Enzyme Defense™ Extra Strength is an improved version of ViraStop 2x. The enhanced formula contains a 60% increase of Serrapeptase (also known as Serratiopeptidase).
The immune system is constantly challenged with protecting the body from environmental threats. Almost all of these threats have a protein component that the immune system must identify and then break down.
Enzymes can break down undigested food protein, cellular debris and toxins in the blood.* Research has shown that oral proteases, taken as a dietary supplement on an empty stomach, are absorbed and carried into the blood stream where they are bound to plasma proteins known as Alpha-II-macroglobulin.1 Recent research also indicates that the oral proteases bound to these plasma proteins are able to break down harmful protein-based invaders in the blood.2
Enzyme Defense Extra Strength is not an “immune stimulator,” rather a supporter of healthy immune function.*
Thera-blend™ is an exclusive process that combines multiple strains of enzymes that work in specific pH levels, resulting in superior performance in the body. The unique Enzyme Defense Extra Strength formula includes Enzymedica’s Protease Thera-blend™ that helps break down protein intruders in the bloodstream and Catalase, an enzyme that provides powerful antioxidant properties.* This enzyme neutralizes harmful free radicals.
Rounding out the Enzyme Defense Extra Strength formula are Mucolase™ and Serrapeptase. These enzymes encourage circulation, digest mucus and support systemic health.*
1 Muller, Lauer D. “Modulation of growth factor binding properties of alpha2-macroglubin by enzyme therapy.” Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 47.Suppl 1 (2001): S4-9.
2 Holomanova, Desser L. “Oral therapy with proteolytic enzymes decreases excessive TGF-beta levels in human blood.” Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 47. Suppl 1 (2001): S10-5