Features July 2012 Issue

Proteolytic Enzymes - Natural Pain Relief for Dogs

Proteolytic Enzymes - Natural Pain Relief for Dogs

Enzymes for healing body tissues, rather than “just” for digestion.

Enzymes given with food are used for digestion, but certain enzymes (proteases, which break down proteins) can also help with inflammation, pain, recovery from injury, and more when given apart from food. Systemic enzyme therapy, also called metabolic or proteolytic enzyme therapy, allows enzymes to enter the body where they can be used for healing rather than digestion. Examples of proteolytic enzymes include pancreatin, trypsin, and chymotrypsin (from the pancreas); bromelain (from pineapple); and papain (from papaya).

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