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The Benefits of Enzymes by Prof Celene Bernstein

There are 2 kinds of enzymes – Proteolytic Enzymes that break down proteins into their smallest elements, and Digestive Enzymes that help us digest our food. Systemic proteolytic enzymes, however, have a completely different purpose to digestive enzymes, because they pass through the stomach or intestine lining and enter the circulatory system. This is why they are called “systemic” – once they enter the circulatory system, they circulate throughout the body.

Why are systemic proteolytic enzymes important?

The most important thing that systemic proteolytic enzymes do is to break down excess fibrin in your circulatory system and in other connective tissue, such as your muscles. These enzymes bring nutrients and oxygen-rich blood that removes the metabolic waste produced by inflammation and excess fibrin. Systemic Proteolytic enzymes improve the flow characteristics of the blood and increase the flexibility of red blood cells, improving their ability to pass through the arteries. They inhibit the aggregation of platelets and increase the fibrinolytic activity in the blood to help prevent abnormal clotting.

Systemic oral enzymes have a regulatory effect on the immune system. They activate macrophages and natural killer cells. The result is that the body’s immune system is better equipped in numbers to deal with inflammation by cleansing itself of cellular debris and to quickly neutralize errant cancer cells. They regulate the metabolism of cell mediator substances such as tumor necrosis factor and interleukins. These tough agents kill dangerous cells and tissues circulating in the body-including foreign proteins, and inflammatory debris.

The dangers of too much fibrin:

The body uses fibrin to help heal itself after injury or surgery. This is normal and healthy. The only problem is that with poor blood flow and a lack of enzyme activity, that fibrin will start to accumulate. If the area in question is slow to heal, an excess of fibrin will appear as clumps of scar tissue in the muscle or at the surgical site. Once this happens, the acute condition becomes chronic.

The excess fibrin throughout the circulatory system will severely limit the amount of blood flow to areas that need it the most and the body tries to compensate for this restriction by forcing the heart to work harder and thereby increasing the blood pressure. The medical community has long known that excess fibrin presents a cardiac and stroke risk and finally, they have acknowledged a link between excess fibrin and chronic systemic inflammation, the true root cause of virtually every disease and painful condition know to man.

Which conditions do proteolytic enzymes help and how?

Systemic proteolytic enzymes accelerate the healing process They support the cleansing of the tissues, promote better circulation and stimulate the formation of new, healthy tissue.

The list below is only a sample of the types of conditions that can be addressed with systemic proteolytic enzymes that all have one thing in common – excess fibrin, which causes a reduction in blood flow:

Arthritis

Atherosclerosis

Back Pain

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Pain

Fibrocystic Breast

Fibromyalgia

High Blood Pressure

Herniated Disc

Hyper-coagulation

Sciatica

Spinal Stenosis

Strains and Sprains

Post-operative Scar Tissue

Traumatic Inflammation

Uterine Fibroids

 

How long does it take to start to work?

Enzymes go to work immediately. There are a number of factors that bear on how fast the enzymes will work for you, including dosage, quality of sleep, diet, and physical activity. Even the very treatments you are undergoing to try to get better could be holding you back.

Enzyme Process Africa have a solid and well established reputation in this country where their extensive range of products has been available for over 17 years. 

What makes a good multivitamin?

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What makes a good multivitamin?

Biolife Multivitamin + Antioxidants has been developed to incorporate all important vitamin & mineral ingredients in quantities in excess of the minimum recommended daily requirements. The product is suitable for vegetarians.

The immune system

The immune system plays an integral part in ones well-being. Immune simply means that you are protected from acquiring something. Essentially, when one is in good health one’s immune system is working optimally.

Supplementation

If one ate five portions of fresh vegetables daily in addition to following a good eating plan, exercised 3-4 times a week, was stress free, emotionally well-balanced, and lived in a pollution free environment, then supplementation would be unnecessary.

