THE IMPORTANCE OF ENZYMES
“What are enzymes?” Enzymes are
proteins that are found in all living
things either within the cells or
dissolved in the fluids surrounding
The miracle of life would be impossible
without enzymes. Enzymes are at the heart of
all the body’s activities, from digesting the
food we eat to blinking our eyes. Without
enzymes, there would be no life as we know
it, since the human body is actually a series of
thousands of enzymatic reactions happening
at every moment.
“There is no other mechanism in the body except
enzyme action to protect the body from any hazard.
It is ambiguous to say that nature cures when we
must know that the only machinery in the body
capable of doing anything is enzyme activity.
Hormones do not work. Vitamins do not work.
Mineral do not work. Proteins do not work.
Enzymes, and only enzymes work. The ability of
the body to produce any of the numerous enzyme
systems needed for good health and long life must
be kept at a high level at all times.”
~Dr. Edward Howell, from his book, Enzyme Nutrition~
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM – INTERCONNECTIONS
Recently, research scientists have found evidence that impaired digestion, as well as decreased enzyme
activity in the blood, is directly related to the aging process and many of the illnesses and chronic
degenerative conditions so prevalent in modern society. These studies suggest that as we age, the
number of enzymes and their activity levels decrease.
The DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
ingests, digests and absorbs
nutrients for use by all body
The nervous system can
influence digestive system
The lymphatic system
and the respiratory
system share common
The kidneys work
together to activate
Muscles are important in
mastication, swallowing and
mixing and moving digestion
products through the
The bloodstream carries
absorbed nutrients to all
The body’s entire metabolic process is based on the activation, inhibition, and
control of enzymes. In this way, the incredible energy that creates and maintains
all life comes from enzymes.
THERE ARE FOUR TYPES OF ENZYMES
METABOLIC ENZYMES: Exists
throughout our body inside the cells
that make up the organs and tissues;
and outside the cells in our blood and
lymph (lymph is a clear, yellowish fluid resembling
blood plasma found in the lymphatic vessels of
DIGESTIVE ENZYMES: The food we
eat falls into four major categories of
macro-nutrients – fat, carbohydrates,
protein and fiber. When our body is
healthy produces the digestive
enzymes necessary to break down the
macro-nutrients in order to make
available for absorption and
assimilation, the tiny micro-nutrients
FOOD ENZYMES: All raw uncooked whole
foods; grains, beans, fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts
and certain carefully prepared or fermented
products from these foods, contain enzymes.
Without the presence of enzymes as tag-a-long cofactors the entire spectrum of micronutrients do
little or no good.
MACRONUTRIENTS are nutrients that provide calories or
energy. Nutrients are substances needed for growth, metabolism
and for other body functions. Since “macro” means large,
macronutrients are nutrients needed in large amounts. The 3
macronutrients: Carbohydrate, Protein and Fat.
Although macronutrients are very important they are not the only
things for survival. We need 6-8 glasses of water a day and
MICRONUTRIENTS which are nutrients that our body needs in
smaller amounts, and include vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins and minerals are essential to health. Although they do not give you energy, they
do assist in energy-yielding reactions and promote body growth and development .
Vitamins and minerals are vital for human function, each one playing a different role.
SUPPLEMENTAL DIGESTIVE ENZYMES are plant-based or animal-organbased enzymes designed to assist us in the process of more completely breaking
down our food. Supplemental Digestive Enzymes are becoming increasingly
popular and necessary in our modern diets of processed foods and fast-food
The human body is a marvelously designed living organism with the ability to grow, regulate, repair and
defend itself when given natural, high quality full spectrum nutrition. No where is this description in
greater evidence than when we begin to observe the miracle of a properly functioning digestive system.
Supplemental Digestive Enzymes are necessary today because we no longer live in the
Garden of Eden. Current dietary and lifestyle habits subject our body and our food supply
to such an extensive variety of stresses and strains and INSULTS that our body and
digestive system needs all the help it can get! It is currently estimated that well over 90%
of the entire adult population of the United States and Canada
suffer from some form of indigestion.
Along with Enzymes are much needed PROBIOTICS which
means “for life.” There are two kinds of probiotic bacteria: Transient
or non-active microorganisms must be obtained from outside sources.
Resident microorganisms are the organisms that live in the GI tract.
Balanced levels of resident bacteria support proper digestion and help
eliminate waste. Replenishing our supply of resident probiotics alleviate
much of the stress on our immune system.
ENZYMES are the primary building block of healthy digestion. New Earth’s Enzymes
contain a proprietary blend of sixteen different natural, plant-based food enzymes,
micro-blended with a tiny amount of Wild Bluegreen Algae to supply the enzymes
with specific vitamins, minerals, and other cofactors.
FULL SPECTRUM PROBIOTIC
Probiotics are what we call the “good guys.” New Earth’s SPECTRABIOTIC® bring
together twelve different strains of premium probiotic, each selected for its unique
contribution to our internal ecology, together with a blend of inulin and Wild
The information provided in these slides is my personal findings, searching and
Journey becoming more proactive in my own Self Care. Knowing what to do. Why
and how…is the Essence [for me] being an Associate with New Earth and being a
part of the New Health Paradigm which the entire modern world is in the process of
understanding and embracing…Why is this paradigm happening?
Because it works and is desperately needed right now!!!
Gwen J. Abitz
The information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. It is always advisable to consult with your
physician and personally selected health care team before making any changes in your diet and lifestyle.