Friends, I think EVERYONE especially those over forty can benefit from taking proteolytic enzymes. I've been reading on it for quite a while because inflammation seems to be a huge factor in chronic illness and while it is a protective mechanism when it becomes chronic it leads to all sorts of degenerative disease. The origination by Dr. Edward Howell began back in the 1930's: " While others were touting vitamins and minerals as the nutritional breakthrough of the century, Dr. Howell discovered perhaps the most vital nutrients of all are food enzymes. Through his extensive clinical research, he learned that food enzymes are essential for proper digestion which directly correlates with dramatic improvements in health and longevity."
We lose enzymes as we age and this is serious because you depend on them to mobilize energy from your food. They catalyze and regulate ALL THE BIOCHEMICAL REACTIONS in the body. First priority is digestion of food which will make metabolic enzymes. Enzymes unlock the energy in your body. Another fantastic effect of enzymes is the way they attack stealth infections. You may be unaware that they are the cause of some of your difficulties. Personally I've been desperate to find something that reduces inflammation and fights infection with not much success.
Since we are talking trillions of cells that may need repair it may be a slow process but if you combine digestive enzymes and unfiltered vinegar with meals and then proteolytic enzymes between meals away from food, you may see much quicker results. I am still experimenting with different types and Serrapeptase seemed to be prominent one. I can tell it is working and have finally broken that plateau for weight loss that has been going on for years and years.
I found this interview today although I've watched hours of these on you tube and thought her presentation was very succinct and clear.