is a specific combination of digestive and anti-inflammatory
enzymes, with antioxidants and metabolic
cofactors. When taken with meals (or within one hour after), its
enzymes aid the small intestines' role in digesting
proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Their actions help maintain
intestinal health and minimize food intolerance. When taken
between meals, the constituents of Inf-Zyme Forte act synergistically
to help break the cycles of tissue damage from inflammation.
the body's natural constellation of responses to stress from
physical, chemical, or metabolic insults that initiate tissue
damage. Paradoxically, inflammatory processes can also
exacerbate tissue damage unless they are tightly controlled.
The clinical manifestations of Inflammation included burning,
swelling, discoloration, edema, and more subtle changes such as the
exacerbation of allergies of food intolerance.
healthy person, inflammation, once initiated, rids the body of
damaged tissue and healing over the damaged area. However, when
certain of the programmed inflammatory pathways are abnormal or
dysfunctional, a chronic inflammatory state can develop and persist.
The enzymes in Inf-Zyme Forte help degrade and otherwise
disarm macromolecular components of the inflammatory cascades,
while the antioxidants and cofactors help dampen the free
radicals produced during the course of acute or chronic
research conducted around the world has linked the constituents of
Inf-Zyme Forte to
the amelioration of
conditions such as:
Sports injuries, impact injuries, joint damage
Bruises, pain, swelling, burns
Wound healing, recovery after surgery
More serious degenerative degenerative conditions
Forte provides a diverse array of enzymes from both animal and plant
sources, each working via a different mechanism:
* Trypsin and chymotrypsin
are potent animal enzymes that efficiently break down proteins
(Undigested proteins are said to often cause inflammatory processes in
the human body.); lipase breaks
down fats; amylase breaks down
* Papain from the papaya plant and bromelain from pineapple are robust enzyme
complexes that resist degradation from the conditions that prevail in
the human digestive tract: both are potent digestants. Bromelain
has been extensively tested and found to have prostaglandin regulation
properties in addition to its proteolysis enzyme activity.
Prostaglandin cascades are centrally involved in inflammation, and by
shifting the prostaglandin balance from pro-inflammatory towards
anti-inflammatory, bromelain can moderate symptoms and speed the time
to recovery. Shortened prostaglandin production influences
recovery time. Bromelain also can ameliorate excessive clotting
linked to inflammation.
protect the body's cells, tissues, and organs against free
radicals and other oxidative stressors; they are also among the most
potent natural anti-inflammatories. Free radicals are produced in the
body during normal metabolism, but the inflammatory cascades usually
generate tremendously greater quantities of free radicals in the
Inf-Zyme Forte include:
* Rutin - a bioflavonoid derived from eucalyptus,
which is a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.
* Superoxide dismutase (SOD) - an
enzyme that is the body's first line of anti-oxidant defense against
uncontrolled inflammation. SOD is the only enzyme that processes
superoxide, one of the oxygen radicals most over-produced during
inflammation. American Biologics states its SOD activity in the
internationally-recognized McCord-Fridovich Units.
* Catalase - an antioxidant enzyme
that mops up some of the oxygen free radicals produced down the line
from SOD. Catalase, one of the peroxidases, neutralizes Hydrogen
Peroxide by the enzyme activity in the clinically-relevant SIGMA units.
* L-Cysteine - a major antioxidant
for the watery phase between the cells of the body, and a building
block for the reduced glutathione (GHS) found inside each and every
cell. Agents that reduce GSH can cause the cell to die or commit
* Zinc (as the gluconate salt) -
an essential mineral and a required activation cofactor for the enzyme
SOD. Also a cofactor for more than 30 other enzymes, some of
which are required for the immune cells to make new cells as recruits
in the struggle to get runaway inflammation under
control. Inf-Zyme Forte provides 17% of the Recommended Daily
Allowance of zinc.
earlier dogma in enzymology was that enzymes are not well absorbed after oral ingestion.
Research using state-of-the-art testing and chromatographic analysis
has established that enzymes of the
type and class of those in Inf-Zyme Forte are indeed absorbed in
likely that once absorbed, enzymes are transported in the blood
to tissue sites that are inflamed,
where they help terminate the inflammatory process. Clinical observations at American
Biologics Hospital suggest this
product helps the body control inflammatory processes that (if left
unchecked) can render the body
vulnerable to life-threatening disease.
As a dietary supplement take 1-3 tablets daily with meals or 3-6 up to
3 times daily on an empty stomach or as directed by a physician.
The powder form of proteolytic enzymes in a water soluble formula is
easily tolerated and is in a pleasant tasting form suitable for seniors
and children who may have trouble with swallowing tablets. It can also
be rectally inserted.
As an adult dietary supplement take 1-3 teaspoons in 2 ounces of
distilled water, once or more daily or as directed by a physician.
Forte with Oxy-5000 Forte
(a super antioxidant)
for a maximum synergistic combination: