By Jeremy Bowler BSc ND
The following conditions are helped by the right proteolytic enzyme blend:
Anemia, anxiety, Autoimmune diseases, Backache, Breast lumps, Cardiovascular disease, Colitis, Crohn disease, Colds, Cystitis, Canker sore, Chronic fatigue, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Diverticulosis, Eczema, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Food allergies, Gout, Headache, Hypertension, Hypoglycaemia, Heartburn, Hepatitis, Hiatal hernia, Herpes zoster, Inflammation, Kidney stones, Lactose intolerance, Liver problems, Mucous congestion, Multiple sclerosis, Obesity, Peptic ulcer, Polymyalgia, Premenstrual syndrome, Psoriasis, Sinusitis.
Enzymes are often referred to as biocatalysts. A catalyst will accelerate and/or make a chemical reaction possible i.e. something that makes something else work or work faster. Bio refers to life and thus the biocatalyst makes possible all the reactions in life systems to take place under specific conditions (temperature, pressure and acidity). All chemical processes of anabolism and catabolism in the body take place and make life possible. There are about 3000 known enzymes involved in about 7000 reactions. They accelerate the reaction so that, for example, we can move our arm in a second instead of several hours. They can catalyse reactions at rates that are from 100 million to 10 billion times more rapid than those of similar reactions occurring without enzymes. The number of reactants converted to products by enzymes can be as high as 600 thousand per second. How else could we make 2 million red blood cells in a minute? The body needs to recycle itself. This is the main function of the immune system, not defence, which is what most people believe. One percent of our body mass needs to be recycled every day, that’s an incredible 1012 (1,000,000,000,000) cells a day, 1 million million! Each protein in that cell is made up of 10’s of thousands of amino acids and must be constructed one amino acid at a time. Who can work that fast? We don’t live in a world that relies on random events where things only happen by accidentally bumping into something. The whole thing is intelligently controlled through enzyme action.
Digestion is what enzymes do on the way out. The most important enzymes are the protein eating ones. They activate or bring about the activation of some 3000 other enzymes in what is called a cascade of enzyme production.
Enzymes are essentially proteins which require coenzymes and cofactors (vitamins and minerals) to work. The amino acid sequences in the protein determine the shape of the enzymes which creates a cavity that can only accept specifically designed molecules. Add to this the ability of the immune system to activate or deactivate an enzyme and we get cleaner reactions, without dangerous waste products, and more predictable outcomes, unlike random chemical reactions in the lab.
Enzymes are responsible for invoking an immune response and quelling it; and in both promoting and halting inflammation.
Many diseases are the result of enzyme depletion, faulty production, blockage of action, interference of action (take for example the action of cumarin. The body thinks its vitamin K and incorporates it in the enzyme. However the enzyme is not activated and won’t coagulate the blood). Such problems can be solved with systemic enzyme therapy. Systemic enzyme
treatment supports the body in stress situations such as chronic or acute inflammation, vascular disease, malignant illness or infection.
No toxicity has ever been found in systemic enzyme therapy. I personally have taken 80 systemic enzyme capsules in a single day. I know someone who took 100 a day for months and another lady who could only take one a week for several weeks. You see, enzymes also catabolise toxins, that is they break them down so they can be eliminated. These broken down toxins cause unwanted effects while they are eliminated from the body but we must get them if we are to return to health. The lady can now take 1 capsule a day and is on her way to good health. The point here is to highlight the power of enzymes. No harmful effects have ever been recorded.
Enzymes are categorised as bio-response modifiers (BRM). That is they do not alter the physiology of our bodies, instead they just stimulate our body to act according to its own inner wisdom. Enzymes will only work if they are needed, are safe in pregnancy and no teratogenic effects have been recorded.
So the question to ask is, "why do we need to take enzymes if the body makes them". Well there are a number of reasons. In short our food is deficient and our body’s production of enzymes decreases after the age of 27. More about this later.
The medical use of enzymes as anti-inflammatory agents goes back many years. In the early 1950s it was discovered that intravenous trypsin could unexpectedly relieve the symptoms of many different inflammatory conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and atypical viral pneumonia. Subsequently intramuscular enzyme injections were found to be beneficial in counteracting post-surgical swelling (edema), treating thrombophlebitis and lower back strain, and rapidly healing bruises caused by sports injuries.
