Daily Essense ~ Digestive Enzyme Overview
Daily Essense is a unique and complete blend of
Digestive Enzymes, Vitamins, Minerals, Super foods, Antioxidants all
in one product. The information for this product is divided into
Enzymes are the single most important element of your health and far outweigh the importance of any other nutrient. Nothing in the human body functions without enzymes making it happen.
Without exception, every new “breakthrough” nutritional product being introduced on the market depends entirely upon enzymes (i.e. MSM, HGH, 5HDP, DHEA, etc.) for it’s effectiveness.
So, what are enzymes? Enzymes are:
When temperatures go above 118 degrees most
enzymes are destroyed. This is what happens when we cook and process
our foods. Each enzyme has its own optimum pH range in which it is
active. When it goes outside of this pH range the enzyme is
inactivated. Similarly, when specific substances (i.e. snake or
insect venom, aspirin, etc.) are introduced into the body they may
inhibit certain enzymes.
Enzymes come from one of three sources; plants, animals or microbes
Plant enzymes (bromelain and papain) work in a wide pH range but only digest some proteins.
Animal enzymes (pepsin, pancreatin) work in a very limited pH range and only digest some of the food groups.
The microbial enzymes are the only ones that work
in a wide pH range and will digest all of the food groups. Acid and
alkaline are the two words most commonly associated with pH. pH
means hydrogen potential or the number of hydrogen ions in a
solution (see pH Range Chart).
After we chew and swallow food it then enters the fundic or upper portion of the stomach which has a pH between 4.0-6.5. This is where “predigestion” occurs while the lower portion of the stomach is secreting hydrochloric acid (HCl) and pepsin until it reaches a pH between 1.5 - 4.0.
After the food mixes with these juices it then enters the duodenum (small intestine) where the pH changes to 7.0 - 8.5. This is where 90% of the absorption of nutrients is taken in by the body while the waste products are passed out through the colon (pH 4.0-7.0).
With this basic understanding of enzymes and digestion let’s look at what happens in the body over the period of one life-time.
The human body was specifically designed to function on raw, enzyme-rich foods which support the digestive and metabolic enzymes found naturally in the body (see Enzyme Pyramid Chart).
When enzymes are present in the raw foods we eat they “predigest” themselves and are readily assimilated. Think of what happens when we eat a salad for lunch. How long does it take before we’re hungry again?
Now, let’s look at what happens when we lower our body’s enzyme level through eating enzyme-deficient foods. Enzymes occurring naturally in foods are destroyed by heating, cooking, pasteurizing or processing.
At the bottom of the Enzyme Pyramid are the food enzymes taken in from the foods we eat. They are the most abundant and are the foundation of our health and longevity.
When these food enzymes are not replenished on a daily basis, our body is forced to supply all of the enzymes needed to digest that cooked food.
This is where the The Law of Adaptive Secretion that was established in 1943 is important.
This Law holds that an organism values its enzymes highly and will make no more than are needed for the job.
These enzymes come from our digestive system or the second level of the Enzyme Pyramid. After years or decades of eating patterns that lack enzymes our bodies will eventually use up its own digestive enzymes or the building blocks needed to manufacture them.
What may show up at this point are a host of side effects that include acid reflux, belching, bloating, gas, heartburn, indigestion, nausea and upset stomach. These symptoms are not a result of to much HCl and enzymes but way too few.
Our bodies have now used up the two lower levels of the Enzyme Pyramid. Do we stop eating now? No, we continue to eat enzyme-deficient foods that will now begin to rob the enzymes that perform all of your internal bodily functions. They are referred as metabolic enzymes or the third level of the Enzyme Pyramid.
Once this process starts whatever genetic
weaknesses or tendencies that run in your family tree may begin to
appear (i.e. cancer, diabetes, heart disease). Because of the
limited number of metabolic enzymes and the importance of their
functions, the body will deteriorate at a very rapid pace. Death
occurs when our final enzyme has been used up.
Daily Essense ~ Digestive Enzyme Recommendations
“You are what you eat; you are what you
For the digestion of Proteins
Acid Stable Protease- (Aspergillus niger) 133 ASPU
units. It breaks down proteins in a pH range of 1-5. This means that
it is active in the lower portion of the stomach when pepsin is also
Protease- (Aspergillus oryzae) 14,666 HUT units. This enzyme breaks down proteins into amino acids in a pH range of 4-10. This means that it’s active in the “predigestion” stage, inactivates in the lower stomach and reactivates in the small intestine.
For the digestion of Carbohydrates
Alpha Galactosidase- (Aspergillus niger) 50 GALU
units. It breaks down the sugars found in beans and legumes in a pH
range of 4-5.
