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9 Benefits of Serrapeptase

What if a harmless natural ingredient could give you the powerful benefits of a synthetic medical drug?

Well the good news is that often nature knows best and safe natural ingredients can be very therapeutic.

There’s plenty of published research out there, testifying to the health-promoting actions of natural compounds like those found in dietary supplements.

Serrapeptase is one of those natural compounds. Research shows that serrapeptase has a wide variety of health benefits. We’ll look at those benefits in this article.

What is Serrapeptase?

Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme, which means that it breaks down protein. In nature, it is used to breakdown the cocoons of silkworms.

Serrapeptase has been in use In Europe and Asia for over 25 years. It’s been touted to reduce inflammation, pain, and the chance of heart attack or stroke.

Inflammation is a core cause of many health problems, diseases, and accelerated aging. So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that serrapeptase, considering the this enzyme is anti-inflammatory, can help your body in so many different ways.

Serrapeptase is an exciting natural remedy because it gives us hope that something so simple and easy to take can have so many benefits. And this hope isn’t just based on a false foundation - serrapeptase has been shown to be very effective in numerous clinical studies (studies on humans).

Let’s take a look at what serrapeptase is used for

Uses of Serropeptas

1. Reduces Inflammation

Serrapeptase has been shown in numerous human studies to fight inflammation and the effects of inflammatory disorders - acting “rapidly localized inflammation” and reducing swelling (a sign of inflammation). [1][2].

Serrapeptase earns high praise from researchers, who say that the enzyme “possesses tremendous scope in combating inflammation” [3]. A big reason why the enzyme is so successful at preventing inflammation is that it breaks down cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes which are responsible for producing a numerous inflammation-causing compounds [3].

2. Reduces Swelling

Ever seen people with swollen ankles (caused by poor blood flow)? Serrapeptase decreases swelling by “decreasing the amount of fluid in the tissues, thinning the fluid, and facilitating fluid drainage” [4]. This can be great relief to people experiencing swelling as a result of inflammation, injury,  or lack of circulation.  

3. Enhances Wound Healing

In combination with another enzyme, chymotrypsin, serrapeptase facilitates “better wound healing” in people recovering from surgery [5]. The inflammation during the healing process was resolved more quickly and patients had less soreness [5].

4. Reduces Pain

Serrapeptase reduces pain-producing compounds called bradykinins [6]. In one study examining the effect of serrapeptase on dental surgery patients, the enzyme caused a  “significant reduction” in “pain intensity” [7].

5. Helps to Break Up Blood Clots

Serrapeptase can break down a major protein, fibrin, that is involved in forming blood clots [8].  If there is too much fibrin in a person’s blood, unhealthy clots can form that increase a person’s chance of having a heart attack or stroke. Serrapeptase helps safeguard circulatory health by regulating fibrin.

6. Reduces Risk of Stroke

Along with fibrin, other harmful things in our circulatory systems can be eaten up by serrapeptase. This enzyme eats up non-living tissue, removing “fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium... on the inside of the arteries” [9]. Researchers think that your arteries will be cleared of things that block your blood flow if you make use of this enzyme.

7. Increases The Effectiveness of Antibiotics

If you need to take antibiotics for an infection, serrapeptase works in a supportive role beside the medication by increasing the antibiotics’ ability to penetrate more deeply into the body’s tissues [10][11]. Serrapeptase increases circulation throughout the body and eats away at dead tissue that might prevent antibiotics from accessing some tissues [11].

8. Decreases Red Patches (Erythema) On Skin

When skin gets inflamed from irritation, infection, irritation or other causes, it can develop unsightly red patches. Serrapeptase has been shown to reduce these spots by 58% [12]!

9. It Doesn’t Have Serious Side Effects

An exciting part of serrapeptase is that even though it is so therapeutic, it has none of the serious side effects of drugs that accomplish many of the same benefits. Take NSAIDs for example. If you take too much of them, they can cause stomach bleeding, ulcers, or deplete your liver of its most important protective antioxidant, glutathione.

Rarely, relatively minor side effects like diarrhea are reported with serrapeptase [13]. Also not enough is known about its use during pregnancy and breast-feeding so best to avoid use during this time.

Serrapeptase might interfere with blood clotting. If you have a bleeding disorder or are going to have surgery, check with your healthcare provider before using serrapeptase.

How To Take Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is most often taken in pill form as a supplement. For serrapeptase to work most effectively, you should supplement in the following ways. 

  • Should be taken away from meals. Be sure to have not eaten for 2 hours before you take it and wait 30 minutes afterwards until you eat [14]. It is best absorbed into your body this way.
  • Effective dosages are considered to be 10-60mg [15]. These are the amounts used in clinical studies for serrapeptase. But a dosage as low as 5mg has shown effectiveness before [16].

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Evan has years of experience researching and writing about the health effects of food and nutritional supplements. He is especially passionate about nutritional pharmacology and the bioavailability, efficacy, and actions of supplements. He wants to spread knowledge about how effective diet and supplements can be at treating ailments and promoting well-being. Learn more about Evan here.

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