Protease Enzyme Complex is a unique synergistic blend of proteases. The enzyme preparation is a mixture of several acid, neutral, and alkaline proteases demonstrating both exo-peptidase and endo-peptidase activity. The exo-peptidases liberate amino acids by hydrolysis of the peptide bonds at the terminus of the peptide chain. The endo-peptidases hydrolyze the interior peptide bonds of protein liberating polypeptides of varying lengths. The broad substrate specificity of Protease Enzyme Complex enables the enzyme to easily and efficiently hydrolyze most soluble proteins. Casein, hemoglobin, gelatin, soy, fish, and other plant and animal proteins are hydrolyzed to smaller molecular weight peptides and free amino acids.
Activity of Protease Enzyme Complex is measured by hydrolysis of hemoglobin at pH 4.7 based on the F.C.C. HUT method.
Form Fine dry powder
Color White to light tan
Odor Free of offensive odor
Solubility Readily soluble in water
Properties Optimum pH 6.0 to 8.0
Protease Enzyme Complex exhibits substantial activity from pH 2 to 8 and beyond. Protease Enzyme Complex is much higher in activity on a variety of substrates than typical proteases.
Protein-containing foods are broken apart in the digestive tract by a process called hydrolysis into their constituent parts, the amino acids. Amino acids pass through the villi of the small intestine walls (selectively permeable membranes arranged in folds), are absorbed by blood capillaries, are carried through the liver and into the blood of the general circulation.
Once in the blood, the amino acids are carried by both the red blood cells and by the liquid part of the blood, called the plasma. The amino acids are thereby distributed to all the body tissues, where the various body cells take what they need to repair and reform the protein structures they need.
The blood contains amino acids at all times. Fasting does not clear them, and a high protein diet does not materially increase them. The body has a constant need for amino acids, and it keeps a fairly uniform balance. The body's skeletal muscles act as an emergency source of protein if insufficient amounts are eaten. The body can break down its own muscle tissue, and transport the amino acids gathered from that muscle destruction to the more vital organs, if necessary.
Sometimes, instead of being properly broken down into amino acids, small amounts of whole or partial proteins are absorbed into the blood. Undigested proteins in the blood stream may lead to food allergies and to symptoms typical of an allergy, such as sneezing, breathing difficulties, skin rashes, headaches, nausea or, in severe cases, to a shock reaction called anaphylaxis.
If undigested or partly digested food residues or unabsorbed amino acids reach the large intestine, the protein substances will likely be digested by microorganisms that live in the intestinal tract. This decomposition process, called putrefaction, often results in diarrhea.
Protease Enzyme Complex has been specifically formulated to digest a wide range of proteins into small peptides and amino acids under any environment in the body thus providing the body with the amino acids required and reducing the problems of undigested protein entering the blood stream or reaching the large intestine.
Anti-inflammatory / Circulatory
Oral proteases taken on an empty stomach have been shown to be absorbed and carried into the blood stream. They have been shown to reduce the amount of fibrin in damaged capillaries, improve circulation and speed healing. Similarly, through hydrolysis (digestion) of the fibrin network, blood flow may be enhanced and blood pressure reduced. Protease Enzyme Complex exhibits very high activity on most proteins and specifically on fibrin.
**The Protease Enzyme Complex has a very pungeant taste and odor, and will alter the taste of the mix slightly. Please be advised of this before adding the material to your protein and carbohydrate powders.**
Proprietary Protease Enzyme Complex.
Packaged in heat-sealed foil pouches.
If you are currently pregnant or nursing, consult a physician prior to use. Keep out of the reach of children.
Although this product may not contain one or all of the following, this product is manufactured in a facility that handles milk, soy, egg, peanut, nut, tree, fish, crustaceans/shellfish, and wheat products.
Use the table below to approximate the gram equivalent weight for a given level measuring spoon (US Standard). Please note that accurate dosing should only be done with a recommended calibrated scale.
|Measuring Spoon (level) ||g ||mg |
|90cc Scoop ||50.9 ||50854 |
|70cc Scoop ||39.6 ||39553 |
|29.6cc Scoop ||16.7 ||16725 |
|25cc Scoop ||14.1 ||14126 |
|Tablespoon ||8.4 ||8357 |
|10cc Scoop ||5.7 ||5650 |
|½ Tablespoon ||4.2 ||4179 |
|Teaspoon ||2.8 ||2786 |
|½ Teaspoon ||1.4 ||1393 |
|1.7cc Scoop ||1.0 ||961 |
|¼ Teaspoon ||0.7 ||696 |
|1/8 Teaspoon ||0.3 ||348 |
|1/16 Teaspoon ||0.2 ||174 |
|1/32 Teaspoon ||0.1 ||87 |
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