Nutrizyme is a proteolytic enzyme formula to support body function. It contains many enzymatic components and non-enzymatic components that can help with a variety of situations and body support from circulation to immunity. Nutrizyme also aids in joint health and healing processes. Since Nutrizyme has a special enteric coating‚ this ensures its break down does not happen in the stomach but to continue to the small intestine for absorption. Enzymes are catalysts that participate in virtually every bodily process and are an important component to maintain health. Since enzymes are essential for these chemical reaction in the body‚ you must supplement as most diets consist of "dead" proteins through processed food.