Digestive Nutrients (Enzymes) are found in all living plants and animal matter. They are essential for maintaining proper function of the body, digesting food, and aiding in the repair or construction of new muscle tissue, nerve cells, bone, skin, and glandular tissue. In addition, enzymes aid in elimination of toxins in the colon, kidneys, lungs and skin. Enzymes accelerate nearly every chemical reaction in the body. Many of these chemical reactions happen in the mouth, stomach, and intestines, where enzymes go to work on your morning breakfast and continue to assail every food you put in your mouth all day long. Other enzymes speed up nerve impulses that make your heart pump, your head turn, and your hand pull away from a hot stove. In the stomach and intestines, a variety of these Enzymes go to work on carbohydrates, fats and proteins, breaking them into smaller pieces that can be absorbed through the lining of the small intestine. If food is allowed to pass undigested through the small intestine into the large intestine, bacteria will prey upon it causing bloating and other intestinal problems.
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