Myth 1. Once you take enzymes your body becomes dependent upon them.
This is one of the most common misconceptions that people have. First of all just air and water, enzymes are absolutely required to sustain ALL LIFE...I obviously don't mean the enzymes that are encapsulated, but enzymes in all plant and animal life. Every bio-chemical process requires enzymes for the transference of one substance into another...
What this means is that we would not live without enzymes. If the enzymes in your body die then you die. So weather you are getting these enzymes from you foods or a plant-based enzyme formula, those enzymes are simply helping your body to stay alive and well.
Also, remember that if we were living in a pristine environment where the soil was super rich in enzymes and minerals, then we would need to take enzymes at all. If we were growing our own food with clean water and eating it fresh from the garden and we knew what minerals and nutrients were going into that soil then enzymes wouldn't be necessary.
Enzymes are the spark of life. The word enzyme mean "in" "culture" - it's alive!
Myth 2. You can die from taking enzymes.
Now this is a silly assumption, but of course just like anything else you can always to too much of something. Fortunately if you take 100 enzymes at once (which DO NOT recommend) the worst thing that could happen is that you will be in the bathroom the whole next day...and you could have some detox reactions.
Even if someone dies because they have a MAJOR detox response, it's not the enzymes that killed the person it's the toxins in the body that got recirculated into the bloodstream and created auto-intoxication. The likelihood of that happening is tremendously low - but I mention it just for clarity.
Myth 3. Enzymes are addictive.
This is like saying oxygen is addictive. The only reason why enzymes might be addictive is because after taking them you might FEEL REALLY GOOD. But the thing is you are simply processing the nutrients in your body more efficiently which is what gives you more bio-available energy and therefore you are actually are addicted to FEELING GOOD.
The enzymes are just a catalyst. And like I mentioned before, if you are eating a lot of RAW, LIVING, CULTURED foods from fresh mineral and enzyme rich soil you would have the same or actually an even better experience. So enzymes just help to process and metabolize our nutrients more effectively and powerfully.
Myth 4. You can take too many enzymes.
This is very much related to the "too many enzymes = death" myth. The BEST way to take enzymes is in smaller doses for a longer period of time. If you take too many at once your stools will be a lot looser and you may get diarrhea like symptoms - which may not be a bad thing because you are getting rid of the junk.
However, it's a lot more advantageous to take enzymes in smaller doses for longer periods of time so that the enzymes can really get deep into the system and process the undigested matter that might be stuck in the blood, organs and tissues.
Myth 5. Enzymes are used to culture your food.
A lot of people think that you can use enzymes to culture foods like sauerkraut and yogurts and cheeses. This is a reasonable misunderstanding and the truth is it's PROBIOTICS that are used to culture our foods. Enzymes do not proliferate and multiply like probiotics do.
Enzymes are grown on a plant-based medium and are grown like a healthy bacteria - however the difference is, once an enzyme has done it's job (like convert a protein to amino acids) it is finished, whereas a Probiotic will do it's job and continue to multiply.
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1. Enhance your body's digestion.
Plant enzymes are a really great way to allow the foods to be broken down into simple nutrients so that your body can utilize them properly and powerfully, and maintain an efficient digestive ability.
2. Take the stress off of the digestive organs.
When consuming cooked foods or foods that are deficient in enzymes and minerals (due to growing conditions) your body has to work extra hard to produce enzymes from your pancreas, liver and other digestive organs and over time they can become stressed and worn out. By taking a powerful, plant-based, full-spectrum, highly active, medical-grade enzymes formula with your meals you can literally take the stress off of these precious organs.
3. Preserve the vitality of your enzyme pool.
There are three classes of enzymes: food, digestive and metabolic. When we destroy the enzymes in our food our body must produce MORE enzymes to break down that food than usual and in order to do that it has to take enzymes from our metabolic enzyme pool.
Metabolic enzymes are what run every function of our body from blinking, thinking, muscle contraction, hair growth cell repair - every bio-chemical process. So taking enzymes with our meals helps to maintain a high metabolic enzyme pool.
4. Build lean muscle, hair skin and bones.
All of the food that we eat has to be broken down into simpler nutrients in order for our bodies to build muscle, bones, skin eye cells, liver cells and every type of cell in our body, including hormones.
Proteins must be converted to amino acids, fats have to be broken down to fatty acids, and carbohydrates must be synthesized into simple sugars. If these nutrients we are consuming aren't totally broken down they can begin to putrefy, ferment and rancidify in our bodies leading to ever sickness and disease. So make sure and process you food really well - especially with the help of enzymes.
5. Help your body make more metabolic enzymes
Our body is always working to deposit enzymes into our reserves for those moment when they are really needed. Our liver is a HUGE manufacturing and storage facility for enzymes. When we take enzymes systemically or with our food this gives our body the raw materials it requires to replenish our metabolic enzyme reserves.
6. Make up for the enzymes that are lacking in our foods.
Food in the United States and many parts of the world are not grown in the most optimal conditions and with the best methods. Some of the big factors that are different from 100 years ago is that farmers are not doing crop rotation, they are using toxic city water, they are using soil that is mineral and enzyme deficient, they are harvesting the crops before they are ripe and then they sit on the trucks, warehouses and store shelves for days and days all the while loosing their enzyme potential and vital life force. Taking multiple digestive enzymes is a great way to make up for all of these modern conditions.
7. Increase your energy and vitality.
Dr. Edward Howell, the Grandfather of Enzyme Therapy said that "enzymes are the spark of life." Scientists have discovered that enzymes are literally protein molecules with electricity running through them. Therefore, the more abundant our bodies are with enzymes what do you think will happen? We will have MORE ENERGY! More electricity! More Vibrancy and more Vitality!
8. Stay youthful and vibrant.
If you are wanting to repair a wound or an injury FASTER than usual - take enzymes! Enzymes as you know help to repair and duplicate cells. If your body is really high in enzymes your back, leg, skin, or whatever injury or sickness that you might be dealing with can be repaired and rejuvenated more powerfully and efficiently than ever before!
9. Maintain a balanced weight for your body.
There are a few major reasons why people have too much weight, and most of the reasons are due to mental and emotional issues. As it relates to the physical manifestation of excess weight in the body this occurs when the body is not fully processing and metabolizing the foods being consumed. And as mentioned before, if you are not breaking down your fats and proteins and carbs then your body will begin to store them in the tissues - and over time it can get pretty serious.
So blasting your body with powerful enzymes can help accelerate the cleansing, and healing process and eliminate that excess weight fast!
10. Enhance and sustain mental capabilities.
One of the biggest things about totally breaking down our food is the amino acids that our body requires for Brain Function. Hormones are secreted into the body and produce specific emotions. When people are deficient in enzymes they are not able to put together amino acids in such ways to form the hormones that produce specific emotions such as joy and peace and love and happiness. This can cause brain fog, depression, anger and other destructive emotions. Make sure you are getting enough enzymes in your diet, and if you require extra help, taking a supplement is a great idea!
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