Finding a natural alternative to any drug you can buy in a pharmacy, is key for many people. And if you are anything like me, then a super-enzyme like serrapeptase is a real plus in your life, because it has so many beneficial anti-inflammatory and pain relief effects for your health. It is also has wonderful health benefits for cancer patients (more on this later) and will also help improve your cardiovascular health. The latter two benefits are because serrapeptase comprises fibrinolytic actions (breaks down fibrin, which is responsible for abnormal coagulation and forming non cancerous tumors).
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Table of Contents
- What is Serrapeptase?
- What Are the Health Benefits of Serrapeptase and What is it Mainly Used to Treat?
- How Does Serrapeptase Work to Treat Health Conditions?
- Serrapeptase and Cancer
- Are There Any Side Effect to Serrapeptase?
- Conclusion About Taking Serrapeptase
- So, What Should You Do Next?
- Where Can You But Serrapeptase?
What is Serrapeptase?
Serrapeptase (also known as serratiopeptidase and serralysin) is a powerful nutritional and the principal anti-inflammatory protease (enzyme) in its class, ranking higher (for its healing properties) than other proteolytic enzymes like nattokinase and lumbrokinase, to name just two. Serratiopeptidase promotes a healthier inflammatory and immune system, supporting joints and connective tissue like ligaments and tendons. It also assists your lungs and respiratory system, helping to promote your overall well-being.
Serrapeptase is obtained from the isolated bacteria, serratia E15. In its organic form this is found in the intestines of the silkworm, but it is also harvested through fermentation for commercial reasons. It is such a powerful enzyme, that the silkworm uses it to escape its tough cocoon after it has turned into a moth. It melts away the hard coating of the chrysalis so the new moth can fly off and begin its new life.
What Are the Health Benefits of Serrapeptase and What is it Mainly Used to Treat?
- Heart health
- Throat infection
- Ear infection
- Fibromyalgia syndrome(extreme stress and fatigue, including insomnia)
- Varicose veins
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Urinary tract infection (UTI)
That list is just some of the health problems that serrapeptase helps to treat. It is mainly used (as we said in the first paragraph), because of its natural anti-inflammatory properties. So that means it can be used to relieve a wide range of pains and infections, from as minor as a sore throat (not that a sore throat is without pain) to relieving the pain suffered through hardening of the arteries (chest pain, shortness of breath etc).
There are real life accounts of serrapeptase helping to clear catarrh and mucus (caused by the common cold and influenza), and women suffering breast engorgement and women with non cancerous cysts or growths in their breasts have also cured their symptoms.
Other health conditions that need further clinical studies and research on the benefits of serrapeptase:
- Other headaches
- Breast engorgement
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis
- Arthritis – rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
This list of health conditions is expanding all the time, as ordinary people like you and me report on how this natural wonder has helped them. The more people that do come forward and express their honest opinions of serrapeptase, the more people in the future will benefit from it. The same goes for the benefits which nattokinase has to offer; the more people that ‘know’ that it works for them and shout about it, the more new people will know about its existence in the future.
How Does Serrapeptase Work to Treat Health Conditions?
Just like it breaks down the hard shell of the silkworm cocoon, serratio peptidase attacks dead cells, tissue and protein derivatives in blood clots, cysts and other inflammations, like hardening of the arteries (arterial plaque from atheroma – calcified swelling and inflammation).
Serrapeptase also helps to dilute injury made fluids (pus), helping them to drain away from the injured area, which then accelerates the repairing and rebuilding of tissue. This incredible little enzyme does all this without damaging ‘good’ cells and living tissue, which means it is a powerful natural treatment for heart and blood related conditions. It can break down the bad stuff in your blood system, and just carry it away very safely.
Serrapeptase and Cancer
Firstly, lets clear up something very important relating to cancer and the serralysin enzyme. It is not a cure for cancer. But, it has been used to prolong remission, helping cancer patients to live longer.
It does this by breaking down the fibrin coating of the cancer cells, exposing them to anti-bodies of the immune system which then do their best at neutralizing bacteria and bad cells.
Are There Any Side Effect to Serrapeptase?
We’ve discussed the benefits of taking this supplement, now lets talk about the dangers this enzyme might have on your body (if there are any).
What do we know so far about this isolated bacterium, serratia E15? Well, we know that it attacks dead cells and we know that it dissolves blood clotting. It is an anti-inflammatory that dissolves cysts in women’s breasts, it is a natural treatment for infections such as bronchitis, cystitis (UTI) and it is good for your heart health (reducing blood pressure and hypertension) and scales away the fibrin that coats cancer cells.
