What they are -- What they do
Systemic means body wide. Systemic enzymes operate throughout the body in every system and organ.
An enzyme is something that makes something else work, or work faster. Chemical reactions are generally slow, enzymes speed them up. For life as we know to exist, enzymes are essential to speed up the reactions. We have around 3000 enzymes in our bodies and over 7000 reactions involving enzymes. Most enzymes are what we think of as the protein digesting enzymes. Tumors and possibly other degenerative diseases may be linked to undigested proteins. Digestion is an important part of what enzymes do; it is the first function of enzymes. These body-wide protein-eating enzymes also have other jobs to do and take the following actions:
Enzymes are the first line of defense against inflammation. Inflammation is a reaction by the immune system to an irritation. Let‘s say you have an injured right knee. The immune system, sensing the irritation in the knee, creates a protein chain called a Circulating Immune Complex (CIC for short), tagged specifically for the right knee. (The Nobel Prize in Biology was won, in 1999, by a scientist who found the tagging mechanism) The ClC‘s float down to the right knee and causes pain, redness and swelling - the classic earmarks of inflammation. This, at first, is a beneficial reaction: it warns us that a part of our body is hurt and needs attention. But, inflammation is self perpetuating; it too creates another irritation that, in response, the body makes more CIC‘s!
Aspirin, Ibuproferin, Celebrex, Viox and the rest of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs all work by keeping the body from making all the CIC‘s. This ignores the fact that some CIC‘s are vital to life, like those that maintain the lining of the intestine and those that keep the kidneys functioning! Not to mention the fact that these drugs, along with acetaminophen, are highly toxic to the liver. Every year 20,000 Americans die from these over the counter drugs and another 100,000 will wind up in the hospital with liver damage, kidney damage or bleeding intestines from the side effects of these drugs.
Systemic enzymes, on the other hand, are perfectly safe and free of dangerous side effects. They have no toxic dose level. Best of all, systemic enzymes can tell the difference between the good CIC‘s and the bad ones. This is due to the fact that these enzymes can only "eat" the bad CIC‘s. So instead of preventing the creation of all the CIC‘s they just "eat" the bad ones and in so doing, lower inflammation everywhere. With that pain is also lowered.
First, there is a substance in our bodies that is necessary but if left uncontrolled can be harmful. This substance is called fibrin. It is the substance that creates the framework on which tissue will attach to and fill in when we get cut. It is the substance that creates scars. Fibrin has one job and that is to keep the body parts from moving. This is good in such things when we get cut and the skin must remain immobile. The same thing stitches do. Fibrin is always there throughout our lives. The one thing that keeps fibrin under control or eats any excess, are systemic enzymes. When we are young we have enough systemic enzymes to do the job. This is why our scars are soft, pliable and thin. No excess fibrin is allowed to be used. Any excess fibrin is eaten by the enzymes. As we age, the body slows it production of enzymes. This begins around the age of 27; the fibrin begins to get out of control. It deposits in nearly everything from simple cuts to the inside of our internal organs and blood vessels. It is then when most women begin to develop things like fibrocystic breast disease, uterine fibroids and endometriosis. Cystic Fibrosis patients have little to no production of en2ymes from birth and rarely live past 20 years of age before they die of restriction and shrinkage in the lungs from the formation of fibrosis and scar tissue. For the rest of us it simply takes longer. Remember it tries to stop things from moving. Keep in mind that when you bend over at the waist, you organs must move to allow the bend to occur. As we age, fibrin attacks all those moving parts. Breasts move up and down, fibrin may attack them as well. The lungs move and expand, fibrin is found like spider webs in the lungs, an attempt to slow the movement. Ever wonder why as we age movement is hampered, we are not as flexible as when we were young and we don‘t have the lung capacity? This is why; as we age our wounds heal with thicker, less pliable, weaker and very visible scars. As we grow or develop this arterial sclerotic plaque (meaning scar tissue), fibrin begins to spider web its way inside of our internal organs, reducing their size and function over time. Physicians know from their anatomy classes in medical school that the organs of the elderly are covered inside and out with fibrogenous material. They know that it is fibrosis that eventually kills us all. Excess fibrin may be involved in all aspects of aging and degenerative diseases.
If we replace the lost enzymes, we can control and reduce the amount of scar tissue and fibrosis in our bodies. As physicians in the
The blood is not only the river of life; it is also the river through which the cells and organs dispose of their waste. Enzymes improve circulation by eating the excess fibrin that can cause blood to get as thick as catsup or yogurt. Thick blood creates the perfect environment for the formation of clots. Much of this waste is supposed to be filtered by the liver on "first pass" or the first time it goes through. Given the sluggish and near toxic states of everyone‘s liver these days, which seldom happens. So the waste remains in the blood, waiting for the liver to filter it using enzymes. This can take days or in some people, weeks.
When systemic enzymes are taken, they stand ready in the blood and take the pressure off of the liver by:
Cleaning excess fibrin from the blood and reducing the stickiness of blood cells.
These two actions minimize the leading causes of stroke and heart attack due to blood clots.
Breaking dead material down small enough that it can immediately pass into the bowel.
Cleansing the FC receptors on the white blood cells, improving their function and availability to fight off infection.
Immune System Modulator
Enzymes are adaptogenic, seeking to restore a steady state to the body. When the immune system is under-active or weak, we become susceptible to infectious disease. When the immune system is underactive, the enzymes increase immune response, producing more Natural Killer cells, and improving the efficiency of the white blood cells, all leading to improved immunity.
When it is overactive, the system creates antibodies that attack its own tissues, as seen in the auto-immune diseases such as MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus; Vitalzym will tone down immune function and eat excess antibodies the immune system is making.
Viruses harm us by replicating in our bodies. To do this, a virus must bond itself to the DNA in our cells through the medium of its exterior protein cell wall. Anything that disrupts that cell wall inhibits the ability of viral replication by rendering individual viruses inert. Systemic enzymes can tell the difference between the proteins that are supposed to be in your body and those that are foreign or not supposed to be. Vitalzym has the strongest protein eating effect of any enzyme due to its Serrapeptase content and can be of help in combating viruses. Vitalzym with its serrapeptase based blend of enzymes is the strongest and fastest working systemic enzyme on the planet.
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Digestive Enzymes vs. Systemic Enzymes:
Digestive enzymes only conduct their actions in the stomach to digest food while systemic enzymes are enterically coated to prevent contact with the stomach acid. This way they pass through the stomach into the intestines where they are absorbed in the bloodstream. Once in the blood, these systemic enzymes go to all parts of the body that is lacking. For example, they can travel to the stomach and change form to become digestive enzymes if the need is there. The same is true for the liver or any other part of the body that is in need of enzymes.
Vitalzyme are safe:
There is no toxic level of these systemic enzymes. Simply put, the more the better although you should build up slowly. Start with three per day and slowly increase the amount.
WARNING: the only warning we nave to give concerning the use of Vitalzyme or any other systemic enzyme - don‘t use the product if you are a hemophiliac or are taking prescription blood thinners like Coumadin, Heparin and Plavix. The enzymes cause the drugs to work better and may cause excess thinning of the blood.
The primary functions of systemic enzymes:
Fight inflammation, eliminate pain
Helps modulate the immune system
Cleanse the blood
May help slow the ageing process
Helps increase flexibility
Helps digest proteins
Assist the entire body in functioning better
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