Proteolytic Enzymes (or proteases) refer to several types of enzymes that can digest protein (break it down into smaller units). These enzymes include the pancreatic proteases Chymotrypsin and Trypsin, Bromelain (pineapple enzyme), Papain (papaya enzyme), Fungal Proteases, and Serratia Peptidase (the “silk worm” enzyme).
Cancer cells are surrounded by a type of protein coating that is destroyed by the proteolytic enzymes, so they make an integral part of the treatment, as without them vitamins and minerals would be useless. Proteolytic enzymes improve the absorption of vitamins and minerals, and keep the cancer from spreading .
For general health, enzymes or protease are catalysts for metabolic processes and digestion. In addition, they are known to be useful for a multitude of healing processes, sometimes used exclusively and sometimes in combination with other therapies. When not used for digestion in the small intestines, these enzymes are free to roam through the blood stream, seeking to break down hard protein, fibrin surfaces, scar tissue, granuloma, and as aforementioned, cancer cells’ tough coating.