The Role of Enzymes in Fertility

Enzymes are biological molecules that catalyse or speed up the rate of chemical reactions. Enzymes are important as they are needed in order for a chemical reaction to occur at rates sufficient for life.

Concentration and strength of enzymes in the bodies affects the ability of the bodies to repair injuries, repel disease and sustain body’s homeostasis.  Lack of supply of systemic enzymes will result in impairment in digestion, scar tissue, poor reproduction, respiration and blood coagulation.

Types and benefits of enzymes

Some enzymes play an important role in acting as anti-inflammatory agent, which help to break down substances in the blood that cause inflammation and infection. This is important as fertility issues, such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and uterine fibroids are caused some examples of chronic inflammation. The examples of these enzymes are serratiopeptidase (serrapeptase) and bromelain.

Other enzymes help to break down fibrin, the substance that builds up scar tissue. Scar tissue is caused by various reasons, such as pelvic surgery, damage to fallopian tubes, uterine fibroids, etc.

Amylase is an enzyme which breaks down carbohydrates, and assists in regulating blood glucose levels. It is crucial in promoting healthy blood and environment within female reproductive organs, therefore is important to achieve healthy fertility.

How to increase enzymes?

Enzymes could be found both in fresh fruits and also in supplements.

Fruits like papaya, pineapple, mango and bananas contain enzymes to aid in breaking down of substances.

Pineapples contain Bromelain, which helps to break down proteins into amino acids.

Papaya contains Papain, which aids in reducing symptoms such as IBS and bloating.

Mango contains Amylase, which helps to break down complex carbohydrates into simple sugars. This will optimize the digestion and absorption of nutrients in the body.

As cooking destroys enzymes, consuming more fresh fruits will be helpful. When supplemental enzymes are taken, the enzymes will signal the pancreas to lighten production. This will result in the ‘unused’ pancreatic enzymes to be allocated to other needs in the body through the blood system.

Together with the consumption of herbal medicine, enzymes may help break the herbs into the fundamental building blocks to be used by the body efficiently, helping the spleen to do its job. This will help the body to gain Qi and balance. Hence, may increase the chance of fertility.

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