Serrapeptase has stronger healing properties when compared to other proteolytic enzymes like nattokinase and lumbrokinase. To increase its efficiency, it can be taken in combination with nattokinase because of their complimentary nature.
It boggles the mind to think of the numerous natural products that are available in nature for the treatment of varied ailments―herbs, plants, and enzymes. Like the root of a shrub, or the bark of a particular tree, or the flowers, perhaps. Something that falls in the same category is the serrapeptase enzyme.
This naturally-occurring enzyme is produced by the silkworm to break the cocoon shell as it comes out. Also known as serratiopeptidase or serralysin, this enzyme is obtained from the isolated bacteria, serratia E15. Upon careful studying, it has been found that this enzyme has several properties that can cure varied ailments that affect the body. In this article that follows, we shall look through some of the uses for serrapeptase and the varied ailments that it is effective against.
Serrapeptase Enzyme Benefits
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme that is used in the treatment of varied diseases and conditions that affect the human body. It works by binding itself to the alpha 2 macroglobulin in the body's plasma and then transferring to the sites where it is needed to be. Let us see how one uses this herbal remedy to gain the varied benefits of serrapeptase.
Serrapeptase breaks down the abnormal functioning fibrin in the blood due to its fibrinolytic actions. Abnormal functioning fibrin can cause a dangerous thickening of the blood (hypercoagulation) and lead to the formation of tumors.
Though this enzyme is not a direct cure for cancer, it has led to several positive results in patients suffering from cancer. It leads to reduction in pain and swelling caused by cancer, and prolongs the remission process as well―thus helping patients to live longer. This is undertaken by breaking down the fibrin coating of the cancerous cells and exposing them to the antibodies of the immune system―which then neutralize the bacteria and bad cells.
This is an anti-inflammatory agent and therefore the benefits extend to include several conditions which have at their base inflammation as one of the main symptoms. These include arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, viral pneumonia, bronchial asthma, sinusitis, osteoporosis, and others.
It has clot-busting abilities and therefore helps in the treatment of varied cardiovascular diseases. This it does by removing the fibroids that block and constrict the coronary arteries that not many other anti-clotting agents can do.
It helps in the quick healing of the body after a particular surgery and the post operative swelling or in case of an accident.
Serrapeptase is being used as a much healthier alternative to other NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) which are used to treat pain. Unlike NSAIDs, this enzyme does not cause ulcers or stomach bleeding.
The enzyme treats several conditions of the body that range from torn ligaments, carpal tunnel syndrome, sprains, varicose veins, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, lung and chest problems, back and neck problems, diabetes, coughs, runny nose, strep throat, anti-aging, migraines, inflammatory bowel syndrome, enlarged prostate, and overall pain.
It also helps in the treatment of fibro-cystic breast disease. A treatment provided with this enzyme helps in the reduction of pain, swelling, and in maintaining the firmness of the breasts. Nursing women use it to reduce the pain and swelling that is caused by breast engorgement.
It especially helps in the treatment of sinus, in treatment of a blocked nose, and congestion of the chest. A supplement of this enzyme causes the mucus to harden and therefore there are less secretions being expelled.
It helps in the treatment of varied ear, nose, and throat conditions like nasal obstruction, temporary loss of hearing or smell, and laryngitis.
This enzyme is able to digest all the dead tissues and therefore it has far-reaching effects on scar tissues and circulation.
Serrapeptase Side Effects
Along with the several serrapeptase benefits, there are also some side effects of this enzyme that have been reported from time to time. It is important to know what these side effects are so that one takes precautions when using the same. Here are some of these side effects:
It has been seen in some cases that the consumption of the serrapeptase enzyme can lead to irritation of skin.
There can also be swelling and pain as well as itching and redness.
It can also cause pneumonitis and minor inflammation of the lung tissue.
Since extensive research has not been conducted on this enzyme, it is advised that one is very cautious when it comes to consuming high doses of the same. A treatment should only be started after consulting a doctor.
The serrapeptase benefits are numerous as is mentioned in the article above. But because this alternative medicine is still fairly new and more research is required in this area, it is advised that one limits the intake.
Disclaimer - This HolisticZine article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.