Today’s diet can be deficient in enzymes. Instead, the popular diet consists of hamburgers, french fries, sugar loaded soft drinks, coffee and other fast foods. Moreover, most of our foods are fried, microwaved, baked, canned, frozen, dried or irradiated, all processes that deplete valuable enzymes. With our food potentiators destroyed, vital nutrients are not available to fuel the body. This puts the body’s digestive system under stress, which can manifest itself in fatigue, headaches, excess weight, heartburn, bloating, constipation, gas, allergies and other digestive disorders.
Therefore, many children and adults are lacking digestive enzymes that are sufficient for proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients. This can show up as chronic bowel dysfunction. Thus, in some children and adults, enzyme replacement therapy may be crucial for good health.
Signs Of Enzyme Deficiency
While not all signs of enzyme deficiency are obvious, the following symptoms can be considered early warning signs:
- Disturbed Digestion
- Weight Problems
- Low Energy
- Slow to Heal
- Excessive Aging
- Stomach Upset
- Slow Recovery
The role of digestive enzymes is to break down the foods that we eat into smaller compounds that can be readily absorbed and put into the bloodstream. The enzyme class of proteases breaks down proteins into amino acids. The enzyme class of lipase is responsible for breaking down fats to fatty acids, and the carbohydrases break down carbohydrates into simple sugars. The body will then be able to reassemble these components into specific forms it needs. If this process does not function properly, the body will lack the building blocks needed for growth and health maintenance. Another consequence is that the food not absorbed will trail down to the bowels and provide nutrient rich materials that foster the growth of unhealthy bacteria and yeast.