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Best Pooper Scooper For Dogs both Big and Small

Are you looking for the best pooper scooper for dogs?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  It may look weird that we are selling a pooper scooper on a health website that educates people on enzymes.  The truth is that we are very passionate about health and it just so happened that we own dogs and we wanted to offer the world a telescopic pooper scooper that would be easy to use for any type of dog.

Go here to buy it from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Best-Pooper-Scooper-Small-Large/dp/B00Y7HG2L8

What makes Dadson’s pooper scooper different from the rest?

  • It is very light and comfortable to grip
  • It is telescopic so you can take it in a backpack or whatever
  • It is one of the only poop bag compatible pooper scoopers on the market (bag fits around the mouth of scooper)
  • It is made of an aluminum shaft for durability

There are many types of poop scoop shovels on the market but none of them we particularly liked.  That is why we decided to invest our time into sourcing the best possible one that we could sell for a reasonable price.  Even though it has nothing to do with enzymes it still does affect your health… a good pooper scooper will prevent you from having to bend over all the time and save your back from being strained.

Maybe you are just like me and grew up on a farm where picking up dog poop with your hands is a shitty proposition (pun intended).  Sure, you use a poop bag in order to pick up the poop but I still think there’s something fundamentally wrong with me having to pick up my dog’s shit.  So the Dadson pooper scooper is a necessity for me since I take our dog on walks from time to time.

Anyway, if you decide to purchase the best poooper scooper for dogs from Amazon please make sure to leave a review if you like it as much as I do :-)

 

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What Is Lipase?

If protease digests proteins and amylase digests carbohydrates, can you venture a guess as to what lipase digests?

If you guessed fats, you were correct!

Just like amylase breaks down carbs into simpler forms of sugar, lipase breaks down fats into smaller molecules that are known as fatty acids and glycerol. In science jargon, the process is known as hydrolyzing. While pancreas is (mostly) responsible for the production of lipase in your body, the enzyme is actually released into the digestive track when you eat. This is because lipase doesn’t like to wait to get to work — as soon as food enters your digestive track, it likes to assist your body in the breakdown of fats.butter-2-1328164-1279x957

Unlike what some people think, your body needs fat to function properly. However, there is a difference between good and bad fats, but since this isn’t a nutrition article we won’t cover them today. What you need to know is this: Making sure that your body is getting an adequate amount of healthy fats is as important as making sure that your body digests fats properly.

It all begins with lipase. Without this enzyme (or with an insufficient amount of it), your body becomes at risk of suffering from an array of digestive problems, including indigestion and heartburn. Yikes, no? Yikes indeed!

However, amylase and protease are not limited to the digestion of proteins and carbohydrates. It comes as no surprise to learn, therefore, that neither is lipase limited to the digestion of fats. Here is a short list of benefits associated with this enzyme:

  • Research has shown that lipase may help digesting the proteins in gluten, effectively improving the symptoms of Celiac disease;
  • Research has shown that lipase may help with the common symptoms of indigestion;
  • Research has shown that lipase may boosts absorption of vitamins and minerals from food;
  • Etc.

Should you supplement with lipase enzymes?

As we said above, making sure that your body is properly able to digest fats is nearly as important (if not more important) as making sure that your body gets enough fat. Since lipase production slows down as you age and since certain conditions can affect the production of this enzyme, some people are absolutely required to supplement with lipase enzymes.

The question remains, though. Should you supplement with lipase enzymes? We see no reason why you shouldn’t. However, as is the case with most enzyme supplements out there, be aware of the safety concerns associated with lipase supplements. For the most part, they are safe to consume, but do check up with your doctor before making a decision that could affect you negatively. You never know when supplements may interfere with prescription medications!

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What is Amylase?

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In today’s world, there seems to be a widespread belief that carbohydrates (more commonly referred as “carbs”) are bad for you. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Along with proteins and fats, carbohydrates are one of the 3 main macro-nutrients essential to the human body. Amylase is the digestive enzyme responsible for digesting carbohydrates and converting them into glucose and other forms of sugar. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at what exactly amylase is — and why it plays such a major role in your body.

So without further ado, let us begin!

What is amylase?

