For more than 25 years, Serrapeptase has been used by millions of people concerned about their health. Originally, Serrapeptase was exclusively used in Asia and Europe due to its anti-inflammatory activity, but when the benefits of this miracle enzyme spread, the US and many other countries began to use it for its wide range of benefits. For many the question still remains, what exactly is Serrapeptase and what are the benefits for which it has gained such enormous popularity?
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme that is also known as serrapeptidase, serratiopeptidase, serratia peptidase, nicolase, the super enzyme, and the miracle enzyme. This enzyme is produced by non-pathogenic bacteria called Serratia sp. E-15 which is found in the intestines of silkworms. It was discovered that serrapeptase dissolves the cocoon walls that silkworms live in when they begin to transform into moths. Due to this discovery, it is theorized that this enzyme is capable of dissolving dead tissue without causing harmful side effects to an organism’s healthy cells.
Health Benefits of Serrapeptase
Dr. Nieper found that serrapeptase promoted normal blood clotting and reduced the appearance of varicose veins. Other studies found that serrapeptase effectively removes atherosclerotic plaque without hurting any of the healthy cells along the arterial wall.
2. Soothes Redness
Multiple studies confirm serrapeptase soothes redness and swelling. It promotes a calm, harmonious environment in the body at a cellular level.
3. Helps with Traumatic Injuries
Serrapeptase is widely used in Europe as a supplement for traumatic injury (such as sprains and torn ligaments), as well as the swelling associated with post-surgical patients.
4. Pain, Edema, and Swelling
Serrapeptase has been approved as a standard remedy in many European countries for swelling. A double-blind German study on the enzyme found that it could reduce swelling by up to 50% in post-operative patients. Patients taking serrapeptase experienced less pain than the control groups and, by the 10th day of the study, all patients taking the serrapeptase were completely pain-free.
5. Helps with Cystic Breast Disease
In a double-blind study, serrapeptase was found to reduce breast pain, breast swelling, and induration in 85.7% of the patients taking the supplement. This is related to the fact that the enzyme possesses fibrinolytic, proteolytic and anti-edemic properties.
6. Helps Infections in the Ear, Nose, and Throat
In one double-blind study, patients with acute or chronic ear, nose or throat diseases found significant symptom regression with serrapeptase. The enzyme can reduce the viscosity of mucous, thus facilitating drainage.
7. Helps with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Recent studies confirm the use of this enzyme for the reduction of symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
8. Other Potential Benefits
Serrapeptase is used for a vast array of applications for human health and disease prevention. This includes therapeutic use for nerve damage, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic ear infections, hay fever, lung congestion, swollen glands, laryngitis, rhinitis, chronic pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, diabetes, ulcers, osteoporosis, prostate problems, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries (both prevention and recovery), post-operative scars and lesions, varicose veins, arterial diseases, angina, blood clots, anti-aging, restoration of healthy fibrin metabolism and reduction in C-Reactive Protein