systemic enzyme supplements. Today, we will be focusing on what we perceive to be (and on what most people perceive to be) the #1 benefit of systemic enzyme therapy — namely, to fight inflammation.
Before doing this, however, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what inflammation is. According to Medical News Today, inflammation is “the body’s attempt at self-protection to remove harmful stimuli”. In other words, inflammation kick-starts your body’s healing process. For a wound to heal, it first has to swell up and turn red.
However, it is good to note that inflammation is NOT always a helpful response to your body. What TIME magazine has recently labelled as “The Secret Killer” is currently believed to be an underlying cause of many diseases such as cancer, allergies and even depression. But while chronic inflammation has just recently been linked to those diseases, scientists and doctors have known for a long time that chronic inflammation is never good. Chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis happen when the immune system begins to fight against its own cells, something which in turn leads to inflammatory responses that are more harmful than good.
So where does systemic enzyme therapy come into play? And more importantly — how can it help fight inflammation?
When the immune system senses inflammation, it creates a protein chain that is called ‘Circulating Immune Complex’ or more commonly referred to as ‘immune complexes’. As you already know, immune complexes are behind the redness and swelling that an inflamed area undergoes before it is able to heal. While most of the time immune complexes are removed from the bloodstream when they are not needed anymore, this is not always the case.
When they fail to be carried away by the bloodstream, immune complexes continue to circulate. Where they end up depends on several factors, but most of the time you can expect them to lead to some serious inflammation and sometimes even tissue damage.
Systemic enzymes come into play by “eating” the bad immune complexes and leaving the good ones alone, effectively helping your immune system fight inflammation while lessening the pain. Unlike over-the-counter drugs such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen which are consumed to reduce inflammation, systemic enzymes are completely safe and able to lower inflammation without preventing the body from producing immune complexes.
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Since its discovery in the early 70’s, Serrapeptase has quickly become one of the most talked about supplemental enzymes in the medical field. This is mostly due to its amazing anti-fibrin and anti-inflammation properties that alleviate a wide array of conditions. Often taken alone or with other enzymes in what are known as “blends”, the benefits of Serrapeptase extend across the whole spectrum of the human body.
But as is the case with every supplemental enzyme out there, caution should be taken and research should be done before making a decision involving the use of Serrapeptase. If you are here, then we can only assume that you are indeed doing your research properly, and for that we congratulate you. 😉
With that being said, one of the most pressing questions that you probably have concerning the usage of this supplemental enzyme is this one:
Are there any side effects associated with Serrapeptase?
While long term effects have not had any documentation, no side effects are currently associated with the daily consummation of Serrapeptase. However, it is good to know that Serrapeptase is not recommended for everyone.
Because of its blood thinning property, it is not recommended for people with bleeding disorders or people who are on a blood thinning medication to consume this supplement. Likewise, because of its anti-fibrin property, Serrapeptase may interfere with blood clotting post-surgery. Therefore, the consummation of Serrapeptase should be halted a few days, if not weeks, prior to a surgery.
You now you know that proteolytic enzymes break down proteins into amino acids and peptide fractions. But what do lipase enzymes break down? And how do they differ from systemic enzymes? This article will answer both of these questions—assuming that you haven’t already guessed the answers to these questions correctly!
What Are Lipase Enzymes?
Like their sister enzymes, lipase enzymes break down something into smaller somethings that your body can then absorb for the purpose of survival.
Here’s a quick nutrition lesson for you: There exist 3 main macronutrients that perform essential roles in the human body. The 3 of them are: Proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
In the previous article you learned that proteolytic enzymes break down one of these macronutrients (proteins) into amino acids and peptide fractions. Knowing this, you can now deduce that lipase enzymes break down either fats or carbohydrates (yes, those most dreaded carbs) into smaller somethings that your body needs for survival.
If you guessed fats, you were right. Lipase enzymes break down fats into fatty acids and glycerol. Once again, this is an overly simplified explanation of what lipase enzymes do, but this is pretty much all that you need to know about them right now. (If you want to learn more about lipase enzymes, plenty of awesome resources are available online.)
With that being said, how do lipase enzymes differ from systemic enzymes? As you will soon find out (or as you might already know)—they differ a lot.