As we mentioned above, amylase is a digestive enzyme found in the human body. It is more specifically found in the pancreas and the salivary gland where it breaks down sugar and starch and converts them into more simple forms of sugar that can later be used for energy. While amylase is mainly found in humans, it is also found in other animals as well as plants.

Why is amylase important?

Amylase plays a key role in your body’s overall ability to digest foods. Without amylase, your body would be unable to digest carbohydrates and use them as fuel — just like your body would not be able to digest proteins without protease and fats without lipase. But here’s a little known fact: Amylase doesn’t only digest carbohydrates. It also digests dead white blood cells, or pus, and is also involved in your body’s anti-inflammatory reactions.

Remember: Amylase deficiency (or any other enzyme deficiency for that matter), is never a good thing… which brings us to our next question.

What about amylase supplements?

People who are unable to produce high levels of amylase or who wish to experience other benefits associated with this enzyme sometimes end up supplementing with amylase supplements. Amylase can be found in several digestive enzyme supplements and is often combined with other digestive enzymes such as protease and lipase for better results.

And now to answer the question that you’ve probably been dying to ask all along: Yes, amylase supplements are safe to use and are completely natural. Aside from mild stomach discomfort that may arise as a result of taking too much amylase at one time, no other side effects are currently associated with taking amylase supplements. A good thing because amylase is definitely one of our favorite enzymes!

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What Is Papain?

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What do you know about papayas? Aside from being rich in vitamin C, folate and fiber, this delicious and exotic fruit also happens to be rich in a very special kind of digestive enzyme — namely, papain. When working in conjunction with bromelain (a proteolytic enzyme found in pineapple), papain can do wonders for your digestive system and overall health.

But what exactly are the health benefits associated with this digestive enzyme? And more importantly, how safe are papain supplements?

In this article, we will be answering all of these questions — and more. But before doing this, let’s take a closer look at what papain is.

What is papain?

As we mentioned earlier, papain is a digestive enzyme found in papaya. Often referred as papaya protease, papain aids the body with the digestion and breaking down of tough protein fibers present in most people’s everyday diet. In South America, papain is often used as a digestive support for meat. But just like the benefits of bromelain are not limited to the digestive system, the benefits of papain are also not limited to boosting digestion and maintaining a healthy digestive system.

With that being said, let’s take a look at some of the other health benefits associated with this digestive enzyme, digestion aside.

What are the health benefits of papain?

Helps with wounds and other skin problems: According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, papain has long been used for the treatment of burns, skin ulcers, bedsores and wound. Papain lotions are very easy to come by and can help speed up the healing process when applied on already healing skin.

Helps reduce inflammation in the prostate gland: When papain is used in conjunction with alternative medicines such as Quercetin, it has been shown to assist the body in the creation of anti-inflammatory agents. This effectively reduces swelling in the prostate gland area and prevents prostatisis.

How safe are papain supplements?

Papain is safe most of the time. We say “most” because possible complications exist — especially if you happen to be on a medication or two. Generally speaking, people who are on a blood thinning medication should avoid papain supplement. This is because papain thins the blood, and interaction with medications is a very real possibility. Likewise, it goes without saying that people who are allergic to papaya should refrain from ingesting papain supplements.

Other than that, papain supplements are usually considered safe to consume.

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What Is Bromelain?

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Did you know that pineapple has been a vital part of Hawaiian folk medicine for centuries? Most people don’t.

When you think of pineapple, you think of the perfect garnish for your tropical drinks, right? You probably don’t think of it as a powerful treatment for allergies and indigestion, and you most certainly don’t think of it as the main source of bromelain.

Brome… what?

That just proves our point. 😉

Here’s a little known fact: Pineapple is one of the richest sources of one of the most effective protein-digestive enzymes in the world, bromelain. In one of our earlier posts (which you can read here) we covered the health benefits of protease enzymes. Today, we will be covering the health benefits of one specific protease enzyme — namely, bromelain.

So hopefully, after you are done reading this you will think twice about throwing away that pineapple that’s been sitting on your kitchen counter for days!

What is bromelain?

Quite simply, bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme (proteolytic being a more complicated term for protein-digesting enzyme) that is found naturally in the juice and stems of pineapples. Because bromelain is a protease enzyme, its main function is of course to aid the body in the digestion of proteins, but just like nattokinase, its benefits are not limited to the digestive system. This is because scientists believe bromelain to be absorbed by the body intact, so it is able to travel outside of the digestive track and help alleviate a number of health conditions.

