Why are Food Enzymes Important to Your Health?
All raw food naturally contains the proper types and proportion of enzymes necessary to digest itself–whether in human consumption or in the eventual decomposition in the natural world. When raw food is eaten, chewing ruptures the cell membranes and releases the indigenous food enzymes to begin the selective breakdown of food components. Amylase reduces large carbohydrates such as starches and other polysaccharides to disaccharides including sucrose, lactose, and maltose. Lipases digest fats (triglycerides) into free fatty acids and glycerol. Cellulases (not found in the human system) break bonds found in plant fiber (cellulose). And so on. By disrupting the structure of the fiber matrices which develop most of the nutrients in plants, cellulase increases the nutritional value derived from fruits and vegetables.
Extreme Health’s Digestive Support
A unique combination of nutrients and herbs in a base of plant enzymes designed for optimal assimilation. This formula supports the body’s natural digestive processes against heartburn, nausea, burping, bloating, upset stomach, acid indigestion, diarrhea, gastritis, hiatal hernia, and ulcerative conditions. It neutralizes excess stomach acid, helps with digestion, and restores appetite. It is suitable for even the most sensitive digestive systems and helps support the body’s natural pH (acid/base) balance. Dairy-free. Contains no soy, yeast, wheat or lactose.
- Improves digestion and assimilation of nutrients
- Restores appetite by reducing stomach discomforts
- Neutralizes excess stomach acid
Digestive health—or the lack thereof—could be to blame if you feel like you’re running on empty. In your body, various enzymes are working all the time to process the chemical reactions necessary to maintain health. Digestive enzymes are responsible for breaking down the food you eat into nutrients that can be absorbed by your cells. Without the proper enzymes and their related coenzymes, no matter what you eat or drink, you would receive little to no nutritional benefit. So you’re low on fuel.
Overwhelming evidence shows that food enzymes play an important role in digestion by predigesting food in the upper stomach before hydrochloric acid has even been secreted. Supplementation of food enzymes is necessary in today’s society due to the prevalence of cooked and/or processed foods. Food enzymes are essentially destroyed at 118 degrees Fahrenheit, thus most modern methods of food preparation leave food devoid of digestive enzyme activity. Placing the full digestive burden on the body, the body’s digestive process becomes over-stressed and vital nutrients are not released from food for assimilation by the body. Unlike supplemental enzymes of animal origin, plant enzymes work at the pH found in the upper stomach and are therefore more efficient at breaking down food.