Enzymes are more important than vitamins and minerals for general health. Without enzymes, vitamins and minerals are useless. Enzymes are catalysts for metabolic processes and digestion. A catalyst initiates a chemical process without being part of the resultant product.
Proteolytic enzymes or protease can be used, in part, to digest complete proteins that are in meat. Yet, outside of meals, they have been harnessed for a multitude of healing processes, sometimes exclusively and sometimes in conjunction with other therapies. When not used for digestion in the small intestines, these enzymes are free to roam through the blood stream seeking to break down hard protein, fibrin surfaces, scar tissue, granuloma, and even cancer cells' tough coatings
Serving Size: 1 Tablet Servings per container: 180
Pancreatin (Max. Strength) 500 mg.
Papain 150 mg.
Bromelain (1,200 GDU.)150 mg.
Trypsin 150 mg.
Amylase 40 mg.
Lipase 40 mg.
Alpha Chymotrypsin 2 mg.
Rutin 80 mg.
Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD) 200 IU.
Catalase 200 IU.
Zinc (Sulfate) 5 mg.
L-Cysteine 15 mg.
Spirulina 20 mg.
Other Ingredients: Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate and Cellulose (may contain Pharmaceutical Glaze).
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement take 1 tablet two to three times daily, or as directed by your healthcare provider. For best results take the tablets 15 minutes before mealtime, or any other time on an empty stomach, or at bedtime.
This product is not made with wheat, milk, yeast, eggs, corn, soy, sugar, table salt, coloring agents and preservatives.
- The modern age of proteolytic enzyme therapy began with the work of Max Wolf, who is also credited with writing the first textbook on the young science of endocrinology. The work of Wolf and Benitez with various enzyme combinations, from the 1930s until the 1970s, was largely empiric in nature and lacked the rigorous controls common to modern-day research. Nevertheless, they observed positive effects of enzyme therapy in people with vascular diseases, lymphedema, certain viral infections, and in the healing of injuries and inflammations. This convinced them that a deficiency of proteolytic enzymes was a primary factor in premature aging.Reducing inflammation: Inflammation is a natural response of the body to injury. However, excessive inflammation retards the healing process. Proteolytic enzymes reduce inflammation by neutralizing the biochemicals of inflammation (i.e., bradykinins and pro-inflammatory eicosanoids) to levels at which the synthesis, repair and regeneration of injured tissues can take place.1 Reducing inflammation can have immediate impact on improved heart health, cancer prevention and recovery, and Alzheimer's prevention. It also helps speed up recovery from sprains, strains, fractures, bruises, contusions, surgery and arthritis. In one study, football players who suffered from ankle injuries found that proteolytic enzyme supplements accelerated healing and got the players back on the field 50 percent faster than athletes who received placebo tablets.
- Other trials have shown that supplemental proteolytic enzymes can help reduce inflammation, speed healing of bruises and other tissue injuries (including fractures), and reduce overall recovery time when compared to athletes taking a placebo. And even in patients recovering from facial and various reconstructive surgeries, treatment with proteolytic enzymes significantly reduced swelling, bruising and stiffness compared to placebo groups.
- Cleansing the blood of debris: Proteolytic enzymes are the primary tools the body uses to "digest" organic debris in the circulatory and lymph systems. Supplementing merely improves the effectiveness of the process.
- Dissolving fibrin in the blood, reducing the risk of clots: Certain specialized proteases such as nattokinase are extremely effective at improving the "quality" of blood cells, optimizing the ability of blood to flow through the circulatory system, and reducing the risk of clots.8 This is extremely important in reducing the risk of stroke. It also makes using proteolytic enzymes during long plane flights a no-brainer, as they minimize the potential of blood clots in the legs.
- Maximized immune system: The primary vehicle the immune system uses for destroying invaders is enzymes. Macrophages, for example, literally digest invaders with proteolytic enzymes. Supplementation significantly improves the ability of your immune system to do its job.
- Killing of bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi: Bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi are protein/ amino acid-based. Proteolytic enzymes taken between meals literally go into the bloodstream and digest these invaders.
- Elimination of autoimmune diseases: In Lessons from the Miracle Doctors, I cover in detail the process whereby large undigested proteins make their way into the bloodstream and form circulating immune complexes (CICs), which trigger allergies and autoimmune diseases. Supplemental proteolytic enzymes clean CICs out of the body, thereby reducing allergies and autoimmune conditions. In addition, this helps with sinusitis and asthma.
- Dissolving of scar tissue: Scar tissue is made of protein. Proteolytic enzymes can effectively "digest" scar tissue – particularly in the circulatory system.
- And finally, a properly designed supplemental proteolytic enzyme formula can help reduce the symptoms of MS, clean out the lungs9 and aid in detoxing.
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.
Regular enzyme therapy has been shown to be useful in sports injuries and traumas, and when inflammation is present due to overuse. Too much yard work, excessive bending and lifting. Playing weekend warrior when your body just isn’t used to it seems like the perfect scenario.
The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database states that the enzyme Trypsin is effective for osteoarthritis and wound healing. The enzyme Bromelain is rated possibly effective for osteoarthritis. The combination of Trypsin, Rutin & Bromelain was also rated effective for treating osteoarthritis.
In an Italian study the relative ability of the enzymes trypsin, chymotrypsin and bromelain to prevent edema was compared with that of four powerful steroidal and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs – phenylbutazone, hydrocortisone, indomethacin, and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). Utilizing a standard laboratory animal model of edema – rat paw edema – investigators injected rat paws with a small amount of a substance known to cause an inflammatory response. Prior to injecting the rat paws with the edematogenic agent, however, they gave the animals oral doses of either one of the enzymes or one of the drugs. The scientists then evaluated the extent of the resulting edema.