A Clinical Strength Formula for Improving Blood Circulation and Reducing Chronic Inflammation - 150 capsules per bottle
If you have a health challenge that is being caused by compromised blood circulation and/or chronic inflammation, I encourage you to remember the following point:
By consistently making healthy food and lifestyle choices, including the choice
to get adequate physical and emotional rest, your body's self healing mechanisms
stand a good chance of restoring your health.
If you're not sure how to go about making the best possible food choices to
restore your health, please go to our homepage and do a search for our "full body cleanse program" - following this program for at least three weeks
is an essential first step to recovering from the vast majority of health challenges
that I've encountered.
If you are already doing the best that you can with your food and lifestyle
choices and you strongly feel that your body can use extra help in restoring
healthy blood circulation and normalizing inflammation, I encourage you to consider
this professional grade blend of Proteolytic Enzymes.
This special blend of enzymes is designed to promote:
In testing this professional grade blend of enzymes with select clients over
the past year, I've found it to be particularly useful in in treating the following
Arthritis (Degenerative joint disease, also known as osteoarthritis)
Chronic inflammation within muscles, tendons, and ligaments
Leg cramps that are caused by poor blood circulation
Chronically cold fingers and toes, including Raynaud's Syndrome
Chronic indigestion, marked by excessive gas production and abdominal discomfort
Most stages of fibrosis, particularly pulmonary fibrosis
High blood pressure
All health conditions that are accompanied by inflammation can be objectively
marked by two blood tests: ESR - short for Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate, and
CRP - a more sensitive and accurate marker for inflammation, and short for C-Reactive
Our Proteolytic Enzyme formula safely and effectively normalizes inflammation
in the body as it promotes optimal blood circulation and blood cleansing -
this normalization in inflammation can be objectively marked by testing C-Reactive
Protein levels before and after taking this formula for a fair trial period
- in most cases, I recommend three to six months as a trial period.
The effectiveness of this Proteolytic Enzyme blend lies mainly in
its ability to breakdown a substance called fibrin, which is a substance that
is produced by your body whenever you have to make and lay down scar tissue.
Fibrin is the main component of scar tissue that is created whenever
your body has to heal an injured area.
In some cases, like a badly sprained ankle, some amount of scar tissue is good
for promoting stability, but in most cases, particularly those involving your
muscles and organs like your heart and lungs, you don't want excessive fibrin
being laid down.
You do want inflammation to occur whenever there is injury to a blood vessel
or any other tissue, as inflammation is essential to proper repair of injured
tissues, but you want the inflammation to occur in a controlled and efficient
manner - this is what our Proteolytic Enzyme blend is designed to facilitate.
Here's a list of the enzymes that are included in our Proteolytic Enzyme formula:
Nattokinase - this fibrin-digesting enzyme is often used to:
Eliminate extraneous amounts of fibrin from the body
Promote normal blood viscosity (blood texture and flow)
Promote good overall cardiovascular health
Serrapeptase (Serratiopeptidase) - this protein-digesting
enzyme is often used to:
Activate plasmin, a naturally occurring enzyme in the body that helps to
break down fibrin
Promote muscle recovery after intense physical activity or injury
Ubiquinone (Pharmaceutical-Grade Co-Q10) - this coenzyme is
often used to:
Facilitate energy (ATP) production
Decrease proliferation of free radicals
Promote maintenance of normal cardiovascular function
Amla - sourced from gooseberries, this enzyme is thought to:
- Provide healthy tone to the nervous system
Bromelain - this protein-digesting enzyme is derived from
pineapple and is thought to:
- Promote healthy skin and a healthy immune system
Papain - this is also a
protein-digesting enzyme that is often used to:
Rutin - this flavonoid
component of the vitamin C complex is thought to:
Promote healthy blood vessels
Maintain connective tissue strength throughout
the body (bones, teeth, capillaries)
Magnesium - this coenzyme/mineral
is known to:
Help build and maintain healthy teeth
Promote normal blood pressure
Promote good overall cardiovascular health
All of these components of our Proteolytic Enzyme formula are derived from
vegetable or microbial sources, and great care is taken to ensure optimal purity
and potency of each batch.
