A broad spectrum proteolytic enzyme formulation that supports the numerous protein metabolism pathways. Proteolytic enzymes are capable of exerting influence over a variety of physiological and biochemical processes. Benefits of Intenzyme Forte include its effect on muscle soreness and discomfort due to overexertion‚ the support of hormone processing‚ as well as providing support for healthy digestive‚ immune and circulatory function.
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Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Amount Per Serving / % DV
Pancreatin 4X (porcine) 100 mg *
Bromelain (from pineapple) 50 mg *
Papain (from papaya) 50 mg *
Lipase (porcine) 10 mg *
Amylase (porcine) 10 mg *
Trypsin & Alpha Chymotrypsin (porcine) 100 mg *
Superoxide Dismutase (from vegetable culture) 10 mcg *
Catalase (from vegetable culture) 10 mcg *
*Daily Value not established.
Stearic acid (vegetable source)‚ cellulose‚ magnesium stearate (vegetable source) and food glaze.
Proteolytic enzymes are indicated in inflammatory conditions and to support the immune system. Proteolytic enzymes (or proteases) refer to the various enzymes that digest (break down into smaller units) protein. These enzymes include the pancreatic proteases chymotrypsin and trypsin, bromelain (pineapple enzyme), papain (papaya enzyme), fungal proteases, and Serratia peptidase (the “silk worm” enzyme). Preparations of proteolytic enzymes have been shown to be useful in the following situations:
- Digestion support
- Fibrocystic breast disease
- Food allergies
- Hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)
- Hepatitis C
- Herpes zoster (shingles)
- Inflammation, sports injuries and trauma
- Pancreatic insufficiency
- Multiple sclerosis
- Rheumatoid arthritis and other
- Sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, and autoimmune disorders chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Proteolytic enzymes work systemically when they are taken orally away from food. In this case, timing is everything! Enzyme therapy works when the enzymes are taken 30-60 minutes before meals and at least 60 minutes after a meal. When taken away from food, the enzymes don’t need to digest food so they are absorbed with the enzymes intact in the small intestine, making their way to the blood.