Proteolytic enzymes are substances that breakdown proteins. Research has shown that they are also powerful anti-inflammatory agents. They are produced by the pancreas and secreted into the stomach where they help us digest proteins. When no food is present in the stomach, they are absorbed into the bloodstream and transported throughout the body, where they reduce inflammation and digest scar tissue (which is made up of protein).
In recent study, 10 patients with angina were given a proteolytic enzyme in addition to their medical treatment. The angina resolved in 6 out of the 10 participants. Heart ischemia was reduced by 37% - 39%, which means that blood supply to the heart muscle increased.
In other studies, proteolytic enzymes are shown to improve atherosclerosis, blood clotting, and blood pressure.
Dr. John W. Phelts, D.C. often sees patients who have various cardiovascular issues in his New York, NY. Dr. Phelts believes that a combination of plant and animal enzymes are best, and these are found in ZymePro and Infla-Life by Enzyme Process. We proudly serve the Manhattan area and are located in the center of the 10016, 10017, and 10018 zip codes. Call us at 212-286-2012 to schedule an appointment.