PROTEASE is responsible for digesting proteins in
your food, which is probably one of the most difficult substances to
metabolize. Because of this, protease is considered to be one of the most important
enzymes that we have. If the digestive process is incomplete,
undigested protein can wind up in your circulatory system, as well as
in other parts of your body.
When you take protease in higher quantities, it can help to clean up
your body by removing the unwanted protein from your circulatory
system. This will help to clean up your blood stream, and restore
your energy and balance.
of the tricks of an invading organism is to wrap itself in a large
protein shell that the body would view as being "normal". Large
amounts of protease can help to remove this protein shell, and
allow the body's defense mechanisms can go into action. With the
protective barrier down, your immune system can step in and destroy
the invading organism.
Additional amounts of protease are also helpful in fighting such things as
colds, flu's, and cancerous tumor growths. Protease helps in the healing and recovery from cancer
by dissolving the fibrin coating on cancer cells, and thereby giving
your immune system a chance to do its job. It can effectively shrink
these tumors by helping to remove the dead and abnormal tissues, and
by stimulating healthy tissue growth.
Protease refers to a group of enzymes whose catalytic
function is to hydrolyze (breakdown) peptide bonds of proteins. They
are also called proteolytic enzymes or proteinases.
Proteases differ in their ability to hydrolyze various
peptide bonds. Each type of protease has a specific kind of peptide bonds it
Examples of proteases
include: fungal protease,
pepsin, trypsin, chymotrypsin, papain, bromelain, and
Proteolytic enzymes are
very important in digestion as they breakdown the protein foods to
liberate the amino acids needed by the body. Additionally,
proteolytic enzymes have been used for a long time in various forms
of therapy. Their use in medicine is gaining more and more attention
as several clinical studies are indicating their benefits in
oncology, inflammatory conditions, blood rheology control, and immune
Contrary to old beliefs,
several studies have shown that orally ingested enzymes can bypass
the conditions of the GI tract and be absorbed into the blood stream
while still maintaining their enzymatic activity.
Commercially, proteases are produced in highly controlled aseptic
conditions for food supplementation and systemic enzyme therapy. The
organisms most often used are Aspergillus niger and