Systemic Enzymes contains systemic enzymes that split proteins into shorter amino acid chains, thus conferring multiple health benefits, including soothing and purifying effects.
An enzyme is a biological catalyst, a molecule that increases by up to several million the speed at which metabolic reactions take place in cellular and extracellular environments. Almost 3000 enzymes generate over 7000 enzymatic reactions in the body. Enzymes are particularly associated with, but not limited to, digestive function. “Systemic” means that they act throughout the body, providing multiple benefits for human health.
This wide-spectrum enzyme complex can compensate for the enzyme deficiency we see with advancing age:
• Peptidases break proteins’ peptide bonds, and participate in protein maturation, food digestion, blood coagulation and tissue remodelling during the body’s development and healing processes.
• Chymotrypsin and trypsin hydrolyse the majority of proteins and work synergistically with endogenous enzymes. They boost digestion, the immune system and cardiovascular health.
• Pancreatin is a mixture of several digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas (amylase, lipase and protease) which helps in treating certain food allergies and auto-immune diseases as well as in losing weight.
• Bromelain and papain are plant proteolytic enzymes. Bromelain is recognised for its ability to reduce inflammation and swelling. Papain is also used to counter plaque, treat oedema and inflammatory processes as well as to reduce post-operative swelling and adhesions.
Studies show that systemic enzymes :
• have powerful anti-inflammatory and pain-relief properties, without the side-effects of drugs with similar properties (NSAIDs) ;
• stimulate internal defences to protect the joints from degeneration ;
• purify and promote fluidity of the blood by regulating the amount of fibrin in the blood;
• have an immuno-modulatory effect by activating macrophages and improving their infection-fighting capacity ;
• help accelerate post-exercise recovery;
• promote wound-healing ;
• stimulate drug efficacy (particularly chemotherapy).
Systemic Enzymes thus offer benefits :
• in rheumatoid arthritis and all other inflammatory disorders of the joints - shoulders, knees, back …
• following minor surgery (dental or ophthalmic) or more major operations ;
• in pancreatitis, inducing moderate secretion of enzymes ;
• in chemotherapy, improving its effects.
As enzymes are vulnerable to degradation by stomach acids, Systemic Enzymes now comes in DR Caps™ - gastro-resistant capsules - which ensure optimum efficacy and bioavailability, the enzymes being absorbed in the small intestine where they pass directly into the bloodstream.