Our formula contains thousands of enzymes!
We believe that no other food or combination of foods contains so many naturally occurring enzymes. Some of these enzymes are critically important for health, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD is an iron-containing enzyme that supports important body-cell processes and also protects the cells from free radicals.
Enzymes are specialized protein molecules facilitating most of the body's metabolic processes such as supplying energy, digesting foods, purifying your blood, ridding the body of waste products etc.
Fruits and vegetables contain just enough enzymes to support self-breakdown; what occurs when an apple turns brown after falling from a tree. These enzymes are critical in order for them to be properly digested by the humans and animals that consume them. Without these naturally occurring enzymes, our digestive system would have to work much harder to break down food to obtain its nutrients. Often our food remains relatively undigested due to a lack of enzymes and we don't benefit from absorbing the available nutrition.
Very few foods contain more enzymes than required for self-breakdown. Papaya is one exception with its large amount of papain enzyme. But as far as enzymes go, nothing comes close to certain microalgae, which contain inexplicably large amounts of enzymes.
Further to aiding with digestion, many enzymes found in foods are stored, transformed and used by our body for other important life-sustaining functions.
The combination of microalgae in our blends boasts thousands of such life sustaining enzymes including DNA, RNA, SOD, Glycolipids and many more. The spirulina in our blends contain as many as 2,000 enzymes. Among other important enzymes identified in spirulina are restriction enzymes. Restriction enzymes (endonucleases) work like scissors to cut the DNA of invading enemy microbes.
A theory proposed to explain spirulina's longevity on the planet, is the role of restriction enzymes. By cutting the DNA of invading enemy microbes, restriction enzymes may have been good weapons against microalgae's ecological enemies for 3.5 billion years.
Many enzymes in BIOSUPERFOOD and their health benefits have not yet been identified or explained.