Systemic Enzyme Blend...260 mg
Bromelain - 3,500,000 FCCPU
Papain - 500,000 FCCPU
Protease 4.5 - 15,000 HUT
Protease 6.0 - 10,000 HUT
Amylase - 500 DU
Lipase - 100 FIP
Cellulase - 10,000 CU
Hemicellulase - 6,500 HCU
Glucoamylase - 4 AGU
Beta-glucanase - 8 BGU
Nattokinase - 42 NKFU
Catalase - 15 Baker
Rutin - 25 mg
Trace Mineral Blend...8 mg
Other Ingredients: rice bran, gelatin and water (capsule)
About the Ingredients in Our Formula
Bromelain - Derived from the pineapple, bromelain was approved in Europe as an effective remedy for swelling after surgery. Research shows that the bromelain enzyme may lower swelling, stop bruising, speed up healing time, and reduce discomfort in individuals following surgical procedures. One double-blind study of over 150 women who received episiotomies (surgical cuts in the perineum) during childbirth, found that women given large servings of oral bromelain over a period of 3 days, beginning 4 hours after delivery, showed a huge decrease in swelling, and discomfort. Ninety percent of women taking the supplement showed excellent recovery compared to 44% of women in the placebo group. These properties make bromelain an effective remedy for helping to alleviate pain associated with osteoarthritis and reduce swelling resulting from strains and sprains.
Papain - Derived from papaya, this enzyme demonstrates broad proteolitic activity over a wide pH range and effectively reduces swelling when used systemically. Studies have shown that papain possesses strongly marked anti-inflammatory activity, and this ability is no less than that of the pharmaceutical drugs, butadion and indomethacin. Papain is also used for treating parasitic worms, shingles, and psoriasis, as well as being used along with conventional treatments for tumors.
Protease 4.5 & 6.0 - More proteases to help further support the action of the bromelain and papain. These enzymes have great potential for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions, because they can interfere with parts of the inflammation cascade; thus breaking the self-sustaining inflammatory cycle. Research shows they also play a role in breaking the antigen-antibody bond that is associated with autoimmune conditions.
Amylase - These enzymes have been shown to play a role in the reduction of histamine. An animal's allergy symptoms may be related to an amylase deficiency, therefore by providing amylase between meals you can help lowere histamine and other inflammatory substances in the body thereby helping to reduce allergy symptoms.
Lipase - Is a fat digesting enzyme that has been included in this formula to help reduce excess blood triglycerides and the growth of fatty lipomas that are associated with dietary intake of poor quality fats and oils and toxin accumulation in adipose tissue.
Cellulase and Hemicellulase - Dogs and cats do not produce enzymes needed to digest cellulose. Cellulase enzymes aid in the total digestion of plant-based foods and increase the nutritional value of those foods. The important reason for inclusion in this formula is to reduce the proliferation of Candida albicans. Candida is a fungus naturally occurring in the body, but which can over grow following the use of antibiotics and inhabit the upper intestines and skin. Being a fungus it has an external shell mad of chitin in part being comprised of cellulose. The cellulase enzyme in this formula will help to digest this outer shell killing the fungi while releasing less toxins than would be created if a yeast killing herb or other product was used.
Glucoamylase - This enzyme has been shown to aid in easing the negative effects of irritable bowel syndrome and other common symptoms as nausea, vomiting, gas, heartburn, bloating and loss of appetite. Studies also show that glucoamylase can also lower autoimmunity responses. In the case of autoimmune diseases, antigens and antibodies, when not cleared out over time, can create tissue damage in the body. This can lead to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and some types of kidney disease.
Beta-Glucanase - This enzyme represents a group of carbohydrate enzymes which break down glycosidic bonds within beta-glucan. These glucans also create up to 60% of the cell wall of many forms of fungal organisms such as Candida albicans. Animals suffering from an overgrowth of the candida fungus (a condition also known as candidiasis) may benefit from taking beta-glucanase. Candida albicans overgowth is often notoriously difficult to eliminate because of its inherent ability to resist antimicrobial agents. Sadly, many dogs and cats are treated for digestive problems and infections with prolonged and high-dose antibiotics. This can actually increase Candida’s ability to become even more antibiotic-resistant. Beta-glucanase is an enzyme that has been found to be particularly useful in reducing the coating or biofilm of Candida that can grow in the digestive tract.
Nattokinase - The organism that produces nattokinase was originally discovered in a fermented soy food called natto, a traditional fermented soybean food that is very popular in Japan. Nattokinase is a powerful proteolytic enzyme that has been shown in studies to help prevent the build up of fibrin in blood vessels that occurs as we age. Helps to maintain healthy blood pressure and because of its fibrinolytic activity is believed to reduce the chance of heart attack and stroke.
Catalase - Catalases are perhaps the single most efficient enzymes found in the cells of an animal's body. These enzymes act to protect cells, counteracting and balancing the continual production of hydrogen peroxide which, in excess, has been associated with premature greying of the hair. Catalase is currently being studied for its applications on extending life span and vitality. Research scientists from the University of Washington in Seattle conducted a lab study on rats and the augmentation of natural catalase in their bodies. By supplementing with increased catalase, the life span of these laboratory rats increased by almost 20%. This is the equivalent of nearly 25 human years.
Rutin - A good source of quercetin with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Rutin also has the ability to chelate metal ions thereby reducing the production of free radicals. Animal studies have shown that rutin has preventive and healing effects with some indications that it can inhibit some cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions.
Trace Mineral Blend - Enzyme science has come a long way, and our plant-sourced enzymes are able to survive their journey through the stomach to activate in the small intestine. Having said that, when it comes to proteolytic enzymes, most of them (other than pepsin) work best in a slightly acidic to slightly alkaline environment. Optimizing that environment is important for maximizing the beneficial effects of our formula. (Note: enterically coating a capsule does nothing to change the actual environment.)
Our Trace Mineral Blend provides important minerals that act as a buffer providing numerous health benefits, but the primary one for our purpose with systemic enzymes is that it helps optimize the pH of soft tissue creating an environment that increases the activity of enzymes and the health benefits they can offer.
A body will do anything to keep the blood's pH in a narrow range. It will steal minerals from soft tissue to prevent blood from changing pH if a diet is too acid forming--as are most unfortunately. If a diet is high in meat (raw food diets are balanced by the minerals in bone remember. That is why the calcium/phosphorous ratio is so important), dairy, cooked grains, or processed foods, then the diet is indeed too acid forming. The bottom line is that by raising soft tissue pH, you dramatically improve the ability of proteolytic enzymes to root out CIC's (Circulating Immune Complexes) that are related to allergies, inflammation and autoimmune conditions.