Cellulase- (Trichoderma longibrachiatum) 166 CU
units. It breaks down cellulose (fiber considered a carbohydrate)
into glucose (single sugar) in a pH range of 3-7
For the digestion of Lactose (milk)
Lactase- (Aspergillus oryzae) 166 LACU units. It breaks down lactose (two sugars) into galactose (single sugar) and glucose (single sugar) in a pH range of 4-8.
Lipase- (Aspergillus niger) 200 FIP units per
capsule. It breaks down fat molecules or tryglycerides into three
simple fatty acids in a pH range of 3-10.
• Set aside specific times for meals and just
relax. Don’t do anything else while you’re eating.
Daily Essense ~ Vitamin-Mineral-Super food Overview
Modern farming techniques are producing larger quantities of food from the same acreage. This has required an ever increasing amount of chemicals and fertilizers to try and replace the missing soil minerals. In addition, pesticides and herbicides are sprayed on these already mineral deficient crops.
This “quantity over quality” scenario has been going on for over fifty years! Is it any wonder what ends up on our tables from commercial grocery stores are basically “empty” foods.
One option is organically grown foods if they’re available. Even eating the best organic foods available today, we are exposed to more stress (mental, physical, environmental) than our bodies were ever designed to handle.
Adding a quality vitamin and mineral supplement to your daily regiment makes good sense. Not all vitamin/mineral supplements are created equal. Most vitamins are in tablets which commonly use di-calcium-phosphate as a binder.
This acts as a glue which prevents it from dissolving in the intestinal tract. Even if it were to break down, phosphates inhibit the assimilation of food nutrients (like drinking soda pop with a meal).
On the other extreme there are 100% natural vitamins that come from certain fruits and vegetable sources. The only problem with these is that you would have to eat such enormous amounts in order to get any benefit. For example, acerola cherries are the best food source of vitamin C at 1% by weight.
This means it could take 130-180 capsules to get the minimum daily value of just that one vitamin.
What other options are there? First, look for products that are in capsules. They are typically higher quality. A good choice would be a concentrated “food-source” like yeast, liver and wheat germ.
Another good choice would be a “superfood-source”
like blue green algae, spirulina, chlorella, barley, alfalfa, etc.
The amount of vitamins and minerals in these may be lower than other
options but the absorption and bio-availability is considerably
higher. This is because the processing keeps the enzymes intact.
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.”
All of the following ingredients are found in the Daily Essense product.
Vitamin A- (palmitate/beta carotene) 5,000 IU.
Used for eye disorders, age spots, respiratory infections, acne and
skin problems. Also used to lower cholesterol levels, boost the
immune system, prevent types of cancer and heart disease. Water
Blue Green Algae- (whole plant) 100mg. A fresh
water algae that is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and
enzymes. Also very high in chlorophyll, a blood detoxifier and
antiseptic. It is over 60% plant protein by weight.
Boron- (amino acid chelate- AAC) 1mg. Helps
prevent osteoporosis and brain function.
Daily Essense ~ Antioxidant Overview
First, let’s define free radical. Free radicals are molecules that have lost an electron. These molecules are very unstable and are capable of destroying enzymes, protein molecules, a strand of DNA or entire cells. They can be thought of as invaders that attack the body.
They will do anything to restore their balance through stealing an electron from a nearby molecule. This process will cause a chain reaction. Free radicals have been linked to a number of health problems including premature aging, stroke, heart disease, arthritis and cancer.
They originate from either the external environment or our own internal environment. External sources include; air pollution, smog, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, industrial wastes, herbicides, pesticides, drugs, radiation, chemicals, power lines, microwave ovens, electronic equipment.
Other sources are hydrogenated oils (vegetable shortening and margarine) and polyunsaturated oils. Free radicals are also produced by the body internally as natural byproducts of oxygen metabolism as well as from aging, disease, stress, vigorous exercise, trauma or injury.
Now, let’s discuss antioxidants. Simply put antioxidants are elements that will terminate free radicals and stop the chain reaction.
Antioxidants are also referred to as scavengers. They stop free radicals by replacing the missing electron.
There are two sources of antioxidants. First, the body has a natural defense mechanism in which it produces specific enzymes that act as antioxidants.
These enzymes need minerals and antioxidants to function optimally and are found in foods and certain plants.
The most commonly known sources of antioxidants
are Vitamin A, C, E, Beta Carotene, selenium and zinc. However, in
recent years scientists have discovered new antioxidants from
oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) that are 20 to 50 times more
powerful. They come from grape seed or pine bark and are non-toxic.
Here’s a brief list of the health benefits of OPC:
“Reason and logic change behavior permanently.”
Slender Essense ~ Metabolic & Enzyme
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease