Lyso-Lyph-Forte (120)

SKU: 1486F
Supportive Function: A highly potent formula of specially prepared enzymes to support processes that clear cellular debris from the body to help maintain homeostasis and a non-inflammatory environment; supports arterial circulation.

When are Proteolytic Enzymes helpful? Any site of trauma, joint support, the healing process, and wherever cellular debris needs to be cleared.
Clinical Applications Research: Proteolytic Enzymes (An overview of enzymes and support of clearing processes): In the normal inflammatory response, proteolytic enzymes are released from the neutrophils to clear toxic debris. During this time, toxic protein-containing material is released which can foster dysfunction unless it is removed. Neutrophils release proteolytic enzymes when they arrive at the scene, to break apart this toxic material and improve the cellular environment. This, “clean up process” helps rid the tissue of substances that prolong the normal response.

Zinc (as gluconate) supplementation has been demonstrated to support immune function and lymphocyte activity in particular (Duchateau J et al, “Influence of oral zinc supplementation on the lymphocyte response to mitogens of normal subjects,” Am J Clin Nutr 1981; 34: 88-93; Fraker PJ et al, “Interrelationships between zinc and immune function,” Fed Pro 1986; 45:1474-9). Zinc is an antioxidant and plays a role in the synthesis of the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD). Zinc is necessary to maintain vitamin E levels and assists in the absorption of vitamin A. Zinc also participates in the promotion of glandular, reproductive, and immune system health (Balch & Balch, ibid: 45-46). Zinc lozenges are reported to reduce the severity of symptoms in the common cold and to reduce the duration of the infection (Lininger S, Wright J, Austin S, Brown D, Gaby A, The Natural Pharmacy, Rocklin, CA: Prima Health, 1998: “Enzymes, Proteolytic”: 73). Zinc is one of four minerals known to support the release of human growth hormone. Zinc is essential for the body’s protein synthesis, regulates the contraction of muscle, and is important in the formation of insulin. Zinc has been reported to support the healing process, growth parameters and mental alertness (Mindell E, Earl Mindell’s Vitamin Bible, New York: Warner Books, 1991:112, 94).

Pancreatin (porcine) and Chymotrypsin (as trypsin) are animal-based proteolytic enzymes that help the body digest proteins from food and other sources. When taken with food, proteolytic enzymes aid digestion in the intestines and lessen the demands of the body to supply enzymes to convert food into energy. Proteolytic enzymes can also be absorbed into the body when they are taken between meals. After absorption, proteolytic enzymes can assist and support the immune system’s defense mechanisms (Morley JE et al, Nutritional Modulation of Neural Function, UCLA Forum in Medical Sciences 28.San Diego, CA: Academica Press, 1988). Partially digested protein molecules can enter the immune system where they can be treated as foreign antigens by the immune system. Antibodies combine with these antigens that pass through the gut barrier and form Circulating Immune Complexes (CICs) where they can trigger allergic reactions. CICs begin to accumulate in soft tissues where they cause problems and stress to tissues and organs. Pancreatic enzymes help break down CICs for elimination by the kidneys.

Enzymes ingested for this purpose are taken between meals so they will not be used for digesting food. Proteolytic enzymes help digest other foreign proteins. After sports injuries, pancreatic enzymes are taken to support the healing process.

Enzymes are also taken before sporting events as prophylaxis to support faster healing in case of injury (Deitrick RE, “Oral proteolytic enzymes in the treatment of athletic injuries: A double-blind study,” Pennsylvania Med J Oct 1965:35-7). Pancreatic enzymes are used to digest the protein coat of foreign invaders and to help remove CICs produced as a byproduct of foreign invasion (Jaeger CB et al, “Polymer encapsulated dopaminergic cell lines as ‘alternative neural grafts,’ Progress in Brain Research 1990; 82: 41-6; Wolf & Ransberger, 1972). Pancreatic enzymes have been shown to expose antigens on the surface of foreign cells so that the aberrant cells can be more easily recognized by the immune system as antigens for immune system destruction. Pancreatic enzymes help remove CICs byproducts produced by abberrant cells that are shed into the circulation. Pancreatic enzymes also have been shown to support the immune system’s T-cells, killer cells, and TNF alpha. Pancreatic enzymes may enter cancer cells in their reproductive phase and help digest them. In German studies, pancreatic enzymes have been directly injected into dysfunctional tissue masses (Wolf & Ransberger, 1972; Cichoke AJ, “The effect of systemic enzyme therapy on … the immune system,” Townsend LfDP Nov 1995: 30-2). Proteolytic enzymes have been shown to be natural blood thinners and to support both blood and lipid circulation (Heinicke R et al, “Effect of bromelain (Ananase) on human platelet aggregation,” Experiencia 1972; 28: 844-5).

Note: We recommend avoiding enzymes in high doses right before surgery because of a blood thinning effect, and we also recommend waiting a week after surgery because some scar tissue formation after surgery is desirable to a degree.

Bromelain: Known as a natural blood thinner, bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme from pineapples that is very effective in supporting blood platelets and circulation. It has also been shown to support the urinary tract, kidney, bladder, and urethra. It has been shown to support recovery from injury, relaxing smooth muscle and reducing cramps during PMS, and is particularly helpful reducing bruising following tooth extraction.

The journal Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise (1992; 24(l): 20-25) reports a study on bromelain for being helpful support in soft tissue injuries. Following injury, bromelain significantly optimized the maximum muscle force in the treated group, indicating that bromelain can be helpful support after injury. The Merck index lists it as an excellent enzyme for maintaining a normal, non-inflammatory environment (Merck Index, 11th ed. 1989. Merck & Co. Inc., Rahway, NJ, p. 1382). Bromelain therapy has become quite popular for use in rheumatoid arthritis and joint inflammation. The smooth muscle supportive properties of bromelain contribute to the documentation for attenuating menstrual cramps.

Papain: Papain is a proteolytic enzyme derived from papaya. Obstructions in the gastrointestinal tract can cause symptoms of discomfort, nausea and vomiting; however, they can be ameliorated by the proteolytic enzyme papain (Kinderarztl Prax 1990 58(10): 531-4). Papain is soothing to the stomach; helps digest protein-based substances, and can be effective in digesting wheat gluten (celiac patients are advised to avoid wheat regardless of enzyme support).

Lipase helps split fats into essential fatty acids and glycerol. Supplemental enzymes spare stress on the body, help improve digestion, increase uptake of nutrients from food, and prevent partially digested fats from entering the bloodstream, which can cause obstruction, dysfunction, and allergies.

Amylase is a carbohydrate-digesting enzyme found in the saliva, pancreatic, and intestinal juices. People with allergies are frequently deficient in this enzyme.

Rutin is a powerful noncitrus bioflavonoid that works with vitamin C to support capillaries, circulation, the eye, and the immune system. Bioflavonoids are used frequently for relieving discomfort and bruising. Rutin deficiency, as well as deficiencies in other bioflavonoids and vitamin C, can weaken the collagen structure of veins, which can lead to varicose veins. Rutin was shown to be the most powerful of superoxide scavengers out of seven bioflavonoids tested. It has strengthening and supportive effects on blood vessels and many other tissues (Chen et al, "Flavonoids as superoxide scavengers and antioxidants," Free-Radic Biol Med 1990; 9(1): 19-21).

Thymus (bovine): The thymus produces T- cells. The thymus continues to grow into puberty, when it begins to shrink. In early life, it is the main manager of the immune response. In later life, it is the learning center where lymphocytes acquire roles for identifying antibodies, as messengers for the immune system, as killer cells, and as helper cells. Killer cells recognize and target foreign toxins and cells (Merck Manual, 1992:279-87). Glandular nutrients such as thymus are believed to support and help repair damaged, deteriorated, or aberrant immune system attacks on aging and malfunctioning glands and help restore them to homeostasis (Balch JF and PA Balch, Prescription for Nutritional Healing, 2nd Edition, New York: Avery, 1997; 555-556).

Parotid (bovine): The parotid is one of 3 sets of salivary glands. Saliva is part of the body’s first line of defense for antigenic materials entering the mouth and alimentary tract. The parotid produces a number of supportive polypeptides, defensins, and lactoferrin (an iron binding glycoprotein, which blocks unfriendly bacteria from obtaining a source of iron. Lactoferrin is also found in the products of all exocrine glands located in the gateways of the digestive, respiratory, and reproductive systems, in saliva, tears, nasal secretions, and seminal plasma. In blood, lactoferrin is derived from a special group of white blood cells, the neutrophils. Lactoferrin also supports the immune system, promotes flora in the gut, helps regulate iron metabolism, and helps prevent harmful oxidation. Saliva also contains digestive enzymes, which begin the digestion of starches, and bathe the teeth in healthful alkaline mineral nutrients (Levay & Viljoen, 1995:252-67; Reiter, 1985: 281-336).
Contraindications: Do not use 7 days before or after major surgery, or in pregnancy.
Ingredients: Each Tablet Contains: Zinc (as gluconate) 0.500 mg. Proprietary blend 553 mg* of: Pancreatin (porcine), Papain, Rutin, Bromelain, Thymus (bovine), Trypsin, Amylase, Lipase, Chymotrypsin (as trypsin), Parotid (bovine).
Vegetarian: No
Suggested Dosage: 1 tablet daily or as directed
Pack: 120 Tablets
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