Enzymes. Why are they important?
Why enzymes are so important? Not that you’ve never heard of it but do you really know what it is, how it affects the body, and why you have to take it?
What do enzymes do?
Enzymes are proteins that are found in your cells. They work as a catalyst, accelerating at least 4,000 activities in your body so they can function properly!!👀
Enzymes are naturally created in the body and assist with critical processes such as:
- building muscle
- destroying toxins
- breaking down food particles during digestion
Why are they important for digestion?
Enzymes are not only vital for digestion; they are critical. Enzymes, as we've discovered, are responsible for breaking down all of your foods, allowing you to feel the sweet, sweet benefit of that chocolate brownie.🍫
So if you're low in some enzymes, your digestion will suffer. Have you heard of lactose intolerance? It is caused by a deficiency of lactase, an enzyme that digests milk sugar (aka lactose).
While there are many distinct forms of digestive enzymes, the pancreas handles a lot of the work during digestion and produces three primary varieties.
These digestive enzymes are classified according to the reactions they aid in catalyzing:
- Amylase. These tiny superheroes attack your food as soon as you pop it in your mouth. They quickly break down starches and carbohydrates into sugars.
- Protease. These will accomplish the majority of the job in your stomach, breaking down proteins into useful amino acids. Excellent for muscular strengthening and cognitive health.
- Lipase. Breaks down lipids, which are fats and oils, into glycerol and fatty acids. They have a variety of roles, including long-term energy storage and cellular health maintenance.
What can disrupt your enzymes?
Enzymes, particularly digestive enzymes, are susceptible to changes in the body. Some of these alterations can produce an environment in which enzymes struggle to function effectively.
Here’re a few factors that can upset your enzymes and change them from hero to zero:
- Diseases that interfere with the function of enzymes😵
Certain disorders can obstruct good enzymes that are just trying to go to work. Not to forget the 3 main enzymes originated in the pancreas, if you ever get pancreatitis (a nasty inflammation in your pancreas), the enzymes that live there may perish.
- Body temperature🌡️
When you have a fever, your body temperature rises, and your enzymes simply cannot manage the heat. They fully degrade until your body temperature returns to normal. Yes, you should also give them a break..it’s not like they can turn on the AC or anything.
Certain conditions can create excessive amounts of acidity in the stomach, which causes some of your enzymes to break down.
How to make sure your enzymes are good to go?
Well as you know now, enzymes are super important! If the body is unable to make enough digestive enzymes, food molecules cannot be digested properly.
if you’re in good health and have a pretty normal digestive system, it is advisable to take foods rich in natural digestive enzymes just to keep the good things inside going on!
Below is a list of foods that are rich in enzymes that can help you improve your digestion:
But when digestive issues like bloating, gas, nausea, constipation, or diarrhea are a regular event after eating, it can put a serious cramp in your quality of life!
We advise you to try our Pro Enzymes supplement that will give you full support for better and healthier digestion! It will increase your nutrient absorption while helping you break down food properly and supporting your whole digestive system.👆🏻