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Speed Healing: The Wonderful World of Enzymes

by Debra Meszaros

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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 .

That's it for now, until next time, good luck with your training and remember, if you have a question, log on to the Virtual Trainer Expert Forum and have your question answered by a panel of experts. In addition, be sure and check out the Racer X Virtual Trainer archive section. Your complete one-stop information zone for motocross fitness. VT Signature

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    Eddie Casillas January 13, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    For those looking into MXsportsnutition you might want to read the info in the following link. http://www.quackwatch.com/04ConsumerEducation/Nonrecorg/clayton.html
    I never want to assume anything, but I also like to do my homework before entrusting people with my health.

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    Nuts January 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I just want to point out, that most of the experts in the area of Motocross, there are very few that have an accredited 4 year degree and continue to post these experts advice and articles that really have no scientific or solid research, while at the same time practice some weird cosmo theology, while attempting as a end result to sell services or products. We have seen it with the magical juices, Concept Rowers, and anything else that these Experts attempt to sell, and also just regurgitate and use someone else's research and pass it off as their own.

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    Nutty Nutrition January 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    This is what Racer X allows as qualified experts on Nutrition, plus practice of Metaphysics, come on Racer X do a better job and make an attempt to research your file of experts before they are allowed such a format.

    Note* Many non accredited correspondence schools issue "degrees" and certificates which suggest that the recipient is a qualified expert who can provide rational advice about nutrition or health care. "degrees" and " certificates in "natural health" traditional naturopathy, "holistic nutrition" and related subjects.

    CCNH described itself as "the world's leading college of natural health" with over 25,000 graduates. In July 2010, it suddenly announced that it was closing.

    By riding a dirt bike, does not make one an expert!

    Meaningless "Accreditation" Unscientific Teachings

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    Alfred January 14, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Wow! definitely one of the most intelligent comments I have read on racerx. Depressingly it seems most of the commentators on racerx are neocon rednecks.

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    PoorSheep January 14, 2011 at 4:07 am

    Wow, I cannot believe that such a load of unproven, unscientific mumbo jumbo can be posted on RacerX. Journalistically it is irresponsible for a publication such as RacerX, which is highly regarded and held as a credible source, to publish such rubbish. This kind of fad pseudo-science is what has fuelled the multi-billion dollar supplement and quick fix miracle cure industries. After decades of scientific research into supplements, vitamins and similar quick fixes - the only conclusive evidence other than that they have no measurable health benefit whatsoever, is that they actually heighten chances of heart disease and cancers, not lessen them. Eat properly, train hard, listen to your body and use common sense.

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    Drew January 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    I believe that RacerXVT is doing a great job at relaying information to the motocross community. Thank you RacerXVT and keep up the good work. I want to see what is out there, read it for myself and then decide what I think of it. I believe that much of the medical community and BIG PHARMA relays false information for profit driven purposes. Thanks again I look forward to the future articles you post!

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    Mike444 January 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Well I did my homework. Seems there are some major experts in the business that are grads or were faculty from Clayton, Dr Jonny Bowden nationally known expert one example...also seems the college closed due to the economy after many years of success. Checked on enzymes and found tons of supporting data; WebMD, New England Journal of Medicine, and even stuff from L, Pauling. A simple call into MXSportsNutrition and found out they don't even sell supplements or anything just education. Keep up the good work RacerXVT.

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    Racer X Virtual Trainer January 16, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Drew and Mike444. You guys are my kind of people. Just sayin'.....

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    mike autrey January 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

    this is a great time for LMAO

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