Tag : inflammation
Tag : inflammation
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.
Categories: Health Benefits
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!
Categories: Health Benefits
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.
Categories: Health Benefits
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? 😉
Categories: Health Benefits
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:
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?
Categories: Systemic Enzymes
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? 😉
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.
Categories: Health Benefits
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.
Categories: Systemic Enzymes
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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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.
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.
Categories: Systemic Enzymes
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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