What are the health benefits of bromelain?

Anti-inflammatory properties: Forget about over-the-counter drugs to reduce inflammation. Plenty of natural remedies can do the trick just fine… and bromelain is among them. Research has shown that bromelain is incredibly effective at reducing inflammation and pain. Bromelain becomes even more useful when treating surgeries and injuries.

Sinusitis treatment: Inflammation of the sinuses is not something that any of us ever wants to experience. Unfortunately, it is all too common. But here’s the good news: Bromelain can help with that too. Research has also shown that this enzyme may be able to reduce congestion and improve breathing while reducing inflammation at the same time.

Promotes healthy digestion: This might be the most obvious health benefit of bromelain, but it certainly isn’t the least of them. Because bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme, it helps the body digest proteins and absorb nutrients more easily. As a result, bromelain has been shown to alleviate a number of conditions such as:

Helps with osteoarthritis: Lastly, the usage of bromelain has been shown to decrease the pain and swelling that accompany osteoarthritis, effectively making the condition less painful and improving mobility. Some scientists suggest that the effects of bromelain are comparable to that of NSAIDs — only, it is a lot less dangerous and more natural. Which brings us to our last question…

Is bromelain safe?

According to WebMD, bromelain is safe for MOST people. Consider staying away from this proteolytic enzyme if you:

  • Are on a blood thinning medication;
  • Are allergic to pineapple and;
  • Have scheduled a surgery in the near future.

Mild intestinal discomfort and non-serious side effects such as diarrhea can also accompany the usage of bromelain, but this is relatively rare. For most people, bromelain is completely safe to use, but if you prefer to stay on the safe side, do request the approval of your doctor before purchasing bromelain supplements.

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What Is Nattokinase?

What if we told us that a powerful, all-natural supplement known for its amazing anti-clotting properties and ability to deter heart diseases and stroke existed? Would you believe us?

Probably not. And here’s the thing — we wouldn’t blame you either. In today’s world, nothing is natural anymore. People fight bacteria with medicine, injuries with medicine and heart diseases with (you guessed it!) even more medicine.

To come across a supplement that is both natural and effective at the same time is therefore a rarity. But it’s not impossible.

Yes, we’re now talking about nattokinase. If you are unfamiliar with this proteolytic enzyme, here’s what you need to know about it.

What is nattokinase?

Quite simply, nattokinase is a proteolytic enzyme that is extracted from natto, a popular Japanese food that is better appreciated by Westerners for its health benefits rather than its taste. As we mentioned above, nattokinase is a natural enzyme that has been used as a folk medicine for heart diseases as well as circulatory diseases for hundreds of years. Nattokinase can only be found in natto.

What are the benefits of nattokinase?

The benefits of nattokinase are very well documented and extend across the entire human body. Here are some of them:

Anti-clotting properties: When it comes to clots, nothing prevents them better than nattokinase — and nothing dissolves them better than nattokinase as well. This is mostly due to the enzyme’s ability to dissolve fibrin, a protein that is formed during blood clotting and that sometimes refuses to dissolve naturally. Furthermore, nattokinase also increases the production of plasmin within your body, the latter’s first natural defense against blood clots.

Lowers blood pressure: Nattokinase has also been known to lower blood pressure. Scientists attribute this benefit to nattokinase’s ability to prevent the formation of a blood pressure raising enzyme, effectively lowering blood pressure in the process.

Blood cleaning properties:  If you are reading this article, chances are that your blood is crawling with nasty little things such as toxins and cellular debris. Over time, those toxins, undigested proteins and cellular debris can lead to blood clots… or worse. Nattokinase can help breaking down those unwanted wastes, resulting in a cleaner (and healthier) blood.

 Is nattokinase safe?

By now you are probably thinking that nattokinase is too good to be true, right? Or that there must be a catch.

You are wrong.

Nattokinase is safe to use — most of the time. We say most of the time because (as is the case with most enzyme supplements) taking it alongside other medications can prove to be troublesome. Firstly, there is the whole matter of blood thinning medications. If you are currently on one, or if you suffer from a bleeding disorder, then we encourage you to stay away from nattokinase until you have the approval of your doctor. This is simply because nattokinase thins the blood and could potentially worsen an already dangerous health condition. And secondly, because nattokinase lowers blood pressure, it goes without saying that if you already suffer from low blood pressure you should steer clear of it.

