What Exactly are Enzymes?

Young Living distributors make sure to eat some of their food raw in order to receive food enzymes.

What exactly are enzymes? Enzymes are the proteins produced by living organisms and are composed of amino acids.

Enzymes are formed by stringing together long chains of amino acids, which have literally millions of different structures.

Enzymes are catalysts that create many essential biochemical reactions. These enzymes are not consumed in the daily processes of the body. However, if you are taking ibuprofen, Tylenol, or an antibiotic; if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy; or if you are cooking your food in a microwave, you are destroying your enzymes, and the enzymes cannot build or develop in your system. Without the enzymes, some metabolic processes would happen very slowly or not at all.

Our body has many different kinds of enzymes, but the three major ones are digestive, food, and metabolic.

Each enzyme has a specific blueprint and a specific function. Every daily biochemical function of the body requires enzymes to facilitate the building of compounds from the body’s raw materials, unlock nutrients, and break down substances such as food, toxins, and chemical wastes in the body. Therefore, when enzymes are disrupted, they lose their ability to function.

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2 thoughts on “What Exactly are Enzymes?

  1. From what I have read recently, I believe I suffer from enzyme deficiency. Is it possible to build up my enzymes by taking the essential enzyme suppliment and adding more raw veggies to my diet? Would I still be able to eat meat, potatoes and some cooked veggies? Or would I need to cut those out of my diet?

  2. The 3 articles on Enzymes, none of them tie back to YL products except Estrogen. What happened to Lipozyme and Polyzme? I’ve been taking them for years and now see they are not even listed in the Products list. Did something take their place?

    Thanks,
    Jane Griffin.

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