Enzymes are responsible for so many functions. They are molecules that act as catalyst for all kinds of functions and sometimes they can speed up a process millions of times faster. And guess what? Drugs acts just like poisons and are enzyme INHIBITORS, this is almost completely counterintuitive to the human body.
With Lyme disease there is a HUGE amount of unwanted waste. HUGE. It’s not just die-off, but metabolic waste that is created from the body not having the needed enzymes for the kind of functions that keep us healthy. Have you ever had your sewer backed up? It’s kind of like that. It’s even more appalling to think this happens inside your body. It’s no wonder people get sick!
Since the tight control of enzyme activity is essential for homeostasis, any malfunction (mutation, overproduction, underproduction or deletion) of a single critical enzyme can lead to a genetic disease. So you can quickly understand how important in your Lyme fight, to understand what genetic detox issues you really have and to supplement well, including proteolytic enzymes.
Proteolytic enzymes are commonly used for the following functions:
- Reduce Inflammation (substantially)
- Cleans the blood of debris
- Dissolves fibrin and reduces blood clots
- Maximizes the immune system
- Kills bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi (for this mechanism, best to take on an empty stomach, taking with these Lyme oils on an empty stomach is a great approach)
- Dissolves scar tissue
- Eliminates autoimmune disease
Some enzyme dysfunction occurs because of genetic mutations. Cells are wired to make their own repairs, but sometimes genetic issues can create problems as the cells cannot repair their genomes very well. That’s why if you know you have a particular problem, like not being able to take folic acid and convert it to folate, it’s best to take natural forms of folate, like the super potent Asparagus Extract here.
Alternatively, you could be someone who has either a Phase 1 detox pathway problem or a Phase 2 detox pathway problem (this is more common). If you do, you can take many natural substances to get your pathways to work better (herbs, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes).
(The topic of enzymes is quite large, but I’ll try to stick to the group referred to proteolytic enzymes for today.)
NOBODY is perfect and EVERYBODY has a defect these days. It’s okay. By knowing your body, you can make small changes that have huge impacts on your overall health.
Because of the need for a purely proteolytic enzyme product, I spent some time earlier this fall on this product below, called RESPOND and here is the breakdown of ingredients and WHY they are used.
Serrapeptase – A superior proteolytic enzyme. Serrapeptase affects only non-living tissue.
Serrapeptase is known for its ability to relieve pain from inflammation, reduce inflammation, and destroying pathogens.
Lyme disease can lie “dormant” for decades without showing more than a few aches and pains here and there and in the meantime creating biofilm units or colonies. The person carrying these biofilms may not notice anything other than chronically sore joints or a stiff neck. A biofilm is any group of microorganisms in which cells stick to each other on a surface. These adherent cells are frequently embedded within a self-produced matrix of extracellular polymeric substance (EPS).
Papain – is a strong enzyme extracted from papaya. It helps break down tough protein fibers and is used for digestive support for those who eat meat.
Fungal Protease – Protease (also known as a proteolytic enzyme, peptidase or proteinase) is a type of enzyme that functions mainly to help us digest different kinds of proteins. They break down the bonds by a process known as hydrolysis and convert proteins into smaller chains called peptides or even smaller units called amino acids. They also digest the cell walls of unwanted harmful organisms in the body and break down unwanted wastes such as toxins, cellular debris, and undigested proteins. In this way, protease helps digest the small stuff, so that our immune system can work hard to avoid toxin overload. (2) Fungal protease are known for their pathophysiological effects.
Bacillus Subtilis – is commonly used as an oral probiotic and is currently being used for oral bacteriotherapy and bacterioprophylaxis of gastrointestinal disorders (mostly as a direct result of antibiotic treatment). It’s not pathogenic and is used to repopulate the colon.
Devil’s Claw – Devil’s Claw can relieve pain and inflammation and may help lower uric acid levels in people with gout.
Ginger Root – an enzyme enhancer
White Willow Bark Extract – Anticancer, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory activity has been documented in limited trials. The use of willow bark dates to the time of Hippocrates (400 BC) when people were advised to chew on the bark to reduce fever and inflammation. The bark of white willow contains salicin, which is a chemical similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid). In combination with the herb’s powerful anti-inflammatory plant compounds (called flavonoids), salicin is thought to be responsible for the pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects of the herb.