What are enzymes?
Enzymes are the “spark of life.” The human body is made up of trillions of enzymes that are responsible for every function from blinking to yawning to digesting food. There are over 20 different enzymes involved in the digestive process starting with salivary amylase in the mouth. In the early 20th century, Dr. Edward Howell’s extensive research on enzymes and health revealed the importance of maintaining enzyme reserves through raw foods and supplementation. Digestive enzyme supplements are comprised of the enzymes specifically used in the digestive process. Karyn’s Kare Digestive Enzyme is a proprietary blend of enzymes and botanicals that works synergistically to ensure decreased digestive distress and maximum nutrient availability while also providing vitamins and minerals.
If my body already has enzymes why do I need to supplement?
The enzymes that are active in your digestive system are designed to operate under optimal digestive conditions. Anything outside of these conditions can lead to inadequate enzyme secretion and eventually to most of the ailments we suffer from. Enzyme supplements work symbiotically with your digestive process and help preserve the body’s natural supply of enzymes- improving energy, vitality and even prolonging your life studies have shown. When food is heated above 118 degrees, the enzymes are destroyed and the body must use its own supply of enzymes in digestion. Research has shown a dramatic improvement in health and longevity when food is digested using its own naturally occurring enzymes but this is only possible when food is eaten raw. For people who don’t incorporate enough, if any, raw foods in their diet, enzyme supplementation is extremely important. Even people following the healthiest diets can benefit from enzyme supplementation due to the many factors that can contribute to digestive problems. Karyn, who eats a diet comprised of 99% raw vegan foods, still takes about 20 enzymes a day.
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