The AquaSource AFA microalgae are very rich on metabolic enzymes – about 2000 types. They provide the organism with important nutrients. The added enzymes help digestion in the early and pre-digestive phase. They are taken at the beginning of the meal or can be powdered over the food, if it is not hot. The AquaSource enzymes provide sufficient quantities of the usual digestive enzymes, necessary for absorbing the different foods: protease – for protein, amilasis – for carbohydrates, and lipase – for fats. It is very important that they also contain lactase – for better absorption of dairy products. Added also are bromelain and papain. These are proteolytic enzymes, which are extracted from pineapple and papaya. Their positive influence is described in numerous scientific papers – here we will only mention their most important benefits:
- Decrease inflammatory processes
- Decrease pain and hemorrhages from sporting injuries and surgical interventions;
- Shorten the recuperative period and help faster return of many functions;
- Have a positive effect on chronic and sharp sinusitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, muscle cramps, scleroderma;
- Dissolve blood clots in the blood vessels and inhibit precipitation in them, which makes them effective in dealing with stenocardia, tromboflebita, and varicose veins;
- Relieve arterial spasms;
- Improve absorption and tissue penetration of different substances, including some medicaments;
- Help with bad digestion;
The AquaSource enzymes are all from plant sources and are suitable for vegetarians. Their production is no way related to cruelty or violence over animals. Their activity is high and for them to work, they need high stomach acidity, like some digestive enzymes from animals. Using them is an excellent way to improve health. They are recommended as a nutritional protection against:
- A feeling of tiredness after eating;
- A menu mostly containing processed foods;
- Irregular and/or imbalanced diet consisting of fatty and conserved foods, etc.;
- Digestive problems (swelling, pain, gas);
- Babies and children who do not grow enough and do not absorb food well;
- Elderly people whose enzymes are severely decreased;
- People who get sick often or are chronically ill, especially people with digestive disturbances, hormonal imbalance, problems with blood sugar, fatness, high cholesterol, allergies, stress, arthritis and weakened immune system;
- People who quickly want to get rid of toxins;
- Healthy people who want even more energy;
Enzymes – criteria for our health
Enzymes are biocatalysts – special proteins which facilitate the flow of biochemical reactions in the organism. They participate in metabolism and help the body free itself from toxins.
There exist thousands of enzymes, all with a separate function and we cannot exist without them. Enzymes are divided into two main groups: metabolic and digestive.
A person’s energy level is dependent on them. They determine our vitality, life expectancy, speed, and the effectiveness of our metabolism, as well as the organism’s ability to clean itself from toxins. Next time you go dancing or running, remember that not one of your movements would be possible without the help of your enzymes.
The condition of the immune system is also directly dependent on some key enzymes. Children who frequently get sick and adults who are constantly tired, both have in common that their enzymes do not manage to deal with life’s requirements.
Enzyme activity is genetic and with its peculiarity is related to the susceptibility and predisposition towards some illnesses, including cancer. It is known that it is most often related to disruptions in immunity, as well as exaggerated quantities of free radicals. The organisms internal antioxidant system, which has the task of neutralizing free radicals, depends on enzyme availability and activity. Or simply put: if you want to protect yourself from cancer, take care of your enzymes!
On a physical level, defining enzyme activity is the best way for measuring vitality. With age, the activity of some enzymes can decrease up to 20 times or even more! This is why preserving enzymes means prolonging youth.
Along with the food, different substances enter our body. Their absorption requires a few different types of digestive enzymes. Protease digests proteins, amilasis – starch, lipase – fats, and lactase – milk sugar. Part of them get synthesized in the organism, which drains its own chemical energetic resources. Another part is provided from some foods – fresh and raw fruits and vegetables, nut and seed sprouts, fermented foods, bee honey, raw milk, etc.
Cooked foods cannot serve this purpose – enzymes are destroyed by heat. Far before boiling temperature, at 54 degrees C, all kinds of enzyme activity ceases. Conserving, frying, stewing, baking, pasteurizing of milk, microwaving – all of this kills enzymes.
Enzyme depletion: why do we age?
