The Mighty Enzyme: An Essential Link to Vibrant Health

By Boulder Vitality Staff

A little too light. Should relate back to the enzyme pill. Everyone can benefit from enzymes because most people eat raw. More educational about digestive enzymes and why we should be use them.

Have you ever gone through a single day without hearing or reading about digestive issues and ways to solve them? Antacids designed to relieve indigestion are advertised everywhere. When we fail to digest and absorb our food, no matter how delicious it tastes, we set ourselves up for diseases such as reflux, diabetes, and a host of digestive illnesses.

As a way to stay healthy, we experiment with different diets such as the vegan diet, the Paleo diet, and the gluten-free diet. The list goes on and on, and with so many of us eating carefully, one would guess that we are all thriving and wonderfully healthy. Well, not exactly. Sometimes we eat healthy food and choose the best diet, but our bodies fail to absorb the nutrients in our food. As a result, we can become malnourished. How do we ensure that we absorb the vitamins and minerals in our food to stay vibrant and healthy? The missing link here is the mighty enzyme.

What Are Enzymes and How Do they Help Our Bodies Absorb the Nutrients in Food?

Enzymes are proteins that digest our food and process it into something small enough to build muscles, nerves, and more. They have a specific job in the body to help digest fats, starches, carbohydrates, proteins, etc. There are two groups of enzymes; those in raw foods, and those produced within our bodies.

Raw Food and Enzymes

If you want to get more of those mighty enzymes in your diet, try eating more “clean” foods that are fresh and grown locally. Cultured (yogurt) and fermented foods such as sauerkraut are also great sources. When foods are raw, or uncooked, they are loaded with “pre-digestive” enzymes. Raw fish, milk, and soy are also high in enzymes. It is when we bake or roast foods on heat as low as 115 degrees or more that we literally kill the enzymes in our food. Canned juices, for example, have plenty of vitamins, but the heating used to process them kills the enzymes.

Another excellent way to ensure you absorb your nutrients is by juicing fresh vegetables and fruit. Drinking juices are the easiest way to digest enzymes since the nutrients enter the bloodstream immediately. Juicing fresh vegetables can, in addition to maximizing absorption of nutrients, improve our immune systems and fight diseases. Experiment with different greens such as dandelion, kale, and spinach to make tasty juices loaded with, you guessed it, enzymes.

Supplemental Enzymes

If you don’t have access to a juicer, or your lifestyle prohibits you from eating enough fresh foods, take supplemental enzymes to ensure that you are maximizing your nutrient absorption. Supplemental enzymes are sometimes plant-based and come from pineapple (Bromelain) and papaya (Papain) and are great aids for digesting proteins. Once we support our digestion process by taking enzymes in this form, we maximize the absorption of nutrients, which in turn, strengthens our immune systems. One of the easiest ways to make sure we are getting the most from our food is to take the Boulder Vitality Digestive Enzyme PLUS with water 15 minutes before a meal. This supplement supports your body’s maximum nutrient absorption and will help you maintain a healthy digestive system.

Need to change last few sentences to say “at the very least take a digestive enzyme such as the Boulder Vitality Enzyme supplement to support your body’s maximum nutrient absorption.”