Serrapeptase pros and cons
This post is about Serrapeptase pros and cons, It’s hard to believe that an enzyme taken from the silkworm and used for breaking down the cocoon that surrounds the silkworm could be so effective at pain relief comparing favourably to prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NDAIDs) without any harmful side effects.
I’m talking about the much-used proteolytic enzyme Serrapeptase first discovered by the German Scientist Doctor Hans Napier many years ago. So, what is the hype surrounding Serrapeptase all about and what are Serrapeptase pros and cons?
Where does Serrapeptase come from?
Serrapeptase or Serratia peptidase a proteolytic enzyme in supplement form is separated from the non-pathogenic enterobacteria Serratia E15, the supplement is enteric coated meaning it easily passes through the stomach without losing any of its powerful anti-inflammatory properties before it goes into the intestines.
Serrapeptase is absorbed into the intestine and transported directly into the blood stream, from urine tests completed on Serrapeptase users we know that it is found in very small amounts meaning that most of it stays in the blood stream where it is most beneficial.
Serrapeptase has been used for many years in Europe and Asia to treat inflammatory diseases like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, more recently it has been found to be very beneficial for people who suffer from chronic sinusitis.
It also has a role to play in cardiovascular disease by removing plaque build-up.
There have been clinical studies on Serrapeptase that demonstrate how effective it is at reducing swelling and pain caused by inflammation, it really is a superior proteolytic enzyme. Serrapeptase can dissolve dead or useless tissue without any harmful effects on good tissue.
We need inflammation to fight against foreign invaders that come into our systems, inflammation is a natural response but too much of it can cause damage to bones, ligaments and cell tissue.
Scientists have been trying for years to come up with drugs that can deal with inflammatory diseases like arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, atherosclerosis, post op wounds without the dreaded side effects, well now all of that is possible by using a natural anti-inflammatory such as Serrapeptase.
The original studies on Serrapeptase started in Germany, it is now a popular treatment for swelling and inflammation, one double blind study was done there to test it on patients following an operation to see if it would help with pain and swelling.
Sixty six people had surgical treatment for a rupture of the collateral ligament in the knee, the participants were split into two groups Serrapeptase and a placebo, the Serrapeptase group reported that after three days the swelling and pain had reduced by 50% even better after ten days they were pain free.
Carotid neck arteries and Serrapeptase
According to Doctor Napier the pioneer of Serrapeptase treatment for carotid neck arteries, he said that very often he sees patients where the surgeon was slow to operate or drill or use laser technology in case loose debris ended up in the small cerebral blood vessels.
He therefore used Serrapeptase for patients with severe symptoms it did take over 18 months to see results but there was no doubt about its effectiveness in removing fibrous blockages in the carotid neck arteries.
Serrapeptase for heart disease
Unlike other biological enzymes Serrapeptase dissolves only dead tissue much like the way that it doesn’t harm the butterfly, so for better health Serrapeptase will only get rid of for example dead fibrous layers that clog up our arteries and are dangerous because of a restriction on the blood flow to the main organs especially the heart.
Following angioplasty, a technique where the cardiologist inserts a small balloon into the artery at the location of the blockage. Serrapeptase would be the ideal treatment to prevent any further build-up of plaque, calcium and cholesterol.
Serrapeptase for COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or COPD is caused mainly by smoking or in some countries burning fuel for cooking can also be a cause, the symptoms are:
- Shortness of breath
- Excess mucus in the lungs
- Fingertip become blue
- Frequent respiratory infections
- A lack of energy
- Swollen ankles, feet or legs
Serrapeptase can help to alleviate the symptoms associated with COPD especially the reduction of excess mucus in the lungs which will help with the breathing.
How does Serrapeptase reduce pain?
Apart from its ability to reduce inflammation Serrapeptase has massive potential in reducing pain, it does this by blocking pain inducing amines from being released from tissues that are inflamed. Health professionals throughout Asia and Europe have slowly realized how powerful Serrapeptase is in effectively reducing inflammation and pain.
It is used as an alternative natural treatment to prescription NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen etc, every drug has side effects however to compare the natural alternative you need all the facts about Serrapeptase pros and cons.
Serrapeptase and Carpal tunnel syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition that occurs when the median nerve in the wrist becomes compressed, it is quite common and the symptoms are sensation feeling in the thumb, middle and index finger.
Very often the only option is to have surgery where they cut open the transverse carpal ligament, this reduces the pressure on the median nerve. Now people have the option instead of surgery to use Serrapeptase, in fact Attracta has had a fantastic result using Serrapeptase for her carpal tunnel.