Today the anti-inflammatory effect is believed to involve: degradation of inflammatory mediators; suppression of edema; activation of fibrinolysis; reduction of immune complexes (antibody-antigen conglomerates); and proteolytic modification of cell-surface adhesion molecules which guide inflammatory cells to their targets. Such adhesion molecules are known to play an important role in the development of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. It’s also thought that the analgesic effect of proteolytic enzymes is due to their cleavage of bradykinin, a messenger molecule involved in pain signaling. However, according to another theory, peptidases such as trypsin may be acting not as anti-inflammatory agents but rather as accelerants of the inflammatory process, thereby shortening its duration. Whatever the mechanism, many studies of proteolytic enzymes over the years have demonstrated their effectiveness in relieving pain and inflammation independently of steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
In the second book of kings, chapter 20, verse 7, a fig was laid on Hezekiah’s boil and he recovered. It was the enzyme ficin which cured him. The curative effects of many plants and their fruits are based upon their concentration of proteases and has only been realised through the advances of recent scientific study. Early in the 1900’s John Beard injected purified liquids from calf’s pancreases into the veins and tumours of patients with cancer. The effect halted the development of these tumours or caused their regression. The problem Beard faced and others were repeatability. The stability of the enzymes was a problem and it was Max Wolf who later followed Beards work and worked out how to stabilise the enzymes so they arrived in the body intact and ready for work. Max Wolf and Helen Benitez continued to develop the understanding of how enzymes work. Their interest was sparked in 1934 by Freund and Kaminer who observed that a healthy person’s blood would destroy tumour cells, but a cancer patient’s blood
could not. Wolf and Benitez coined the name WOBE, after their names and named their enzyme preparations so. These preparations are famous and still remain today. Wolf and Benitez were convinced, from the results of their treatments of aged people, that if elderly people changed their lifestyle and eating habits and took various enzymes they would live longer, with less health problems. You can read about Wolf and Benitez’s work in their publication "Ezymtherapic", (Maufvich-Verlag, Vienna, 1970). Karl Ransberger worked with Wolf and together they formed the "Medical Enzyme Research Foundation". Dr Vic Rathi (PhD Entomologist, PhD Pharmacologist) has taken Dr Wolf’s and Dr Ransberger’s work to the next level and produced a whole pile of different enzymes in the food, agricultural, cosmetic and therapeutic areas.
Therapeutic action of Systemic Enzymes
2. Scar tissue removal
3. Immune system modulation
4. Blood pressure
5. Blood cleansing
9. Wound healing
10. Virus killers
13. Arthrosclerosis (Plaque in blood vessels)
14. Weight loss, Metabolism
16. Sports performance
95-99% of all pain comes from inflammation.
Inflammation is caused by pathogens, damaged cells, toxins, irritants, and antigens. Inflammation is the bodies attempt to remove the above mentioned and initiate healing. Inflammation is damaging to the tissues and cells of the body. Inflammation is a response, not a cause.
Of particular interest is inflammation caused by self perpetuating, cyclical prostaglandins (CIC’s circulating immune complexes) which are tagged for specific parts of the body to stimulate the body to break down and recycle protein’s of damaged tissue or tissue that is worn out and needs replacing. Free floating proteins in the body cause the immune system to create CIC’s, which tag them so it knows where and what to go after. The enzymes are used by the immune system to break down and recycle these proteins. Once they are gone the production of CIC’s, which are causing the inflammation, is stopped and there is no more pain. So during normal tissue repair, if the body can reset, inflammation only continues for as long as there is cellular debris to clean up. Cellular damage caused by toxins or foreign invaders continues until the toxins or bugs are destroyed. Usually the bugs are the cause of the toxins. Enzymes can destroy the bugs by attacking the protein markers making up the cell walls of
these bugs and thus inflammation will come to a stop once the bugs have been consumed. The problem with NSAID’S like asprin, viox, naprisan, ibuprofen and celabrex (cox1 & 2 inhibitors) to reduce inflammation, is that they stop the circulating immune complexes of all immune responses to cellular repair especially in the kidneys, intestines and liver. This is a major problem and will result in failure of the liver, kidneys and digestive system over long term use. . Every year 20,000 Americans die from these over the counter drugs and another 100,000 will wind up in the hospital with liver damage, kidney damage or bleeding intestines from the side effects of these drugs. Best of all systemic enzymes can tell the difference between the good CIC’s and the bad CIC’s. Since enzymes are lock and key mechanisms, they will only fit to the bad CIC’s. So instead of preventing the creation of all CIC’s, systemic enzymes just get rid of the bad ones and in doing so lower inflammation everywhere. With that, pain is lowered also. Healing can now continue to resolution instead of perpetuating itself.
Any type of muscular movement will create inflammation. This can be very slight and go unnoticed, or lead to pain and stiffness that people experience after heavy work or training. This inflammation results in scar tissue that if not removed leads to long term problems. Any stressor will cause inflammation. The body’s reaction to any stressor is the same, no matter what the stressor. So long term stress is destructive to the body. We end up with a cyclic reaction of stress leading to inflammation, which leads to scar tissue that leads to inflammation, then more scar tissue, and on and on it goes. Without enough enzymes we are in trouble. Add to this the immune suppression from stress and we can see why there are so many immune system dysfunctions going on in our society.
Researchers have recently proposed that inflammation contributes to the development of arterial blockage. In one study, subjects with higher levels of CRP (C-reactive protein, a marker for systemic inflammation) were found to have a greater risk of future heart attack and stroke, independently of other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, or cholesterol levels.
