Proteolytic Enzymes
Vigilantes of the Cardiovascular System

You might have heard all about proteolytic enzymes but you might not be all that familiar with them. In fact, many people do not have any clue as to what they are. This is certainly a shame, especially since there are so many benefits to be had by taking them.

Once people endeavor to learn more and more about their function, they start to wonder why no one ever told them about it before. Maybe you were just using the wrong doctor, the right conversation never came up, or you were told about it but you really didn’t pay much attention to the subject at hand.image

First, an understanding of basic enzymes usually helps. They are proteins that are found in living organisms. For every chemical action that takes place in your body, these particular proteins are required.

There are enzymes that run your cells, tissue, bones, muscles and organs. Your immune system, blood pressure, kidneys, digestive system and your ability to see, breathe, think and feel depend on them, along with other things you get from standard daily nutrition as well.

Now, if you already have them present in your body, why would you need to take supplemental proteolytic enzymes? Shouldn’t you be getting everything you need through the nutrients that you receive on a daily basis? The answer is, no you don’t, and there really is a need for supplementing, at least according to nutritionists and researchers.


When you make sure that you are getting the right amount of proteolytic enzymes in your system, you will find that you are getting extra help with many autoimmune conditions, inflammation, and even help in preventing heart disease.

You probably want a little more information when it comes to what exactly each type can do for you and your health. After all, an educated patient and consumer is a healthy one. The more research you do though, the more likely you are going to feel that these nutrients are exactly what you have been looking for. So feel free to click on any highlighted links for more information on the type of proteolytic enzymes mentioned.

Cleans Blood Of Organic Debris

Believe it or not, there is organic debris in your blood and you really don`t want it to be there. Supplementing proteolytic enzymes will help your body to digest this debris through the lymph and circulatory systems. Your body is already doing this, but the supplements will give support in improving the process.

Reduce Inflammation

You will have inflammation whenever you have an bodily injury and that`s exactly what high blood pressure does to the arteries over time. However, if you are experiencing an excessive amount of inflammation, this can disturb the healing process. Of course, you would like to be able to heal as quickly as possible.

Taking a supplement will help reduce the inflammation and aid the healing process.

Also, it has been reported that reducing excess inflammation can help in preventing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and so improve the health of your heart and circulatory system. In addition, proteolytic enzymes will help you recover from surgery, bruises, strains and even arthritis.

Kills Mold and Bacteria

Did you know that you can get bacteria, mold, fungi and viruses from the foods you eat, the air you breath, and the water you drink?

Many people will take these enzymes as supplements in between regular meals. They work to make sure that the bloodstream gets cleaned out from all those nasty invaders.

Helps Scar Tissue

They break down the protein, which is what scar tissue that forms in the circulatory system is made off.

Healthy Heart

Many doctors are suggesting that those who suffer from heart problems or who have a family history of heart problems should start taking the proteolytic enzymes as supplements.

It has been shown in many case studies that there is an extreme amount of improvement. Even if you are not currently experiencing heart problems or know of anyone in the family who has, taking the supplemental enzymes along with a good diet and enough exercise, will help reduce the risk of heart disease and other serious complications later in life.

As you can clearly see, there are a lot of reasons to start taking these enzymes in the form of supplements or through foods that contain them. Even if you believe that you are getting the best possible nutrition from your diet, you can still use some extra help – everyone can.

Still a little concerned or maybe you have more questions? All you have to do is talk to your family doctor about using proteolytic enzymes. You will find that many doctors agree to their beneficial effect, along with making sure that you are getting proper, nutritious meals as well.


When you make the necessary changes and start to take control of your health and your overall well being, you will find that amazing things can happen. Even though it may seem as though some of the benefits of taking the additional enzymes seem a little far fetched, that may only be because many of us have been trained to think that certain medical conditions are incurable and that regular medication is needed to help with everything. In reality, it seems that neither of these are the case.

A list of Proteolytic Enzymes and Their Functions

Protease Enzymes

Digest protein breaking down alien micro-organisms in the circulatory system. They also increase the breakdown of fibrin, a fibrous protein that contributes to blood clots and a build up around injuries. This helps to keep arteries clear.

Source – fungal and other plants, swine pancreas (pancreatin).

Papain Enzyme

Digests protein in the digestive system better than pepsin and pancreatin.

Source – Papaya

Bromelain Enzyme

Helps digest proteins in digestive system and is an anti-inflammatory.

Source – Pineapple stems.

Nattokinase Enzymes

I esteem these nutrients as one of the best high blood pressure products for self-help, because it mimics plasmin, a substance that reduces as we age which our body uses to dissolve fibrin, a cause of blood clots. They also attack and break down the protein that viruses need to survive in their host. (very good to know in the ever changing new viruses that we are currently being plagued with.)

Source – Natto (fermented Soya beans).


Reduces inflammation and breaks up proteins.

Source – Fungus.

Amylase Enzymes

Amylase is found in saliva and helps break down carbohydrates and starches.

Source – Fungal, Bacterial, or Swine.

Lipase Enzymes

Lipase digests dietary fat which helps the pancreas, liver and gall bladder. If you target foods containing omega 3 fatty acids then lipase will help absorb it.

Source – Papaya, Whole avocado, whole coconut flesh. The best food sources of lipase are raw butter and cream (banned in most countries), but pasteurized is no good. Best use supplemental lipase enzyme powder derived from fungal sources which can be kept refrigerated and used by mixing with a meal or drink.