Have you heard of serrapeptase? It’s a powerful natural enzyme that helps break down unwanted deposits in your body. Serrapeptase is a protease enzyme; that means it has the ability to digest protein.  Research has shown this remarkable enzyme can help to dissolve non-living tissue in the body such as cysts, swellings, plaque and scar tissue. In this way it helps to reduce inflammation and pain.

Serrapeptase was first discovered in the intestine of silkworms, where it’s needed for the silkworm to dissolve the hard cocoon it is surrounded by, when it is ready to emerge as a moth.  These days, serrapeptase supplements are not derived from silkworms; the enzyme is derived from a natural fermentation process.

Serrapeptase basically works by giving your insides a good clean up.  Being a protein digesting enzyme, it helps to clear out protein deposits that are not serving a useful purpose in your body.

Here are 5 health benefits of serrapeptase

1. Breaks down mucus and congestion

Serrapeptase helps to break up mucus anywhere in the body, allowing it to be cleared more easily. This makes it helpful for respiratory tract infections such as colds and flu, as well as chronic sinus congestion. It may also be helpful for asthma and chronic lung disease. Minimising your intake of sugar, dairy products and gluten can also help reduce chronic mucus congestion.

2. Natural blood thinner

Fibrin is a protein your body uses to form blood clots. The ability to form blood clots is necessary after injuries, in order to prevent excessive bleeding. Sometimes the blood can clot at inappropriate times, which may increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Serrapeptase helps to break down fibrin, reducing the risk of harmful blood clots. Serrapeptase should not be taken immediately after an injury or surgery. If you are taking blood thinning medication please consult your doctor before taking serrapeptase.

3. Helps break down scar tissue

Fibrin is also involved in scar tissue formation. Again, the ability to form scar tissue is necessary and beneficial, but sometimes an excessive quantity is produced. This can leave a large visible scar, but it may also restrict movement in the joints of the body.

4. Reduces inflammation

Inflammation in your body can manifest in a variety of different ways. Pain, swelling, redness, heat and impaired mobility are all typical signs of inflammation. There are many chronic health problems marked by high levels of inflammation. Autoimmune disease, depression and any condition resulting in pain all feature inflammation. Serrapeptase helps reduce levels of inflammatory cells made by the immune system.

5. Reduces pain

Serrapeptase helps reduce pain via its anti inflammatory effects. By reducing cysts and scar tissue, it also helps improve mobility and reduce joint stiffness. Serrapeptase can help the following painful conditions:

  • Arthritis – both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI) and carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis, tendinitis and plantar fasciitis
  • Spurs on the joints and bones
  • Delayed healing of injuries
  • Sinusitis and sinus pain, as it cleans out the thick mucus in the sinuses. It will work better for sinus pain if NAC and vitamin C are also used.
  • Painful scar tissue and cysts found in women with chronic pelvic pain caused by endometriosis or pelvic infection. For many people, its powerful anti-inflammatory action is a viable alternative to NSAIDS.
  • Migraine headaches
  • Pain following wisdom tooth removal

The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.