Metabolic Enzymes and Digestive Enzymes

Metabolic Enzymes and Digestive Enzymes.  When most people think of enzymes, they think of digestive health.  While your body has over 75,000 enzymes, only a handful deal with digestion.  Meanwhile, the rest help your body use vital nutrients to work properly and stay healthy.

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Metabolic Enzymes and Digestive Enzymes.  So, what exactly are metabolic enzymes?  In order to explain this, let me give you an analogy.  This comparison will detail the vital role that both metabolic and digestive enzymes play in your  health and vitality.  OK, on with the story…

Building A House of Health

Let’s just say you are a general contractor, and you’re building a house.  Of course, that house needs certain building materials.  It needs lumber, drywall, nails, electrical wiring and many other raw goods.  After you look at the blueprints, you order the necessary supplies.  These supplies are the foods you eat, the supplements you take and the medications you use.  After you order the needed supplies, the various vendors deliver the materials to your warehouse.  Basically, you eat, drink or swallow your food, drink, supplements and meds.  Now they end up in your gut, which is the warehouse.

However, in order to build the house, you need to deliver these goods to the job site.  After all, they do no good at the warehouse, right?  So, your warehouse workers load the supplies on to a truck, and the truck delivers them to the job site.  In our example, these warehouse workers are digestive enzymes.

Once at the job site, however, will the house build itself?  Can you just drop off the materials and watch the house magically take shape?  Of course not.  Sadly, many think that is true inside their body.  If they eat it, somehow, magically, the vital nutrition will become part of you.  In both cases, you need workers on the job site to use the right materials the right way and assemble them in the right order to build your dream house.  The same thing is true in your body.  In your body, these workers are called metabolic enzymes.

Building a Healthier You

So, let’s rewind for a second and turn this back into a health and wellness example.  Let’s say you suffer from arthritis and are looking for nutritional support for healthy joint function.  The first thing you need to know is, what are joints made of?  Let me answer that for you.  Your body uses amino acids, vitamin c, and other nutrients to make and repair your joints.  Your body can also use popular supplements like glucosamine as well.  Since amino acids come from protein, you increase your protein intake.  Additionally, you supplement with the right amino acids, vitamin C and glucosamine.

Congratulations!  You just delivered the building materials to the warehouse.  Afterwards, how can you be sure your body will deliver them to the job site?  Additionally, how can you be sure your body will use them for joint health once at the job site?

With the right digestive enzymes, we can help your body digest these valuable nutrients for delivery to your joints.  Afterwards, we can use the right metabolic enzymes to help your body assemble those materials to support healthy joint repair and function.

However, this is only one example.  It’s important to remember that enzymes work this way for every type of nutrition, and for every aspect of your health.  These tasks range from brain health, heart health, hormone health, joint health, blood sugar health, digestive health, bone health, and much more.

Our Enzyme Nutrition Testing

This is why we focus on enzyme nutrition at Redmond Ridge Nutrition and Chiropractic.  In fact, enzymes are the only chemical in the body that can actually do work.  Sadly, as you age, your body’s ability to make enzymes decreases.  Using the right combination of digestive and metabolic enzyme supplements can help your body digest, absorb, make and use your nutrition properly to support health and vitality.

Are you concerned about your health?  Does it affect your job, family or fun?  If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact, did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.


After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  His extensive knowledge of functional enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought-after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Metabolic Enzymes
Metabolic Enzymes do work in the body