No serious side effects are linked to nattokinase. And remember — people have known about this enzyme for hundreds of years! So if you’re curious to try it, what exactly is stopping you? :)

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What Is Protease?

pineapple-1456368-1279x959Protease. Does that word sound familiar? Don’t worry if it doesn’t — soon it will!

But just in case, we’ll give you a small hint: Protein.

As the name entails, protease (also known as proteolytic enzyme and peptidase), is a kind of enzyme that helps us digest proteins by breaking them down. Of course, this is a very simplified explanation of what protease actually is, but for now, this explanation should be enough for you. After all, you didn’t come here to know how protease breaks down proteins into amino acids, right? (At least we hope so because well… we don’t really know how protease breaks down proteins into amino acids.)

Instead, we know something even more useful. But before teaching you how protease could benefit your body, let’s first take a look at where exactly protease can be found… both inside your body and outside of it.

Where are protease enzymes found?

Inside your body, your digestive tracks produce most of these enzymes, including pepsin, trypsin and chemotrypsin. Outside of your body, protease enzymes can be found in several plant sources including papaya and pineapple. Protease supplements are usually derived from plant sources.

What are the health benefits of protease enzymes?

Protease enzymes offer quite a few health benefits. The first (and most obvious one) is its main function — namely, to help your body digest proteins. But what makes those enzymes so amazing is that foods are not the only things that they digest. Cell walls of unwanted (and harmful) organisms, toxins, debris, undigested proteins and other unwanted wastes all fall victims to protease enzymes.

Because protease enzymes do such a wonderful job at cleaning your digestive track, they play an essential role in keeping your digestive system working as it should. But that is not all: Recent studies have shown that the benefits of systemic enzymes may not be limited to the digestive system. Since they don’t stop in your digestive system but continue to make their way through your circulatory system and entire body, protease enzymes have been known to help with:

  • Cancer treatment;
  • Arthritis;
  • Sport injuries;
  • And many other conditions.

Should I supplement with proteolytic enzymes?

This is a question that you should ask yourself and your doctor. No serious side effects have been linked with protease enzyme supplements (or most enzyme supplements for that matter), so they are generally safe to consume. If you are on a blood thinning medication, however, you should steer clear of enzyme supplements in general. This is because they are so effective at thinning the blood that they may cause serious health complications for you.

To go back to the original question, should you supplement with proteolytic enzymes? We see no reason why you shouldn’t — especially if better digestion is something that you’ve been trying to achieve for a while. The health benefits of proteolytic enzymes are incredibly varied, so in this case, what do you have to lose? (And what do you have to gain?)

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Can Systemic Enzymes Help With Allergies?

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Allergies are one of the most unpleasant conditions that people can suffer from. Unfortunately, they tend to be all too common in Canada. But here’s the thing: Just because they are common doesn’t make them any less painful or bothersome.

If you are among the thousands of unlucky Canadians who suffer from seasonal allergies or food allergies, then we have a good news for you: Systemic enzymes can help alleviate their symptoms.

But before going any further, we would like to state that people with severe and/or life-threatening allergies should always avoid food to which they know they are allergic. (Of course, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t include systemic enzymes in their diet, only that they should steer clear of allergy-inducing food(s) without the approval of their doctor.)

With that being said, how exactly can systemic enzymes help alleviate allergies?

Well, the same way they help alleviate a myriad of other conditions: By “munching” on mucus, fibrin, scar tissue and effectively cleaning and improving blood circulation. But that’s not all — they also break down protein chains that cause inflammation as well as protein allergens that are behind allergic reactions and allergic diseases. Systemic enzymes have been known to reduce secretions and causing them to become less viscous. The symptoms of hay fever, as an example, have been shown to be greatly diminished with the help of systemic enzyme therapy.

If you needed one more incentive to try out systemic enzyme therapy, then you have one! But before you dive headfirst into systemic enzyme therapy and go run to the nearest natural supplements store, we urge you to spend some time carefully examining the product options available to you. If possible, make sure that you buy “blends” that include papain and/or other proteolytic enzyme(s) as low levels of these have been linked to allergies in the past. :-)

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Can Systemic Enzymes Help Heal Sport Injuries?