It is however believed that the manner in which we ‘work, eat and play’ within a polluted environment, may necessitate supplementation with vitamins. A balanced approach to exercise, work and nutrition will certainly also play a part in remaining healthy.

http://www.biolifevitamins.com/

Magnesium Oil – It is not a miracle it is a science!

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MAGNESIUM OIL, WHAT ATHLETES REALLY NEED

IT’S NOT A MIRACLE, IT’S SCIENCE!

Every athlete gets injured from time to time, and most athletes want to heal naturally and quickly without having to resort to drugs or surgery. “There is no greater way to accomplish this than by using transdermal Magnesium Chloride,” says Dr Carolyn Dean, author of the book The Magnesium Miracle.

Trans-dermal (absorbed through the skin) Magnesium Chloride oil enhances recovery from athletic activity or injuries.  It reduces pain and inflammation while propagating quicker regeneration of issues. It increases flexibility, which helps avoid injury, and it also increases strength and endurance.

On the performance side, Magnesium provides a valuable buffer for lactic acid produced by strenuous exercise. Accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles can impair performance, endurance, and cause athletes to “hit the wall”. Magnesium will help prevent this. Magnesium therapy is not just healing, it’s preventative too. Hamstring injuries can be avoided through Magnesium supplementation because contraction and relaxation are dependent on adequate cellular levels of Magnesium.

A Magnesium oil sports massage helps increase flexibility and muscle tone, and therefore reduces the risk of injury. Other benefits are breakdown of scar tissue after injury, improved blood circulation and increased oxygenation to the tissues which provides general relaxation and stress reduction and improves sports performance. Where minor injuries and lesions occur, due to over-exertion and/or overuse, a Magnesium oil massage can break them down quickly and effectively.

A Magnesium oil sports massage can help prevent those niggling injuries that so often get in the way of performance and achievement, whether a person is an elite athlete or a once a week jogger.

Health Matrix Magnesium Oil is a trans-dermal solution of pharmaceutical grade Magnesium chloride and pristine Kalahari Crystal Salt in ultra-purified, re-vitalized water. It contains approximately 600mg of elemental Magnesium per level teaspoon (5ml).

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Good news for lovers of Absolute Organix’s Omega Pure

Absolute Organix Omega Pure – a 100% vegan source of the Omega-3 essential fat DHA – is being relaunched later this month.  Omega Pure has been absent from the market for over a year because of supply problems. We are now sourcing from a brand-new producer in Switzerland who has assured us of continuous supply.

Using a proprietary fermentation process, the DHA in Omega Pure is extracted from micro-algae, Nature’s original source of  this essential fat which is usually obtained from krill and oily fish.

Omega Pure is  an especially good choice of Omega-3 for pregnant  and breast-feeding women (DHA is the key brain-building fat for infants): the algae are grown under pristine conditions in ponds completely free of any ocean contaminants like mercury and dioxins or, in the case of farmed fish, of antibiotics and growth hormones. Of course, that makes Omega Pure a smart choice for everyone!

And unlike marine oils which require intensive cleaning/heating in order to extract the fatty acids, the oils in Omega-Pure are cold-extracted, so the quality and bio-availability of the DHA is of the highest order.

Omega Pure will be available in glass bottles of 60 vegecaps each containing 200mg of DHA.

Note: the algae used to produce the DHA in Omega Pure are guaranteed non-GMO.

H.E.S. Trace Minerals; Trace Mineral: Natural Balance, Perfect Solution

H.E.S. TRACE MINERALS (CONCENTRACE)
TRACE MINERALS: NATURAL BALANCE, PERFECT SOLUTION /

Dr. Alexis Carrel, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1912, states,
“Soil is the basis of all human life and our only hope for a healthy world…. All of life will be either healthy or unhealthy according to the fertility of the soil. Minerals in the soil control the metabolism of cells in plant, animal and man….* Diseases are created chiefly by destroying the harmony reigning among mineral substances present in infinitesimal amounts in air, water and food, but most importantly in the soil.” * Even the American Medical Association recognizes the importance of minerals in our diet. “Variations in the distribution of certain minerals in the environment are known to have an effect on health.”

