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What are proteolytic enzymes?

A: proteolytic enzymes refer to a group of enzymes that break down long molecules of proteins into shorter pieces that eventually become amino acids. These enzymes work to aid the body in digesting proteins. proteolytic enzymes are produced naturally in the pancreas but may also be found in certain foods. Supplements containing these enzymes may be used to address a variety of health concerns. Papaya and pineapple produce naturally high amounts of bromelain and papain, which are proteolytic enzymes. These enzymes are found naturally in the...


Discuss The Need Of proteolytic enzymes In Medicine?

A: One specific oral proteolytic enzymes deserves specific mention since it is the only enzyme listed in the PDR as an orally administered anti-inflammatory enzymes medication approved for use in the U.S. it is listed in the PDR under the trade name ''Bromase'' and contains bromalein. The mechanism of action is listed as a ''postaglandin modulator''. The treatment indication is listed as ''inflammatory conditions resulting from prostaglandin metabolism, surgical producers, sports activities, and other trauma''. Similar preparations have been available in Europe for around 40 years. The most frequent prescribed enzyme medications are the various proteolytic or hydrolytic enzyme mixtures. These...

DOs thoughts on proteolytic enzyme therapy for pain and inflammation?

A: 2 weeks agoDOs' (Osteopaths') thoughts on proteolytic enzyme therapy for pain and inflammation. I have lumbar spinal stenosis and sciatica w/ nerve pain in my legs making it very difficult to walk. I've tried most of the non surgical therapies,(not a candidate for surgery), and have recently read that Systemic Enzyme Therpy may be helpful in dealing with and treating Stenosis. Thoughts and comments, please. '' Medication is OK to use, but do yourself the service of seeing if your pain can be relieved by trigger points first. (no medication works on me) There is a book that your library may have if not any of the book stores can get it for you called The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook by Davies. It can teach you how to get rid of pain that is...

How Do I Choose the Best Bromelain enzymes?

A: When choosing the best bromelain enzymes, one of the first things to consider is the key physical symptom or problem to be remedied. That will quickly begin to establish which bromelain supplements are best. If digestive symptoms are at the top of the list, then a different potency of bromelain might be used than if one has suffered a broken bone or a nasty muscle strain with bruises. If garden-variety indigestion is the issue, then low-dose chewable tablets would offer adequate digestive support. If skeletal or respiratory symptoms are creating nagging problems, however, then a 500-milligram (mg) or higher potency enzyme mixture should offer some relief. Bromelain is a sulfur-containing proteolytic enzyme. In its fresh form, itís found...


How Does Hydrolytic enzymes Support The Human Body?

A: A separate action of oral hydrolytic enzymes involving increase penetration of medications into connective tissue has also been reported separately by Chain, Sanella and Hechter. They are felt to enhance the absorption and effects of such concomitantly administrated medications as antibiotics and anticancer cytotoxic drugs. This is reported to apply also to tissues where the focus is difficult to reach, such as the paranasal sinuses, prostate, scar tissues, etc. (Barsom et al, Baumgartner). The anti-inflammation effect of oral hydrolytic/proteolytic enzymes is felt to be quit complex and to involve several different mechanisms. The action has been explained primarily by their enzymatic cleavage of the component (Fc...


What Are The Legal Issues Regarding Use Of Medicinal enzymes?

A: At the present time oral hydrolytic enzymes are approved in a number of European countries, Mexico and some countries in South America for use in the treatment of various diseases reviewed in this book. Other oral enzymes are approved in Japan for use in variety of medical conditions. In the United States, approved uses of enzymes have already been listed. Oral proteolytic enzymes are currently the subject of clinical valuations. Some hydrolytic enzymes preparations are available are digestive supplements in health food stores, but these are not approved at present for treatment of many other conditions. Doubts were expressed regarding the...

Lack of enzymes the cause of many digestive problems

A:  The more I learn about enzymes, the more I''m surprised that doctors don''t concentrate on this when we visit them with our digestive problems. Cecelia, Thanks for sharing. I''ve often wanted to try extra enzymes, but can''t find a company that manufactures them from ingredients I''m not allergic to. I had to research carefully to learn that the common sources are papaya (for papain), pineapple (for bromelain), and frequently one of the Aspergillus molds for most of the other enzymes. Unfortunately, right now I''m having scary, can''t-breathe reactions to eating fruits and molds, so I don''t want to risk taking enzymes derived from any of those items. I did see one company that...


What are the three enzymes in pancreas?

A: The three types of digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas are proteolytic enzymes which are responsible for the digestion of proteins, lipases, which digest fats and amylases which digest dietary carbohydrates. As well as the digestive enzymes, Insulin and Glucagon are antagonists in control of blood sugar levels an thus the levels of sugar available to the cells....


post hip replacement surgery

A: Dear Kristi Unfortunately I have never heard of proteolytic enzymes for inflammation, or faster healing.  I was told to use Glucosamine/Chondrointon.  So I can"t help you with that information. As far as Rolfing and deep tissue, I would not suggest any of those therapies. Rolfing actually removes fascia from the muscles and can cause damage to the bones. Any bodywork other than effluflage or pettrisage would not be indicated in hip replacement. Since you are only six weeks out of surgery I suggest you do NOTHING other than your doctor suggests or you may put yourself at risk for damage. Sharon Davis  ...

protein bound

A: Response from Dr. Young When drugs circulate in the blood, often, a large proportion of the drug is bound to circulating proteins. However, it is the free (unbound) protein that has chemical activity. The use of supplemental dietary proteolytic enzymes should have no effect on the level of proteins in the blood, and hence no effect on drugs that are protein bound. BY...

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