You’ve probably heard the word “enzymes” before, but in such a vaguely scientific context, and you may not know exactly what they are or how they keep you healthy. As it turns out, there are over 70,000 known enzymes in the human body — an astounding number for sure. Enzymes provide the lubrication by which all chemical processes that take place in the body. Without enzymes, the body could not live. Hand the cells of the body all the protein, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and vitamins you want, but without enzymes, nothing will happen. Think of enzymes as a battery in a flashlight. All the components of a flashlight can be present, but without a battery, the light will not shine. Enzymes used in therapy can be divided into groups: Pancreatic enzymes used in therapy are derived from animal sources, and are used to promote healthy immune and digestive systems. Plant enzymes are sourced from foods, like pineapple and papaya, and work in the digestive system. There are also metabolic enzymes, that build new cells and repair damaged ones throughout the body. What are some benefits of enzyme therapy? Here are four big ones. Better and more efficient digestion.These help to break down the food you eat so you can properly digest it and get the most nutritional value out of it. Digestive enzymes are what most people think of when they think of enzymes, and for good reason: we need them to help break down the food we eat and make nutrients readily available to the body. Without the proper enzymes, undigested food can linger in the colon, where it decays and turns toxic. Digestive enzyme therapy can help with many digestion-related issues, such as gas, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and so on. Plus, therapy will allow you to get the most benefit out of the healthy foods you consume. Reduced Inflammation and Related PainThe proper levels of certain enzymes can actually limit the body’s ability to process agents that cause inflammation. And of course, when inflammation is reduced, the pain associated with inflammation goes away. One enzyme, in particular, that’s good at this is bromelain, and it’s found in pineapples. In addition to eating raw pineapples, taking the enzyme protease, is most helpful for inflammation. Weight RegulationIf you need to lose weight, there is some support for the idea that enzyme therapy can make it easier. Taking supplements of the enzyme lipase can be especially helpful, as it helps to break down and burn fat in the body. Other enzymes can do the same with sugars and proteins. Enzymes can also help you feel full with less food, as your body is getting more nutrition out of what you’re eating. Improved MetabolismIf the body’s metabolism is at its best, many benefits will be realized, all the way from good immunity, thinking more clearly, to disease prevention. As stated above, nothing happens in the cells without enzymes. The average American will eat one raw food only every 7 days. It is no wonder that we have one of the worst health records in the world in spite of our amazing healthcare system. Recently, scientists have discovered a formula for enzyme therapy that is all-natural and cutting-edge. Lab tests and clinical studies revealed exactly which ingredients, in what dosages, work the best. The formula, which has been released to the public, includes the following: * Serrapeptase: Studies have shown that this substance will reduce formation of Fibrin, reduce inflammation, and prevent swelling and fluid retention. * Bromelain: Plant based proteolytic enzyme found in the stem of the pineapple. Used to reduce swelling and pain, aid in digestion, break up and prevent the formation of blood clots and arterial plaque. * Papain: Plant derived enzyme from the Papaya tree. Papain has been used to relieve pain and swelling, reduce fluid retention following trauma and surgery, as a digestive aid, to help relieve skin irritations, treat wounds and sores, and help relieve shingles symptoms. * Amylase: Used in diabetic ketoacidosis, chronic pancreatitis, kidney failure, and more. * Protease: Helps aid digestion, ease arthritis symptoms, improve blood circulation, and more. * Lipase: Digests fat, helps regulate pancreatic enzyme levels, and boosts immune function.