Early pilot studies have revealed that when injured football players were treated following competition with the conventional methods of ice or NSAIDs versus Cytolyse and Life Force Super Antioxidant, they returned to play with more vigor when treated with the latter combination. In a clinical setting, Dr. Tris Trethart, a family physician who uses a complementary nutritional approach, found that anti-oxidants ( Life Force ) and proteolytic enzymes ( Cytolyse ) "were extremely useful in the early stages after a sports injury, or for persons recovering from surgical procedures. Also, our preliminary experience indicates that the combination of Life Force Super Antioxidant and Cytolyse have benefited some athersclerosis conditions. NSAIDs are incapable of this type of effect. We have also seen some promising work by Dr. William Donald Kelly, who has worked with cancer patients using proteolytic enzymes and anti-oxidants. We've had good success with conditions such as back strain, disc pain, sciatica and whip lash. With these conditions, the management of the anti-inflammatory process by the proteolytic enzymes and anti-oxidants may well be why we are seeing a positive response."
While NSAIDs can potentially cause many side effects – some of which may be serious or life-threatening – if prescribed under the right conditions and used as instructed, they can be of great benefit. Your doctor can help you consider the benefits and risks of taking an NSAID to ensure they’re the right treatment option for you.
When you’re taking an NSAID, always use it cautiously and for the shortest time possible. If you need to use these medicines for a long time (for example, to manage the symptoms of arthritis when other therapies don’t offer relief, or when you’re taking low-dose aspirin to prevent a heart attack or stroke), make sure you see your doctor regularly.