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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