The typical contemporary meal consists mainly of heat processed foods and contains way too many fats, starch and milk produce. This forces the organism to synthesize its own digestive enzymes in an unusually large quantities, which could lead to decreasing its capabilities for producing metabolic enzymes and to overall worsening of health, sleepiness after eating, faster aging and degeneration.
Signs of enzyme depletion coincide with those characteristic of aging – bad skin, wrinkles, lack vitality and liveliness. This means that all processes in the organism don’t flow with the previous speed and effectiveness.
Enzyme depletion has an especially bad reflection on the brain and nervous system. This is owed to stress which requires from us more energy in order to deal with daily life. It is actually a paradox that intellectuals are more endangered by enzyme depletion compared to the rest. The compulsory regular concentration for extensive periods of time with years can reflect negatively on the brain. People with respectable professions such as medics, teachers, dispatchers, directors, people working in shifts, where there is a combination of insufficient sleep and mental fatigue, impose a much higher risk on their brain. When such people become older, diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, or simply sharper symptoms of senility, could occur.
Enzymes and illness
It should be obvious by now how important enzymes are during illness. Appetite is then often decreased, because all of the organism’s power is mobilized on fighting the illness. The intake of cooked food can worsen the person’s condition because it detracts energy toward digestion, when it is needed for battling the illness and regenerating its cells.
Some important branches from contemporary naturopathy are related to enzymes – raw-eating, during which all enzymes necessary for food absorption are taken in; juice healing, during which cleansing of toxins is achieved; curative hunger, during which the eating restrain diverts metabolism towards self-regeneration of damaged cells, organs and systems. Adding digestive enzymes to the food of every person is generally a very good idea. It enhances digestion if it is weakened for one reason or another, and helps metabolism.
The human organism has at its disposal a particular capacity for enzyme production and directs it more in one way or another, depending on its needs. The more energy goes for synthesizing digestive enzymes, the less energy remains for the organism’s other needs.
With the most wide-spread way of eating (with cooked foods) enzyme availability gradually gets depleted. This is one of the reasons, why children, whose menu if often low on enzymes, seem to grow and develop well, but when they become adults can suffer from constipation, blood illnesses, ulcers, arthritis, etc. Other ill conditions, related to aging, are also wholly or partially explained by depletion of enzyme reserves. The intake of imbalanced food, like for example high protein food, also leads to over expenditure of enzymes.
Enzymes and diabetes
A main producer of digestive enzymes in a person’s organism is the pancreas. The same gland produces insulin. It is logical to assume, that if too much of the pancreas’ energy goes toward digestive enzyme production, it would not synthesize enough insulin. Insulin deficiency leads to diabetes. Adding digestive enzymes to the menu can decrease the pressure on the pancreas and it can begin to produce more insulin – this way diabetics’ health condition can significantly improve.
This does not mean that diabetes is treated with enzymes – it is about relieving the pancreas’ work load. On the other hand, when enzymes are added to food it gets absorbed better and pancreatic cells receive richer income of digestive substances. That is why it is recommended that diabetics take one capsule of enzymes with algae with every meal.
Naturally, this applies for people with other chronic illnesses as well – it is always swell for their enzyme energy to be preserved, so it can be directed towards fighting the illness.
Enzymes and healthy people
Every healthy person who eats cooked food has a need for additional intake of digestive enzymes. We shouldn’t be worried for becoming “used to” or “coddled” – this is simply a secure way to raise our energy and sustain our bodies younger and healthier.
Especially high is the enzyme necessity during winter, when as a rule, more cooked and conserved foods are eaten, and fresh fruits and vegetables are not enough. If around the Christmas and New Year holidays, along the food-rich table, we add a few capsules of enzymes, we might feel so good that we might even blame ourselves for not doing this our whole life!
1 capsule before meals
1 capsule contains:
AFA algae – 60mg;
protease – 60mg;
amilasis – 50mg;
lactase – 65000
IU concentration - 20mg;
lipase – 20mg,
bromelain – 50mg;
papain – 50mg;
capsule – pure gelatin – 100mg