Serrapeptase a powerful proteolytic enzyme (a molecule that breaks down proteins into smaller fragments) that’s best known for its wide array of anti-inflammatory healing properties.
It naturally occurs in silkworm intestines, where it’s used to help break down cocoon tissues so they can fly away once they’ve transformed into butterflies. In humans, serrapeptase dissolves non-living tissue such as cysts, arterial plaque and blood clots, and greatly diminishes inflammation in all forms.

A Wide Range of Benefits

Did you know that dead and inflamed tissues are the two primary causes of most of your body’s symptoms?

Because serrapeptase is so effective at reducing inflammation and breaking down dead tissue, it’s able to combat the effects of a large spectrum of conditions, including:

  • Sinus issues
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and muscle pains
  • Asthma, emphysema, bronchitis and other lung diseases
  • Lesions, cysts and post-operative healing
  • Arterial plaque and blood clots
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular migraines
  • Enlarged prostate

Due to its ability to block “pain messengers” sent out by damaged or inflamed tissue, it’s also used as an anti-inflammatory painkiller alternative to over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen.

 

 

Furthermore, it’s an effective mucous thinner and an excellent way for sufferers of chronic sinusitis and other sinus-related conditions to get some much-deserved relief.

If you’ve recently undergone or have an upcoming surgery, consider picking up a serrapeptase supplement to lessen post-operative swelling, which can result in up to 50% reduced swelling1.

Likewise, serrapeptase is fantastic for healing injured ligaments, joints and muscles, by dissolving unwanted fibrin that causes pain, inflammation and sometimes scar tissue. The same dissolving properties are also used to eat away at arterial plaque, a type of fibrous blockage that occurs in clogged and hardened arteries.

No Known Side Effects

As if the healing properties of serrapeptase weren’t incredible enough, this miracle enzyme has no known side effects! Because of this, it’s even safe for children two years of age and up, and can provide dramatic relief for little ones who suffer from asthma or bronchial problems.

In fact, serrapeptase is so safe, many people who regularly take supplements report that larger doses only speed up their recovery time and yield more noticeable results.

Suggested Doses

Serrapeptase is measured in SU (“Serrapeptase units”), SPU (serratiopeptidase units), and IU (international units). Both SU and SPU measure the potency of serrapeptase, while the IU measurement takes the quantity of the biological substance into account. For this reason, you should only use supplements that are measured in either SU or SPU and ignore those measured in IU.

A Serrapeptase dosage can range from 20,000 SU (10,000 SU for children) to 120,000 SU and higher. Although 20,000 SU supplements will produce results, the best brands contain 80,000 SU or more.Essentially, the higher the dose, the fewer capsules you’ll need to take.

Here at Health Labs, our serrapeptase supplements contain an incredible 80,000 SU for maximum potency.

If you’re ready to make your pain and inflammation a thing of the past, you can pick up a bottle of our delayed release serrapeptase capsules, here.

Sources

  1. Esch VP et al (1989) Reduction of postoperative swelling. Objective measurement of swelling in upper ankle joint in treatment with serrapeptase – a prospective study (German) 1989; 107(4):67-8, 71- 2.