How Systemic Enzymes Work
What do the enzymes do if they aren’t digesting your food?
When you take enzymes, specifically protease or proteolytic enzymes, on an empty stomach, instead of the protease helping to digest the protein from your meal, the enzymes will enter your bloodstream to support the circulatory system, the immune system and work to support overall detoxification. The better the blood flow and the healthier your circulatory system, the better the detoxification. This type of enzyme use is called “systemic enzyme supplementation.” The use of systemic enzymes is great for healthy individuals, but can provide additional support for those with compromised immune systems.
Some conditions that may be exacerbated by undigested proteins and food particles in your body are leaky gut, arthritis, fibromyalgia, CFS, allergies, to name just a few.
Systemic Enzyme Joint/Inflamation Support
The human body naturally protects vulnerable organs and tissues from greater damage following an injury. It has the ability to initiate the chemical processes that heal the body and promote recovery. However, millions of people suffer from persistent levels of internal imbalance, which can cause discomfort that never seem to end. Healthcare practitioners are increasingly convinced that unhealthy imbalance is at the center of many health conditions.
When considering joint disorders, discomfort is a serious concern as it is known to worsen their symptoms. Chronic progression of symptoms is localized in the joint capsule upon movement and reducing the functionality of the appendage. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to bone degeneration and/or a build-up of fibrin – a protein molecule accumulate around damaged tissue -within the affected joint. Relieving the discomfort is a crucial part of joint health maintenance.
Given the relative commonality of joint-related discomfort, many turn to readily available over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen for relief. While these drugs are effective for initial symptoms, they do not encourage the repair of damaged tissue. In fact, with prolonged use, they can even cause additional damage to the body.