Enzymes and coenzymes in Enzyme Yeast Cells Dr. Wolz®

Enzymes belong to the group of proteins and control oraccelerate the metabolic processes of the body. They arehighly specialised and react with only a small numberof specific substrates. A well functioning body thereforerequires a large number of different enzymes. Coenzymesare comparatively simple compounds and are temporarilybound to an enzyme. They assist the enzyme in initiatingchemical reactions but are themselves consumed in theprocess and have to be repeatedly replenished in thebody through the diet.


After ingestion of food, viable yeast cells first reach thestomach where they can survive the negative influencesof the acidic pH and then for a short time colonise theintestinal wall. As in the ingestion of probiotic lactic acidbacteria, however, these yeast cells cannot remain in theintestine permanently. As regards the further fate of theingredients of yeast cells and their utilisation for the humanbody, the theory of persorption - the absorption of largerparticles (macromolecules, entire cells) from the intestinethrough the mucous membrane into the lymph tracts andthus into the blood circulation - was adopted in the 1960sof the previous century.

A study performed to determine whether yeast cells canbe taken up into the body as intact cells by persorptionshowed that no passage of yeast cells into the blood andurine is detectable, no antibodies against Saccharomycescerevisiae are formed and that the yeasts are excretedfrom the gastrointestinal tract 48 hours after intake. Theingested yeast cells therefore cannot become distributedthrough the body by persorption. Rather, they are digestedin the intestine so that their constituents can be utilised bythe human body and become accessible to the normalprocess of digestion and absorption of nutrients.

Scientifically supported evidence now exists for the goodbioavailability of vitamin B6 and B12 (important for vege-tarians), folic acid, iron, selenium, chromium and coenzy-me Q 10 from yeast preparations. Only for the enzymes,which are also classified as macromolecules, could it bedemonstrated using enzyme preparations that they doin fact enter the blood circulation in undigested form bypersorption and pinocytosis and can, for example, breakdown pathogenic immune complexes in the body. The useof enzymes in food is being discussed in relation to impro-ving the utilisation and exploitation of nutrients.


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