Serrapeptase side effects on the liver

Image Serrapeptase side effectsSerrapeptase side effects on the liver

I get asked a lot whether Serrapeptase has any side effects on the liver. I have searched all relevant articles concerning any Serrapeptase side effects on the liver and to be honest there are few if any serious reported side effects or potential risks.

I have been taking the strongest dosage Serrapeptase for three years now and to be honest I haven’t had any side effects at all. Quite the contrary and even though I could sometimes take up to 5 Serrapeptase per day for hip bursitis pain I only have positive things to say, Serrapeptase definitely helps with inflammation and pain.

Does this mean that everybody that takes Serrapeptase will have no side effects?
It’s hard to say because each of us are unique with different health  conditions and metabolisms, so the experience will vary.

Having said that it is prudent to be cautious, in a few isolated cases I have read of gastrointestinal irritation in people suffering from stomach ulcers.

In one medical article a small amount of people got pneumonia, at the time the theory was that because Serrapeptase can remove scar tissue this may have increased the risk of infection in people with serious lung disease. It is not advisable to take Serrapeptase if you are a heavy smoker or have lung cancer.

Serrapeptase can thin the blood, taking it in combination with prescription blood thinners could lead to bleeding internally.

Human liverThe Human liver

The human liver is a quite large meaty organ it weighs about 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) it is 15 centimeters wide (6 inches) it is located on the right side of your belly and is a reddish brown sort of color.

The liver has a rubbery feel to it even though it can’t be felt because it is behind the rib cage. The liver is consists of two large areas known as the right and the left lobe, your gallbladder is situated just under your liver as well as parts of your intestines and pancreas.

The function of your liver and other organs is to absorb, digest and work on processing the food that you eat.A very important function of the liver is to filter blood that is sent from the digestive tract, after filtering the blood it passes it on to the all of the other parts of the body.

During this process bile builds up and the liver secretes the bile back into the intestines, the liver can produce protein that is needed for blood clotting and other important functions.

Liver disease

Liver disease can happen for a variety of reasons, there are a number of liver diseases and all of them follow the same progression.

The danger to the liver is the damage that can be caused by an attack from the immune system, an injury from a chemical or an infection caused by a virus, damage will affect the liver to such an extent that it will not be able to do its daily functions to keep you alive.

Cirrhosis of the liver

Cirrhosis of the liver, liver failure and liver cancer are all very serious conditions that are a threat to life, treatment choices are extremely limited.

Its essential to get a diagnosis early so that you give your liver a a fighting chance to heal and make a recovery.

There are many causes for cirrhosis of the liver but the two most common causes of cirrhosis of the liver are alcohol and viral Hepatitis B.

Cirrhosis of the liver is caused when the function of the cells inside the liver are reduced because of inflammation, this inflammation causes scar tissue to form and cling to the lining of the liver.

Is Serrapeptase good for liver rejuvenation?

Excessive use of alcohol can lead to liver damage, the cells die and scars develop over time and the liver will stop functioning properly.

By stopping the use of alcohol you give the liver time to heal itself.

Serrapeptase will help with this healing process by speeding up the removal of scar tissue and the creation of new cells.

LiverDoes Serrapeptase have side effects on the liver?

In short the answer is no,we have heard of a small amount of people breaking out in a skin rash whilst taking Serrapeptase.

This doesn’t mean that they should stop taking it altogether, the best advice is to cut back on the dosage should there be any signs of liver dysfunction which could include severe stomach pain, yellow skin,frequent urinating, pneumonia.

If you bring fluid up when you cough it is advisable to discontinue taking Serrapeptase and visit your doctor.

No major side effects

Major side effects have not been reported, Serrapeptase is on the whole a safe and effective natural enzyme used by health practitioners for a wide range of health conditions such as:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Arterial plaque removal
  • Lowering cholesterol
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Unblock Fallopian tubes
  • Inflammation

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Function of the liver

The liver is a pivotal organ in our bodies because it carries out many critical functions for example nutrients from the food that we eat are converted into substances that are useful to our bodies, these are stored until the cells in the body needs them

It also produces clotting proteins necessary for the blood to clot. When toxic substances (alcohol or drugs) enter the system the liver will convert them into harmless substances and releases them from the body.

The liver also plays a role in regulating the supply of glucose and fat that produce the fuel the body needs to function.

Scar tissue

Scar tissue occurs when there is liver damage,the scar tissue consists of a substance called poly-protein peptide, the body is unable to break down this substance making the liver less productive than normal and can lead to further complications.

The inflammation needs to be reduced and the dead cells removed for the liver to function normally again. Serrapeptase works to dissolve the scar tissue and reduce the inflammation allowing the liver to function normally again.

Serrapeptase is good for your liver

In fact Serrapaptase is actually good for your liver because it has the ability to remove any excess swelling or inflammation, some of the symptoms of liver disease are:

  • Skin and eyes are yellow in color
  • Stomach pain and swelling.
  • Swollen legs and ankles.
  • Itchy skin.
  • Urine is a dark color.
  • Pale stool/blackish color,
  • Chronic fatigue.
  • Vomiting or nausea

Serrapeptase has been used successfully for years to reduce pain and swelling.

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One Doctor in the Mayo Clinic prescribes Serrapeptase to his patients because of the positive effects on some with liver and heart disease

As far as I can tell, Serrapeptase has had so many positive effects on people’s health, in my opinion this outweighs any negative side effects.

