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Serrapeptase: what is it and what does it do?
What does Serrapeptase do?
Serrapeptase is an enzyme that was originally made with an enzyme found in bacteria in silkworms and is what lets emerging moths eat and digest their cocoons, i.e. dead tissue that is no longer needed or wanted. It is now manufactured commercially but the principle is the same because it breaks down proteins that are dead and no longer wanted.
It is marketed under the name, Serrapeptase or Serra-enzyme
Most health conditions result in inflammation and Serrapeptase has been shown to inhibit inflammatory conditions by, effectively, dissolving the dead tissue caused. This anti-inflammatory quality leads to a reduced pain. The residue is mainly converted to basic amino acids and is usefully recycled into the body. Any other residue is excreted in the usual manner.
Reduced inflammatory pain can of course lead to a reduction in the use of pain killers
What inflammatory conditions can Serrapeptase help?
- Varicose Veins and other circulatory problems
- Pain problems such as, Arthritis, Joints, and Muscles Pains and even MS.
- Lung Diseases such as Emphysema, Asthma, Bronchitis and Bronchitis.
- Sinus and other ENT problems
- Post Operative Healing, Lesions and Cysts (breast, ovarian etc)
- Arterial Plaque, DVT (good for travellers) and Blood Clots
- Migraines (vascular).
- Enlarged Prostate
- and many more
In dentistry, the enzyme has been used following minor surgical procedures — such as tooth removal — to reduce pain, lockjaw (spasming of the jaw muscles), and facial swelling.
Researchers conducted a survey and concluded that serrapeptase was more effective at improving the effects of some inflammatory conditions than ibuprofen and corticosteroids, powerful drugs that tame inflammation but often have side effects.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will not remove the cause of inflammation; they only help relieve pain, swelling, fever, and other symptoms but not the cause. Of course, some HSAIDs, those comprising a combination if ibuprofen and codeine, for example, while doing nothing to target the cause of the inflammation, can also be addictive
No side effects of serrapeptase have been found in over 25 years of studies and usage.
Many people take very high doses of serrapeptase to speed-up pain relief, especially for sports injuries with no side effects whatsoever but a faster recovery.
Serrrapeptase is even safe for children of 2 years+ for a wide range of conditions: (asthma, lung problems, arthritis, etc).
Serrapeptase supplements are sometimes called Serrapeptidase). They include:
Serra-enzyme from the popular Good Health Naturally brands under the names of Serra-enzyme, Serranol, Serraplus (which also contains MSM for bone health and 73 trace minerals, and also a serrapeptase product for pets, Serrapet Plus, which is often used by vets for the treatment of many conditions including inflammation of animals' joints, tissues and tendons.