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If Vitamins and Minerals Don't Make You Feel Good, You Probably Need Enzymes!posted on 22 December 2006 | posted in Health Articles
Many of you tell us that you feel an extra 'sparkle' when you take vitamin and mineral supplements on a regular daily basis. I know I notice the difference if I get lazy and leave them off for a while. However, there are many that tell us that, despite being really diligent with their breakfast regime of supplement taking, they don't feel any different at all! This may be the reason why.... ENZYME DEFICIENCY
What are enzymes? Well the body uses in excess of 3000 different enzymes. Enzymes are a type of protein that are the main part of the process of converting one substance into another - quickly. In the body, this means that from the basic building blocks of our broken down food, the body can make the thousands of chemicals and hormones that the body needs for making and breaking down tissue, producing our energy or detoxifying our spent hormones, chemicals or toxins.
So what part do vitamins and minerals play in this process? Well, quite a lot. Vitamins are more correctly termed as coenzymes, that is their action is to assist the enzymes and work along side them. Minerals are referred to as co-factors. So in theory, you could have plenty of vitamins and minerals in your system, but if you are short on enzymes then the vitamins can't do their job. So people who take vitamins and don't feel any better could possibly be short of enzymes.
The most important enzmes that the body uses are proteolytic enzymes. These break down proteins and, although there are about six types of proteolytic enzymes, the body can convert them into 3000 different types of enzymes that carry out at least 7000 processes in our system. So what do these proteolytic enzymes do for us?
Where do we get enzymes from?
Dr Max Wolfe MD PhD and others researched enzymes and hormones at Columbia University from the 1930's through the 1960's. He found that round about the 'grand old age' of 27 most people stop making as many enzymes as they used to and that this event started the cycle of aging.
We do get enzymes from raw food, but few of us eat enough of it to redress the balance of the drop in enzyme production. Protein is also important as enzymes themselves are large proteins. But here we have a 'catch 22' since we need enzymes to break down the protein we eat!
he progression of how we lose enzymes and age goes like this:
Around about age 27: Enzyme production drops - 27-35 marks the time when most of our aches, pains and arthritic changes begin to set in. Fibrosis begins building in the organs, blood vessels and muscles. Immune function begins to lag which is further complicated by high stress lifestyles. Blood begins to become thicker and harder to circulate.
From 35 to 45 the drop in enzymes and stress of lifestyle causes a reduction in the all-important sexual hormones of testosterone and progesterone. Sex drive, mental drive, zest for life, bone density, muscle mass and overall energy go down significantly.
At 45, we begin to have trouble absorbing the nutrients we need to maintain the 4 types of tissue we have in our bodies and these tissues begin to break down and malfunction. Here also from lack of proper eating and exercise complicated by smoking or air pollution, our blood becomes thick. We don't have great circulation and oxygen is not getting every where we need to get it to! Especially up to our brains.
From between 50 and 60, we lose an estimated 10% muscle mass a year If the thighs and pelvic muscles, which are the strongest ones in the body, are weak and have trouble getting you up then how are the other muscles doing?
From 60 onward, our internal organs begin to shrink and further malefaction. That goes as well for the brain. The brain is 60 to 70% cholesterol. Everything we think with is based on a fat linked to a protein. If we are lacking for the good fats needed to produce neurotransmitters and maintain itself, then the brain begins to shrink and malfunction. If you've ever seen the MRI picture of an Alzheimer patient's brain, it looks like a dried, shrunken, cracked jelly mold someone left out on the kitchen table under a ceiling fan for a week! The last 30 years of the low cholesterol craze has done nothing to lower the rate of heart disease and everything to increase the rate of the formerly rare Alzheimer's! Look in any Alzheimer's ward, are there any fat people there?
How do we stave off these ravages? If we are in the midst of them, how do we slow their progress down? And how do we make the vitamins and minerals we are taking work better. We need to go back to the beginning of the degeneration and replace what we're missing - Enzymes.
Dr. William Wong http://www.drwong.us , an expert on enzyme therapy says "Let's touch on again why vitamins, minerals and herbs alone don't work. Let's look at the lives or deaths rather, of some of the greatest nutritional teachers and practitioners of our time: Dr. Paul Kellogg - heart attack. Dr. Bernard Jenkins - prostate cancer. Dr. Carlton Frederick's - lung cancer. Dr. Pavo Aerola - stroke. Dr. Paul Bragg drowned after being knocked unconscious in the water by his surfboard at the age of 93! What differentiated Dr. Bragg from the rest?
Look at the bodies of some of the better known nutritional teachers and "natural" doctors now...go ahead think of them. Their faces and pictures are on books and television constantly. Are they severely overweight? Or, are they so thin and worn that they look as if they've just stepped out of a Siberian prison camp? If taking all of these good vitamins, minerals and herbs do it all then why did Kellogg, Jenkins** (See Note), Fredericks and Aerola get sick and die. Why are the current gurus of "integrative medicine" overweight or emaciated, why don't they look like Dr. Bragg did, a handsome, muscular, vibrant man glowing with energy and power even in his 90's.
Here we go back to Dr. Wolfs' work and we start with, you guessed it, enzymes. If we maintained a high enzyme intake from our young years then we held off the changes that low enzyme levels precipitated. This is what Dr. Bragg did, through his mainly raw fruit and vegetable diet he replaced or substituted for many of the enzymes his body lagged in making."
Our Experience in Using Proteolytic Enzymes
Vitalzym 90 caps(Capsule) , that you can buy from this site is a specially designed systemic enzyme formula that has a high HUT action. HUT is the measurement rate of the amount protein is broken down per capsule. You take the enzymes away from food. If you take them with food, they will act as digestive enzymes and break down the protein in your food. Digestive enzymes are really important, and help conserve your systemic enzymes, but for the best effect take them not less than half an hour before food and and hour afterwards. I take mine first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Vitalzym 90 caps(Capsule) is very safe to take as enzymes are prolific in the body and can be taken for an indefinite period. They can be taken, just as I do, as an 'insurance policy' to prevent degenerative diseases as I get older.
We gave Vitalzym 90 caps to one client who had a breast cyst. She was very prone to picking up colds and 'flu and suffered with low energy. She was also suffering from heavy periods (menorrhagia). On her next visit she excitedly reported that she felt so much better within 4 days of taking Vitalzym. Within a short time her breast cyst had disappeared and, to her utter surprise, so had some fatty lumps on her wrist and head that she had had for years. She told us that her period that month had been normal and she had much more energy. Interestingly, on previous visits she had mentioned that she always felt a lot better when she made herself vegetable juices. Vegetable juices are rich in enzymes!
We are giving systemic enzymes to quite a number of our clients, particularly those who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, cancer patients and anyone with any condition involving inflammation. Fibroids respond particularly well to enzyme therapy.
We really would recommend that anyone who is serious in doing health prevention considers using Vitalzym.