Information and Function
What is the role of Enzymes?
BioSET Enzyme Therapy
The BioSET system determines the basic nutrients that the body will need to accomplish maximum enzyme efficiency. Fasting and non-fasting enzyme evaluations are performed, and necessary digestive enzyme supplements may be recommended.
Function of Enzymes
Enzymes deliver nutrients, break down and carry away toxic waste, digest food, purify the blood, deliver hormones, balance cholesterol and triglyceride levels, feed the brain, build protein into muscle, and feed and fortify the endocrine system. They also contribute to immune system activity. White blood cells are especially enzyme-rich in order to digest foreign invading substances.
Digestive enzymes improve Gastro-Intestinal (GI) function by replenishing natural enzymes that are
- destroyed by heat from cooking
- not present, because of nutritional depletion in soil
- not released, because food is not broken down properly while chewing
Replacing these lost enzymes is vital to ensure proper digestion. When food is not properly digested, it passes into the gut where foods can ferment and rot, and become toxic to the body.
What are Enzymes?
Enzymes are a protein substance which is essential to the correct functioning of biochemical reactions which break down food into essential chemicals required by the body. Enzymes are complex proteins in the body that help convert food into chemical substances in order to provide the labor force and energy necessary to keep us alive. By supporting normal function, enzymes keep our immune system strong to fight off disease.
“Enzymes save peoples lives by restoring energy and turning a dysfunctional digestive system into a healthy one.”
BioSET and Enzyme Therapy
When there is illness in the body you can be sure that there is something wrong with the enzyme activity! Dr. Cutler developed a comprehensive enzyme therapy as part of the BioSET system.
Enzymes are energy catalysts that are essential to the successful occurrence of over 150,000 biochemical reactions in the body, particularly involving food digestion and the delivery of nutrients to the body. Enzymes perform so many important functions in the body that they have been called the basis of all metabolic activity. These functions include:
- Transform foods into muscles, nerves, bones and glands.
- Help to store excess nutrients in muscles or the liver for future use.
- Help to rid carbon dioxide from the lungs.
- Metabolize iron for utilization by the blood.
- Aid in blood coagulation
- Extract minerals from food for use.
- Decompose hydrogen peroxide and liberate healthful oxygen
- Attack toxic substances in the body so they can be eliminated (essential for patients with chronic health problems).
- Help convert dietary phosphorus to bone.
- Convert protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and nutrients for the body’s use.
Enzymes act as catalysts to speed up chemical reactions. They are not destroyed or changed in the process. However, the number of enzymes we can produce is limited. Every person is born with an enzyme potential or number of enzymes the body can produce in a lifetime. This number is determined by the DNA code. Each enzyme can only perform a certain amount of work before it becomes exhausted and must be replaced by another. If we do not eat an enzyme-rich diet, we deplete our enzyme potential without replenishing it. Cooking or processing foods effectively destroys their enzyme content; this is why supplementation and a good diet are essential.