Systemic Enzymes 101 – What Are They?

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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