Know your enzymes

Find out what the enzymes amylase, cellulase, lipase and protease are used for and how they work.  Hint: They can help with digestion, circulation, allergies, weight management, and more.

Enzymes do much more than break down foods: Taken therapeutically, they strengthen immunity, reduce inflammation, help manage weight, and alleviate food and seasonal allergies. Most supplements contain a combination of the following enzymes.


Used for:  Digestion; allergies

How it works:  Divides carbohydrates into smaller units such as glucose; regulates histamine to reduce allergy symptoms. 


Used for:  Digestion

How it works:   The only enzyme the body doesn't manufacture; digests carbohydrates and fibers in fruits and vegetables.


Used for:  Weight and cholesterol management.

How it works:  Breaks down fat cells into fatty acids and glycerol and distributes them throughout the body.   


Used for:  DIgestion; immunity; circulation; inflammation 

How it works:  Breaks down proteins to distribute amino acids throughout the body. 

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