How Enzymes Affect Our Physical and Mental Health
SummaryEnzymes are involved in the formation and composition of every cell in the body. Thus they also control the working of every organ and even the brain - the control center.
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Enzymes are involved in the formation and composition of every cell in the body. Thus they also control the working of every organ and even the brain - the control center. They are involved in the breakdown, absorption, distribution and circulation of various nutrients entering the body. Overall, it would be sufficient to say that life would be non-existent without enzymes.
How many of us have ever been concerned about our gut health and how enzymes affect the digestive process. It obviously is the last thing that one would care about after a whole busy day and the same regular stressing lifestyle. People will not pay attention to this until it is serious enough to cause severe health problems.
Alcohol, coffee, artificial carbohydrates and sugars reduce the secretion of enzymes. Under the current high-intensity work and life pressure, we rely more on fast food and less focus on the balance of diet. With disease, age, pregnancy, and several other conditions, the production of important enzymes in the body decreases.
Most of the times older people suffer from being full even after hours they had taken their meal. The reason may be the formation of gas, diarrhea, constipation and low protein tolerance. There are enough proteins present in the food too but cooking in modern ways destroys the element. Therefore, no matter what you eat, you are actually eating something without nutrition, which obviously cannot meet the needs of the human body. When cooked food is waiting for enzymes in the stomach, harmful bacteria and other parasites form in the food and cause disease. Doctors today often recommend that patients should contain natural digestive enzymes in their diet, such as protease and lipase.
When the food moves into the intestine, it is neutralized by the secretions (mainly including pepsin and pancreatin) from the pancreas and liver. If this is not done, as in the case of people with damaged liver (out of age, alcohol consumption, illness, and other factors) ulcers and millions of other problems could occur.
Each enzyme is responsible for performing a specific task efficiently, and the others need to be perfectly balanced. Lack of a certain enzyme will definitely interfere in the working of another and this makes a chain altogether. Our body has over 2,300 enzymes and yet more are to be discovered.
Brain chemistry is by far the most complex of processes and affects every single part of the body. Hormones that are triggered by chemical reactions facilitate a complex chain of reaction that is again controlled by the brain. Even "falling in love at first sight" is the work of the brain and the subsequent enzyme that feeds the reactions. Upon birth, the human body produces the enzymes required to balance the child to the new environment. However, as the child learns and adapts, the production of certain enzymes decreases. An individual's potential is directed by genes that he/she inherits from the parents. This way, some are blessed enough to have high mental potential, while some have the low mental capability.
When there is a deficiency of a certain enzyme in the brain chemistry, what do you think would happen to this person? The fastest solution will be to understand, try and balance the deficiency. Abnormal brain chemistry can lead to serious mental problems. The root of the problem in most cases in lack of nutrients and facilitating enzymes. The sufficient supply of enzymes can break down proteins, fats, fiber, carbohydrates that get into the body and help in absorption, distribution and the subsequent elimination of wastes. Toxins, if carried with the blood can cause serious problems, and over 20 years of research has proved some enzyme supplements can help in mental conditions too.