Douglas Laboratories Wobenzym Plus
Clinically researched Wobenzym® Plus is the most potent Wobenzym® formula yet. With its increased activity compared to Wobenzym® N and a convenient, 4-tablets-a-day dose, patients require fewer pills to consume than other Wobenzym® formulations. Wobenzym® Plus is offered in the form of enteric-coated tablets and provides a specific formulation of proteolytic enzymes to help maintain healthy joint function, offer temporary relief of everyday aches, pains and muscle soreness, and support fast recovery following exertion. Wobenzym® has been made in Germany since the 1960s and has been clinically researched over the past 50 years in over 200 clinical trials.
Each serving contains:
Bromelain√ (1350 FIPΔ-units) - 270 mg
(from pineapple (Ananas comosus var comosus) stem)
Trypsin (4320 FIPΔ-units) - 144 mg
(from porcine (Sus scrofa) or bovine (Bos taurus) pancreas)
Rutoside trihydrate (Rutin) - 300 mg
(from Styphnolobium japonicum flower bud)
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, calcium phosphate, hydroxypropyl cellulose, vegetable stearate, enteric coating (sodium alginate, medium chain triglycerides, ethylcellulose, stearic acid, oleic acid, purified water) and purified water.
√From dried purified aqueous extract.
ΔFIP is the measurement of enyzme activity according to the methods of the International Pharmaceutical Federation.
Adults: Take 2 tablets twice daily at least 45 minutes before meals with water.
Developed by leading scientists and used by millions of people worldwide, the family of Wobenzym® products has proven to be safe and useful for overall immune support. In addition, Wobenzym has numerous clinical studies that link its use to maintaining optimal joint health. In the human body, hundreds of chemical reactions occur during the course of normal metabolic processes. Many chemical reactions require significant energy in order to take place, and therefore need a catalyst to allow the reaction to proceed. The catalyst acts to lower the energy needed for the reaction to move forward. In the body, enzymes play the role of the catalyst and allow reactions to take place that otherwise would not occur. The enzyme itself is not consumed in this process and can be utilized again and again. Enzymes are relatively unique to each reaction and different enzymes will catalyze different reactions. Structurally, enzymes are complex molecules that are comprised of amino acid chains and can sometimes include co-factors which assist the enzyme in the chemical reaction. Some enzymes are sensitive to changes in pH and temperature and can be destroyed if exposed to less than ideal conditions.
Wobenzym® Plus is a systemic enzyme formulation that contains a unique blend of enzymes from both plants and animals that haves been clinically studied for supporting numerous regulatory processes in the body. Systemic enzyme supplements work directly in the body after they are absorbed in the small intestine, and are not intended to aid in digestion. Consequently, these enzymes can be utilized to assist the body’s various regulatory and communications systems. After the enzymes are absorbed, protease molecules can bind with molecules found within the blood including α -2-macroglobulin, resulting in the formulation of an α-2-macroglobulinprotease complex. This newly formed complex alters the molecular configuration of the α-2-macroglobulin molecule which results in a change in its affinity to bind certain cytokines. Once a cytokine is bound to the protease, the entire complex is able to be eliminated from the body, allowing normal cytokine balance and immune function to be maintained.
Wobenzym® Plus can help support healthy joints and muscles, and support the immune system as well as normal wound healing processes. Wobenzym® Plus tablets are enteric coated to ensure that the enzymes are protected and are not broken down in the stomach. This allows the enzymes to reach the small intestine where absorption can occur.