How it works by: Dr. V. Patki, Exclzyme, and clinical Efficacy
2. Scar tissue removal (Fibrosis)
Old age begins at 27! Hang on a minute; I thought life begins at 40? Well, at about the age of 27/33 our enzyme production starts declining. Amongst the most important of these enzymes are the proteolytic, which are the protein digesting ones. These enzymes are the ones that also eat scar tissue. Have you ever wondered why the older you get the stiffer you become? Aches and pains become the norm. People just say its normal, its old age. Yes it is, but if our limited numbers of enzymes aren’t to busy doing other things, then they can busy themselves by getting rid of the excess scar tissue. Scar tissue that builds up in our organs is the real danger. It will reduce function and eventually kill us if something else doesn’t first. Sclerotic plaque is also a result of this process of laying down fibrin which other stuff sticks to. This will also increase blood pressure.
Damage to the kidneys from infection, toxins, and free radicals will result in a build up of scar tissue. If this happens in the glomerular we get blood pressure problems.
Pain from fibromyalgia sufferers is caused by scar tissue. Decreased oxygen supply caused by fibrosis cutting of the micro circulation causes pain. Fibrosis is also caused by oestrogen dominance. Fibrosis will build when there is stress, oestrogen dominance, enzyme deficiency, injury, surgery and/or infection. Serrapeptase removes the fibrosis in all of the above.
When the body is injured it forms a network of fibrin for the new tissue to grow through. In the early stages there is excess fibrin to create the formwork to maintain the original shape while the dead tissue and other debris is removed. Then as new tissue replaces the dead tissue the fibrin is removed by enzymes. A deficiency in these enzymes will result in less scar tissue removal and thus less new tissue formation. This leads to less and less function as we age. In the case of muscle and bone we get stiffer and stiffer with more aches and pains. Since the body has a limited supply after the age of 27-33 years of age it will use these enzymes for the more important areas like the organs. But eventually even the organs start to scar up and by the time we are 60 our organs look like shrivelled up prunes. Imagine the heart trying to flex against this inflexible fibrosis. No wonder death due to natural causes is caused by a heart attack! The Doc says the person died of natural causes. No they didn’t, they died of fibrosis. The total decline in the bodies many functions due to scar tissue are called old age and some age faster than others. Paul Bragg died at 96 while surfing. His diet was rich in raw food which contains enzymes. He also took systemic enzymes.
The good news is that our organs can return to their original size and function once the scar tissue is removed. A 60 year old man, who had been taking enzymes for a few years, died from an accident. When they opened him up the doctor was surprised that his organs were soft and of normal size. Usually the organs of a person of this age are hard and much smaller.
Chymotrypsin activates other enzymes in the body and causes others to be produced. The problem is it is not very stable and not much, if any will enter the body after digestion. This is why Dr Beard injected the purified pancreases of sheep into his patients. Thanks to Dr Rathi we can now use neoterically coated serrapeptase to get the most powerful protein digesting enzyme into the body which will also activate the other enzymes and instigate a cascade of enzyme production.
3. Immune System Modulation
Enzymes are immune modulators. They are also known as biological response modifiers. That is they work to increase or decrease the immune function. When the immune system is running low we become susceptible to infectious disease, when it’s cranked up too high then the system creates antibodies that attack its own tissues as are seen in the auto immune diseases of MS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Lupus. Here the enzymes will tone down immune function and eat away at the antibodies the immune system is making to attack its bodies own tissue.
4. Blood Pressure
It is true that stress will elevate the blood pressure for as long as the stress is there and salt can lead to elevated blood volume when other factors are present but for it to stay up without the presence of these to factors there are two main reasons for high blood pressure: Encroaching glomerulosclerosis, and Peripheral vascular resistance to blood flow.
Glomerulosclerosis is a result of damage to the glomerula from inflammation caused by toxins and/or pathogens. Crystals can cause physical damage as well. The result of this over time is a decrease in the filtration rate of the kidneys. The body tries to keep this filtration rate constant and does this by increasing the blood pressure. Eating away at this scar tissue by the proteolytic enzymes will bring about a steady decrease in blood pressure.
For good health the kidneys need a constant level of fluid flow in and out. Obstruction causes kidney damage i.e. stones. Reduced inflow to the kidney through dehydration, not drinking enough filtered water, high alcohol consumption or the use of drugs that reduce inflow will cause kidney damage. The drugs in question are common over the counter drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxin, relafin, Viox, Celebrex, and the entire class of Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID). The side effects cause kidney damage and kidney failure. This damage results in scar tissue to develop. When scaring is severe enough the Glomerulus dies. When enough of the glomeruli die you get kidney failure and you're dead! 20,000 Americans die from the side effects of the NSAID class of over the counter and prescription drugs, mostly from kidney failure, the rest from liver toxicity or intestinal hemorrhage!
