Enzymedica - Repair - 90 Capsules
REPAIR by Enzymedica contains the highest amount of proteolytic enzymesthat have exhibited qualities that reduce inflammation and speed recovery - great for arthritis sufferers.
Inflammation: One of the major concerns of inflammation is capillary blood flow. These small blood vessels are responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells and removing waste. After an injury some of these capillaries may be damaged, making them incapable of carrying fluid to and from the damaged tissue. The result is pain, swelling, redness, heat and loss of function. By repairing the capillaries, the bruises, swelling and pain disappear. Proteolytic enzymes (enzymes that have the ability to break down protein) have been shown to reduce the amount of fibrin in the damaged capillary, improve circulation and speed healing. Once in the blood stream proteolytic enzymes hydrolyze (digest) the fibrin network and enhance blood flow. Additionally, these same proteases have been known to stimulate phagocytes (cells that ingest foreign particles and debris) and accelerate elimination by way of the lymphatic system.
Recovery: In a recent study, runners were given protease supplements or a placebo four times a day for three days. This consisted of 24 hours before and 48 hours after running. The participants were evaluated for mood, muscle soreness and pain threshold 24 and 48 hours after running 30 minutes at about 7 miles per hour. The result was a decrease in soreness, improved pain threshold and no mood change with those taking the proteolytic supplements over the group who took the placebo. This is not new. According to some sports medicine reports, there is scarcely a top athlete in Germany who is not familiar with enzyme therapy. Additionally, in Australia, athletes are provided with enzyme capsules as a precaution to aid in rapid recovery after injury.