I am in my 60′s. In my lifetime I have had several bad injuries that effect my physical being today. And let’s not forget flat feet that effect every joint up the body just as high arches do, but in the opposing direction.
The most painful is a disc herniation at L4, L5. But I was lucky enough to have found a naturopathic dentist when we lived in Hawaii who got me interested in systemic enzymes. For a decade now I have taken them daily to deal with the inflammation and pain so I could lead a ‘normal’ life and work.
We lose systemic enzymes as we grow older. They are the construction crew of the body. They build, they tear down, and they rebuild what the body needs built, torn down, or rebuilt. They eat away excess scar tissue in joints, muscles, and the vascular system. This leaves your blood flowing freely and your muscles and joints less restricted by scar tissue.
Systemic enzymes also reduce inflammation and modulate the immune system, bringing it up if it needs that or bringing it down if it is too high such as in autoimmune disorders. And autoimmune disorders such as fibromyalgia and conditions such as scleroderma that have a scar tissue component, can be helped by adding systemic enzymes to the body.
Almost daily most massage therapists see clients with scar tissue from past surgeries or injuries that could use the enzymes. Some of us grow scar tissue so well that it can grow around our internal organs, choking them.
For me, systemic enzymes have proven invaluable in my life and my career. I encourage you to try them for a minimum of two months. I felt the difference in about an hour, but it will depend on what you are addressing and how pervasive it is, so you may have to be patient.