 

Keeping minerals in proper balance throughout the body while providing all of them in sufficient quantities needed for optimal health is complex. This is further complicated when using a bullet approach based on the latest research that finds specific deficiencies and then supplements the diet with just that particular nutrient: The complexity of the mineral imbalance problem is apparent. It is apparent that our understanding of the mechanisms of mineral imbalances is fragmentary. New inter-relationships are constantly being discovered. We are presently recognizing and correcting only a small fraction of the mineral imbalance problems plaguing animals and man.

Imbalanced interactions cause many problems when we consistently consume single processed or refined minerals that are out of proportion with the other minerals and trace minerals. This is particularly evident when it comes to the most commonly refined mineral that South Africans take into their diet, sodium chloride (table salt) and it’s effects on hypertension.

Clearly, nutrients function interactively both in the body and in their impact on blood pressure regulation. Whenever the consumption of a single nutrient is significantly altered, an entirely new dietary pattern is created. Nutrients occur in clusters in the diet and may therefore act synergistically to alter physiologic variables such as blood pressure.

These relationships can, however, have an equally profound benefit on human health when minerals are consumed in proper ratios. Certain minerals and trace elements, when found in proper balance, can serve additional non-classical roles such as acting as antioxidants. Minerals and trace elements can also help each other in the process of assimilation and add additional safety buffers for minerals that have the potential of being toxic to human health.

Within the blood stream, lymphatic fluid, cells and extracellular fluid, minerals and trace elements can be found completely dissociated into solution , which can also be called electrolyte or ionic form. In this state, they all have specific positive or negative electrical signatures that cause a dynamic equilibrium to take place. The body can use minor changes in this equilibrium to create proper osmotic pressure and move nutrients to the areas that need them most and create electrical impulses that run the entire nervous system.

This same equilibrium can also be found in the seas around the world where minerals and trace minerals have collected and concentrated in liquid ionic form for millions of years. It is astounding to realize that the dynamic equilibrium that takes place with liquid ionic minerals and trace elements has created the same basic balance in sea water that is found in healthy blood plasma and lymphatic fluid.

Utah’s Great Salt Lake, where Mineral Resources International harvest Low Sodium ConcenTrace® Ionic Trace Mineral Drops, is ten times more concentrated than sea water, and the largest body of concentrated sea water in the world and is particularly rich in certain minerals and trace minerals like magnesium, selenium, lithium, and boron which are vitally important to human health.

“The Great Salt Lake [has] concentrated many of the same minerals found in the sea through geothermal and evaporative processes. These natural sources of the elements can provide a rich source of minerals compatible to human physiological needs.” 1

“Because of it’s high concentration, the dynamic equilibrium has caused the Great Salt Lake to be uniquely low in certain toxic, heavy metals: … The total soluble concentrations of heavy metals in the water are extremely low. The heavy metals in the lake, along with clays, organic materials and carbonates, are precipitating to the sediments and deep brines where anaerobic conditions and sulfide formed by sulfate reducing bacteria immobilize the metals. The lake thus avoids accumulation of heavy metals and is nontoxic and self-cleansing.”

Like Your Body, It Only Lights Up with “Ionic” Trace Minerals
Every second of every day your body relies on ionic minerals and trace minerals to conduct and generate billions of tiny electrical impulses. Without these impulses, not a single muscle, including your heart, would be able to function.

Your brain would not function and the cells would not be able to use osmosis to balance water pressure and absorb nutrients. In fact, “many vital body processes depend on the movement of ions across cell membranes. Recent research indicates that minerals may play a significant role against a variety of degenerative diseases and processes.* They may also prevent and reduce injury from environmental pollutants and enhance the ability to work and learn. They can also protect the body from the effects of toxic minerals.