Trypsin is classified as a proteolytic enzyme that has the ability to degrade proteins. It is one of three digestive proteinases, the other two being pepsin and chymotrypsin. Trypsin can be derived from fungi and bacteria sources, animal pancreas, and plant sources. Trypsin is formed naturally in the small intestine, where it works to continue the digestive process. It also works to remove dead tissue to allow for healthy re-growth.
There are no known interactions between trypsin and other drugs/supplements at this time.
Supplement form of trypsin does not have any recorded side effects. However, when used topically, some people may experience a brief burning sensation and pain. As with any drug or supplement, consult a health care professional before use.
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