The Importance of Enzymes for Health, Longevity and Chronic Disease Prevention


By Dr. Mercola As the name implies, digestive enzymes are important for optimal digestion and nutrient absorption. But their functions and benefits do not end there. Enzymes are actually necessary for most cellular functions and biological processes. Enzymes — proteins composed of amino acids — are secreted by your body to catalyze functions that normally would not occur at body temperature, making them vital to good health and longevity.1,2 Science has identified more than 3,000 different enzymes, yet we’ve likely only scratched the surface. Some believe we may have anywhere from 50,000 to 70,000 enzymes in our bodies.3 Each organ has its own set of enzymes, and each enzyme has a different function. In essence, they act like specialized keys cut to fit specific locks. In this analogy, the locks are biochemical reactions. Enzymes Do More Than Aid Digestion Over the years, researchers have discovered enzymes for all sorts of uses, from boosting athletic endurance by optimizing dige
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