Enzymes are large biological molecules responsible for the millions of chemical interconversions that sustain life. They are highly selective catalysts, greatly accelerating both the rate and specificity of metabolic reactions, from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA.
Most enzymes are proteins, although some catalytic RNA molecules have been identified. Enzymes adopt a specific three-dimensional structure, and may employ organic (e.g. biotin) and inorganic (e.g. magnesium ion) cofactors to assist in catalysis. Almost all chemical reactions in a biological cell need enzymes in order to occur at rates sufficient for life.
Digestive enzymes aid in the digestive process, breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for optimal nutrient absorption, therefore increasing the nutritional value of the foods you eat. They relieve many gastrointestinal (GI) discomforts such as indigestion, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain.
Systemic enzymes play a foundational energetic role in the body by facilitating chemical reactions to maintain and support the body’s bones, tissues, organs, cells, and systems. They aid in the breakdown of excess mucus, fibrin, toxins, and allergens, preventing overgrowth of yeast and assisting liver efficiency and systemic detoxification. Systemic enzymes may reduce inflammation, inhibit viral replication, and enhance immune response, enabling eudaemonic homeostasis.