Enzymes for good health

Enzymes Do It All
Most people are aware that we use enzymes to digest our food, but every cell in the body requires enzymes to function. They are required for us to breathe, blink, think, run, walk, hear, smell, taste. Enzymes are required for blood clotting, cardiovascular function, kidney and liver metabolism, elimination of toxic substances, reproduction, hair growth and dreaming. If you are deficient in enzymes, your body will begin to breakdown – fast! Biochemists call enzymes the body’s labor force or “life energy” found in all organisms.

How We Destroy Enzymes
We destroy natural enzymes in meat, dairy products, plants, grains and other foods by processing, freezing, canning, cooking, microwaving, irradiating our foods, and improper storage. Carbonated beverages and excessive exercise can cause us to rapidly deplete our enzyme stores. High heat, cold temperatures, and light destroy enzymes too.

Enzymes Maintain Your Health
Enzymes have been shown to increase the speed and size of our immune cells documented by many doctors and research scientists to include the work of Dr. Max Wolff M.D., D.A. Lopez M.D., R.M. Williams M.D., PhD., K. Miehlke M.D., to name a few. Immune efficiency is critical for our B-cells which produce antibodies and our killer T-cells which destroy pathogens in the blood. It doesn’t matter what type of immune cell we’re talking about, Neutrophils, Eosinophils, Basophils, T- helper cells, Macrophages or Plasma cells, enzymes regulate their activity. Enzymes control how active or under active an immune cell behaves. Scientists world wide agree that the only difference between a healthy person and a sick person is that a healthy person has a more effectively functioning immune system.

Plant enzymes can help restore digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, fats and plants, needed to heal and repair your body. Better digestion and the addition of enzymes into our body are additional tools which help us live healthy lives, prevent cholesterol and plaque build-up, and remove harmful toxins. In addition to digestion, enzyme formulas offered at Fundamental Health Solutions have the ability to activate in blood, where they are needed most. Enzymes which activate in the blood can clean the blood, therefore making it easier for our cells to function.

Increase Oxygen to Tissues
Nobel Prize Finalist Ronald Schneider states that specific types of enzymes, able to activate in the blood, are essential for transporting oxygen to all cells in the body. Oxygen, at a cellular level, is one of the main chemicals responsible for preventing pain and inflammation. In low amounts, oxygen is implicated in low energy states, fatigue, and poor health.

Support Healthy Blood Sugar Metabolism
Stabilized blood sugar levels are essential for constant energy and good health. When blood sugar levels are either too high (hyperglycemia) or too low (hypoglycemia), it causes stress in the body that can trigger many different health problems. The human brain needs a constant and regulated supply of blood sugar to function. Without this basic fuel, you might experience a lack of concentration, irregular sleep, lethargy, irritability, mental fatigue, loss of interest in daily activities, malaise, over anxiousness or confusion. These are all the most commonly discussed problems associated with blood sugar imbalances. Conversely, a high sugar diet (particularly in sucrose which is refined white sugar) can prematurely deplete us of the enzyme sucrase and decrease our ability to digest this type of sugar. In people who have difficulty maintaining normal blood sugar levels, higher amounts of the enzyme amylase helps the storage and utilization of sugar in the blood. Amylase is the enzyme which breaks down sugars and starches to maintain constant blood sugar levels. Low amounts of this enzyme can lead to blood sugar fluctuations which fuels additional problems.

Enzymes Are the Lifeforce Behind All Body Chemistry
Enzymes are truly the fountain of life. It is important to understand that the best way to achieve optimal health is by having high enzyme levels in the body and conserving the body’s enzyme production, which diminishes with age. When the body has an abundance of enzymes, it can protect itself and repair the damage from virtually all health challenges. Enzymes are a key piece of the puzzle of life, because they make all the other pieces function. Enzymes are the very life force that activate vitamins, minerals, proteins, probiotics and other physical components within the body. In fact, these components can’t do their work without enzymes!

These magical missing ingredients, called enzymes, are fascinating from a medical, scientific, and even philosophical point of view. Enzyme systems constitute an essential component of life for humans, animals, plants and all micro-organisms. They can only be formed from living matter. Enzymes are required for the proper and normal functioning of every organ in the body. They direct, accelerate, modify or retard all body functions. They ensure that our body functions are safe, efficient and economical, but most of all that they occur at all. A lack of enzymes can preclude us from having normal body chemistry, needed to make hormones or maintain a healthy immune system. Enzymes taken with, and in between meals, free up precious energy and resources needed to heal and repair our bodies so we can look and feel our best.

