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Enzyme Benefits

Enhance Blood

Is it possible that an enzyme can clean up or purify the blood?

When you look at it from the simplest perspective it makes sense. It is a known fact that fungal forms, parasites and bacteria are made up of protein, and the shell that protects a virus in our bodies is in fact a protein coating.

The enzyme protease breaks down proteins and since the invaders of our blood system are protein, it would make sense that ingesting protease on an empty stomach would help purify the blood of protein invaders. An empty stomach is suggested since the protease would not have to be held in the digestive system to digest food protein.

Enzymes in general deliver nutrients, carry away toxic wastes, digest food, purify the blood, deliver hormones by feeding and fortifying the endocrine system, balance cholesterol and triglyceride levels, feed the brain and cause no harm to the body. All of these factors contribute to the strengthening of the immune system.

Break Down Fats

Lipase breaks down (digests) fat.

When added to your meal as a supplement it is able to do this in the digestive tract. This takes stress off the gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. When taken between meals, they can be of great support systemically and in some cases stored in the liver for later use.

Shed Excess Weight

Many overweight people have metabolism imbalance or will soon create one.

The endocrine system is our metabolism. Once we are able to fortify the endocrine system, get the bowels working regularly, and digest our food rather than turning it into fat, we have a successful combination for losing weight. This process is not instantaneous, because we have to lose fat instead of weight. A person has to lose a great deal of fat to equal one pound of weight. It takes longer, but it is more healthy and lasts longer. Best of all, it does no harm.

Enhance Mental Capacity

Your body uses glucose called from the liver to feed and fortify the hypothalamus.

The hypothalamus directs our endocrine system and is responsible for, among other things, balancing emotions. This long lasting glucose is made from the protein stored in the liver. All plant enzymes come from protein foods, thus they help fortify the liver for this function. Red blood cells carry oxygen and nutrients to the glands, muscles, and all the organs of the body, including the brain. Nutrients however, can only be delivered throughout the body by means of the enzyme delivery system. When this is not accomplished, you become fatigued and are less able to think clearly.

Improve Aging Skin

An adequate supply of enzymes are absolutely essential for keeping your skin young-looking and healthy.

According to researchers, Amber Ackerson and Anthony Cichoke in Portland Oregon, enzymes fight the aging process by increasing blood supply to the skin, bringing with it life-giving nutrients and carrying away waste products that can make your skin look dull and unhealthy.


Dr. Edward Howell began researching what he called the "Enzyme Potential" in the 1940's. Since then there has been a great deal of support for this concept.

Most people require 3 to 10 days to break down, assimilate and excrete the waste of any given meal. Thus our body is in a constant state of digestion. To preserve our potential we need to reduce this amount. One of the easiest ways to do this is to limit the number of digestive enzymes that our body needs to break these meals down. By making less digestive enzymes we will ultimately make more metabolic enzymes in our lifetime. Keep in mind it is these metabolic enzymes that are the catalysts to every biochemical reaction in our bodies. These are the energy of life.

We all make Digestive and Metabolic enzymes as needed, and it is a proven fact that as we age we make less with each passing year. This ability to make only a limited number of enzymes has been called our enzyme potential.

An individual's potential is dependent on their DNA or what they inherit from their parents. Some people have a great potential. This is exhibited by the quality of their health despite their lifestyle choices. They can essentially eat whatever they want, drink whatever they want, rarely exercise, have high pressure jobs etc. Despite this, they live long, happy, healthy lives with little illness.

The first option is to eat more raw food. Within all raw foods there are food enzymes. These enzymes become digestive enzymes when we eat these foods. By eating foods that have not been cooked, processed, irradiated or heated above 118 degrees, we are extending our potential. (All of the above mentioned processes denature enzymes and the raw food does not have the same affect on the digestive system.)

The second choice is to reduce the number of calories we consume. Dr. Roy Walford from UCLA pioneered this concept. By eating less, we are ultimately preserving vital energy (making less digestive enzymes) and again, extending our potential.

On the opposite side of the spectrum are people that are essentially born sick. These people have to be careful about every aspect of their lives. To deviate will only bring grief. The difference between these two types of individuals is their enzyme potential. Most of us fall somewhere in the middle of these two groups. We should be conscientious about the choices we make. If we fail to be, eventually it will catch up to us and we will pay for it with immune compromise, fatigue, brain-fog and sickness.

There are three ways to preserve this potential. They are all based on reducing the amount of energy that we spend on digestion. By some estimates, we spend up to 80% of all of the energy we have at our disposal digesting our food. This makes sense since The third choice is perhaps the most obvious. Take our Plant Enzymes with every meal. The choice is yours!

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