You may know that enzymes help in digesting things… but they do much more.
Enzymes are proteins that act as a catalyst by increasing rates of chemical reactions in the body. It’s true that when given with meals, they digest and help assimilate food into fatty acids, amino acids and glucose.
But what you may not know is that enzymes are very anti-inflammatory. They actually digest mucous and remove it from the body. They are helpful in many mucous producing illness such as asthma, chronic sinus problems, bronchitis and acute pneumonias or whenever mucous is a problem. Products such as Wobenzym, Macrozyme or UniZyme in high doses AWAY from meals help treat inflammation and digest mucous out of the body.
So if you have cold symptoms involving lots of mucous, consider taking digestive enzymes in the early morning, mid afternoon and before bed (or middle of the night if you wake up). This can be one more supplement to add to your arsenal of healthy ways to treat those nasty infections.
Reference: Gerber, M. Monthly Miracles: Enzyme Therapy. Townsend Letter- January 2013, p. 104.