But, even though studies have been conducted and serrapeptase has been deemed safe to use for most people, as with any medication or supplement, a small minority of people may experience some kind of consequence that might put you off taking it. So although only a hand full of cases have been reported, they are definitely worth investigating and understanding, so you can make an informed decision about serrapeptase before taking it.
One person expressed that not long after ingesting their enzyme supplement, they experienced an upset stomach and vomiting. Not wanting to rule the supplement out of their diet after one trial, they did try taking a further tablet days later but experienced the same side effects.
Important: I have read the safety information on several brands of serrapeptase and authoritative medical sites, and all of them warn not to take it if you are prone to gastrointestinal problems and stomach upsets. Particularly if you are elderly.
So you must wonder if this person was either one of those people who does suffer tummy upsets and was perhaps elderly, or even neglected to read the label and therefore should not have been taking the supplement in the first place.
Another person (aged 70+) reported how they developed a cough after taking serrapeptase, which aggravated their lungs. Again, an authority medical website which I find very informative declares that this enzyme could cause mucus secretions. But as with gastrointestinal problems, this was very rare. Again, notice their age.
Conclusion About Taking Serrapeptase
- On the scale of things, serrapeptase hasn’t been around for long in the United States (only just over ten years), but the Japanese have been using it for many hundreds of years. Plus, Doctor Hans Alred Nieper, a German physician, used this protease enzyme until the end of his career (before passing in 1998), to treat patients suffering from an arterial blockage. Just to give you an idea of how long serrapeptase has been used by a medical professional.
- Is it safe? Absolutely, in most cases. To put things into perspective, the amount of people who should refrain from taking serrapeptase is minimal compared to the amount of people who are currently taking aspirin (for a heart condition), and who will eventually experience side effects later.
- If you are elderly, the risks and dangers of taking serrapeptase are higher than someone on their thirties or forties.
- Serrapeptase is safer than using NSAIDS (Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs) long term. (These are pharmaceuticals like ibuprofen)
So, What Should You Do Next?
Serrapeptase, Nattokinase or Lumbrokinase. Which enzyme is for you?
Why did you come here? And what I mean by that is this. Are you looking for a potent, natural anti-inflammatory? Or do you specifically want an enzyme treatment to help with your circulation or product to lower your blood pressure?
What niggling, or serious health problem do YOU need to help or even cure?
I know that is a lot of questions, but whether you try serrapeptase supplements or not, will depend on what you want to achieve. I use nattokinase specifically for my circulation problems. That was the reason I chose that particular enzyme. At present, I don’t feel the need to take any form of serralysin enzyme because I don’t need any more anti-inflammatory in my system. I get all my anti-inflammatory requirements from my diet, which is high in ginger and cinnamon. Both of which tackle any inflammations I may get because of my active lifestyle.
Can You Use Serrapeptase and Nattokinase Together?
Yes. And the beauty of it is, that serrapeptase compliments nattokinase, because it (nattokinase) halts the production of yet another enzyme, angiotensinogen which causes high blood pressure and hypertension. The benefits of using both together are untold, because of their complimentary behavior.
But is serratiopeptidase better than nattokinase and where does lumbrokinase fit in? Understand, all three of these enzymes are organic, but are safely produced for commercial purposes (lucky for me, because I’d hate to be eating raw natto). Nattokinase and lumbrokinase are more closely related than either of them are to serratiopeptidase, but they all act in similar ways.
If you have constant headaches or migraines, or asthma, IBS, Crohn’s disease or arthritis, then yes – order your serrapeptase now! Seriously, you have everything to gain by adding it to your diet. We all know how much work our body does every day, in particular our heart, beating at something like a hundred thousand times per day, pumping over fifteen hundreds gallons of blood around your body.
So you should help the organs in your body to be a healthy as possible for the rest of your long life. I only chose nattokinase for the purpose of improving my circulation and keeping my blood pressure normal (because I have a family history of heart disease), and there is not enough research completed on lumbrokinase yet and there are not enough customer reviews on any supplement I could find which pointed me in another direction.
So, if you want an enzyme supplement with potent anti inflammatory healing properties, we suggest you do try serrapeptase.
Where Can You Buy Serrapeptase?
I prefer and recommend Good Health Naturally, because of their high dose enteric coated supplements. Their tablets also contain MSM and trace minerals which aid absorption and how much your body actually uses.
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