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September 12, 2008 at 1:06 PMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Animal Vs. Plant Enzymes

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Did you know that most people do not receive the appropriate amount of enzymes and nutrients needed for their bodies and digestive tracks to function properly? Did you also know that all manufactured, frozen, processed, and cooked foods do not contain enough natural enzymes? Most people are under the assumption that as long as they are eating a somewhat balanced diet, they are giving their body everything that it needs to survive properly. This could not be further from the truth.

Every time you cook or microwave your food, you deplete the enzymes and the nutrients within. Additionally, our soils aren't what they used to be. Over time, the soil looses its potency. Therefore, produce that is grown in the soil will be lacking the proper amount of enzymes and nutrients. Another thing that many don't realize is the vast differences of animal and plant enzymes and the roles that they play in the digestive process.

Differences between Animal and Plant Enzymes

Many are under the assumption that the enzymes contained in plants and animals are the same and offer the body the same benefits. In reality, there is a huge difference on how the body breaks down the enzymes and nutrients between the two. The biggest difference is that plant enzymes are the only type that have ability to predigest. This means that raw plants contain the enzymes and the natural ability to help you break down the food as you are eating it. In the end, this causes less stress on the body and the digestive system.

Another difference between the two types of enzymes is that plant enzymes work with a larger range of ph levels in your system. The stomach is a highly acidic place, therefore plant enzymes are digested easier because of their vast ph ranges. Animal enzymes are very limited in their ph ranges and can cause unneeded stress to the body and digestive system when not accompanied with plant enzymes.

Health Benefits of Additional Enzymes Supplements

There are many health benefits to adding additional enzymes to your current diet. Because many foods that we eat lack the enzymes needed for proper digestion, adding additional enzymes allows the digestive process to begin sooner. It also allows the body to conserve energy and allocate the energy not used in the digestive process to other organs in the body that are in need of it. Additional enzymes also boost the immune system and protect the body against illness, diseases, and premature aging.

An enzyme supplement is only as good for you as its ingredients. Many supplements contain fillers, artificial colors, animal enzymes, and are heat treated - none of which are healthy for the human body. In order to aid your digestion process, you have to make sure that you are choosing a supplement that contains plant enzymes and is all natural.

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