Serrapeptase and Bursitis
Bursitis is a very common condition that causes pain usually in the hip or shoulder area, the pain is caused when the bursa become inflamed.
The bursa are there to act as a cushion for joint movement, they are tiny tissue like sacs filled with fluid,when these tissues become inflamed and swollen through and injury or wear and tear the resulting pain can cause problems on a daily basis.
Serrapeptase is an excellent natural way to get rid of bursitis pain and swelling, by simply taking 2-4 250000 IU tablets each day you should feel a reduction in the pain after a few weeks.
Serrapeptase and Fibrocystic breast disease
Approximately 50-90% of women will experience non-threatening fibrous changes in their breast tissue at some stage of their lives.
These are abnormalities or non-cancerous lumps that appear in breast tissue, symptoms would be tenderness, fullness, pain and nipple discharge.
Many women have been successfully treated with Serrapeptase for this condition following a clinical trial of 70 participants of women with breast enlargement again the women were divided into two groups one a placebo was given and the other group were given Serrapeptase, the results were astounding 85.7 % and recorded that those women had a moderate or marked improvement in their symptoms.
The researchers reported that there were no side effects and they concluded that Serrapeptase was a safe effective treatment for fibrocystic breast disease.
Serrapeptase and Sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis affects millions of people throughout the world, the main symptoms are congestion in the nasal passage, headache, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, pain in the forehead, eyes and face. Serrapeptase demonstrated in clinical studies to be of benefit to people with chronic sinusitis.
The problem with this condition is that the nasal cavities are full of thick mucus and the normal way to excrete it is hampered by inflammation and the mucus is less frequently expelled.
In the study the patients were given 30mg per day of Serrapeptase for four weeks, results demonstrated how effective Serrapeptase is in clearing the nasal airways by reducing the thickness of the mucus.
In a corresponding study of 140 participants with acute or chronic ear, nose & throat pathogens were administered with Serrapeptase or a placebo, the people taking Serrapeptase related their experience of significant pain reduction, amount of secretion, and reduction in viscosity.
In the same trial patients with catarrhal rhinopharyngitis and laryngitis reported a rapid and significant in their symptoms after 3-4 days taking Serrapeptase.
Medical tests assessed the efficacy of Serrapeptase results showed the enzyme treatment to be excellent for 97&% of the participants, compared to a 21.9% result of those that were administered a placebo.
Serrapeptase and respiratory diseases
The main issue with respiratory diseases is the increased production on the viscosity and elasticity of a very dense type of mucus, doctors would normally prescribe mucous active drugs in an effort to normalize respiratory function, some but not all of these medicines lead to depleting the function of mucus.
Serrapeptase makes the mucus much more elastic without depleting its functionality, just some of the detail on Serrapeptase pros and cons.
During a study of a range of proteolytic enzymes carried out in Italy on the effects of Serrapeptase on antibiotics it was discovered that Serrapeptase enhances the activity of antibiotics against biofilm formation a process where resistance builds up against antibiotics.
Serrapeptase and lung cancer
In a randomized trial of 35 thoracotomy patients with lung cancer disease who were split into two groups, one group were given a one dose of cefotiam (an antibiotic) and the other group were given Serrapeptase and Cefotiam, results of antibiotic activity in the tissues against that in the blood was proven to be much higher in the first group that used the combination of Serrapeptase and Cefotiam.
Serrapeptase and Cardiovascular Disease
In the past Dr Hans A. Nieper has conducted studies on how Serrapeptase works on plaque accumulations in the arterial system specifically deposits of cholesterol. calcium, fibrin and cellular waste products that stick to the lining of the arteries.
Too much plaque build-up leads to a partial or total blockage of the flow of blood to the main arteries, this is called atherosclerosis a condition that precedes a heart attack or stroke. Serrapeptase has potential in reducing plaque build-up but we need more studies to confirm this.
Are there side effects to Serrapeptase?
Everybody’s metabolism, health and fitness levels will vary as will the results from taking Serrapeptase, most people won’t have any side effects but those that do will be like reported side effects such as;
- Reduced appetite
- Joint & Muscle pain
- Skin reaction
This concludes my article on Serrapeptase pros and cons and to conclude, Serrapeptase is a well-tolerated enzyme, it doesn’t matter whether it is used for inflammation, swelling, joint pain or wound healing it is without doubt a good natural alternative to prescription drugs.
In fact it can be used to supplement prescription drugs, studies would indicate that the maximum amount to take in a given day would be 3 tablets, however I suffer from a lot from hip pain, sometimes I take up to six 250,000 IU Serrapeptase tablets per day without any side effects.