Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme developed in the 1970s as a health supplement which has been shown to have many benefits. But to give you a better idea of what it actually is: The enzyme itself is isolated from the Serratia species of bacteria found in the intestines of silkworms. Today this product is used all over Europe and China; every day more and more consumers are becoming aware of its health-giving properties. Even more so in a time when the big pharma companies seem more concerned with developing products to build their profits than actually cure complaints.
The product works by binding itself to the alpha 2 macroglobulin in our plasma; here it can be ‘shielded’ from the immune system whilst retaining its enzymatic activity, allowing it to be transferred to places in the body where it can have a beneficial effect. (This, by the way, is how the silkworm is able to eat through its own protective cocoon, digest it safely and fly away.) Serrapeptase is distinctive in that it is able to digest only non-living tissue which has obvious benefits when you think of the toxic layers that can clog arteries or the digestive system.
To give you some idea of some of the ways in which this unique property can be utilised, here are just some of its health benefits:
- Pain and Inflammations: This supplement has already been approved as a remedy in several European countries to help with swelling or pain relief. Studies have shown that it can help to reduce the swelling in patients after operations. It was also noticed in the same studies that patients taking Serrapeptase experienced noticeably less pain than those in control groups. Furthermore, there is also evidence that it could be used to treat swellings or pain associated with traumatic injuries.
- Atherosclerosis: Potentially life-threatening blood clots may also be reduced or indeed dissolved using this product. There is also the possibility – although it has not yet been conclusively proved – that it could remove atherosclerotic plaque without damaging healthy cells along the arterial wall. Varicose veins, whilst not being life-threatening, are also a common problem which could be treated with this natural supplement.
- Ear, Nose and Throat Infections: It has been found that patients with chronic ear, noes or throat diseases have found that their symptoms can be significantly reduced through the use of Serrapeptase. The reason for this is again down to the unique way in which the enzyme itself works: it is able to reduce the viscosity of mucous (one of the biggest symptoms of such infections) to enable drainage.
- Cystic Breast Disease: Studies have demonstrated that this product can help to reduce breast pain and swelling in sufferers of this disease. This is mainly down to the fact that the enzyme processes fibrinolytic, proteolytic and anti-edemic properties.
The above are just some of the main ailments or diseases for which this product has been found to relieve symptoms. But there are many other possibilities for future therapeutic use which are currently being studied. Examples of other potential benefits include therapeutic use for nerve damage, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, diabetes, osteoporosis, laryngitis, angina, rheumatoid arthritis and much more besides.
If you are looking to purchase this supplement for your own use then the best way to get hold of it is to find a good online retailer specialising in herbal remedies. You will find that even well-known high street retailers selling non-medical remedies may not always have it in ready supply. But make sure that the retailer you find is properly registered and and has plenty of positive testimonials. Make sure they stock the reputable brand names and avoid any that are reluctant to tell you about where their products come from. If you are really unsure as to which brands are best to buy, your doctor or practice nurse will sometimes be able to advise you.