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Sport injuries can range from mildly annoying to completely disastrous. But regardless of how severe they are, no athlete ever wants to suffer from them. Unfortunately, sport injuries are very common in Canada, and while most of them are not severe, some are enough to cut a season short… or a career for that matter.

Of course, we aren’t here to scare you. If you are an athlete, chances are that you are already aware of the pitfalls of your sport. But here’s the thing: Being aware sometimes isn’t enough. Sometimes, you have to take it one step further. And that’s when systemic enzyme therapy comes into play.

Did you know that during the 1960s and 1970s East Germans athletes dominated world competitions? While their usage of steroids did play an important role in their success, East German officials later explained that most of their country’s athletic success could in fact be attributed to their usage of systemic enzymes.

Yes, systemic enzymes — the same enzymes that you are interested in trying out!

Don’t get us wrong, though. Systemic enzymes won’t make you deadlift 600 lbs in a month or allow you to run a marathon in two weeks. While the usage of systemic enzymes has been known to lead to enhanced muscle development, systemic enzymes have absolutely nothing to do with steroids. Instead, they will do something even better for you: They will protect you from the effects of microtrauma, effectively reducing the amount of time needed to recover from an injury, regardless of its severity.

As you may or may not know, systemic enzymes are the number #1 defense against inflammation. Their anti-inflammatory properties are what speed up the healing process of a sport injury, along with their anti-swelling, internal bleeding and blood cleansing properties.

So what are you waiting for? If you are an athlete, don’t go one more day without systemic enzyme therapy. You’ll see — you might just end up thanking us down the road!

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Systemic Enzymes and Miscarriages

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In our most recent article (which you can find here) we delved into the very delicate topic of infertility. Today, we will delve into an even more delicate topic which, we hope, you have never experienced and never will — namely, miscarriage.

Miscarriage is a word that people tend to avoid. The scars that it creates run very deep, and we can’t even begin to imagine the damage that multiple miscarriages would do to a person. But what if we told you that preventing (or at least reducing the risk) of miscarriage under certain circumstances is doable?

Of course, the causes of miscarriages are as varied as the causes of infertility, and sometimes, there is simply nothing that you can do to prevent it. The body will do whatever it wants to do, regardless of how well you eat and what kind of enzymes you supplement it with. But here’s the thing: Sometimes, all that the body needs is a little push in the right direction… and sometimes, that push can take the form of systemic enzyme therapy.

Consider this: A recent five year study in Germany involved nearly 150 women who had experienced 3 or more miscarriages due to fetal rejection — an immunological response which produces (you guessed it!) inflammation and leads to a spontaneous abortion. Those women were put on systemic enzyme therapy before and during their pregnancies. The results?

79% of those women carried out their pregnancies.

As it turns out, over 30% of miscarriages can be linked to immunological responses. Many of them can also be linked to clotting disorders — and we all know by now how systemic enzymes deal with those nasty clots. (Hint: It rarely looks good for them.)

If you are pregnant or currently planning a pregnancy, then we encourage you to discuss with your doctor or health care provider the very possible benefits of supplementing your body with systemic enzymes during (and before) your pregnancy. As we have stated several times in the past, no known effects are associated with systemic enzymes, and plenty of pregnant women have nothing but good things to say about them.

Will you be among them? If you long for additional peace of mind, then we really hope that you will. :)

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Can Systemic Enzymes Improve Fertility?

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We know what you’re thinking: Systemic enzymes and fertility don’t have anything to do with each other. How could they possibly do?

But here’s a surprising fact for you: Systemic enzyme therapy does have something to do with fertility, and the links that bind them together are probably (hopefully) very familiar to you.

Of course, taking systemic enzymes won’t directly improve fertility per se… because fertility isn’t something that can be improved by itself. For a woman to be more fertile, she has to be fairly healthy in the first place. According to the Mayo Clinic, a woman’s lifestyle choices directly affects her fertility. As a result, health issues that stem from these lifestyle choices also play an important role in the woman’s ability to reproduce. And that’s when systemic enzyme therapy comes into play.

