EN­ZYMES: LET’S PROCESS THIS

Amazing Wellness - - HERBAL HEALING -

When you’re seek­ing bet­ter ab­sorp­tion of nu­tri­ents from the foods you con­sume, here are some of the most im­por­tant di­ges­tive en­zymes you should con­sider sup­ple­ment­ing and what they’ll help you ab­sorb more ef­fi­ciently.

PROTEASES:

These en­zymes break the bonds in large pro­tein mol­e­cules, help­ing the amino acids from pro­tein en­ter your body more read­ily. Protease en­zymes are par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant for those who have trou­ble ab­sorb­ing pro­tein. This group of en­zymes helps re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and sup­ports im­mune func­tion, help­ing to com­bat mus­cle­wast­ing con­di­tions.

PAPAIN:

This en­zyme from trop­i­cal fruits such as pa­paya helps break down large pro­tein mol­e­cules into smaller units for eas­ier di­ges­tion. Re­cent re­search shows that con­sump­tion of papain helps sup­port im­mune func­tion to mod­u­late leuko­cytes. In ad­di­tion, papain helps neu­tral­ize harm­ful free rad­i­cals that dam­age cells.

LIPASE:

This en­zyme is pro­duced in the pan­creas and re­leased into the small in­tes­tine, help­ing you break down and ab­sorb the di­etary fats you con­sume. Hav­ing plen­ti­ful lipase in your sys­tem re­duces the con­se­quences of celiac dis­ease and cys­tic fi­bro­sis.

AMYLASE:

Found in saliva and pan­cre­atic flu­ids, this en­zyme al­lows you to ab­sorb car­bo­hy­drates in your mouth and far­ther along your di­ges­tive tract. Re­search shows that higher lev­els of amylase help re­duce the on­set and sever­ity of type 2 di­a­betes.

LACTASE:

One of the most com­mon “al­ler­gies” is lac­tose in­tol­er­ance. This is of­ten due to a low level of the di­ges­tive en­zyme lactase. Sup­ple­ment­ing lactase can of­ten help peo­ple who are lac­tose-in­tol­er­ant con­sume some­what larger amounts of milk-based prod­ucts with­out suf­fer­ing di­ges­tive con­se­quences.

PANCREATIN:

The sup­ple­men­tal ver­sion of this en­zyme typ­i­cally comes from the pan­creas of pigs or cows. In hu­mans, it sup­ports pan­cre­atic func­tion for those who suf­fer from ill­nesses in­clud­ing cys­tic fi­bro­sis and di­ges­tive prob­lems. Pancreatin con­tains amylase, lipase, and protease.

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