How enzymes get rid of dead, damaged and ‘do-not-belong’ proteins*
Proteases are enzymes capable of breaking down proteins that are dead, damaged or simply don’t belong in the blood to encourage optimal health and wellness.* These enzymes dismantle proteins into their building blocks, or amino acids. Proteases help remove dead and dying cells, tissues and protein-based toxins, and they unlock the amino acids necessary for building healthy muscle mass.*
With 1,300 in every cell and 75,000 total in our bodies, enzymes’ work goes far beyond the digestive system to every tissue and function. Throughout the body and bloodstream, systemic enzymes are constantly working to tidy up.1 (That’s why certain enzyme formulas are taken away from food, so that they can do their important work outside the GI tract.) Nearly all environmental threats contain proteins that the immune system must identify and break down. Think of these proteolytic enzymes as little robot vacuums, circulating and cleaning up debris (aka the dead, the damaged and the do-not-belong proteins).
Macrophages, a type of white blood cell, release proteolytic enzymes as they go to work removing dead cells, stimulating other immune cells and clearing out cellular debris and microorganisms. Whenever your immune system releases macrophages – either because of the natural cell turnover process or to speed the body’s natural recovery process from compromised tissue – enzymes are an integral part of that work.
Enzyme Defense™ Pro contains four types of proteolytic enzymes: Protease, Mucolase™, Serrapeptase and Nattokinase. The formula supports the immune system – and the first line of defense against harmful invaders.*
1 Lorkowski G. (2012). Int J Physiol Pathophysiol Pharmacol. 4(1),10-27.
2 Nakamura S, et al.(2003). Respirology. 8 (3),316-20.