The second cause of high blood pressure is Peripheral Vascular resistance. In this condition the micro blood vessels in the arms and legs block with plugs of fibrin (scar tissue material). This is the same stuff that creates the latticework for arteriosclerotic plaque that grows in the larger arteries. As we age and decrease our physical activity many miles of these tiny blood vessels get plugged up. We no longer need to bring as much blood in high volumes to all of the working areas of the arms and legs because the muscular demand is no longer there! There is just enough blood flow in and out to keep the area alive but not much else. The ancient admonition to "Use it or lose it" is working in full force here. Having the tiny micro circulation plugged up is like having only one water tap open in the house, the pressure of the water coming out of that tap is high. But what happens if you open wide all the taps in the house? The pressure at the first tap goes down!
Fibrinolytic systemic enzymes, will eat away at both the fibrosis building up in the blood vessels (all of them from the tiny capillaries to the major arteries), and the scar tissue accruing on the Glomeruli. Precious Enzymes are the strongest fibrinolytic systemic enzymes available today. Adding garlic, magnesium and Rose hips to the diet will help to open the blood vessels and keep the vascular walls strong.
5. Blood Cleansing
Enzymes will help all of the following in the bloodstream:
Stimulate the Immune System
Shatter Crystalline Deposits
Breaking up Cholesterol Deposits
Increase the White Blood Cell size and activity
Assimilate and Eliminate Toxins
Increase the surface area of the red blood cell... making it possible to carry more oxygen to all parts of the body.
Break up and dissolve Uric Acid Crystals
Raise T-Cell activity and production
The blood is constantly being cleaned by the liver and kidneys. Metabolic waste and cellular debris build up. All of this material is supposed to be cleared by the liver on its "first pass", or the first time it goes through but given the sluggish and near toxic or toxic states of everyone's liver these days that seldom happens. If not removed by the liver we get thick toxic
blood which further reduces the ability to transport oxygen, nutrients and remove waste build up. Excess fibrin is the main cause of thick blood and the enzymes reduce the fibrin to a level that keeps the blood at the correct consistency and at the same time the liver uses the enzymes to get rid of the necrotic tissue and toxic metabolic waste. The effect of cleansing the blood in this way has amazing benefits. Dark field microscopy shows that within ½ Hr the blood has markedly improved its ability to flow around the body and deliver oxygen and nutrients is enhanced. We can feel our cold extremities warm up and energy levels rise.
Taking a systemic enzyme like Precious Enzymes takes a load off of the liver by 1: Cleaning excess fibrin from the blood and reducing the stickiness of blood cells. These two actions minimize the leading causes of stroke and heart attack causing blood clots. 2: Breaking dead material down small enough that it can immediately pass into the bowel. 3: Cleanse the FC receptors on the white blood cells improving their function and availability to fight off infection.
Serrapeptase is definitely clot-busting, and it is this property that makes it so useful in treating cardiovascular disease. Dr. Hans Nieper has found that only three 5 mg tablets of serrapeptase daily for 12 to 18 months are sufficient to remove fibrous blockages from constricted coronary arteries, as confirmed in many of his patients by ultrasound examination.
Since 95 to 99 percent of pain is due to inflammation proteolytic enzymes are very effective in reducing it. They do this by cleaving inflammatory mediators such as the kinins and prostaglandins which directly stimulate the pain receptors. They support the breakdown of plasma proteins and immune complexes which stem from the tissues by cleaving them directly and by stimulating their phagocytosis. The reduction of oedema which results leads to a relief of pressure.
Serrapeptase is both anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting and can melt through existing fibrous deposits
Immunologists, as well as the general public, use the term allergy in several different ways. An allergy is a harmful immune response elicited by an antigen that is not itself intrinsically harmful. Examples: The windblown pollen released by grass has no effect on some people, but produces hay fever in others. Antigens that trigger allergies are often called allergens.
Four different immune mechanisms can result in allergic responses.
1. Immediate Hypersensitivities. These occur quickly after exposure to the allergen. They are usually mediated by antibodies of the IgE class, i.e. hay fever, asthma and hives.
2. Antibody-Mediated Cytotoxicity. Cell damage caused by antibodies directed against cell surface antigens which is a form of autoimmunity. Examples: Hemolytic disease, Myasthenia gravis.
3. Immune Complex Disorders. Damage caused by the deposit in the tissues of complexes of antigen and their antibodies. Examples: Serum sickness, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
4. Cell-Mediated Hypersensitivities. These reactions are mediated by CD4+ T cells. Examples: The rash produced following exposure to poison ivy. Because it takes a day or two for the T cells to mobilize following exposure to the antigen, these responses are called delayed type hypersensitivities ( DTH). Those, like poison ivy, that are caused by skin contact with the antigen are also known as contact. Certain autoimmune diseases, including Type 1 diabetes mellitus, Multiple sclerosis, and Rheumatoid arthritis are caused by this mechanism.
These immune system mediated reactions are due to exogenous proteins and proteolytic systemic enzymes will remove them.
It is important to know that fever is health. The common cold and flu when accompanied by fever is a process where by the bodies immune system is fully activated. Energy is taken away from day to day stuff and diverted to healing, detuning and the destruction of tumors and cancer cells. This is why we feel tired and need to rest. So to heal properly don’t soldier on! REST! It is also very important not to suppress this natural process. Temperature and pain reducing drugs stop the body’s natural healing mechanism! Dr. Ulrich Abel proved that cancer is much more prevalent among elderly individuals, who over a longer period of time had not developed a real fever during the course of a common cold.
