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Enzymes

Organic substances (proteins) composed of amino acids that trigger and regulate chemical reactions in the body. There are over 700 identified human enzymes.
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Q. My muscle enzymes are at 355, my DR says normal is 200. She refered me to a Neurologist. What could be wrong? I am experiencing sore legs when I walk, weakness, and sometimes difficulty in swallowing. I am 46 I had a minor heart attack 5 yrs ago with a stent placed in my LAD. I am on Crestor 10mg. my Dr. has adjusted the dosage several times and used other drugs but it doesn't change the results much if at all.

A. Crestor itself may cause elevated muscle enzymes (you probably refer to Creatine Kinase, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatine_kinase). However, weakness and swallowing problems may raise the suspicion of a disease of the nerves or muscles.

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However, researches to evaluate the effects of dried orange peel powder and enzymes on performance parameters and carcass characteristics, development of valuable parts as well as on immune system and microbial flora of broilers have not been yet published to the best our knowledge.
Washington, D.C-based trade organizations Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) and the Enzyme Technical Association (ETA) have released voluntary guidelines for enzyme-containing dietary supplements: the "Enzyme Dietary Supplement Products Best Practices Guide."
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Lowary of the University of Alberta in Edmonton and his coworkers are looking for inhibitors of the enzymes that assemble galactans for the middle layer of the cell wall when the microbe replicates.
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