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Natural Alternative to NSAIDs (Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Aspirin)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are ubiquitously used across the United States to fight inflammation, pain and fever. According to a review in The American Journal of Managed Care, $4.8 billion is spent on prescription NSAIDs alone, with approximately 35% of people 65 years or older taking a dose every day (1). With more than 20 over the counter options, and 70 million prescriptions written every year, the average consumer doesn’t think twice before taking a dose of NSAIDs. Although NSAIDs are relatively diverse in terms of chemical structure and properties, they all have the same mechanism of action, inhibiting the function of proteins that typically promote inflammation. At a high level, this seems straightforward. When looking deeper, one of the inflammation promoting proteins targeted by NSAIDs also functions in protecting the stomach from its own acid. When NSAIDs (such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen) are used for extended periods of time, ulcers and internal bleeding can occur. Additionally, the FDA recently strengthened their warning concerning NSAIDs and heart health, saying that non-aspirin NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes (2).

With the accumulating warnings concerning the harmful side effects of NSAIDs, many medical professionals and consumers are looking for natural alternatives to the synthetic drugs they are accustomed to. One such alternative that is currently being explored by medical professionals is Innerzyme Pain & Inflammation Blend, a comprehensive blend of proteolytic enzymes, herbs and bioflavonoids. It is a full spectrum systemic enzyme specially formulated with bromelain, turmeric, pancreatin, papain, trypsin, chymotrypsin, white willow bark and rutin. Bromelain is a natural enzyme found in pineapples that have been used for hundreds of years to combat inflammation and indigestion. A 2015 report in the International Journal for Surgery found that in rats, bromelain applied to rats significantly reduced inflammation levels in an abdominal surgery model (3). Even more encouraging was the finding that there were no adverse effects on the animals.

Pain and Inflammation BlendTurmeric is a natural compound that is receiving much attention in the inflammation field. While turmeric (curcumin) has long been used as a spice, it’s becoming clear that it has many more roles in human health, other than making our food tasty. Scientists are beginning to decipher the many positive effects seen with turmeric supplementation such as reduced pain and inflammation (ongoing human clinical trials), as well as potential anti-cancer activity in certain animal models. With the ongoing health and safety concerns surrounding the long-term use of NSAIDs, there is now much excitement amongst medical professionals who are having great success administering Innerzyme as a safe, natural and effective alternative for patients. The founder of The Hammer Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, Eli Hammer, MD says, “I have used systemic enzymes extensively in my practice along with taking them personally for a few years, seeing dramatic reductions in pain and inflammation, and therefore, significant improvements in quality of life. Of all the systemic enzyme brands on the market, I truly believe Innerzyme has finally optimized the proper enzyme blend, while also vastly improving upon the delivery system for better efficacy and ease of administration.”

Many medical professionals are realizing the promising benefits of natural treatment options, as well as preventative care using natural anti-inflammatory products like Innerzyme Pain & Inflammation Blend. Current and future research is expected to further support the use of these natural products as safe and effective alternatives to NSAIDs.

For more information about Innerzyme Pain & Inflammation Blend, click here.

References:

  1. Michael Fine, “Quantifying the Impact of NSAID-Associated Adverse EventsAm J Manag Care 19(14):267-72 (2013).
  2. FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokesU.S. Food and Drug Administration (7-9-2015).
  3. Sahbaz et. al.,Bromelain: A natural proteolytic for intra-abdominal adhesion preventionInt J Surg 14:7-11 (2015).
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Innerzyme Launces Highest Potency Non-GMO Natural Vitamin K2, MK-7, 300 mcg Supplement

Scottsdale, AZ – Innerzyme, a highly reputable and fast growing nutraceutical company specializing in natural digestive and systemic enzyme supplements has launched the highest potency, Non-GMO Vitamin K2, MK-7 supplement on the market which provides 300 mcg in a single vegetarian capsule. Innerzyme utilizes a pure, optimum quality Vitamin K2, MK-7 as menaquinone-7 from Non-GMO fermented soybeans.

The decision to formulate and launch a high potency Vitamin K2, MK-7, 300mcg supplement came after much research into health and dietary habits of Eastern cultures and collaboration with a strategic team of healthcare professionals who focus primarily on preventative care through alternative medicine.

Vitamin K has long been recognized for its role in protein biosynthesis for the blood coagulation process. However, research now indicates that Vitamin K plays a vital part in a variety of complex physiological functions within the body. More specifically, studies show high doses of Vitamin K2, MK-7, the menaquinones, may help promote cardiovascular, bone and soft tissue health.* (1,3)

The K group of vitamins includes Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2. It is important to know that Vitamin K1 and Vitamin K2 not only come from different sources but also have different functions. Vitamin K1 is readily available in plant-based foods and easy to consume. The best way to get an adequate amount of Vitamin K1 is through your diet. Vitamin K1 offers adequate blood clotting support, however, there are a variety of health related issues that Vitamin K1 does not sufficiently support.* (2) Studies show these growing health issues are better addressed by Vitamin K2 in the natural form of MK-7. Although many people in Eastern cultures consume fermented soybeans, the slimy and smelly taste and texture of them often make it too harsh and unpleasant to consume.

With the growing research on the many health benefits associated with Vitamin K2, MK-7, Innerzyme wanted to offer an easier and more convenient way for people to get an adequate amount of MK-7. This new addition to the Innerzyme line of natural supplements has done just that with an easy to swallow, one a day vegetarian capsule providing 300 mcg of Vitamin K2, MK-7.

Vitamin K2, MK-7 may support:

  • Cardiovascular Health*
  • Bone and Soft Tissue Health*
  • Arterial Calcification*
  • Healthy Brain Function*

In healthy individuals, research has not reported any side effects, adverse reactions or known toxicity as a result of large doses of Vitamin K2. However, individuals on anticoagulants such as warfarin should consult their healthcare professional before adding a Vitamin K2 supplement to their daily regimen.

Innerzyme is dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for people by spreading awareness about the importance of preventative health and living a healthy lifestyle through proper diet, exercise and nutritional supplementation. Innerzyme is committed to providing people with safe, natural and effective products. Innerzyme supplements are manufactured in the USA to the highest standards in a cGMP certified facility.

For more information about Innerzyme Vitamin K2, MK-7:

Website: http://www.optimumvitamink2.com
Phone: (480) 284-8478
Email: info@innerzyme.com

**Warning: If you have a health condition, are pregnant, nursing, lactating, trying to become pregnant or taking any medications (especially anticoagulants such as warfarin), consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

References:

  1. Beulens JW, Bots ML, Atsma F, et al. High dietary menaquinone intake is associated with reduced coronary calcification. Atherosclerosis. 2009;203:489-493.
  2. Booth SL, Suttie JW. Dietary intake and adequacy of vitamin K. J Nutr. 1998;128(5):785-788.
  3. Geleijnse JM, Vermeer C, Grobbee DE, Schurgers LJ, Knapen MH, van der Meer IM, Hofman A, Witteman JC. Dietary intake of menaquinone is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study. J Nutr. 2004;134(11):3100-5.
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