Some other important features of our Proteolytic Enzyme formula:
Doesn't put burden on digestive organs. In fact, the digestive enzymes
that are included in this formula are often instrumental in improving digestion
of protein, carbohydrates, and fat.
Non-toxic- doesn't put stress on your liver like most prescription and
over-the-counter drugs do.
Suitable for vegans.
Also contains protease and lipase, enzymes that help digest protein and
Most enzymes formulas contain about 1,000 to 2,000 fibrinolytic units (FU's).
Our formula provides 15,000 FU's per serving, and potency is guaranteed
for at least two full years.
***Addendum April 2011***
Our proteolytic enzymes are now encapsulated in "Acid Armor" capsules. Acid Armor capsules are designed to break down slowly, allowing for a more controlled release of the capsule's contents. These new capsules offer protection from the acidic pH of the stomach without the use of potentially harmful chemicals such as those found in enteric coatings. Acid Armor capsules have no added components; their action is the result of smarter design. The capsules contain thicker and stronger vegetable cellulose in addition to a tighter locking fitting mechanism, in order to prevent premature leakage of the capsule's contents.
Though it is known that certain enzymes will slowly lose their potency over time when introduced to acid, it's a myth that these enzymes simply "die" as soon as they come into contact with acid. Animal derived enzymes are extracted from the pancreas, and are released below the stomach. These enzymes do not naturally come into contact with the acidic environment of the stomach based on the animal's anatomical make-up. Knowing this fact, it makes sense why companies that manufactured products using these animal derived enzymes protected them with enteric coatings. However, times have changed and it is now known that many of the best enzymes for human supplementation are derived from microbial and vegetable (fruit) sources that are not nearly as susceptible to acid as their animal-derived predecessors.
A capsule taken on an empty stomach will come into contact with an acidic environment with little to no standing acid, and will pass through this acidic environment in as little as 20 minutes. This short time-frame is of little concern based on the fact that a typical vegetable capsule takes anywhere from 10-20 minutes to break down in this environment, leaving the enzymes in acid for only a short period of time, if any. There are of course situations where the capsule does not leave the stomach for a longer time-frame, which is why we are now using Acid Armor capsules.
What makes Acid Armor different from an enteric coating?
Acid Armor capsules were created with human physiology in mind as opposed to lab tests. Phthalates (plastics) are common chemicals used in the enteric coating process. The FDA has deemed many of these chemicals as safe for human consumption, yet their use in manufacturing toys and other plastic items is banned in the EU, Mexico and China. If they are banned from the manufacturing process of toys due to reports that they may have unhealthy effects on humans, it seems fairly clear that ingesting them would lead to a similar result. Enteric coatings are tested for their ability to withstand acid for hours, even though the average time needed to pass through the acidic stomach when empty is between 20-45 minutes. Acid Armor capsules are designed to break down slowly, but still release in the duodenum, located directly below the stomach. This creates an enhanced absorbency period while still providing enough protection to maximize potency. A typical vegetable cellulose capsule will break down while still in the stomach, while Acid Armor capsules are designed to rapidly break down after the stomach empties.
Some products utilize enteric coated powders, which can contain the same harmful chemicals as those used to coat capsules and tablets. By only coating a certain enzyme or other material, the other components of the product are left susceptible to the very same acidic conditions they claim to be protecting the other's from after the unprotected capsule breaks down. Rather than selectively choosing which enzymes to protect, Acid Armor capsules protect their entire contents.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on our Proteolytic Enzyme blend
Q. Can I take this formula along with other supplements?
A. Yes, it's fine to take the enzymes in this formula along with vitamin and
mineral supplements. In many cases, the enzymes in this formula can enhance
the effectiveness of vitamin and mineral supplements.
Q. Can I take this formula along with prescription drugs?
A. It's best that you check with your physician. Generally, the enzymes in
this formula are safe to take with over-the-counter and prescription drugs,
except for those that interfere with your blood coagulating mechanisms. Because
these enzymes improve blood viscosity, it's always best to consult with your
physician if you are on an anti-coagulant.
