Serrapeptase is an enzyme that was originally made with an enzyme found in bacteria in silkworms and is what lets emerging moths eat and digest their cocoons, i.e. dead tissue that is no longer needed or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.
Most health conditions result in inflammation and Serrapeptase has been shown that it may help with inflammatory conditions by, effectively, dissolving the dead tissue. 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 may Serrapeptase help with?
- Varicose Veins and other circulatory problems
- Pain problems such as, Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Sinus and other ENT problems
- Arterial Plaque, DVT & Blood Clots
- Enlarged Prostate.
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.