Maintaining Healthy Fat Levels in the Blood and Good Joint Health
A well rounded digestive enzyme product, can improve digestion and absorption of all nutrients. Only a diverse enzyme formula can help breakdown fats, carbohydrates and proteins. A deficiency in lipase, the enzyme needed to digest fats, can lead to elevated levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Deficiencies in protein digesting enzymes, called proteases, leads to high levels of uric acid in the blood. High amounts of uric acid are associated with poor joint health and deterioration.

Systemic Enzyme Therapy
When enzymes are taken in between meals, they are able to pass directly into the bloodstream; this is called “systemic”. Once the enzymes have entered the circulatory system, they can help repair injured tissues and organs at a cellular level. Taking enzymes 1- ½ hours before meals will allow the enzymes to go directly into the intestines and not have to compete with food and its digestion.

Living with Fewer Health Challenges
Enzyme therapy pioneers Max Wolf M.D. and Karl Ransberger PhD., have used enzymes for decades to prolong the quality and quantity of their patient’s lives living with serious, life threatening health problems. You may research their work for further details.

Healthy Aging
As people get older, their bodily functions begin to slow down. Stress and pollution play a role in accelerating aging. Often as digestion begins to slow down (due to aging or stress), upset stomachs, bloating, over secretion of stomach acid, reduced bowel activity and frequent indigestion begin to occur. Our Plant Enzymes contain eight different digestive enzymes to help restore faulty digestion.

Nutrient Absorption
Millions of Americans are flushing dollars down the sewer with undigested supplements. Enzymes are the vital component required to breakdown the multivitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids people take. Workers at sewage treatment plants joke about all the undigested vitamin supplements they see in their filtration screens because of a lack of enzymes.

Weight Problems
Enzymes help our bodies regulate proper weight by absorbing and eliminating our food quickly, thereby speeding up our metabolism. They help us detoxify our tissues more quickly, and at a deeper level. Virtually all weight experts agree that minimizing toxins in organs and glands are needed to ensure their proper metabolism and maintain a healthy weight.

Improve Circulation
Enzymes clear debris in the blood such as plaque, uric acid and excess fibrin which thickens the blood therefore helps our blood circulate more easily.

Additional Roles of Enzymes in the Body

  • Digestive enzymes break down food particles in the liver or muscles and other enzymes convert the food into energy when the body needs it later.
  • Enzymes help the blood coagulate to stop bleeding. Enzymes trigger the conversion of uric acid into harmless urea which is safely eliminated by the kidneys.
  • Enzymes assist the kidneys, liver, lungs, colon, and skin by removing waste products from the body.
  • Enzymes are necessary for the construction of new muscle tissue, nerve cells, bone, skin and glandular tissue.
  • Enzymes help the body eliminate many other types of dangerous waste materials by breaking them down into harmless substances that can be excreted.

Each Enzyme has a Purpose

Alpha Galactosidase

  • Breaks down carbohydrates
  • Prevents gas and other intestinal disturbances that occur from eating beans, grains, and gas producing vegetables such as broccoli and cabbage.
  • Protease
  • Breaks down protein
  • Aids digestion
  • Fights inflammation and acute conditions such as sports injuries, and speeds recovery from surgery and wounds.
  • Breaks down fibrin, a protein which can accumulate in excess during inflammation which thickens our blood making it easier to clot


  • Breaks down carbohydrates
  • Aids digestion


  • Breaks down lipids (fats) such as cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Improves fat utilization in the body
  • Aids digestion
  • Decreases fat levels in stools


  • Breaks down cellulose- the indigestible fiber found in many fruits and vegetables which serves as a food source for friendly bacteria in your intestines
  • Aids digestion


  • Breaks down carbohydrates, specifically sucrose (sugar cane and sugar beet) and maltose.


  • Breaks down lactose (milk sugar)
  • Aids digestion
  • Used for lactase insufficiency


  • Breaks down the carbohydrates maltose and starch
  • Aids digestion


  • Breaks down protein
  • Aids in overall digestion and absorption of nutrients
  • Fights inflammation and inhibits swelling
  • Speeds recovery from injuries
  • Improves respiratory conditions
  • Fights cardiovascular problems, such as blood platelet aggregation and blood clots
  • Bolsters the immune system
  • Improves antibiotic absorption
  • Helps extend life