Digestive Enzyme Supplements Can Strengthen Immune System During Flu Season
November 8, 2005 - Consumers and health professionals can learn how digestive enzyme supplements strengthen the digestive process and overall resistance to viruses, like the flu, according to Dr. Liz Lipski, nationally-known nutritionist and author of Digestive Wellness.
With the current concern over the flu vaccine shortage and bird flu, Dr. Lipski asserts that digestive enzyme supplements can make people more resistant to sickness by strengthening the digestive process. Research findings show that 60 percent of the human immune system is located in and around the digestive system. Taking digestive enzyme supplements and proteolytic enzymes (proteases) can greatly increase overall resistance to the flu and other viruses.
"The immune system is our most powerful weapon against disease," said Dr. M. Mamadou, Chief Enzymologist and Director of Research for the Transformation Enzyme Corporation. "Influenza can cause serious complications for people with compromised immune systems. Natural therapeutics and digestive enzyme supplements have been proven to serve as the first and best line of defense against invading microorganisms."
Digestive enzyme supplements come in several forms and can do a variety of jobs to make the human body stronger. Dr. Lipski emphasizes that quality is important.
"Enzymes are measured by activity level, not by weight," said Dr. Lipski, "so look for activity levels on the label. Enzyme supplements are in three basic forms: plant based (like bromelain and papain), pancreatic (from animal pancreas), or mycelial based (grown). The mycelial based enzymes can be more effective in protecting against the flu because they work in a wider range of pH environments. The pancreatic enzymes may be more flu effective for people who have diabetes or blood sugar issues."
Because of the differences between supplements, Dr. Lipski advises consumers to look for digestive enzyme supplements with:
- No fillers (these may interfere with the effectiveness of the supplement)
Find more information on how to prepare for the flu with digestive enzyme supplements and proteases please visit our shopping mall. Health care professionals should visit http://www.transformationhealthsystems.com for more information.To attend the free Access to Health Experts interviews visit our events page. Written transcripts are available for purchase after the event.
About Access to Health Experts:
Access to Health Experts is a monthly teleseminar interview series hosted by Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN. The program features interviews with many of the most prominent and authoritative experts in integrative medicine. Dr. Lipski is a nationally-known nutritionist and author of Digestive Wellness (3rd Edition McGraw Hill). Innovative Healing is in Asheville, North Carolina.
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