Supplemental enzymes come from plant, microbial, fermentation, and animal sources. A lot of you may be vegetarians, and I just wish for you to pay close attention, because I feel that I can speak your language quite well. I was a strict vegetarian for 27 years. I lived that life and felt it was really valuable—except for one thing. When you’re young in your 20s, 30s, and 40s, it’s really easy to be a vegetarian.
When you hit 40, things start to change a bit. All of a sudden—and particularly for you ladies who have had children—all of a sudden you start to notice that your energy is down, and your skin doesn’t feel as soft and firm as it used to. You start to get little lines around your eyes but feel that you shouldn’t.
Estrogen is needed to maintain beautiful skin for you ladies, and when you’re a vegetarian, you have a very, very difficult time maintaining proper estrogen levels after the age of 40 if you have had children. Now if you haven’t had children, you can probably make it to 50 before you really start noticing it, but in today’s world, I really doubt it.
For you men, it’s not any different, but it takes a little longer for us to notice the effects, since we’re not having babies and we’re not having the alterations take place in our bodies that women have. So a man might get to 50 before he can’t run quite as fast, can’t jump quite as high, or can’t bench press quite as much. Why? Because his testosterone levels are low. If he’s having problems as a married man, that might be an indicator to him. Testosterone. That’s what allows a man to run fast, jump high, bench press, do the things he did when he was 20.
So what can we do to help our bodies produce hormones? Replenish our enzyme reserve, including animal enzymes.