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What Makes Systemic Enzyme Complexes Better Than Single Enzymes?


When we hear the word enzyme, most of us think about the digestive enzymes responsible for the breakdown of food into small molecules so it can be absorbed in the blood.

However, there are more than 3000 enzymes present in our body, and consuming only digestive enzymes would not produce the positive effects we expect. In fact, many studies have shown that systemic enzyme complexes are more beneficial than single enzymes. But why are systemic enzyme complexes in supplements better than single enzymes?

Enzymatic Cascade Reactions

An enzymatic cascade is a sequence of successive activation reactions involving enzymes characterized by a series of amplifications stemming from an initial stimulus. The product of each preceding reaction catalyzes and is consumed in the next reaction. You can think of a series of dominos, where each domino impacts the action of the next domino.

An example of an enzymatic cascade is a blood clot, where a timely response is needed. The cascade first activates a clotting factor, followed by the activation of the next clotting factor and so forth until the final cross-linked fibrin clot is formed.

For metabolic processes to happen within the body and provide energy to the cells, a series of enzymes—biological catalysts—must each in turn, break down a reactant.

In this cascade, the first enzyme acts on the product supplied to the cell and the subsequent enzymes work on successive products. In the process, two adenosine triphosphate molecules (ATP) are consumed, but four are produced. The hydrolysis of ATP powers many cellular processes to maintain the cell’s viability.

Similar enzyme cascades are responsible for many metabolic processes in the body. Enzymatic cascades can also play a role in the immune system. Complement cascade works with the body’s innate immunity by cleaning pathogens from an organism.


A complex can control more functions than a single enzyme

A single enzyme product simply does not work. One type of enzyme cannot impact the enzymatic cascade reaction—multiple enzymes are required.

Most of our competitors use mixtures of enzymes that are neither designed nor developed by science. They simply mix all the enzymes together and boost the activity levels of each enzyme within the capsule.

Enzyme mixtures should be carefully designed to have the maximum effect against human immune mediators, but this can only be done through trial and error. The mixture should be tested many times to ensure it works against a particular substrate such as human immune mediators, vascular clots, and the surface of cell viruses or cancer.

And at World Nutrition, that’s exactly what we’re doing. We are continually researching and testing the best enzyme mixtures to work against those substrates, therefore, our systemic enzyme complex is the best and is far superior to others on the marketplace.

For more information on Vitälzym®Xe, our flagship systemic enzyme complex, click here.


Vitälzym®Xe is formulated with 8 key ingredients in a proprietary blend that works synergistically together so you can get maximum results with minimal dosage. We combine some of the best enzymes in the world with important restorative antioxidants.

A well balanced Systemic Enzyme supplement should have a unique blend of enzymes, and antioxidants.

When choosing the right enzyme supplement, look for one that only uses ingredients that have solid clinical evidence supporting their efficacy and safety.

It is important to examine these ingredients at a molecular level to determine their compatibility and synergy with other ingredients in the formula. This is important because when you mix ingredients they can interact with each other to form a different compound.

If ingredients are combined scientifically their individual effectiveness can be increased exponentially. This is how  Vitälzym®Xe was formulated – for maximual effectiveness.