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Proteolytic Enzyme Formula with Bioflavonoids

Supports Digestion of Proteins & Reduces Histamine

PROLYT contains the proteolytic enzymes bromelain, trypsin (pancreatic enzyme), and chymotrypsin (pancreatic enzyme), and the polyphenols/bioflavonoids turmeric extract (95% curcuminoids), quercetin and oligomeric proanthocyanidins from grape seed extract in a veggie capsule. While bromelain is often blended with lactose to obtain a reduced standard strength, Prolyt contains the full-strength enzymes extracted naturally from the fruit.


 Prolyt may be used as an adjunct in protocols dealing with the digestion of proteins. Trypsin, a pancreatic enzyme, helps to break down large protein molecules by cutting protein chains at specific sites. The large protein molecule is actually a chain of smaller units called amino acids which are linked, end to end, in chains of hundreds. There are 20 different amino acids from which these protein chains are made.

The specific site along the protein chain where trypsin is active are those with the amino acids lysine and arginine, two of the smaller amino acids. The enzyme chymotrypsin, another pancreatic enzyme, also cuts the larger protein chain but at different sites from where trypsin cuts. Chymotrypsin makes its cut at positions along the protein chain that contain very large amino acids such as phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan. The combination of trypsin and chymotrypsin (often along with bromelain) have been used in protocols for breaking down tumors in the body.

Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes extracted from pineapple that digest proteins. It contains chemicals that when taken between meals might interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting. In addition, bromelain has been used in conditions such as 1) surgeries and injuries, 2) sinusitis, 3) poor digestion, 4) inflammation, 5) infection, and 6) osteoarthritis.


Turmeric extract (95% curcuminoids) contains three main chemical compounds – Curcumin, Demethoxycurcumin and Bisdemethoxycurcumin – collectively known as Curcuminoids. Curcuminoids have been shown to be Nrf2 transcription factor activators that turn on the production of the body's own protective enzymes (such as SOD, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase). Studies have reported that curcumin and turmeric protect the liver against several toxicants both in vitro and in vivo. A number of reports showed the chemopreventive action of turmeric and curcuminoids. Curcumin is a potent scavenger of free radicals such as superoxide anion radicals, hydroxyl radicals, and nitrogen dioxide radicals. It exerts powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.


Quercetin (a bioflavonoid and known Nrf2 activator) has been shown to have powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and may be helpful to persons suffering from allergic reactions and from swelling due to injury. Quercetin also is known to reduce viral activity and may be helpful with chronic viral syndromes.

A study published in 2010 by Dr. Mark Davis, et. al. suggested that as little as seven days of quercetin supplementation at 500–1,000 mg/day can increase endurance without exercise training in untrained participants. These benefits of quercetin may have important implications for enhancement of athletic and military performance. This apparent increase in fitness without exercise training may have implications beyond performance enhancement itself to health promotion and disease prevention. Please watch the video to hear Dr. Davis discuss his research on quercetin.

Grape Seed Extract provides a highly bioavailable bioflavonoid complex containing oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC)  and functions as a powerful Nrf2 activator. OPCs are extremely powerful antioxidants (20 times more powerful than vitamin C in vitro), potent anti-inflammatories, and collagen strengtheners. OPCs readily cross the blood-brain barrier and thereby may be helpful to persons suffering from allergic reactions or from swelling due to injury. For more infpomation about OPCs, read Dr. Hank Liers' article Review of Scientific Research on Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins (OPC).

COMPOSITION: One veggie capsule provides the following percentages of the Daily Value:

Bromelain (2,400 GDU/gm) 150 mg *
Trypsin (150 USP units/mg) 100 mg *
Turmeric Extract (95% curcuminoids)   75 mg *
Quercetin (as dihydrate)   50 mg *
Grape Seed Extract (95% polyphenols)      5 mg *
Chymotrypsin (1,019 USP units/mg)   2.5 mg *

* No established Daily Value

DIRECTIONS: As a dietary supplement take 1–2 capsules two times daily away from food, or as directed by a health care professional.

INGREDIENTS: Prolyt contains only the highest-quality bromelain (pineapple enzyme), trypsin (pancreatic enzyme), turmeric extract (95% curcumoids), quercetin dihydrate, grape seed extract standardized to 95% polyphenols, and alpha chymotrypsin (pancreatic enzyme).

OTHER INGREDIENTS: hydroxypropylmethylcellulose - HPMC (veggie capsule), calcium carbonate, stearic acid, magnesium stearate, and silica.

Prolyt does not contain wheat, rye, oats, corn, barley, gluten, soy, egg, sugar, yeast, sulfates, chlorides, wax, preservatives, colorings, or artificial flavorings. The ingredient trypsin contains milk.


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These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.