'WHAT ARE ENZYMES?'
What do enzymes do?
The digestive system
A happy gut brings you great skin health
The quest for a flawless complexion involves much more than your serums and spot treatments. Rather, the secret to clear skin lies in your gut. A glowing complexion is a battle that must be fought above and below the surface.
What you eat and how you digest it is equally important. Eating the right foods for your skin won’t clear up your blemishes if you don’t absorb their powerful nutrients.
Using digestive enzymes and probiotics to help with the proper absorption and breakdown of foods can be really helpful for:
- Fighting acne
- Reducing inflammation
- Promoting skin repair
- Skin rejuvenation
- Increasing skin elasticity
- Reducing wrinkles
2 types of enzymes
Our body produces two types of enzymes – digestive enzyme and metabolic enzyme.
Like the name suggests, these enzymes are responsible for speeding up reactions in the body and for the cell’s ability to produce energy and eliminate substances /detox.
Digestive enzymes are responsible for the breaking down of foods into nutrients and waste. If food is not digested properly, our bodies cannot absorb the nutrients. This is when one may start experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating and nutrient deficiencies.
What causes enzyme depletion in our body?
Stressful & hectic lifestyles deplete more enzymes without giving time for our bodies to regenerate worn out, damaged cells and tissues, or to keep our body systems strong.
Cooking & processing destroy enzymes present in food. Modern diet containing canned food, fast food and processed food do not contain enzymes. As a result most people are lacking in enzymes, leading to health problems.
Contaminants & Additives
In order for our body to react to additional contaminants in polluted air, water, additives and pesticide-contaminated food, enzyme use is sped up. This leads to enzyme exhaustion.
A person with compromised health conditions, who takes excess antibiotics will require extra enzymes to fight against the illness in order to maintain healthy bodily functions.