I speak from my own experience, I have been taking Serrapeptase for three years now and to be honest the benefits of taking it have been fantastic, you can read my story here.


Where does Serrapeptase come from?

Serrapeptase supplements were originally found in the intestine of the silkworm but today the supplement is obtained using a natural fermentation process.

It is sold in supplement form where the dosage ranges from 40,000 IU ( International Units) all the way up to the strongest dosage possible 250,000 IU.


Serrapeptase uses

Serrapeptase has been shown in studies to have therapeutic benefits on multiple sclerosis, hay fever, chronic pain, hip and leg pain.

Serrapeptase is good for all forms of arthritis, arterial plaque, nerve damage, ulcers, blood clots, sinusitis, scars, chronic infections and autoimmune disease that start with inflammation.

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Some of my Serrapeptase recommendations:

High Potency Serrapeptase by Doctor’s BEST

Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the non-pathogenic bacteria Serratia species found in the digestive tract of the Japanese silkworm. The enzyme is used by the worms to digest their cocoons. Serrapeptase has been used as a nutritional supplement in Europe and Asia for nearly three decades. Each vegetarian capsule of Best Serrapeptase contains enteric-coated pure serrapeptase designed for optimal absorption in the intestinal tract.

Packaging

90 veggie caps

Ingredients

Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the non-pathogenic Serratia bacteria species found in the digestive tract of the Japanese silkworm. Serrapeptase has been used as a nutritional supplement in Europe and Asia for well over three decades. Each enteric-coated vegetarian cap of Best Serrapeptase and Best High Potency Serrapeptase contains pure serrapeptase designed for optimal absorption in the intestinal tract.

Note: Best Serrapeptase is quantified in “Serratiopeptidase units,” which refers to the enzyme activity level. Enzymes like Serrapeptase are not measured in milligrams (mg), but in an unassociated measure of units. Best Serrapeptase has 40,000 Serratiopeptidase units per cap, which is considered a very high amount of activity. Since Best High Potency Serrapeptase contains a tremendous 120,000 units, suggested use is only 1 cap per day.

About Doctor’s Best

Founded in 1990 by supplement industry veteran Ken Halvorsrude and a wholistic physician, San Clemente-based Doctor’s Best, Inc. manufactures and distributes dietary supplements throughout the US and overseas. Doctor’s Best is known for high-quality products that are based on sound research in the field of nutritional science.

Safety

Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.

Disclaimer

Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.

 

Serrapeptase by Source Naturals

Serrapeptase is an enzyme that naturally eases minor pain and inflammation from overexertion or everyday activities by breaking down extraneous fibrin, mucus and other compounds that congregate when the body’s natural repair functions are working. Serrapeptase promotes cardiovascular and arterial health, and it supports the body’s natural processes for both drainage and repair.

Packaging

120 capsules

Suggested Use

1 to 2 capsules twice daily as needed on an empty stomach with at least 8 ounces of water.

Ingredients

Serrapeptase (providing a minumum of 120,000 serrapeptase units per serving) – 1 g

Other Ingredients: rice bran, hypromellose cellulose, HPMC phthalate, talc, purified water, ethanol, and medium chain triglycerides.

About Source Naturals

Source Naturals was created in 1982 to support each individual’s potential to enjoy optimal health. Source Naturals’ comprehensive Bio-Aligned Formulas help bring the power of alignment to your body. When formulating, we evaluate the underlying causes of system imbalances, and then provide targeted nutrition to interdependent body systems. Our line of more than 600 products also includes well-researched, single entity nutrients in their highest quality and most bioavailable forms. You’re reading my article on Serrapeptase side effects on the liver.

Safety

Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.

Disclaimer

Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.

 

Serrapeptase by NOW Foods

Serrapeptase (serratiopeptidase) is a protein-digesting enzyme isolated from the friendly bacterium Serratia marcescens. Studies indicate that serrapeptase is absorbed intact from the digestive tract and that it acts systemically to support healthy immune system functions and promote the body’s normal healing processes. Some evidence suggests that serrapeptase may support respiratory health by helping to maintain normal mucus secretions

Natural color variation may occur in this product.

Packaging

60 veg capsules

Suggested Use

Take 1 capsule daily on an empty stomach with 8 oz. of water. Continuous use of this product for more than 30 days is not recommended except under the supervision of a physician.

About NOW

From day one, NOW was created to empower healthy living. We are a legacy, family-owned brand, a founding supporter of Vitamin Angels, and absolutely relentless about making the natural products and supplement industry better.

Our mission is to provide value in products and services that empower people to lead healthier lives.

As a leading natural products company for 50 plus years, our dedication to superior quality has always involved sustainable sourcing, transparency at all levels, and exclusive testing methods that go above and beyond.

Safety

Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Keep out of reach of children. Please consult your health care provider if currently under care or treatment. Do not exceed recommended serving. See product packaging for additional safety information.

Disclaimer

Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The statements on this website and all affiliates have not been evaluated by the FDA. Advice on treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a trained health care practitioner.

I hope that you’ll see that there is very little know Serrapeptase side effects on the liver, but always consult your doctor for more information.

Acknowledgements;

https://forums.hepmag.com/index.php?topic=4818.msg49587#msg49587

https://www.medicinenet.com/cirrhosis/article.htm