Enzymes are large biological molecules responsible for the millions of chemical interconversions that sustain life. They are highly selective catalysts, greatly accelerating both the rate and specificity of metabolic reactions, from the digestion of food to the synthesis of DNA.
Most enzymes are proteins, although some catalytic RNA molecules have been identified. Enzymes adopt a specific three-dimensional structure, and may employ organic (e.g. biotin) and inorganic (e.g. magnesium ion) cofactors to assist in catalysis.
Almost all chemical reactions in a biological cell need enzymes in order to occur at rates sufficient for life.* Digestive enzymes aid in the digestive process, breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for optimal nutrient absorption, therefore increasing the nutritional value of the foods you eat.
They relieve many gastrointestinal (GI) discomforts such as indigestion, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain.* Digestive enzymes have excellent history in the treatment of viral diseases. Viruses may enter the body by a variety of paths. An invading virus should be subdued and immobilized by the immune system, lying dormant and harmless in the body. In the gut, certain agents of the immune system in the mucosa lining usually conquer any viruses.*
Enzymes, particularly the proteases, turn out to be an excellent therapy to use against a virus, working on several levels. Many viruses are surrounded by a protective protein film, something a protease enzyme can digest away. Eliminating this coating leaves the viruses unprotected and vulnerable to antivirals and destruction.*
Duamutef was, in ancient Egyptian religion, one of the Four Sons of Horus and a protection god of the canopic jars. Duamutef protected the mummified internal organs. His goal was to protect the stomach. His protector is the goddess Neith. He was born from a lily flower which arose from the Primaeval Ocean.*