Tumor cells want to survive. By understanding how they do this we are able to kill the cancer. Broadly speaking cancer needs an environment that its happy in. Low pH, sticky blood, low oxygen, free from threat (dysfunctional immune system), and high toxic load (it is thought that a cell mutates so it can survive the toxic environment) all contribute to cancer formation and growth. Cancer is also smart. It has various surface structures that make it unrecognizable to the immune system. The tumor is capable of releasing substances that act as decoys and paralyze the immune system.
Dr. John Beard, Dr. Ernst Krebs, Jr., and Dr. Dean Burk found that the cancer cell is coated with a protein (fibrin) lining and that it is this protein lining (or covering) that prevents the body’s normal defenses from getting to the cancer cell. They found that, if you can dissolve the protein lining from around the cancer cell, the body’s normal defenses, the leukocytes (white blood cells), will destroy the cancer cell.
This coating is like a camouflage. It allows the cancer to spread and invade the surrounding tissue. Secretions from the tumor make the blood sticky which hinders the immune system from getting to the tumor. The fibrin also acts like a mask to hide the cell surface markers from the immune system, like camouflage, so the cancer won’t be recognized.
Proteolytic enzymes digest the fibrin coating the tumor. They also remove fibrin and other proteins from the blood and the blood flows freely without the stickiness. The result is an exposed tumor, it can’t spread, the immune cells can get to the cancer and enzymes can get to the cancer.
The tumor cells are capable of releasing large numbers of cell surface molecules which are seen by the immune system as antigens. Antibodies combine with the antigens to form immune complexes. If these immune complexes are large in number they will inhibit the immune cells from attacking the cancer. The immune system also becomes confused and doesn’t know who to go after.
With a healthy immune system the tumor and cancer cells are destroyed by Natural Killer cells, Macrophages, cytoclastic lymphocytes, cell messenger weapons, and Tumor Necrosis Factor.
Proteolytic enzymes will increase the tumoricidal feature of natural killer cells and macrophages by 12 fold! Likewise cytotoxic T-Lymphocytes, which are able to penetrate the tumor sticky coating and destroy the cancer cell inside, are activated.
Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) normally binds to receptors on the cancer cell wall. This allows it to destroy the cancer cell. The cancer cell is smart and releases the antigens much like an F15 fighter plane deploys aluminum bits during an evasive maneuver and the heat seeking missile goes after the decoy. The effect of this is that TNF binds to free floating antigens and not on the cancer cell so that it can’t exert the necrosis effect on the cancer cells. Being free floating these TNF + antigen complexes bind to one another rendering them even more ineffective. Proteolytic enzymes will break up these immune complexes and free the TNF to now go after the antigens on the cancer cell wall.
TNF is also capable, along with other cytokines, of initiating the inflammatory response and fever is developed. This fever stimulates the immune system into much greater activity.
Another important function of the enzymes is to stop metastasis. Some cancer cells are able to detach from the tumor, or develop on their own, and find there way into the blood stream. By way of special adhesion molecules such as vitronectin and CD44 the cancer cell is able to adhere to the inner wall of vessels (blood and lymph). The cancer cell penetrates through and invades into the surrounding tissue and develops. Enzymes alter or hinder the development of the receptors responsible for this metastasis. Thus there is no binding to the vessel wall and the cell can’t invade into the tissue.
It should also be noted here that the excessive development of fibrin has been made responsible for this phenomenon and for the adhesion of the cancer cell. Proteolytic enzymes, as proved by Dr Lucia Desser, stop this adhesion by preventing the formation of vitronectin. Dr Rudolf Kunze proved that enzymes alter the CD44 receptor which inhibited adhesion to vessel walls. The enzymes digest fibrin and further hinder the adhesion process.
Enzyme therapy is an effective safe alternative cancer treatment by reversing the tumor from malignant to benign, by inducing apoptosis in tumor cells, by breaking down the tumor, by eliminating toxins and cancer cells, by restoring body functions, by strengthening the body and the immune system (which is done by breaking the circulating immune complexes by activating the natural killer cells and the T-cells, and also by inducing mediators and cytokines, such as TNF), by reversing the internal environment from the conditions (anaerobic, acidic pH, sticky blood) favorable to cancer cells, to a healthy environment.
To win with cancer we have to first completely eliminate the cancer part of the tumor, then to change the internal environment in which cancer happens and grows, and strengthen the defense mechanism so that it will detect and destroy any mutated cell and then cancer can’t return. Enzyme therapy facilitates this change by restoring the environment to a healthy state; Precious Enzymes contain proteolytic enzymes which break down the tumor, destroy cancer cells, toxins, discover the receptors which facilitate the reaction of recognition, and provides more energy to fight the good fight.
