Tri-Phase Proteolytic Protease Enzymes (Breaks Down Proteins, Reduces Acid Reflux & Bloating)
Also known as proteolytic enzymes, proteases are responsible for breaking down the proteins and peptides in food into amino acids – the building blocks of the body used for making and maintaining muscle tissue and organs. But what makes proteases extra special is that they have the ability to act as both digestive enzymes and systemic enzymes. Not only do proteases support optimal digestion, but they’re important for circulatory health, cell division, apoptosis (programmed cell death), and more.4When taken on an empty stomach, proteases can bypass the stomach and enter the bloodstream directly, where they help to break down excess fibrin. Fibrin is an insoluble protein compound that the body naturally uses to heal injuries by forming scar tissue.5, 6 Too much fibrin in the blood, however, can increase blood pressure and inhibit the healing process by creating inflammation, growths, and adhesions that lead to increased pain, chronic fatigue, and a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.7Research has shown that proteolytic enzymes can also help to reduce pain, swelling, and bruising after surgery,8 aid with delayed-onset muscle soreness after exercise,9 and help with managing pain in patients with inflammatory conditions.10 They are also increasingly being used in cancer treatment and management.11
When taken with meals, proteases act as digestive enzymes that help ensure the protein in your food is fully digested for maximum nutrient absorption. The benefits of improved digestion range from reduced bloating, acid reflux, belching, and flatulence, to increased energy and easier weight management.In supplements, you’ll often see proteases labeled using a number scale based on their activity in various pH environments, typically ranging from 3.0-6.0. The higher the protease number, the broader its spectrum of activity within the digestive tract.Over 55% of Organixx Enzyme 17 is comprised of 5 kinds of protease enzymes in a tri-phase proteolytic enzyme formula. This means the enzymes are able to function in three distinct pH levels in the digestive tract to break down virtually any protein from plant and animal sources:● Protease 3.0 is characterized by its ability to hydrolyze (break down) proteins under acid conditions in the stomach. ● Protease 4.5 works to provide protein digestion in the stomach and pyloric regions of the small intestine.● Protease 6.0 works with other enzymes to provide protein digestion throughout the digestive tract.