When faced with an acute injury, one of the most common applications for healing is the RICE protocol: rest, ice, compress and elevate.
Unfortunately, this procedure doesn’t consider the body’s natural inflammatory mechanisms. The inflammatory response is designed to increase the temperature in the injured area, ramping up the body’s natural enzyme activity.
Proteolytic enzymes are manufactured by the body to break down proteins in the bloodstream. Increased enzyme activity, in the presence of heat, enables the removal of proteins which are dead, damaged or do not belong. This removal process is recognized by the body and may be indicated by fever. Removal of such stressors allows the body to transition into recovery.
MyoMend offers a unique blend of vegetarian enzymes and rutin. This high-potency enzyme blend includes plant enzymes bromelain and papain along with protease, serratiopeptidase, nattokinase and catalase enzymes. This combination of ingredients assists with capillary, tissue and muscle function, as well as promoting healthy inflammatory responses for cardiovascular well-being.
Capillary blood flow plays a significant role in generating a healthy inflammatory response. Small blood vessels are responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells while removing waste. After an injury, some of these capillaries may be damaged making them incapable of moving fluid to and from damaged tissue. Research studies suggest proteolytic enzymes such as nattokinase and serratiopeptidase, support healthy circulation and speed recovery. Proteases may also contribute to the expulsion of harmful particles by stimulating phagocytes (a cell that ingests foreign particles and debris) and accelerating elimination by way of the lymphatic system.
Fibrin is a protein in the blood produced in response to inflammation. This protein is essential to stop excess blood loss in the event of physical trauma or injury. Excessive inflammation due to injury may encourage cross-linked fibrin to circulate through the bloodstream and stick to the walls of blood vessels. The nattokinase enzyme blend in MyoMend supports healthy circulation by breaking down fibrin and helping increase antioxidant activity. Nattokinase NSK-SD, sourced from the fermented soybean product natto, has been the subject of 17 studies. Two small clinical trials associated with some studies showed results indicating a heightened ability to dissolve blood clots and promote healthy blood pressure.
Serratiopeptidase, like nattokinase, functions as a proteolytic and fibrinolytic enzyme. The enzyme offers support for healthy circulation by accelerating tissue repair to calm joint discomfort and maintain balanced secretion of interstitial fluid.
The tropical plant enzymes bromelain, from pineapple, and papain, from papaya, have an established history for supporting healthy inflammation, circulation, and recovery. Typically more active at an elevated temperature, these enzymes may be useful in promoting the bodyís immune system during inflammatory responses. Recent research indicates beneficial effects of tropical plant enzymes for joint health.
Rutin is an antioxidant found in various fruits and vegetables and from leaves of several plant species. Research also indicates the benefits of rutin in combination with bromelain for joined health.