Systemic Enzyme Therapy
Systemic enzyme therapy utilizes enzyme supplementation to increase the enzymes throughout the body to assist in restoring the body to health.
Enzymes are the essential building blocks of life. They are key to the body’s ability to properly digest and benefit from the food we eat, and they provide the energy we use to rebuild muscles, cells, nerves, tissue, bone, and glands. As such, these enzymes spark the chemical reactions responsible for breathing, digestion, growth, reproduction, and most other body functions.
Dr. Max Wolf, M.D., who researched enzymes and hormones at Columbia University from the 1930's through the 1960's, determined that enzyme production diminishes in humans after age 27. While humans have historically supplemented their enzyme levels by consuming fresh, raw foods, modern preservation and preparation techniques often destroy the enzymes these foods contain. Combined, these conditions create an enzyme deficiency that causes our bodies and normal body functions to break down.
What does this mean? It means we must supplement our diets with systemic enzymes – those that offer system-wide benefits – just as we supplement the vitamins, minerals, and herbs that are essential for good health.
Healthcare professionals in Europe and Asia have long prescribed systemic enzyme supplements to restore enzyme levels and promote natural healing. Systemic enzymes’ lack of toxicity has made them popular all-natural alternative to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) thought by many to be at the root of serious health concerns. (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), January 22, 2004, Press Release - FDA Launches Consumer Campaign on Safe Use of OTC Pain Products, Additional material at www.fda.gov/cder/drug/analgesics/.
Besides their use as an anti-inflammatory, they are also recommended to help remove scar tissue and excess fibrin in the blood, modulate immune function, and fight viruses. Systemic enzyme therapy is believed by many to help sufferers of arthritis, fibromyalgia, arteriosclerosis, autoimmune disorders, traumatic injuries, fibroids, and other conditions.
The statements made herein are the opinion of the author. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Patients with illness should visit their healthcare provider for a full evaluation.