Chlorella and Enzyme
Toxins in the human body are mainly divided into two categories: one is the residue metabolites produced after food is absorbed and digested, and the other is heavy metal pollutants that are "unintentionally" ingested with food and air. Since there is unavoidable intake, it should be discharged properly. Most of these "toxins" in our body are "eaten" in them. And our digestion and absorption system is actually our "detoxification" system. Whether this system is functioning normally determines how much of the "toxins" we eat can be eliminated and how much will remain. However, due to the different physique of each person, their own digestion and metabolism levels are also different, so you need to choose some products that can help the body detoxify. Chlorella and enzymes are the more popular and well-known ones.
Characteristics of Enzymes
Enzymes can generally be divided into the following three categories: 1. Metabolic enzymes—produced by the human body and act on blood, tissues and organs; 2. Digestive enzymes—decompose food into things that can be used; 3. Food enzymes—contained in fresh food of enzymes. Enzymes give people the direct impression of detoxification and weight loss. Before understanding the actual function of enzymes, we must first understand what is an enzyme? Enzyme actually contains a large number of bacteria and some metabolites similar to flavonoids. We obtain nutrients such as sugars, proteins, minerals and vitamins from our diet. We must use the human body’s own enzymes, which can also be called "food scissors" to break it down into small molecules that can be absorbed by the digestive system.
Most of the products sold in the market are digestive enzymes. Since the essence of enzymes is protein, it will be denatured by gastric acid when entering the digestive tract, and decomposed by proteases to amino acids. In fact, the enzymes that are eaten are ultimately in the form of amino acids and absorbed as amino acids. It is impossible to directly change the enzyme in the body. Before digestive enzymes enter the stomach and are not decomposed by gastric acid, there are about 20 minutes "active". At this time, they have the short-term effect of helping to break down large-molecule foods into small molecules to help digestion. The bacteria contained in enzymes include probiotics, which can promote gastrointestinal peristalsis and digestion, and to a certain extent help promote the operation of the body's detoxification system, thereby assisting in "detoxification".
Food enzymes - a big hidden safety hazard
Fresh foods contain enzymes, including raw pork, raw mutton, raw beef or raw seafood, as well as fresh vegetables and fruits. However, because of the problem of pathogens such as parasites, raw meat or raw seafood is not recommended, Thus, among all the food enzymes, they are mainly made from fresh vegetables and fruits. In addition to buying fruit enzymes directly on the market, many people will make them themselves because the production of fruit enzymes is "seemingly" simple. However, homemade fruit enzymes may have great safety risks.
During the fermentation process, the fruit produces enzymes, a large number of bacteria, beneficial bacteria, and a large number of harmful bacteria. Especially if the preparation is not meticulous, it is easy to cause harmful bacteria to break out. Probiotics are mostly anaerobic bacteria, they hate oxygen, usually when the oxygen content is below 5%, probiotics are more active. Some probiotics with super health functions, such as the famous bifidobacteria, even require a stricter anaerobic environment (oxygen content below 1%) to maintain their activity. On the contrary, harmful bacteria include Aspergillus flavus, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella, and Escherichia coli (some varieties). They all have a common feature: the harmful bacteria are more active when the oxygen content is greater than 5%. It is difficult for aerobic bacteria to reproduce in micro-oxygen conditions with an oxygen content of less than 5%. In an anaerobic state with an oxygen content of less than 1%, most harmful bacteria (aerobic bacteria) will "suffocate" and die. Therefore, regular enzymes must allow anaerobic probiotics to develop, multiply and produce good enzymes in an oxygen-deficient environment, and at the same time allow aerobic harmful bacteria to inhibit and die without producing bad enzymes. However, it is extremely difficult to find an enzyme container that is close to a vacuum, so it is generally difficult to make homemade enzymes with low harmful bacteria contents
Although most of the enzymes containing E. coli are harmless, some of the serotype strains are highly pathogenic and can cause diarrhea. Especially Escherichia coli O157:H7 type, will release a strong toxin, which may cause serious symptoms in the intestine, such as bloody diarrhea. A large number of cases show that serious E. coli infection can also lead to death. In addition, diarrhea may be misunderstood as a "detox reaction", and continuing to eat may cause a lot of water shortage and require hospitalization.
"It is often necessary to add a lot of sugar when making fruit enzymes. The sugar content is usually more than 10%. Drinking more will increase the sugar intake. If you have obese or diabetic people at home, this fruit sugar water is not suitable for them. Moreover, fruit is very easy to be contaminated by bacteria during the fermentation process, so some homemade fruit enzymes may have great safety risks." said Ruan Guangfeng, an expert at the Food and Nutrition Information Exchange Center. (Beijing Daily)
Characteristics of Chlorella
Compared with enzymes, the detoxification effect of Chlorella on the human body is more comprehensive. The abundant plant fiber in Chlorella can help promote gastrointestinal peristalsis. The abundant chlorophyll and metallothionein can actively combine with harmful heavy metals in the body, and excrete metabolites, heavy metals and other toxins from the body through natural excretion. More importantly, chlorella detoxification is to excrete the adhering toxins through natural excretion, during which there will be no diarrhea-like discomfort.
Dioxin is a very toxic chemical substance produced after the burning of plastic containers and plastic bags, and is recognized as a "first-degree stubborn substance". It will quietly pollute the land, lakes and seas along with the air and water, and then enter the human body through food and gradually accumulate. Its nature is very stable and it is difficult to discharge once ingested. However, the German medical community discovered that the special substance "Sporopollein" on the cell wall of chlorella not only recognizes, but also has the characteristics of being combined with pollutants and irreversible. It can excrete various toxins, heavy metals and stubborn substances from the body together and purify body. For the first-level stubborn disease "dioxin", only chlorella has been found to have the excretion function.