Enzymes and their action

Enzymes consist of two parts: the protein component, the protein and a cofactor, and the coenzyme, which is formed calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and vitamins. The collection of enzymes that occur in a cell determines which processes can take place, for example with regard to metabolism. Enzymes bring about various chemical reactions with the help of specific vitamins and metals. They are important for the proper functioning of the immune system. Essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid, produce prostaglandins, among other things. These ensure the regulation of enzyme activities in all body cells.

  • General
  • Operation of enzymes
  • Symptoms of enzyme deficiency
  • Coenzymes
  • Medication


There are several thousand enzymes that help with many processes in the body. In this context, consideration can be given to the functioning of the metabolism, immune system and food digestion. The body produces the enzymes itself, but nutrition remains an important factor in addition to exercise. For the most part, enzymes are produced in the pancreas. An enzyme can convert one molecule into other molecules. This conversion is accelerated at temperatures above 37 degrees. Enzymes consist of two parts: the protein component, the protein, and a cofactor, the coenzyme, which is formed from calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and vitamins. The collection of enzymes that occur in a cell determines which processes can take place, for example with regard to metabolism. Processes also run well without enzymes, but at a very slow pace. Minerals are a component of enzymes and hormones in the form of charged ions. They influence the functioning of enzymes.

Operation of enzymes

An enzyme can only work when it binds to another substance. This other substance is called a substrate. Furthermore, the functioning of an enzyme depends on the following factors:

  • the temperature, cold inactivates the enzymes
  • the acidity, Ph value
  • minerals

The increase in enzyme activity can be measured directly biochemically using an electron microscope.

The scope of enzymes

  • Food digestion: This is important for the supply of fuel (sugars) to the muscles. Half of the dietary proteins consumed daily are used to produce enzymes.
  • Metabolism: Enzymes made from food proteins use specific vitamins and minerals to synthesize or separate molecules to make new cells and chemical substances. They also ensure that the muscles can absorb oxygen and get rid of their waste products.
  • Immune system: Exercise ensures that enzymes can do their work better, making the muscles and joints flexible again. Bromelain and trypsin in particular are important in the recovery process. Enzymes can kill viruses and break down the cell walls of bacteria. RNase L plays a role in the defense against viruses and the production of new proteins in the cell. Sulfur-containing amino acids (taurine and methione) and phenylalamine are the building blocks for the production of proteins and antibodies (against infections), neurotransmitters, hormones and various lymphokines

Symptoms of enzyme deficiency

If an enzyme cannot be produced, this will lead to belching and sour air in the stomach in children. In a later phase of aging, heartburn and gastric reflux, etc., are the result. Further consequences of enzyme deficiency are that nutrients in the pancreas are not broken down sufficiently. Toxins are also poorly removed. There are also enzyme inhibitors in the form of pesticides, lead and mercury that can block enzymes.
This leads to the following symptoms:

  • intestinal gas and cramps
  • tiredness after eating
  • food allergies (wheat and legumes)
  • suffer from heartburn, a vitamin B12 deficiency


These additional chemical compounds are called coenzymes. The enzymes in question contain many phosphoric acids, iron, magnesium, copper, cobalt, manganese, zinc and other minerals, salts or trace elements. Coenzyme Q10 and carnitine are required for the transport of fatty acids. Q10 is better for those with a fast metabolism. Important coenzymes are acetyl-CoA and biotin. Toxins affect Coenzyme A, which is composed of phosphoric acid and vitamin B5. If the toxins are not metabolized in the liver, they disrupt carbohydrate and amino acid metabolism. As a result, they inhibit the production of the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Short-term memory can be affected, which can then lead to a feeling of vagueness (unreality). Slow carbohydrates such as bread stimulate the production of another neurotransmitter called serotonin. However, the bread should preferably be consumed in the evenings.


Improvement is obtained by:

  • taking pancreatic enzymes. These are necessary for the hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Those of us who have blood type O should not take hydrochloric acid supplement (HCL).
  • consuming pineapple, sauerkraut, fresh tartare and cultivated grasses and taking omega 3, methionine and taurine.

NB The use of antibiotics reduces the action of specific enzymes in bacteria, with penicillin blocking the active part of an enzyme that many bacteria use to construct their cell walls. As a remedy, you can take pancreatic proteins and consume plenty of vegetable proteins. These proteins should be taken immediately before or during the meal; due to breakdown by stomach acid. Papain kills intestinal worms and reduces inflammation. A 24-hour urine analysis can reveal an enzyme deficiency.

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