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Enzymes & the Immune System

Enzymes are essential for your digestive and metabolic system. In general, your body contains over 3000 enzymes that help with cellular function and keep your immune system up. A body deficient in enzyme is highly susceptible to free radical attacks that may lead to cellular damage, organ dysfunction, a weakened immunity, indigestion and slow metabolism. A body that is deficient in enzymes cannot metabolize toxins as efficiently, causing it to accumulate and giving us all sorts of problems.

photo credit : nytimes.com

photo credit : nytimes.com

Add to that work stress, lack of sleep, unhealthy diet and lifestyle and you have a recipe for disaster.

Symptoms of Enzyme deficiency :

Indigestion, lethargy, fatigue, poor appetite, backache, shoulder soreness, dysphoria, insomnia, inability to concentrate, joint pain, weak resistance, bad breath and anxiety.

Why does the body lose Enzymes ?

We get enzymes from the raw food we eat. However, not all foods can be eaten raw. Enzymes are susceptible to high temperatures. Therefore, cooking, frying, grilling, and other forms of high-heat cooking process lead to a loss in enzymes in the food we eat.

How do we replenish Enzymes ?

There are basically two ways to increase our enzyme intake. The first is to eat fresh food. The second and the most effective way is to complement our diet with enzyme-based supplements.

Japanese Enzyme drink

The Japanese (who are known for longevity) started to make and consume enzyme drinks as early as 80 years ago. These drinks are produced via biological fermentation from a blend of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, seaweed – that results in a plant enzyme extract.

Apparently this enzyme drink can help improve digestion and nutrient absorption, promote metabolism, increase body immunity, reduce blood acidity, normalize hormones, improve skin complexion, assist weight loss and promote general well-being.

If you are like me, and have the discipline to consume plenty of raw vegetables & fruits daily, then your intake of enzymes is probably at an optimum. However, if you lead a stressful life and you’re always on the go, you might want to consider an Enzyme supplement or drink. So far, the best one on the market is Rin Enzyme.

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One Response to Enzymes & the Immune System

  1. Sunny January 23, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    Wow – great information.
    A great reason to eat fresh natural food.

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