Trypsin is given to people who lack enzymes needed for digestion.
It is also given in combination with bromelain and rutin for treatment of osteoarthritis and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these other uses.
Some people apply trypsin directly to wounds and ulcers to remove dead tissue and improve healing.
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Airway infections caused by exercise.
- Colon cancer, rectal cancer.
- Improving digestion.
- Infections of the kidney, bladder, or urethra (urinary tract infections or UTIs).
- Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Muscle soreness caused by exercise.
- Skin damage caused by radiation therapy (radiation dermatitis).
- Swelling after surgery.
- Wound healing.
- Other conditions.
When taken by mouth: Not enough is known about the safety of trypsin for its other uses. Trypsin has been used in combination with other enzymes in clinical studies with no reports of serious adverse effects. But it is not known if trypsin taken by mouth as a single-ingredient is safe.
Special Precautions and Warnings
When taken by mouth: Not enough is known about the safety of trypsin for its other uses. Trypsin has been used in combination with other enzymes in clinical studies with no reports of serious adverse effects. But it is not known if trypsin taken by mouth as a single-ingredient is safe. Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of trypsin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
We currently have no information for TRYPSIN overview.
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