The January ALTRUM Focus featured Ultra Daily Enzymes, our most comprehensive digestive enzyme formula. This issue brings you more information on the need for digestive enzymes and introduces systemic enzymes that help the body function at its best.
Q: Why are enzymes needed?
A: Enzymes play an essential role in every function in the human body, including eating, digestion, breathing, kidney and liver function, reproduction and elimination.
Q: What do enzymes do?
A: An enzyme is a bio-catalyst — something that makes something else work or work faster. Without enzymes the chemical reactions that make up our life would be too slow for life as we know it. (Like sap slowly running down a tree in winter). For life to run normally as we understand it, enzymes are essential to speed up the reactions.
Q: Why should ALTRUM enzyme supplements be taken?
A: There are enzymes made by the body, but raw, unprocessed foods also contain enzymes that assist with digestion. However, due to modern food production methods, many foods are depleted of their natural enzymes through cooking and processing. Therefore we need to resupply our enzymes daily.
Q: Why does ALTRUM have different enzymes in the digestive formula?
A: There are three classes of digestive enzymes: proteases, needed to digest protein; lipases, needed to digest fat; and amylases, needed to digest carbohydrates. ALTRUM dietary enzymes also provide lactase needed to break down milk sugars, alpha-galactosidase to break
down legumes (beans) and cruciferous vegetables, and cellulase needed to digest fiber and help absorb nutrients from fruits and vegetables and more.
Q: What is the difference between systemic enzymes and digestive enzymes?
A: As you have read here, digestive enzymes are complex proteins involved in digestion that stimulate chemical changes to digest food. Systemic enzymes are those that operate not just for digestion but throughout the body in every system and organ.
Q: How do the enzymes in ALTRUM Longevity Enzymes help balance inflammation in the body?
A: Systemic enzymes are the first line of defense against out of control inflammation. Inflammation is a natural reaction of the immune system to an irritation. The enzymes in ALTRUM Longevity Enzymes help balance the body’s inflammatory process and struggle against oxidation caused by processed foods, stress, environment and more. *
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