To get rid of cancer we must restore the body’s internal environment: This includes
1. Blood pH to be slightly alkaline, eliminate body wastes & toxins, restore intestinal bacteria balance, strengthen the immune system, improve digestion and facilitate excretion
2. Blood purification by eliminating wastes, de-compose toxins, maintain right blood pH and fluidity, and facilitate blood circulation. With good blood circulation, cancer cells have no place to hide and cannot reproduce, then there is a greater chance the cancer will be spotted by the immune system. Also when blood flows easily, it can transport oxygen and nutrients to cells. As we all know according to Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg, cancer cells cannot live in an oxygen rich environment.
3. Increase oxygen levels: mild exercise, cell food, breathing exercises.
4. Cell revival: Enzymes can reverse tumors from malignant to benign. Enzymes can induce apoptosis in tumor cells. Enzymes also create new cells in place of cancer cells after the cancer cell has been eliminated.
5. Emotional resolution. Dr Hamer clearly and empirically shows that cancer is a result of an emotional conflict that one has not resolved.
6. Good nutrition.
With enzymes we stimulate our own natural healing force to fight cancer while changing the abnormal conditions (anaerobic, acidic pH and toxicity), that allow cancer to grow in an environment (aerobic, alkaline and toxic free), where normal cells thrive. Louis Pasteur said before he died: "The germ is nothing, the terrain is everything"!
9. Wound Healing
Proteolytic enzymes have been used to promote wound healing and surgical recovery. Although a surgical operation is for the good of the patient, it is still an aggressive act to our body. Those patients who receive enzymatic treatment before and after surgery will have some important advantages. They will get out of bed in less time, thrombosis risk will be less, the patients are happier, and the pains will ease earlier, during surgery the operation field will be better and the wounds will heal faster with less scarring.
Sports injuries heal better, recovery to full function is greatly increased, nagging injuries will go away and athletes suffer from fewer injuries.
In studies made at the University of Guadalajara, Dr Solorzano has used enzymes not only to treat sports injuries but also to prevent them. Players took enzymes before playing their sports, when they become injured; the injuries heal in a significantly shorter time period. Some times it is almost half of the regular time.
Karate fighters experience considerable injuries so doctors chose them as a test group for a double blind study using oral enzymes and placebos. Those taking enzymes 3 times a day in advance of the events healed 50% quicker.
The German Olympic team doctors conducted similar tests with all types of athletes. The results were comparable for 82% of the players, and soreness from strenuous events was considerably less.
Professor Raas at the University of Innsbruck, who is responsible for the health of Austrian athletes in the Winter Olympic Games, also confirmed those findings. He stated that, "A good portion of the success achieved by the athletes under his care would not have been possible without enzymes". He advises even casual athletes to take enzymes daily to lessen the effects of potential injury.
Another benefit of enzymes is that they regulate your metabolism, the less enzymes in your body the lower your energy level. Those with chronic fatigue can improve with enzymes. Doctors elsewhere have found that oral enzymes, taken prior to surgery accelerate healing, allowing patients to leave the hospital quicker and resume normal routines sooner.
10. Virus killers
The proteolytic enzymes kill viruses, they do this by digesting the protein layer that protects the virus and also allows the virus to invade the host cell wall. With this protein layer removed the virus is a sitting duck for the immune system. The problem with vaccination based treatment for virus infection, aside from the dangers of vaccination, is the virus is able to mutate faster than we can produce vaccinations and we already have the virus infection before we can make the vaccination. So it’s a bit like the horse has already bolted. Isoprinosine is the most powerful antiviral agent. It stops the exterior protein of the virus from binding with the cell wall and thus invading the cell and using the cells DNA so that it can replicate itself. Large doses of systemic enzymes will achieve the same result. Most people who get sick from colds and flues each year comment on how they don’t suffer as much as they used to and eventually stop getting colds and flues altogether.
Recent Japanese patents even suggest that oral serrapeptase may help treat or prevent such viral diseases as AIDS and Hepatitis B and C.
In 1964, Dr. Robert Dorrer tested 24 patients suffering from shingles with oral enzymes, within three days the pain ceased and the blisters started healing. Dr. Wilhelm Bartsch began a double-blind study using enzymes and the then current drug prescribed for shingles. Half way through the study he abandoned the drug for ethical reasons because all those taking the enzymes were significantly improved in a short time. Dr. Michael Klein did a double-blind study with oral enzymes and the drug acylovir. He concluded that both were equally effective, but the enzymes prevented the reoccurrence of neuralgia, had no side effects and cost much less!
Precious Enzymes have the strongest protein eating effect of any enzyme due to its proprietary blend of Peptizyme SP, Proteases and Serratia peptidase content and will be of help in combating viruses.
Fibrosis is scar tissue and most doctors learn in anatomy that it is fibrosis that eventually kills us all, so by increasing enzymes we slow the aging process. Human Growth Hormone will facilitate this process but they won’t let us have it. The next best thing, which helps our bodies to produce HGH, is Youth Formula.
As you age, the reduced ability of your body to produce the required amounts of enzymes from their limited sources in foods makes you more vulnerable to illness and disease and you age faster.