As you already know by now, systemic enzymes do a wonderful job of improving blood flow and reducing inflammation by “eating” dead tissue and extra fibrin present in the blood. Endometriosis is listed as one of the most common causes of fertility problems in Canada and can be traced back to (you guessed it) extra endometrial tissue growing outside of the uterus, instead of inside it. This painful condition is not something that any woman would like to experience. Fortunately, systemic enzymes have been known to alleviate endometriosis by breaking down extra tissue and reducing inflammation. This leads to better circulation and a much happier uterus.

Oh and of course… an increase in fertility!

Endometriosis is not the only condition that systemic enzymes can help with. Blocked Fallopian tubes can be cleared from excess fibrin, pelvic inflammatory disease can be alleviated and even egg health can be improved by cleansing the blood and increasing circulation to the ovaries. All of these actually play a MAJOR role in female fertility.

So tell us… do you still think that systemic enzymes and fertility don’t have anything to do with each other now? 😉

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Are Systemic Enzymes Vegetarian?

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If you are a vegetarian, it is completely natural for you to wonder whether systemic enzyme supplements are vegetarian or not. After all, your ethics and values are probably a lot more important to you than the benefits associated with systemic enzyme therapy. (Even if they are really good!)

Because we care about your values and ethics, we have decided to look into this topic ourselves in order to make the process of incorporating systemic enzyme supplements into your diet a little bit easier. Here’s what we found out: Several enzymes are derived from animal sources, making it unsuitable for vegans. With that being said, we also found out that several systemic enzymes are derived from plant as well as microbial sources, with the latter being the most common sources of systemic enzymes. Those two are suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. If, however, you consider yourself to be a vegetarian and not a vegan, then consuming systemic enzymes that are animal-based would most likely not be a problem for you.

Of course, at the end of the day this remains a completely personal decision. You will find that each systemic enzyme works differently within your body, and that some of them are more beneficial than others. If you consider yourself to be a strict vegan, then purchasing blends of systemic enzymes derived from plant and microbial sources only is a definite option for you and one that you might want to look into.

Incorporating systemic enzymes into your already healthy lifestyle and diet is a decision that can make all the difference in the world. If you needed one last little push in the right direction, then it’s right in front of you. :)

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Systemic Enzymes or NSAIDs For Pain Relief?

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Most people are familiar with over-the-counter, nonprescription NSAIDs, which is short for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. As their name suggests, NSAIDs are drugs that are used to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. Aspirin and ibuprofen are two of the most common NSAIDs today, and we can probably assume that you have had some firsthand experience with at least one of these.

But here’s the thing: NSAIDs do not come without their fair share of risks. While side effects vary from drug to drug, it is not uncommon for people to experience the following side effects:

  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Dizziness;
  • Etc.

Of course, we aren’t here to criticize the usage of NSAIDs. Plenty of people have already done it and plenty of others will do it again. Instead, what we would like to offer you today is a healthier and safer alternative to NSAIDs.

Unlike NSAIDs, systemic enzymes are completely safe and free from side effects. As a result, overdosing on them is impossible. The key difference between NSAIDs and systemic enzymes is that the latter do not fall under the drug category. In other words, they originate from natural sources.

When taken in “blends”, systemic enzymes work throughout your body to target certain conditions while enhancing your overall health. However, what systemic enzymes are mostly known for (and rightly so, if we can permit) is their anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties that stem from their need to keep the blood free of fibrin, dead tissue debris and any other cellular toxins that may litter it.

Because systemic enzymes are able to block the release of pain producing amines, they are often used to treat a number of painful conditions that are usually treated with NSAIDs. Headaches, sport injuries and rheumatic arthritis are only a few examples.

While systemic enzymes do take some time to work their way around your body, that doesn’t make them automatically inferior to NSAIDs. Unlike NSAIDs, systemic enzymes do not have to be taken only when they absolutely need to be taken. They can be taken any time, and their benefits extend a lot further and last a lot longer as well.

If you are interested in experiencing those benefits yourself, don’t wait until it’s too late. As the saying goes, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

So next time you suffer from one of those pesky migraines, will you be turning to ibuprofen or systemic enzymes for relief?

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What Is The Correct Dosage Of Serrapeptase?

