The Important Role of Digestive Enzymes for Health

I have always wondered about the adage, “It’s not what you eat, it's what you digest.”   What does that really mean?  And, how is your food transformed into the nourishment required for every cell? 

Extracting the essential nutrients from food is the job of your digestive enzymes.  Optimal health, abundant energy, strong immunity and cellular vitality are dependent on a full spectrum of digestive enzymes.  And, therein, lies the problem!

A Quick Ride Along the Digestion Highway

Here are some basics. Enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions and act as catalysts for every biochemical process that occurs in the body.  Without enzymes, nothing would happen.  This truth also applies to digestive enzymes. Without adequate production of digestive enzymes, food would just sit in your gut…going nowhere and doing nothing!

Digestive enzymes are the heavy weights necessary for breaking down your food.  They are necessary to access the proteins, fats, carbohydrates and other necessary nutrients found in every morsel you eat.

Digestive organs such as the pancreas and liver produce most of the body's digestive enzymes, while the remainder should come from fresh produce, raw sprouted grains, seeds, nuts, and unpasteurized dairy products. 

The more cooked, processed and refined the foods, the fewer enzymes are available and the more the pancreas has to hustle to keep the digestive enzymes flowing. At some point, this constant demand will exhaust your pancreas.  Factor in the reduced enzyme production that comes with aging and you wind up with a serious digestive enzyme deficit.  It is estimated that by the age of 35, most people are already digestive enzyme challenged!

 The Digestive Enzyme Solution

Digestive enzymes are the real workhorses for optimal digestion of all the nutrients you ingest.  They are needed to digest protein, fats, carbohydrates and fiber.

Make no mistake, taking digestive enzymes with meals not only improves the digestion, it also enhances your body's ability to make digestive enzymes and stomach acid.

Dr. Howell author of Enzyme Nutrition says it all,  "A person's life span is directly related to the exhaustion of their enzyme potential. And the use of food enzymes decreases that rate of exhaustion, and thus, results in a longer, healthier, and more vital life.”

The benefits from taking high potency digestive enzymes include:

A significant reduction in indigestion and heartburn problems.

Relief from gas due to improved carbohydrate digestion.

Improved digestion of dairy products from lactose intolerance.

Diminished food allergies by improving protein digestion.

Relief from acid reflux.

An increase in energy by relieving physiological stressors.

 Enzalase – The Powerhouse Enzyme Formula

When it comes to choosing a digestive enzyme formula, you can get dizzy from all the choices!  However, there is one digestive enzyme that stands head and shoulders above the rest.  The patented formula, Enzalase, by Master Supplements, is a truly superior digestive enzyme formula.

Enzalase contains 12 powerful plant-based enzymes that are balance-formulated to not only boost the body's ability to digest all major food types but also stimulate the growth of beneficial probiotic bacteria.

Why is Enzalase so special? Let’s start with lipase, the fat digesting enzyme. Lipase is necessary to break down all fats found in your diet, i.e., dairy products, nuts, oils and meat. Without the ability to digest fats, you are unable to access all their vital health-promoting benefits. 

Enzalase is exceptional because it has extraordinarily high amounts of lipase compared to other formulas. Enzalase contains 6,000 FIP units of lipase activity. That’s a lot of lipase.  In fact, it is more than 3 times the amount of lipase compared to other digestive enzymes. 

Here’s why you want strong lipase activity. When the food leaves the stomach and enters into the small intestine, it is known as chyme, a partially digested food mixture that is covered in fat. By dissolving fat, the other enzymes in Enzalase can then really go to work breaking down the chyme contents.

Enzalase has yet another unique feature.  It contains EnzaStim®, a patented food grade fat-emulsifier. Chyme depends on the presence of adequate amounts of bile to insure that fats get emulsified. 
In fact, for lipase to do its job, fats must first be emulsified. With the help of EnzaStim®, fats get thoroughly emulsified assisting the lipase enzyme to be even more effective.

More Amazing Benefits of Enzalase

Enzalase helps to increase your beneficial probiotic bacteria. First, its high strength lipase, protease, and carbohydrate enzymes break down food to access the fatty acids, amino acids, and simple sugars that feed Lactobacillus probiotic strains in the small intestine.  Secondly, its high fiber digesting cellulase, hemicellulase and pectinase enzymes make the prebiotics that feed the Bifidobacterium probiotics living in the large intestine.

The Enzalase formula has one more amazing feature.  It has a unique process that allows an acid resistant gel to protect sensitive enzymes as they make their way through the harsh stomach acid.  It then dissolves in the small intestine ensuring that the enzymes safely arrive in the intestinal tract ready for action. 

It is recommended to take one Enzalase with the biggest meal of the day. However, two will be more effective when you find yourself indulging in a really big feast! 

It is best to keep Enzalase in a cool, dry place so it will maintain its potency throughout the entire shelf life.

When it comes to getting the most from your nutrition, enhancing digestion, reducing allergic reactions, and even supporting weight loss, an exceptional digestive enzyme is indispensable.  There is no better digestive enzyme than Enzalase to ensure that every single cell is getting the nutritional building blocks they need for a healthy body.

About the Author

Sherrill Sellman

Dr. Sherrill Sellman is a Naturopathic Doctor, best-selling author, radio host, international lecturer and freelance health journalist.