Digestive Enzymes: Where Do They Come From?

Posted by Laresa Hays on

Crucial for the proper absorption of various nutrients in your food, digestive enzymes are part of the foundation of proper nourishment, a good immune system, and a myriad of other health-related issues. Digestive enzymes break down the various components of your food such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and convert them so they can be absorbed into your body to build new cells.

While your body produces its own enzymes, it’s important to receive enzymes from the food you eat as well. Processed foods are devoid of enzymes and cooking your foods deactivates their natural enzymes, thus making it even more important to keep raw, organic foods a staple of your diet.

Digestive enzymes are the catalyst for proper digestion and getting the most out of your foods. Not only will they make you healthier, they can aid in the prevention of disease and even reduce recovery time from injuries and surgeries. Making sure they are a part of your diet is no different than the steps you’d take if you follow some of our other health-related blogs. Fill your diet with raw, organic fruits and vegetables, maintain a healthy, active lifestyle to increase your metabolism as digestive enzymes help promote metabolic efficiency, and limit your intake of processed foods.

Using probiotics as a complementary means of increasing your enzyme intake is also a great option. PRO EM-1, a revolutionary, daily probiotic, contains a number of microbes that produce digestive enzymes. They include but are not limited to:

•    Lactobacillus casei which is a bacterium that produces the amylase enzyme which aides in the digestion of carbohydrates.

•    Lactobacillus bulgaricus which is a bacterium that produces the lactase enzyme which assists in the digestion of lactose, making it especially helpful for lactose-intolerant people.

•    Saccharomyces cerevisiae which is a type of yeast that produces protease enzymes which help with protein digestion.

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