Tests have shown that 70 year old people have about half the enzymes of 20 year olds. Once illness or infection have invaded, the older body works overtime struggling to produce enzymes the immune system needs to overcome the problem. Often it cannot produce enough and chronic disease sets in, such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, etc. Over 200 other diseases result from worn out or defective gene controlled enzymes such as: high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, circulatory problems, diabetes, tuberculosis, psoriasis, dermatitis, prostatitis, cirrhosis, hepatitis, pruritis, cholecystitis, rheumatism, edema, varicose veins, sores, pancreatitis, etc.
The lower the enzyme levels in your body the lower your energy level.
13. Arthrosclerosis (Plaque in blood vessels)
Serrapeptase’s most spectacular applications are in reversing cardiovascular disease. In fact, serrapeptase appears so effective in unblocking carotid arteries that one researcher—Dr. Hans Nieper, the late, internist from Hanover, Germany—called it a "miracle" enzyme.
14 Weight Loss and Metabolism
Lipase is an enzyme that aids the body in breaking down fats and removing fats from storage. Without this enzyme, fat builds up where we don’t want it, especially in the arteries, the fats in the arteries contribute to cholesterol and arteriosclerosis.
Dr. David Galton tested over-weight people; he found that every one of them was lacking enzymes in their fatty tissue. In an experiment with pigs, one group was fed only raw potatoes, the other cooked, the group eating raw lost weight, the group eating cooked gained weight. This clearly shows the effect of enzymes on weight because even though potatoes are high in enzyme content, cooking destroys the enzymes.
Enzymes are necessary for the adequate functioning of our whole metabolism in our body, every part of it is related to all the rest, that is that even one tiny disturbance, bio-chemically speaking, can result in a complete imbalance. Diseases are the consequence of this disorder.
Many pharmaceutical drugs used today are enzymatic inhibitors, such as cytostatics, antibiotics, steroids, etc. These medicines have different adverse side effects, it would be better to help our body to react, instead of inhibiting it. After many years of experience in analysis and pharmaceutical areas, it was thought that these powerful enzymes could be used in the therapeutic field. Enzymatic therapy is applied to alleviate disturbances in the metabolism, that is, impairments in the functions of the organs and to repair genetic faults to bring about correction to problems.
It is not the purpose of this article to discuss the role of enzymes in digestion but does deserve a mention. This does not put digestion in a position of lessor importance. On the contrary, digestion is critical for introducing nutrients into the body. Dr Bernard Jenson, who was the founder of iridology in America, came up with the slogan "death starts in the colon". In the intestinal track and colon, undigested proteins putrefy, undigested carbohydrates ferment and undigested fats turn rancid. When the stool has a foul odor, we are having digestive problems.
If the food is not digested properly it will cause inflammation and putrefaction. This will lead to the build up of mucoid plaque which inhibits absorption and allows parasites and unfriendly bacteria and fungus to thrive. Allergies and food intolerances also result and finally, cancer of the bowel. If we have the friendly bacteria and a good supply of enzymes most of our digestive problems are solved. Poor diet also plays a significant role and needs to be understood properly.
It has been noted that the systemic enzymes, after completing their job in the body, improve digestion on their way out. They help problems like constipation/diarrhoea, bad breath, allergy, food intolerance, malabsorption, leaky gut, haemorrhoids, Crohn’s disease, and diverticulitis.
We can say that in spite of the different foods we eat, they all are made of carbohydrates, proteins and fat. To be able to transform these three basic food substances into nutrients, so that our body can take advantage of them, we also need three groups of enzymes; the proteolytic, enzymes (proteases), degraders of proteins, the lipolytic enzymes (lipases), degraders of fat and the amilolytic enzymes (amylases), degraders of carbohydrates.
Enzymes not only break down foods, they also play a specific role in the process of absorption of substances. There are several enzymes that are essential as transporters of the nutrient substances.
Vitamins and Minerals
These are the co-enzymes that make the enzymes work. Many people complain that the vitamin and/or mineral supplement doesn’t work; now we know why. We need the enzymes. This is why mineral deficiencies impact so much on our health. Magnesium activates some 2,600 enzymes, Zinc 600. Wow, that’s a lot of activity. Because of the way we grow food, store the food, process the food, and finally cook the food, enzymes, vitamins and mineral become deficient, picking food before it is ripe is also part of the problem, many nutrients are manufactured by the plant in its last stages of ripening. I realise this is a logistics problem of how do we get our food to market before it spoils but none the less it results in food that is not all it should be, maybe we need to grow some food in our own back yard! These deficiencies have taken 3 generations to become pandemic and now even the blind can see it.
Just for interest, David Blume was able to feed 400 people from 5 acres, indefinitely. He proved that we don’t need to broad acre farm to provide for all our food requirements. He has also proved that alcohol as fuel is cheaper by far, than petrol and decreases carbon emissions!
Absorbs released amino acids, selectively locates the desired amino acids, repairs muscles and boosts energy levels. It is useful for body builders to achieve leaner body mass as well as protein utilization sufferers.
