Systemic Enzymes

Systemic Enzymes

Cordell E Logan

Silk is one of the strongest materials. Serrapeptase is an enzyme that is produced in the intestines of silk worms to break down cocoon walls. Recently it is derived from non-pathogenic enterobacteria Serratia E15. Serrapeptase aids in inflammatory reactions, it digests dead tissue, blood clots, cysts, arterial plaque, and blocks pain-inducing amines.

Serrapeptase is enterically-coated so that it does not break down in the acid of the stomach, but is absorbed mostly in the intestine. Vitälzyme+ has been upgraded and is now called vitalzymX. It is more potent and improved, so you may need less.

VitalzymeX consists of Serrapeptase, Protease, Bromelain, Papain, Amylase & Lipase, Amla (very rich source of vitamin C from gooseberry), and Rutin (a strong flavonoid, aiding capillary strength).

VitalzymX has many clinical uses. Some of these include:

 

  • Inflammatory
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Excessive scar tissue
  • Post surgery recovery
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Viruses
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Crohn’s disease

 

  • Sinusitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cystitis
  • Endometriosis
  • Allergies
  • Sciatic pain
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Strains and sprains

 

It is best taken between meals. For more acute conditions, start by taking 2 capsules 3 times a day. If no improvement in 3 days, take 3 capsules 3 times a day for 3 days and may continue to increase until improvement is noted. For more chronic conditions, try 1 three times a day. Detoxification symptoms may be noted, including fatigue, nausea, or headache. Increase water intake as the liver detoxifies. This produce can help digestion but its main purpose is systemic (thus take between meals).

Often VitalzymX is advisable over the NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen, etc. NSAIDs have many harmful effects. Short-term use is usually tolerated and these can work faster than Vitalzym+. Here are some short remarks of some side effects of NSAIDs. NSAIDs block cyclo-oxygenase, the enzyme responsible for catalyzing the reactions of arachidonic acid to endoperoxide compounds. This results in the inhibition of gastric prostaglandin E, a hormone that protects the lining of the stomach from acid. More recently selective cyclo-oxygenase (COX-2) inhibitors have appeared. Most older NSAIDs inhibited both COX-1 and COX-2. By leaving COX-1 alone, the selective inhibitors result in fewer gastrointestinal side effects. However, these new drugs have many undesirable side effects, such as dizziness, changed bowel habits, and headaches (the very reason for pain in some cases). NSAIDs can interfere with bone repair and remodeling. Indeed taking these drugs for arthritic pain can actually contribute further to bone and joint destruction. They can interfere with sleep patterns. Even insulin production is affected. Other side effects include kidney damage, liver and gall bladder impairments, cardiovascular effects, and moderate to severe depression.

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