Enzymes control every living thing and are involved wherever natural metabolic processes occur, even in our bodies. Scientists suspect that a total of 15 000 enzymes are responsible for the processes within our bodies. Approximately 30 quadrillion chemical reactions occur within us every second of the day. Whether it is breathing, growing, digestion, energy production, nerve impulses, blood clotting, healing processes following injury or the complex processes of the immune system: everything is steered by enzymes.
Researchers have only been able to identify 3 000 enzymes accurately, according to their structure and function.