Enzymes and Arthritic Conditions

For almost 70 years, proteolytic enzymes have been helping with inflammatory diseases. In Germany alone, over two million people a year are successfully treated with enzymes, often have less pain and stay fitter. In the best case, enzyme therapy turns out to be life-changing for some arthritic conditions. Proteolytic enzymes are also included as part of complementary medicine in the catalogue of scientifically recognized forms of treatment; this has been proven through over 45 years’ worth of research by the Medizinische Enzymforschungsgesellschaft (Medical Enzyme Research Society).

How do Enzymes help with most Arthritic Conditions?

For Arthritic Conditions, enzymes work by restoring the balance between anti-inflammatory and pro-inflammatory cytokines . Cytokines are commonly referred to as “kinetic messenger cells’. They are the messengers of our immune system, and travel to wherever some sort of damage or infection occurred, they tell the immune system that something needs to be done.
Inflammation is a natural immune response, it is used by our immune system in order to isolate the damage or infection, so that the cells can begin their repair work.

Proteolytic enzymes communicate with a special type of cytokine, also known as TGF beta (transforming growth factor).  In the European medical community, these enzymes are known as “biological response modifiers” because of their influence in the immune system’s response ; 

These enzymes aid healing, they have positive effects on inflammation and they help in pain control, but their most notable contribution is that they enhance the immune system’s  healing response. 

Most arthritic conditions are correlated to an overstay of some immune cells, Rheumatoid Arthritis, for example, is an autoimmune inflammatory disease, in which immune cells treat proteins produced by the cartilage as a foreign invader. Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) are prescribed to treat Rheumatoid arthritis, they do not bolster healing, they only quell the mistaken response of our immune system for a while. Systemic oral enzymes might address the underlying causes by stimulating rather than suppressing cellular healing responses. 

Are Enzymes a Scientifically Proven Solution?

There are over 200 clinical studies that detail the effectiveness of  Enzyme Therapies for various arthritic conditions.


After more than 70 years of research and development, systemic enzymes provide natural support to improve the function of those cells that work in tandem with our immune systems so that they too start working optimally again. In fact today there are clinical studies available on systemic enzymes demonstrating their role in improving arthritic conditions.