Systemic Enzymes – How They Work
There are two different ways to take enzymes. There are systemic enzymes, they are taken between meals to heal inflammation and tissue damage. There are also digestive enzymes, they are taken with meals to help you digest your food.
When you take enzymes on an empty stomach, they are absorbed through your intestinal wall and used by your body to clean up tissue that has been damaged and relieve inflammation.
Your body makes its own enzymes for digesting food and to heal damaged tissue, but often you do not have enough to do the job. If your inflammation is very bad, or you have a nutrient deficiency that makes you prone to inflammation, it will be hard for your body to heal itself.
Systemic enzymes are used for:
- Keeping the blood thinner – nattokinase is famous to dissolve fibrin in your blood
- Focus on inflammation – bromelain is very effective
- Dissolve scar tissue – your body dissolves things with enzymes
- Dissolve tumors – being researched in Germany to inject into tumors to dissolve them
There are vegetarian derived enzymes and animal derived enzymes. The vegetarian enzymes start to work to digest your food in the stomach. The ones derived from pigs are called Pancreatin. It comes from a pig pancreas. I do not like this one so much, because it stinks. It is good for cleansing your intestines though if you take enough of it.