Serrapeptase Enzyme has been in existence for over 40 years and it is used everyday by practitioners to help their clients with inflammation,pain and swelling.The Serrapeptase enzyme has been used successfully to treat high cholesterol,blocked arteries and wound healing,Serrapaptase is safe to be taken with other medications with few reported side effects (results will vary) always better to check with your doctor before beginning any new treatment. Serrapaptase is sold in international units (IU) it is an enzyme and should be taken at least two hours after food on an empty stomach,the dosage will depend on the health condition.(An IU is a unit of measurement for vitamins and other specific biologically active substances. The precise measure of one IU differs from substance to substance and is established by international agreement for each substance. For example, vitamin E exists in a number of different forms having different biological activities. Rather than specifying the precise type and mass of vitamin E in a preparation, the Supplement Facts label summarizes the biological activity of the forms present as the number of International Units of vitamin E)
This is a guideline:
Serrapaptase standard dose= 10-60 mg
Serrapaptase 10 mg is equal to almost 20,000 enzymatic units
In nearly all scientific studies people were given 10 mg of Serrapeptase three times in a 24 hour period (every 8 hours).We need more human trials to find out what is the optimal dosage of Serrapeptase.
Rule of thumb
In my experience of taking Serrapeptase my rule of thumb is, how bad is your condition in terms of pain and inflammation?
For pain levels of 1-5 take 80,000 IU of Serrapaptase twice a day (this can be increased-slowly)
For pain levels of 5-7 take 120,000 IU of Serranol twice a day (this can be increased-slowly)
For pain levels of 7-10 take 250,000 IU Serrapeptase once a day (this can be increased-slowly)
Serrapeptase is an enzyme and it does take time to work, most treatments take around six months to produce positive results-be patient!