Enzymes and Inflammation, Inflammation is the succession of changes that occur in living tissue when it is injured, either internal or externally in the body. To that effect it can be seen as a good thing as it’s difficult to believe that life could exist without inflammation. It is safe to say we have all experienced this at one time or another in our lives. Signs and symptoms of inflammation include swelling, redness or limited motion in the body’s joints and extremities. These are also the main indicators that suggest that enzymes are needed to help control the response and return the body to normal. Enzymes by contrast are complex proteins that are capable of inducing chemical changes in other substances without being changed themselves. They are the only substance in the body that has the ability to do work. Consequently Enzymes and Inflammation go hand in hand in the body’s attempt to regulate itself and fight disease or regulate an auto-immune response. While over the counter meds such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen can provide temporary relief there is nothing in those drugs which will heal your body. While aspirin can provide some temporary relief it can also cause bleeding from the gut for up to four days. Enzymes are also specific in their action. They will act only upon a certain substance or a group of closely related chemical substances and no other. While your body makes the enzymes that it needs it sometimes is necessary to supplement their use through a prescribed program. Currently Vitamin D-3 appears to be the next big hula-hoop the primary cares are pushing these days, however, Vitamin D is ineffective without protein or the enzyme protease to help break it down. You can take all the vitamins and minerals you can buy but it is enzymes which help get it into the body’s cells. Deficiencies and the presence of Enzymes and Inflammation is one key indicators our clinic screens for in our intake process. Chiropractic Health and Acupuncture has been serving Penfield, Fairport and the greater Rochester NY area since 1998.