How Do Enzymes Work?

Enzymes are proteins in living organisms that catalyze most chemical reactions or even permit reactions that otherwise would not happen, while the enzymes themselves end up unchanged. Enzymes therefore are catalysts and can act repeatedly doing the same thing.

Enzymes are responsible for every bodily function. Even thinking requires enzymes. All living organisms (bacteria, fungi, plants, animals) manufacture high amounts of different enzymes. There are two primary classes of enzymes: metabolic and digestive.

Metabolic Enzymes

Metabolic enzymes are responsible for the structuring, repair and remodeling of every cell and tissue. The body is stressed to supply sufficient enzymes for optimal health.

Digestive Enzymes

Digestive enzymes function as biological catalysts in our food, helping to break down protein (proteinases), carbohydrates (amylases) and fats (lipases).

Proteases

Medizym contains proteases, which refers to a group of enzymes whose catalytic function is to hydrolyze (breakdown) peptide bonds of proteins. They are also called proteolytic enzymes or proteinases. Examples of proteases include: bromelain, chymotrypsin, lumbrokinase, nattokinase, papain, pepsin, Seaprose, trypsin, serrapeptidase, or subtilisin. Raw and fermented foods like honey, vegetables, fruits and yogurt provide proteolytic enzymes, which may be absorbed internally.

Bromelain

One of the key enzymes in Medizym is bromelain, derived from the pineapple plant. Known as Ananas comosus, bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme which has been known chemically since 1876. Pineapple has been used as a medicinal plant in several native cultures. The pineapple plant is shown to contain distinct cystein proteinases. Two major proteinases present in extracts of the plant are, the stem bromelain found in the stem and the fruit bromelain found in the fruit. Two additional cystein proteinases are only in the stem: ananain and comosain. Stem bromelain, fruit bromelain and ananain are immunologically distinct.

Papain

Papain is a mixture of proteolytic enzymes (protein cleaving enzymes) derived from the juice of the unripe fruit of the tropical plant Carica papaya, commonly known as Papaya.

Trypsin and Chymotrypsin

Trypsin, chymotrypsin and the enzyme mixture pancreatin are actual pancreatic-sourced enzymes that are porcine and calf derived.

Rutin

Also known as rutosid, quercetin-3-rutinoside or sophorin, rutin is a citrus bioflavonoid found in buckwheat and the fruit of the Fava D'Anta tree from Brazil and other sources. In Medizym, rutin is of Sophora japonica origin. Rutin strengthens the capillaries, and therefore can reduce the symptoms of hemophilia. It also may help to prevent a common unpleasant-looking venous edema of the legs. Rutin, as ferulic acid, can reduce the cytotoxicity of oxidized LDL cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. Unofficially, the major researchers involved with Medizym consider rutin to be a synergist to the other enzymes, perhaps improving systemic circulation and helping them to reach their target sites, playing a synergizing role.

Healthy support for your body

Think of Medizym as healthy support in addition to what your treating doctor might recommend. That's really how it is often best used.


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