Enzymedica - Enzyme Defense - 120 Vegetarian Capsules
Enzymedica Enzyme Defense Extra Strength contains an enzyme blend that provides support to purify the body and assist in removing proteins that do not belong in the bloodstream. This allows the immune system to focus on areas of need. Additional enzymes are included to break down excess mucus and promote healthy circulation. The immune system is constantly faced with the challenge of protecting the body from environmental threats. Nearly all threats contain a protein component that the immune system must identify and break down. Enzymes that break down protein (proteolytic) can support this immune process. When the immune system is functioning optimally, systemic health is enhanced.
Enzyme Defense is an improved version of ViraStop. The enhanced formula contains a 60% increase of Serrapeptase (also known as Serratiopeptidase).
The immune system is constantly challenged with protecting the body from environmental threats. Almost all of these threats have a protein component that the immune system must identify and then break down.
Enzymes can break down undigested food protein, cellular debris and proteins that don't belong in the bloodstream. Research has shown that oral proteases, taken as a dietary supplement on an empty stomach, are absorbed and carried into the blood stream where they are bound to plasma proteins known as Alpha-II-macroglobulin.
Enzyme Defense is not an "immune stimulator," rather a supporter of healthy immune function.
Thera-blend is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in specific pH levels, resulting in superior performance in the body. The unique Enzyme Defense formula includes Enzymedica's protease Thera-blend that helps break down protein intruders in the bloodstream and catalase, an enzyme that provides powerful antioxidant properties. This enzyme neutralizes harmful free radicals. Rounding out the Enzyme Defense formula are Mucolase and serrapeptase. These enzymes digest mucus, encourage healthy circulation, and support systemic health.
When foods are cooked or processed, the enzymes that are naturally in the food are destroyed. Since the modern diet consists primarily of cooked or processed foods, we rely on the digestive enzymes that our bodies manufacture to help us break down our meals.
We all normally produce both metabolic and digestive enzymes. As we age, our bodies produce fewer of the enzymes that we need.
There are many different kinds of enzymes, and they each have a specific purpose. Sometimes people simply have a deficiency of certain types of enzyme. This is why food intolerance's occur. For example, lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase.
The good news is that studies have shown that by supplementing your diet with the right combination of digestive enzymes, you can take meaningful steps to improve and maintain your digestive health. The result may be improved regularity, less digestive discomfort, and better assimilation of vital nutrients.
Advantages of Digestive Enzyme Supplements
Nearly one in three people in the U.S. experience some kind of digestive problem. Though many suffer, few have to. The typical benefits of enzyme supplementation include reduced digestive distress, increased energy and improved regularity.
- Soothe Digestive Distress: When undigested foods travel through the intestines they can irritate and potentially damage the sensitive intestinal wall. Over time, this irritation may reduce our digestive capacity and negatively influence the vital absorption process.
- Increase Energy: According to Yuri Elkaim author of Eating for Energy, in most cases, up to 80% of our body's vital energy is spent on digestion.3 By aiding the breakdown and absorption of foods, you can free up enormous amounts of energy, increasing physical vitality and enhancing energy levels.
- Promote Regularity: Promoting proper digestion may encourage a healthy intestinal environment, and help relieve occasional constipation and irregularity.
As responsible members of the business community, Enzymedica desires to leave the environment better than they found it. At Enzymedica, they understand that there is an emissions footprint associated with their business operations. They partnered with Green Mountain Energy Company in 2009 to take a leadership role in calculating and offsetting 100% of the total calculated carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with their annual electricity, corporate owned vehicles and corporate air travel. Through this process, Enzymedica is taking responsibility for its share of CO2 emissions and has committed to being part of the solution to global warming. By means of these initiatives, Enzymedica's business operations since 2009 have been "carbon neutral."