How many Serrapeptase capsules or tablets should you consume daily? This is one of the most common questions associated with this systemic enzyme, but unfortunately, this question doesn’t seem to have a clear-cut answer. Sources online seem to disagree with each other, and even product labels can’t be trusted to say the same thing.

But if there is one thing that everyone can agree upon, it’s that for the most part, Serrapeptase is completely safe. As a result, overdosing on it is nearly impossible. (Unless you happen to suffer from a bleeding disorder, but that’s another story!)

With that in mind, can we deduce the correct dosage of Serrapeptase?

According to WebMD, the following doses have been studied in scientific research: 10 mg of Serrapeptase 3 times on the day before a surgery, once after a surgery and 3 times daily for 5 consecutive days post-surgery.

But what if you don’t need a surgery and would like to experience the benefits of Serrapeptase on a long term scale? Well, once again, it varies on the products, and on the condition(s) that you are targeting. Most people recommend that you start with 1 capsule, 3 times a day on a an empty stomach. Once again, we can’t stress enough the importance of taking Serrapeptase and other systemic enzyme supplements on an empty stomach. Remember — they aren’t digestive enzyme supplements!

But here’s the thing: This dosage isn’t set in stone. Start slowly, but if you don’t notice any change after a few days, increase your dosage. Some people take as many as 30 capsules a day and are still alive and breathing! (And doing better than ever, too.) If you’re unsure or worried or would like to receive another opinion on this topic, then don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor before increasing the dosage.

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Fibrin and Systemic Enzyme Therapy

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Remember when we said that inflammation can be both good and bad? Well it turns out that fibrin is the same.

In its purest form, fibrin is a good protein. In fact, it’s more than good — it’s essential. Just like inflammation is  a necessary part of your body’s self-healing process, so is fibrin. But here’s the thing: It too can get out of hand, and when it does, things can get really bad.

When, for a reason or another, your body becomes unable to break off fibrin the way it should, then your body responds by kick-starting a vicious circle of inflammation. In some people, too much fibrin can also lead to what are commonly known as blood clots, which can in turn lead to more serious problems. (When blood clots end up travelling to your lungs, then you know that something is really bad.)

Excess fibrin in the blood is never a good thing. But here’s the good news: Systemic enzyme therapy can help with that too.

In our body, plasmin is the enzyme responsible for the fibrin removal process. What most people don’t know until it’s too late, however, is that the more you age, the less plasmin your body produces. As a result, the higher your fibrin levels increase.

Because fibrin is a protein and most systemic enzyme blends are made up of protein-digesting enzymes that act like plasmin (Serrapeptase being the most common one with Nattokinase being the second), supplementing your body with systemic enzymes is one of the best things that you can do for it. Not only will they clean up excess fibrin from your blood — they will also alleviate and prevent a number of health issues in the process.

For a healthier and more enjoyable life, we recommend systemic enzyme therapy.

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Who Shouldn’t Take Systemic Enzyme Supplements?

Is systemic enzyme therapy for everyone?

Mostly, yes. Its health benefits are completely unparalleled, and as a result, should be experienced by nearly everyone. But here’s the thing: While no known side effects are associated with the consummation of systemic enzyme supplements, caution should be taken by people who suffer from a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinning medication. We just can’t stress the importance of this enough.

And no — it’s not because systemic enzymes are dangerous! (Because they are not.) It’s because they are too effective.

You know how they say that the thinner your blood is, the better your circulation is? (And the healthier you are?) Well it turns out to be true… unless you just happen to suffer from a disorder that makes your blood too thin. If that is the case with you, it is imperative that you avoid any supplement that could thin your blood even more. Unfortunately, systemic enzyme supplements fall into that category.

Likewise, if you are on a blood thinning medication you may want to avoid systemic enzymes. But here’s the good news: Over time, it would be possible for systemic enzyme supplements to replace your blood thinning medication. It wouldn’t happen overnight, of course, but some people have successfully been able to do so with the help of their doctor.

If you are interested to experience the wonderful anti-clotting and anti-inflammation properties of systemic enzyme supplements, then here’s what we recommend that you do: Don’t hesitate to bring this topic up with your doctor the next time you visit them. Most health professionals today in Canada are well versed when it comes to systemic enzyme supplements, so chances are that your doctor is too. :)

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