Serrapeptase enzyme is known as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory supplements. It was firstly used in Asia and Europe. It has shown to be able to treat different health disorders and illnesses significantly, especially inflammation related diseases. That’s why, it is now used and considered by many countries as one of the alternative treatments that have shown great result in treating a lot of diseases .
What is Serrapeptase Exactly?
Serrapeptase, which is also known as the ’super or miracle’ enzyme, was originally discovered in the intestine of silkworms. Serrapeptase, in clinical terms, is known as serratio peptidase. Because of the demand of this proteolytic enzyme is so high, it is now able to be processed in the laboratory.
How does It Work?
It is a proteolytic enzyme which means it is able to break down proteins within the body. Bradykinin is a protein that causes blood vessels to dilate and cause pain in the body. This super enzyme suppresses the release of bradykinin and histamine from inflamed tissue, thus reducing pain and inflammation and swelling of body.
The basis for using this is its capability of dissolving dead tissue without having any deleterious effect on the body’s living cells.
Due to its strong anti-inflammatory effects, serrapeptase enzyme is used extensively to reduce pain and inflammation mainly in cases of:
- Swelling of the body after a surgical procedure, such as in dental and ankle surgeries
- Ear-nose-throat infections
- Some kinds of breast diseases like Fibrocystic Breast Disease
- Chronic Respiratory Problems such as COPD, bronchial asthma, and emphysema
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Other that those, serrapeptase enzyme has shown to be effective as well in reducing pain and swelling in
- Inflammatory Venous Diseases,
- Osteoarthritis, and
- Rheumatoid Arthritis.
However, this supplement seems to bring pain relief much faster on osteoarthritis condition rather than RA (rheumatoid arthritis) based on numerous research.
This proteolytic enzyme is also said to decrease the plaques that form in the blood vessels. As you may already have known, these plaques and inflammation over the plaques are the reasons for most heart diseases, high blood pressure and strokes.
It also reduces the accumulation of fibrin in the body, which is a protein that forms clots inside the blood vessels. Thus, it is capable of reducing the chances of heart related diseases which are a common cause of death and disability, in effect prolonging and improving the quality of your lives.
Most doctors now recommend and prescribe it for many conditions. The supplements can be purchased from good health food stores, or online.
There are no adverse side-effects that have been reported until now. But, although taking it is considered safe, someone who takes it should understand that it is possible for any reason to experience unpleasant symptoms of enzymatic detoxification like nausea, upset stomach, and or gastrointestinal. This is normal as it may also happen with any dietary or enzyme supplement, usually if taking it in high dosage too quickly.
Serrapeptase enzyme is natural blood thinner, so it is advised to always consult with your doctor when taking it with any prescribed blood thinner medications.