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How Does Serrapeptase Work?
Serrapeptase reduces inflammation in three ways:
- Breaks down the insoluble protein by-products of blood coagulation known as fibrin.
- Thins the fluids formed from inflammation or injury and facilitates their drainage which speeds the tissue repair process.
- Serrapeptase alleviates pain by inhibiting the release of specific pain-inducing amines known as bradykinin. The cardiovascular effects are due to the remarkable ability to break down dead or damaged tissue without harming living tissue. Atherosclerotic plaques can be slowly dissolved without harming the inside of the arteries.
Who Should Use Serrapeptase?
If you have an inflammatory condition like IBD, arthritis, sinusitis, fibrocystic breasts or you regularly take pain medication such as aspirin or NSAID's then a trial with Serrapeptase is highly recommended. If you have known cardiovascular disease then it is prudent to discuss Serrapeptase with your physician so that your progress can be monitored. If a decision is made to use Serrapeptase, it can be used in conjunction with EDTA chelation therapy and may enhance the outcome. Use at least 10mg of Serrapeptase daily for anyone over the age of 40 years who is interested in preventing arterial plaques.
How Much Serrapeptase Should You Use?
The recommended dose range for Serrapeptase is 10-30mg per day. For prevention, 10mg daily. For arthritis, sinusitis, fibrocystic breast, bronchitis, and cardiovascular problems, 20mg daily. For pain use 10-20mg daily, starting with 10mg and working up to 20mg daily. For injury, trauma or post surgery recovery use 30mg daily for 2 days then drop to 20mg daily until swelling and pain is resolved.
Are All Serrapeptase Supplements The Same?
Definitely not. Serrapeptase is an enzyme and must have a specific measure of activity to be effective. The enzyme activity is measured in units and the clinical studies are based on the ratio of 10mg of Serrapeptase equaling 20,000 units of activity. 20mg or 40,000 units being the average dose. Each tablet is 5mg of Serrapeptase with 10,000 units of activity. The recommended dose is 2 tablets, 2 times daily (20mg daily) on an empty stomach* or 40,000 units of activity. Not all Serrapeptase products meet these levels of activity and will offer limited or no effectiveness.
As we age we experience some profound alterations in the flesh, blood and bones that make up our bodies. Age brings potential inflammation, pain, arterial deposits and a host of other unwelcome changes. It is not often that a compound like Serrapeptase becomes available that can legitimately address so many health concerns. This enzyme is very powerful in very small doses and relatively inexpensive. We highly recommend a 3 month trial for anyone over the age of 40 years.
Serrapeptase has a long history of safe use in both Europe and Japan. It has been used in the United States since 1997. Although Serrapeptase is considered very safe, it is a very powerful enzyme. We have two cautions about the use of Serrapeptase. Gastrointestinal irritation can occur in elderly individuals with long term use. It is rare but it has occurred. There is also a possibility of increased susceptibility to infection of the lung with using Serrapeptase. This is also rare but is thought to be the result of the ability of Serrapeptase to thin mucus secretions.