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Issue 83: An Important Breakthrough

Did you know that there may be up to 100 trillion cells in the body? It’s true, although the number of cells can vary from person to person. Cells are pretty important, too, because they comprise the basic structural unit of all living organisms. In short, cells make up who we are.

Interestingly enough, our cellular health is intrinsically tied to the function of enzymes in the body. Take, for instance, pancreatic enzymes. The pancreas, which makes enzymes for the digestion and absorption of food, is a gland in the body that is connected to the small intestine. Enzymes the pancreas secretes are lipases (to digest fats), proteases (to digest proteins) and amylases (to digest carbs).

But that’s only a fraction of what these and other enzymes—such as proteolytic (protein eating) and systemic (those that affect the entire body) enzymes—can do. 

Enzymes also have the ability to devour the protein coating that protects certain cells in the body, and that’s highly significant. Here’s why: when the enzymes gobble up the stubborn outer protection for these certain cells, then the immune system is able to be more efficient.

What’s more is that these enzymes circulate through the bloodstream and can have a positive, systemic effect on cellular health.† They accomplish this positive influence on cellular health by diminishing the “stickiness” factor associated with unwanted cellular proliferation.

Enzymes are also known to support healthy fibrin and inflammation levels in the body.† Fibrin is an adhesive outer protein coating on some cells that can be up to fifteen times thicker than the protective protein coating on other cells. Enzymes can digest fibrin—this sticky coating that can cover cells. Fibrin is also known to “spider web” its way throughout the entire body over time, leading to some unhealthy results if it’s not tamed.

Another plus for these systemic and proteolytic enzymes is that they can positively affect inflammation levels throughout the body and, thereby, can help provide temporary relief from those everyday aches and pains we encounter due to being active.†

Truth be told, enzymes are involved in every cellular event in our bodies. There are, in fact, over 3,000 enzymes in the human body and most of them are known as the proteolytic—or protein-eating—type. And they’re productive, too. These 3,000+ enzymes create 7,000 to 25,000 different enzyme reactions systemically.

Some enzymes that may have some particularly beneficial health effects include the pancreatic enzymes lipases, proteases and amylases (digestive enzymes), which are also referred to as—and included in—pancreatin. Additional helpful enzymes are:

• Papain—which is a protein-cleaving enzyme from papaya and other plants
 Bromelain—a protease enzyme derived from the pineapple plant
 Trypsin—another noteworthy pancreatic enzyme
• Chymotrypsin—a digestive enzyme synthesized in the pancreas

All combined, these enzymes constitute a force of systemic enzymes that can break down some pretty strong barriers and help to support cellular health as well as healthy levels of fibrin and inflammation in the body.†

Now that’s an important breakthrough.

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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