I was asked to write a page on enzymes for my biker friends. Although I don’t personally own a motorcycle I know lots of people who do and there is something about motorcycles that have always appealed to me. I love to see them driving down the highway and the bikers get special respect from me as a driver.
Biker enzymes ….The reason stomach acid is produced is to maintain a balance and overall health for the body. Stomach acid production is a natural process and shouldn’t be overridden by medication. If you get heartburn after eating that hamburger and fries then you probably overate. Too much acid doesn’t cause heartburn.
People with heartburn all have common habits that lead to an accelerated depletion of enzymes. Habitual use of tobacco and alcohol, overeating, stress, eating foods with additives and medications all can exhaust large amounts of enzymes. Other causes are eating foods with toxins, and exposure to electromagnetic radiation (such as found in cell phones), which lead to free radical formation.
Certain foods can relax the lower esophageal sphincter, which prevents stomach acid from backing up into the esophagus. Among the foods that could do this are alcohol, coffee, fatty or spicy food, chocolate, peppermint, tomatoes, and citrus fruit. Calcium supplements could also cause the sphincter to relax (Calcium is found in many antacids). Adequate predigesting of foods will have a profound effect on heartburn.
This is where digestive enzymes come in. Predigestion takes place in the cardiac stomach, which is the first part of the stomach. By taking digestive enzymes with your meal predigestion is accomplished to a greater extent. Chewing your food adequately also helps in digestion. When you’re eating all that good food it’s easy to gulp it, but chew it good and enjoy it!
Biker enzymes ….Acid reflux is when the sphincter between the esophagus and the stomach relaxes and acid backs up into the esophagus. If this is allowed to happen on a regular basis then the acid will cause damage to the esophageal lining. In mainstream medicine it’s common practice to prescribe proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole to reduce stomach acid.
But as stated previously it isn’t healthy to inhibit a natural function of the body. Rather than doing that it’s better to get at the root of the problem. By taking enough of a good quality full-spectrum digestive enzyme predigestion can take place adequately and acid won’t back up. If you find by taking enzymes you aren’t getting relief then you probably aren’t taking enough. Enzymes are extremely safe having no toxic limit, no matter what the size of the dose or the duration of treatment.
Biker enzymes ….In the process of digestion between 60 to 80 percent of your body’s energy is used by your digestive system. By freeing up energy you can improve your overall health.
The ideal diet lessens the burden put on your digestive system and releases the optimal amount of energy for all your other systems. Make sure you have raw fruits and vegetables in your diet and you take a good digestive enzyme. This will help free up energy required for digestion so you can have more energy to ride. Juicing can also be cleansing and takes stress off your digestive process.
Biker enzymes ….Skin aging is due to free radical formation. The only known function of antioxidants is to neutralize free radicals, which converts them to harmless substances such as oxygen and water. Foods can supply antioxidant nutrients, but the body can make its own antioxidant enzymes.
To minimize free radicals you can eat healthy organic food and take digestive enzymes. This will help your body take care of free radicals, which can be caused by stress or environmental attacks against your skin such as windburn or sunburn.
Muscle and Joint Inflammation
Biker enzymes ….Enzymes have been proven to improve inflammation, which can cause muscle or joint pain. An excellent choice is Wobenzym N. This enzyme supplement has been made in Germany since the 1960s and in very popular in Europe. It’s a more natural choice then drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. It’s a Pharmaceutical Grade Formula, which means its quality is indisputable.