Q. Are there any other circumstances in which I can't take this Proteolytic
A. Large scale studies have not been performed on pregnant and lactating women,
so if you belong in this group, it's best that you consult with your physician
on the appropriateness of taking this formula.
Q. I don't have any health problems, but I've heard that taking enzymes
is good for disease prevention - is this true?
A. In a perfect world where soil quality is good and you're consistently eating
foods that are naturally rich in enzymes, you probably wouldn't need the digestive
enzymes in this formula.
Generally, most people will benefit from taking the systemic (nattokinase,
serrapeptase, and ubiquinone) and digestive enzymes in this formula, as they're
needed for virtually every biochemical process that occurs in our bodies.
If you feel that your health can be improved by this formula, you can give
it a try and measure your C-Reactive Protein level via a simple blood test before
and after your trial period, and assess these numbers and how you feel to determine
whether you should continue.
Q. Do you personally take this Proteolytic Enzyme Blend?
A. Yes, I started experimenting with this formula about a year ago when a friend
asked for some guidance with a family member's health condition. I was impressed
by the research behind these enzymes, particularly the systemic ones (nattokinase,
serratopeptase, and ubiquinone), so I started taking it for preventive reasons.
I haven't tested my C-Reactive Protein levels, but I have noticed that I can
improve (shorten) recovery time between heavy hitting sessions (tennis) by increasing
my intake of this formula.
These days, I typically recommend this formula to people who are looking to
overcome conditions that involve compromised blood circulation and/or chronic
Q. How many capsules are in each bottle and how many should I take?
A. There are 150 capsules per bottle. For preventive purposes, two capsules
per day is a good amount for most adults.
For specific conditions like fibrosis, atherosclerosis, fibroids, and most
autoimmune illnesses that have a strong inflammatory component, I generally
recommend starting with two capsules daily, and gradually increasing to six
capsules daily over the course of a week.
Once your symptoms improve, you can reduce intake on a gradual basis until
you arrive at a maintenance dose that helps you maintain the quality of life
you're looking for. For most adults who are looking to manage an existing condition,
one to two capsules daily is a good maintenance dose.
Capsules can be taken with or without meals, but I have found that best results
tend to come when they are taken on an empty stomach.
For severe cases of chronic inflammation, such as late-stage fibrosis, one
can even try going up to six to nine capsules per day until improvement occurs,
then gradually reduce to a maintenance dose.
a look at the supplement facts panel for our Proteolytic
More Answers to Questions about using our Proteolytic Enzyme
Q.You mentioned osteoarthritis, but not rheumatoid arthritis. I'm wondering
if this will be effective in helping to reduce the swelling in my joints from
A. Yes, I found this formula to be quite helpful to folks who suffer with
metabolic arthritides, including RA. For a severe flare-up, I recommend going
with six tablets a day until the inflammation subsides. One to two capsules
per day is typically a good maintenance dose after inflammation gets to a level
where it isn't affecting activities of daily living.
Q. I am using your green food formula and feel improvement in energy,
but I need extra help with my blood circulation and joint pain. Can I take the
new formula in place of the greens?
A. If I had to choose just one formula and my primary goal was to improve blood
circulation, I would go with the Proteolytic Enzyme blend. Our green
food formula provides a better overall nourishing effect since it is rich in
vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients, but the Proteolytic Enzymes
are second to no other natural remedies that I'm aware of for improving blood
The strength of this formula comes mainly from the ability of serrapeptase
and nattokinase to break down fibrin, thereby normalizing inflammation and improving
Q. How much serrapeptase, nattokinase, and ubiquinone are in this formula?
A. Per capsule:
Serrapeptase: 40,000 SUs
Nattokinase: 15,000 FUs
CoQ10: 10 mg
The fibrinolytic activity of this formula is what makes it as effective as
it is at normalizing inflammation and improving blood circulation.
Please note: Because this is an all-natural formulation and not a prescription
drug, none of the information presented here has been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration. Our Proteolytic Enzyme Formula is not intended
to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.