What Are Systemic Enzymes?
Systemic enzymes, unlike lipase enzymes, are not produced in the body and can only be supplemented. In other words, they originate from non-human sources. An example of this is serrapeptase which is derived from silkworms.
Systemic enzymes and proteolytic enzymes don’t share many things in common, and they don’t share many things in common with lipase enzymes either. As our later articles will explain in more details, systemic enzymes are used to alleviate a number of health conditions—many of which plague millions of people on a daily basis.
If you too suffer from joint pain, allergies, inflammation or a weak immune system (among other things) then we encourage you to keep reading about the benefits of systemic enzymes.
Now that you have come this far, chances are that you are ready to start learning about systemic enzyme therapy. But just like you can’t build a great building on a weak foundation, you can’t learn why you need systemic enzyme therapy without first learning about what it is. This article will cover the basics of systemic enzyme therapy and give you a foundation of knowledge upon which you can easily build.
What is Systemic Enzyme Therapy?
A simple search on Google gives you the definition of therapy as “treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder”. This definition applies perfectly to systemic enzyme therapy.
The human body can either be described as “extremely resilient” or “extremely weak”. It all depends on how you see it. On one hand, the human body is a perfect machine that can endure much before breaking down. Your body knows how to survive without you having to do a single thing. Your heart, your lungs, your digestive system, even the smallest cells in your body exist to perform actions necessary to your survival.
But on another hand, your body is prone to a number of weaknesses—among them pains and disorders that can leave your body unable to perform the simplest task. A weak heart can be fatal. Weak lungs can mean a less than desirable quality of life. Your body is plagued (especially as it ages) by countless illnesses, some of which can be avoided and some of which can’t.
Inflammation, heart diseases, allergies, joint pain… is the human body really the “perfect” machine? You be the judge.
Systemic enzyme therapy exists to alleviate those conditions. For the lucky ones who don’t suffer from any of these things, systemic enzyme therapy exists to enhance their health. Once again, it is not meant to replace a healthy lifestyle and diet—it’s only meant to work in unison with them.
Systemic enzyme involves taking enzyme supplements that are derived from a number of non-human sources. Of course, each supplement performs a different action within your body, but when taken in what is known as blends, systemic enzymes work together to improve and maintain health.
Serrapeptase is one of the most common types of systemic enzymes out there and one that we will cover in more details later down the road. Before that, however, we will be taking a closer look at the much anticipated benefits of systemic enzyme therapy and help you determine whether YOU need systemic enzyme therapy or not.
Categories: Systemic Enzymes
Before going further, we would like to make sure that you have a decent grasp of how enzymes work, particularly systemic enzymes. If you have been reading through some of our earlier posts then you have nothing to worry about — chances are that you are already familiar with the most important concepts that we will be discussing later on.
However, if you have just stumbled across our website by accident and/or would like to delve into the great big world of systemic enzyme therapy, then we encourage you to take a few steps backwards and read through some of our earlier articles. This will help you build a foundation of knowledge upon which we will be expanding today and in later articles.
Our article today concerns systemic enzyme therapy and its basics. As you should already know by now, systemic means body wide. Systemic enzymes are therefore enzymes that operate across the whole body, but which are (most of the time) not found within your body to begin with. When taken in blends, they perform magic on every organ and every system of your body.
We mentioned “blends” because systemic enzyme therapy usually comprises a mixture of several enzymes, each of them working together to either maintain a person’s health or improve it. Individually, each enzyme has different functions in your body, although some of them will share the same functions. As an example, some people take rutin enzymes for their antioxidant benefits while others take nattokinase enzymes for their anti-clotting properties.
Systemic enzyme therapy is a stepping stone into a healthy lifestyle. As we have stated multiple times in the past, systemic enzymes should never be taken with the intent to replace a healthy lifestyle and diet. Instead, they should be taken to work in tandem with them, effectively helping enhance and maintain your overall health.
Systemic enzyme therapy has been known to alleviate a myriad of illnesses and ailments, some of the most notable ones being inflammation, auto immune diseases and joint pains. It has also been known to boost the immune system and even improve fertility.
Categories: Systemic Enzymes