Originally published July 20 2011
Systemic enzymes work as anti-inflammatory agents
by Alex Malinsky aka RawGuru
(NaturalNews) Inflammation can be uncomfortable on a scale that ranges from minor nuisance to major pain; however, it is an important part of the body as it is the natural reaction of the immune system, the body's way of defending against irritations that occur. These irritations are caused by injuries, foreign substances, and other unnatural elements within the body. To ward off the pain of inflammation, anti-inflammatory medication is prescribed by doctors all over the world, but the best natural anti-inflammatory agents are systemic enzymes (also known as metabolic enzymes).
Enzymes are important in keeping the body's many systems running smoothly because they speed up the various chemical reactions that take place, allowing systems such as digestion to be performed at an optimal level. This is not the only function of enzymes, though, as they also work to decrease inflammation - a function that has allowed them to become a very popular natural anti-inflammatory treatment.
When an injury occurs or a foreign body is detected, the immune system responds by creating a Circulating Immune Complex, or CIC. The CIC causes the inflammation by attacking the point at which the injury or foreign body is found, attempting to rid the body of a potentially harmful substance. The pain that this causes is what initially brings the injury or other problem to the attention of individuals; however, after fulfilling this role it can continue to cause unnecessary discomfort. Systemic enzymes are able to essentially destroy the CICs that are causing this excess pain, reducing the inflammation and the pain that it causes.
Why are systemic enzymes safer than over the counter pain killers and anti-inflammatory therapies? First, the over the counter brands contain chemicals that can harm the body. Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other pain killers can cause liver, kidney, and intestinal damage. Part of this damage can be attributed to the chemicals, but part of it is due to how these therapies work. Unlike systemic enzymes, they prevent all CICs from forming. While this does attend to the pain that individuals are trying to dull, it also prevents "good" CICs from taking care of other aspects of the body, such as the intestinal lining and the proper maintenance of the kidneys.
The body contains thousands of different systemic enzymes, and the market offers a large variety of natural products that can be used to fight inflammation. Individuals seeking systemic enzyme therapy as an anti-inflammatory treatment should speak to their doctors about which brands are the most effective and should follow the directions on the label.
Systemic enzymes are an important aspect of the proper functioning of the body and have been proven to be an effective and natural therapy that reduces inflammation. For people that are in need of a safe anti-inflammatory, systemic enzymes are the wonderful method of treatment.
About the authorAlex Malinsky aka RawGuru is an award winning chef and one of the leading experts in the field of raw food. He started to learn about raw foods at the early at of 15. After 10 years on the raw food diet he continues to be on the cutting edge of nutritional research and product development. Visit Alex's website at: www.RawGuru.com for more information.
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