Proteolytic Enzymes – A Simple Way To Boost Our Immune System
Proteolytic enzymes, also known as proteases, include bromelain (pineapple enzyme), papain (papaya enzyme), serrapeptase (silk worm enzyme), pancreatin, trypsin and chymotrypsin (pancreatic enzymes) are essential regulators and modulators of our body’s immune system and it’s inflammatory response.
As a matter of fact, scientific research has shown us that the power of proteolytic enzymes to reduce inflammation is not only equal to but even more powerful than traditional NSAID’s and steroidal drugs, specifically Phenylbutazone (NSAID), Hydrocortisone (Steroid), Indomethacin (NSAID) and Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin), meaning, these proteolytic enzymes appear to play an important role in our body’s immune system and its ability to modulate and support a healthy inflammatory response during times of stress.
In addition, and of particular interest regarding immune support, these Proteolytic enzymes are associated with important immune actions that create as much as a 7x to 10x increase in the appetite of our macrophages as well as the strength of our natural killer (NK) cells, both of which are lymphocytes (white blood cell) that participate in the actions of our immune system and play a vital role in our bodies ability to destroy and/or digest foreign substances, microbes, tumors and virally infected cells.
Although individual proteolytic enzymes can be useful, for more severe immune and/or inflammatory conditions the literature has shown us that a combination of these enzymes, with a systemic approach, produces more potent results, specifically in cases of arthritis and other related diseases, providing anti-inflammatory, vasculoprotective and immune support benefits.
For example, combination proteolytic enzyme therapies have also been shown to help with:
· Various Cancers
· Digestive and Pancreatic Insufficiency/Poor Digestion
· Atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries)
· Fibrocystic Breasts
· Dietary allergies
· Sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis
· Hepatitis C
· Herpes zoster (shingles)
· Chronic and Acute Inflammation, sports injuries and trauma
· Rheumatoid arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders
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