60-70 Million Americans struggle with digestive disorders . The cost incurred for treatment is $141 billion annually! Many of our foods today have little or no enzymes.
Our enzyme levels can make or break our our digestion.
Enzymes are biological catalysts that speed up the chemical reactions in all living things. Without enzymes nothing would work. The purpose of enzymes are to break molecules apart or put them together, which they do very quickly. There are specific enzymes for each chemical reaction needed to make each cell work properly.
Many body processes that normally require high temperatures such as starch would have to come to a boiling point outside our stomachs. But with the catalytic enzyme action, starches are easily converted naturally to usable energy in the body.
Over 3000 known enzymes in the body perform every type of chemical conversion imaginable.
Metabolic Enzymes help run all the body systems. They speed up the chemical conversion within the cells for detoxification and production of energy. They are produced in the liver, pancreas and gall bladder. They enable us to think, hear, see, feel and move. One researcher found over 98 enzymes carrying out metabolic function in the arteries alone.
Digestive Enzymes break down the food we eat to release the nutrients in the body. These are the most talked about enzymes because food is the fuel for life. These enzymes are secreted along the digestive tract where the food is broken down and the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that sustain life are released to be absorbed into the bloodstream and carried throughout the body. Digestive enzymes include ptyalin, pepsin, trypsin, lipase, protese, and amylase. Another enzyme, cellulose, needed to digest fiber, is not manufactured in the body so it must come from the food we eat and the supplements we take.
Heat is an enemy to enzymes, when the temperature reaches 118* the enzymes start to break down and at 120* the enzymes are destroyed.
This is done through pasteurization, sterilization, or commercial food preparation. The body creates its own enzymes for digesting food, but when the enzymes from the food are destroyed the the body is greatly taxed in its digestive function.commercially grown foods sprayed with chemicals are aslo devoid of enzymatic activity.
Microwaving foods, high consumption of sugar and acidity in our body are also factors of destoying enzymes.
When your diet is supplemented with additional enzymes that are naturally presnt in raw foods there are two powerful benefits.
1. The body is able to extract the maximum benefit from the food.
2. The body can reduce it production of digestive enzymes, which allows it to produce more metabolic enzymes, which are very important for health, detoxification and metabolism.
Below are listed some of the important products from young living to help with our digestion and metabolism.
Essentialzymes-4 is a multienzyme complex formulated to aid the proper digestion of dietary fats, proteins, fiber, and carbohydrates, promoting optimal nutrient absorption.
Essentialzyme is a multienzyme caplet formulated to improve digestive health, enzyme activity, and pancreatic function while reducing pancreatic stress.
Digest & Cleanse supports healthy digestion and soothes gastrointestinal upset caused by stress, overeating, and toxins. It helps soothe the bowel, prevent gas, and stimulate stomach secretions, aiding digestion.
DiGize A unique and proprietary Young Living essential oil blend, DiGize™ combines Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils.
ComforTone capsules contain an effective combination of herbs and essential oils that support the health of the digestive system by eliminating residues from the colon and enhancing its natural ability to function optimally. It also promotes liver, gall bladder, and stomach health.
AlkaLime With lemon and lime essential oils and organic whole lemon powder, AlkaLime neutralizes acidity and stabilizes pH levels to maintain overall health and vigor.
Life 9™ is a proprietary, high-potency probiotic that combines 17 billion live cultures from 9 beneficial bacteria strains that promotes healthy digestion, supports gut health, and helps maintain normal intestinal function for overall support of a healthy immune system.*
Life 9 is specially designed with special delayed-release capsules, a dual-sorbent desiccant, and a special bottle and cap that ensure your Life 9 stays fresh and effective. Each bottle contains 30 capsules, making it easy to use this helpful supplement daily.
Life 9 includes 9 probiotic strains for full-spectrum gut support:
- Lactobacillus acidophilus
- Bifidobacterium lactis
- Lactobacillus plantarum
- Lactobacillus rhamnosus
- Lactobacillus salivarius
- Streptococcus thermophilus
- Bifidobacterium breve
- Bifidobacterium bifidum
- Bifidobacterium longum