Clinical studies show that Peptizyme SP induces fibrinolytic, anti-inflammatory and anti-edemic (prevents swelling and fluid retention) activity in a number of tissues and that its anti-inflammatory effects are superior to other proteolytic enzymes. Besides reducing inflammation, one of Peptizyme SP's most profound benefits is reduction of pain due to its ability to block the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissues. Physicians throughout Europe and Asia have recognized the anti-inflammatory and pain-blocking benefits of this naturally occurring substance and are using it in treatment as an alternative to Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs. It helps digest fat and reduce deposits of adipose and cholesterol, useful for people with a high fat intake.
Serratia peptidase (Serrapeptase)
It is more powerful and has a broader pH range than pancreatic enzymes like Trypsin and Chymotrypsin; it is used as a non toxic pain reliever substitute for (Aspirin or Tylenol), it blocks the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissue. Serrapeptase activates plasmin "the bodies naturally released fibrinolytic enzyme", thins mucus secreted by the mucus membrane (beneficial to sinusitis sufferers) and emulsifies deposits of cholesterol, calcium and fibrin resulting in heart disease. It dissolves the Isoprin bond (protein shell) on viruses rendering the virus useless. Serratia peptidase is particularly beneficial in fibrocystic breast disease as well as upper respiratory tract conditions like sinusitis, bronchitis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease due to its ability to improve the structure and function of the mucus lining.
The anti-inflammatory effect is believed to involve degradation of inflammatory mediators, suppression of edema, activation of fibrinolysis, reduction of immune complexes (antibody-antigen conglomerates), and proteolytic modification of cell-surface adhesion molecules which guide inflammatory cells to their targets. (Such adhesion molecules are known to play an important role in the development of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.) It’s also thought that the analgesic effect of proteolytic enzymes is due to their cleavage of bradykinin, a messenger molecule involved in pain signaling. However, according to another theory, peptidases such as trypsin may be acting not as anti-inflammatory agents but rather as accelerants of the inflammatory process, thereby shortening its duration. Whatever the mechanism, many studies of proteolytic enzymes over the years have demonstrated their effectiveness in relieving pain and inflammation independently of steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Protease breaks down proteins. Without proper protein digestion a whole host of health problems can develop. Some of these are allergies, leaky gut syndrome, toxic gut, and even some skin diseases like psoriasis. Also the proteases play a very large part in keeping the intestine free of yeast (including Candida), bacteria, protozoa and other parasites. Bromelain is an excellent protein digester and is able to work both in the stomach and small intestine.
Bromelain: (Proteolytic Protein digesting enzyme) derived from pineapple
Reduces pain associated with arthritis. Acts as an anti-coagulant or blood thinning agent. Acts with the body to activate the bodies own natural immune response. Anti-inflammatory properties show promising results for patients with rheumatic disorders. Effective for dermatological conditions characterized by inflammation and pruritis. May be beneficial for those suffering from sepsis, autoimmune disorders, and protein utilization deficiencies.
Papain: (Proteolytic Protein digesting enzyme) derived from papaya
Aids digestion, reduces flatulence gas/bloating, diarrhea, and cramps. Helps keep skin healthy and soft. Has anti-inflammatory properties known to reduce pain/stiffness of arthritis. Speeds healing of bruises and other tissue injuries
Carbohydrates are one of the three major food groups needed for proper nutrition. Amylase is the digestive enzyme needed to digest carbohydrates. If carbohydrates are not properly broken down before they are absorbed, serious health consequences can occur, for example; chronic watery diarrhea.
Lactase is the enzyme in the small intestine that digests lactose (the naturally occurring sugar in milk). A few children and many people after childhood do not produce sufficient lactase, resulting in impaired ability to digest milk. These people are lactose intolerant and often suffer from symptoms including cramps, gas, and diarrhea.
Lipase is an enzyme that is used by the body to break down dietary fats into an absorbable form. When lipase levels are insufficient to break down dietary fats, greasy, light-colored stools ensue; this condition is called steatorrhea. When added to a meal as a supplement, it digests dietary fat, relieving the gallbladder, liver and the pancreas, which would otherwise need to produce the requisite enzymes. Protein absorption from fatty foods such as fish or seeds can be improved by incorporating supplemental lipase enzymes in the diet.
Rutin: (Non Enzyme "Flavanoid")
Strengthen capillaries and connective tissue. Effective at reducing inflammation. Anti-histamine and antiviral properties. Effective at protecting blood vessels. Increases wound healing in laboratory studies.
Amla: (Non Enzyme) derived from Indian Gooseberry
Richest and best source of vitamin C which is a powerful anti-oxidant. Contains tannic acid, glucose, cellulose and calcium. Useful for stomach ailments. Effective antipyretic (fever reducer). Effective as a nerve, brain and hair tonic. Beneficial to anemic individuals. Helps balance hyperacidity and balance PH levels. Beneficial to those with gynecological problems and epistaxis (nosebleeds).
Enzymes the missing link!
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