Prescription NSAIDs are an important treatment for the symptoms of many debilitating conditions, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and other rheumatological and painful conditions. OTC NSAIDs are used to temporarily reduce fever and to treat minor aches and pains such as headaches, toothaches, backaches, muscular aches, tendonitis, strains, sprains and menstrual cramps. Common OTC NSAIDs include ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) and naproxen (Aleve). In addition, some combination medicines that relieve various symptoms, such as multi-symptom cold products, contain NSAIDs.
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."