Speed Healing: The Wonderful World of Enzymes
by Debra Meszaros
Regardless of your sport, the “secret” to your body’s performance is nutritional fitness. I believe conditioning for Motocross is more difficult than most sports. After all, it is a “solo” sport, just you and your bike. There’s no teammate to sub in for you if you become fatigued or injured, it’s all you. For the Motocross athlete, one has to balance so many different aspects of body function. At the core there is the importance of strength, flexibility, positive mental focus and endurance. A good training program can get you on the right road. What dictates the level of your body’s performance is how well your diet program meets your body’s needs. So wouldn’t it be nice if you could do something simple to increase your energy levels, boost stamina, and speed healing when needed?
Welcome to Proteolytic enzymes!
What are these powerful enzymes and why should you learn about them?
Because these enzymes are the single component that allows EVERY single chemical reaction of your body to occur; your liver, kidney, spleen, pancreas, your digestive system function; your ability to think, see, feel, breathe, the ability to breakdown vitamins and minerals, to build stamina and energy. All of your tissues, muscles, bones, organs and cells run on them. They govern all organ function, hormone regulation and your immune system. Scientific research has proven it is the reduction of (lack of) enzyme production in the body that allows our cells to degenerate and die.
The pancreas and liver together produce about 80% of the enzymes our body’s need but when we consume “dead, processed” foods or too much sugar, their functionality is compromised. Their job function switches from producing Proteolytic enzymes, to producing Digestive enzymes. With high sugar intake, the liver will be kept busy converting the excess sugar to cholesterol, triglycerides or fat and may not even produce any enzymes at that time. This job diversion has large consequences to your body’s functions and to an Athlete, hinders your overall performance as well.
Is correcting your diet enough?
Adjusting your diet to your unique biochemical needs is very important but only half the battle when it comes to enzymes. The long term, vigorous training and stress the serious Motocross athlete puts on the body utilizes more Proteolytic enzymes than the average person. The adrenal glands need their fuel, enzymes.
What are the profound benefits to Proteolytic Enzymes?
Besides optimizing your body’s normal functions and related performance, the proper Proteolytic balance has shown to:
- Neutralize the bio-chemicals that cause inflammation and therefore reduce the inflammation caused by injury. Excessive inflammation slows healing so reducing inflammation speeds up the healing process. This applies to sprains, strains, fractures, arthritis and surgery related inflammation.
- Help dissolve scar tissue.
- Freeing up the circulatory system of the body while clearing out the lungs, cleansing blood and lymph.
- Help with allergies and food intolerances.
- Help the immune system fight off bacteria, viruses and fungus.
- Provide the proper fuel for all of your cells.
When your organs, muscles and cells are able to function to maximum capacity, energy and stamina increase!
The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of Racer X Virtual Trainer. This article is presented to the viewer for you read, research, and make up your own informed decision.
About the Author - As a female athlete in various sports throughout her life; Debra has a full understanding of what it takes to excel to the highest level and unleash ones full potential in athletic ability. Additionally, just a few short years ago, at the age of 45, she found the wonderful sport of Motocross. Now at 50+ she has entered into amateur, female, motocross racing. Debra is a nutritional consultant who teaches you how to get peak performance from your body through better nutrition. She is a Certified Sports Nutritionist, Certified enzyme expert, and Bio-feedback practitioner. To learn more, check out her website at .
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