The correct pH value is essential to all enzymes acitivities
The importance of the acid-base balance is also seen in the operation of enzymes in our body. The entire physical activities in the living organism is dependent on the operation of enzymes, the function of which is again dependent on the concentration of hydrogen ions (OH-).
The concentration of hydrogen ions determines the acidity of an environment.
Enzymes only show an optimal performance at a certain degree of acidity and they respond very sensitively to changes thereof. Enzymes are responsible for all activities in the body. Even “thinking” requires enzyme acitivity. There are roughly 2 types of enzymes:
- Digestive enzymes: the main digestive enzymes are proteases, amylases, lactases and lipases. They help in the gastrointestinal tract in the breakdown of proteins, carbohydrates and fats. Digestive enzymes are dependent on a good pH level in the gastrointestinal tract for proper functioning.
- Metabolic enzymes: Metabolic enzymes are responsible for the structure, repair and remodeling of each cell, organ and all tissues.
When the enzyme activity is disturbed by acidification of the body, any acid waste can emerge from the intestine. Alka® Greens is a “super food” that includes a wide range of alkaline nutrients that can restore the intestinal environment. A complex of digestive enzymes and probiotic lactobacilli help to restore the correct pH level, which improves the natural digestive and bowel movements.