Enzymes are protein molecules which carry a vital energy factor needed for every chemical action and reaction that occurs in our body. There are several thousand different enzymes found in the human body. These enzymes can combine with co-enzymes to form nearly 100,000 various chemicals that enable us to see, hear, feel, move, digest food and think. Every organ, every tissue, and all the 100 trillion cells in our body depend upon the reaction of enzymes and their energy factor. Nutrition cannot be explained without describing the part that enzymes play. Enzymes are the single biggest contributing factor to health and longevity.
Simply stated nutrition is the body’s ability to consume the 45 known nutrients in their proper amounts; digest these nutrients; absorb these nutrients; carry these nutrients into the cells; metabolize these nutrients; and eliminate the waste. Eating foods containing these elements (along with their enzymes) in their proper amounts will normally ensure good nutrition. Enzymes are responsible for digestion, absorption, transporting, metabolizing, and eliminating the waste of these nutrients. Again, every organ, every tissue, and all the 100 trillion cells in our body depends upon the reaction of enzymes and their energy factor.
The "energy factor" is the energy that triggers or starts the chemical reactions between enzymes. This "energy factor" is separate and distinct from the chemical make-up of the enzymes itself. A good example of this energy factor can be seen by placing a raw bean into a pot of boiling water. The cooked bean will fail to sprout. It’s life force (“energy factor”) has been taken away from it. Science tells us that only living organisms can make enzymes possessing this "energy factor". Chemicals that serve as catalysts work by chemical action only, while enzymes function by both biological and chemical action. Catalysts do not contain the “energy factor” which is measured as a kind of radiant energy which enzymes emit. The "energy factor" of enzymes has never been synthesized. Simply stated the energy factor is the "electricity" that makes the light bulb (the enzyme) work.
No. Astraxyme is a composition of vegetable based Enzymes.
Supplemental enzymes are enzymes that have been extracted in some manner, from either plant or animals, and are given in addition to a normal diet. Pepsin (an enzyme that digests proteins) was the first enzyme used by doctors to help with protein digestion. Pepsin was extracted from the stomach of pigs and requires a very low pH to be used by the body. It is best used in skin products for exfoliation of the skin and for meat tenderizers. Another enzyme supplement was made from the pancreas of slaughterhouse animals, which could not only digest proteins, but carbohydrate and fats as well. However, the pancreatic enzymes work best in an alkaline medium, which is present in the duodenum. Pancreatic enzymes will not work in the acidic stomach and cannot perform predigestion. There is little need to take these supplemental enzymes for digestion purposes. In order for supplemental enzymes to work they must be able to help with predigestion in the upper stomach (fundus). The Japanese have developed a method for extracting protease, amylase, cellulase and lipase enzymes from fungi which work throughout the entire digestive system. Although there are hundreds of varieties of aspergilli, the strains (Aspergillus Oryzae and Aspergillus Niger) used in the fermentation of plant enzymes have been tested to be free of mycotoxins. Extracts of these enzymes are dried into powders and put into capsules. These enzymes should be taken with a meal if predigestion is to be most effective. The reason for this is if you wait until finishing the meal, you delay the action of the enzymes on the food.