Serrapeptase is a potent proteolyticenzyme, which can be used to support inflammation, digestion and cardiovascular disease.
It has been found to promote normal blood clotting and reduce the appearance of varicose veins. Other studies found that serrapeptase effectively removes atherosclerotic plaque without hurting any of the healthy cells along the arterial wall.
2. Soothes Redness
Multiple studies confirm serrapeptase soothes redness and swelling. It promotes a calm, harmonious environment in the body at a cellular level.
3. Serrapeptase and Traumatic Injuries
Serrapeptase is widely used in Europe as a supplement for traumatic injury (such as sprains and torn ligaments), as well as the swelling associated with post-surgical patients.
4. Pain, Edema, Swelling and Serrapeptase
Serrapeptase has been approved as in many European countries as useful for swelling. A double-blind German study on the enzyme found that it could reduce swelling by up to 50% in post-operative patients. Patients taking Serrapeptase experienced less pain than the control groups and, by the 10th day of the study, all patients taking the Serrapeptase were completely pain-free.
5. Cystic Breast Disease
In a double-blind study, serrapeptase was found to reduce breast pain, breast swelling, and induration in 85.7% of the patients taking the supplement. This is related to the fact that the enzyme possesses fibrinolytic, proteolytic and anti-edemic properties.
6. Serrapeptase and Infections in the Ear, Nose, and Throat
In one double-blind study, patients with acute or chronic ear, nose or throat diseases found significant symptom regression with serrapeptase. The enzyme can reduce the viscosity of mucous, thus facilitating drainage.
7. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recent studies confirm the use of this enzyme for the reduction of symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
8. Other Potential Benefits
Serrapeptase is used for a vast array of applications for human health and disease prevention. This includes therapeutic use for nerve damage, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic ear infections, hay fever, lung congestion, swollen glands, laryngitis, rhinitis, chronic pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, diabetes, ulcers, osteoporosis, prostate problems, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries (both prevention and recovery), post-operative scars and lesions, varicose veins, arterial diseases, angina, blood clots, anti-aging, restoration of healthy fibrin metabolism and reduction in C-Reactive Protein.
How to Read the Units of Measurement for Serrapeptase
Serrapeptase is measured in SUs (serrapeptase Units). This comes from the Japanese and Korean Pharmacopeias, whereby one unit of serrapeptase is the activity yielding a product equivalent of 1.0 μg of Tyrosine per minute at pH 9.0 and 37 degrees Celsius on a casein substrate.