I decided to start a post on the site. Today I did some additional research about serrapeptase because I have a neighbor with COPD. Contrary to most doctor’s advice it can be helped a little or even a lot with more natural approaches. I found a video that might help to clarify what a natural approach can be. Check this out.
Serrapeptase is is an enzyme everyone should be familiar with. Here is information I have gathered from various locations on the web.
Health Benefits of Serrapeptase
Pain, Edema and Swelling
Cystic Breast Disease
Infections in the Ear, Nose, and Throat
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Plaquing of the arterial walls (atherosclerosis)
Uterine fibroid tumors
Scarring after injury
Scarring after surgery
Cystic Fibrosis; affecting the exocrine glands (secreting glands; mucus, hormones, etc.) of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines.
Blood clots; due to the fibrin in blood
It is an effective enzyme against inflammation in all its forms. In other words, inflammation of the joints, the digestive system as well as other organs. This is done as a result of serrapeptase breaking the dead tissues and excess fibrin, thus eliminating the body’s defense mechanism which is known as inflammation. The body is then able to clean out the burdensome dead tissues and fibrin growths, allowing for the healing process to begin more effectively.
Inflammatory health conditions that serrapeptase is effective against are:
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Serrapeptase, by helping the body eliminate dead tissues and fibrin growths, is extremely beneficial to those suffering from autoimmune disorders such as:
Serrapeptase in these cases, not only break-down the dead fibrin tissues, but also serve as a healthy alternative to NSAIDS (aspirin, ibuprofen), and powerful steroids that are sometimes used for pain control.
Conditions that have been helped by Serrapeptase
Pain (of all kinds)
Headaches caused by inflammation
Eye conditions caused by inflammation
Injuries and trauma
Post operative scarring
Inflammatory bowels diseases
Subclinical chronic inflammation; premature aging
Regarding the conversion of mg and IU for serrapeptase, the answer is not that easy. There appears to be a different standard of conversion depending on what company you choose to buy from.
With this in mind, it would be best to not try to compare the two, but rather stick to one measurement or another.
The dosage varies depending on the condition you are trying to address or if you are simply using the enzyme for maintenance purposes. However for purposes of dosages, serratiopeptidase units (SPU) is recommended.
Take 1 – 2 capsule per day for minor ailments or maintenance. The therapeutic dosages can be as high as taking to 7 capsules of 250,000 SPU twice per day.
Serrapeptase should be taken on an empty stomach for best results.
With the use of serrapeptase, any of the above can be remedied and the research has proved it. However, the question is…will serrapeptase interfere with a drug therapy being used to “thin the blood”?
There appears to be no concerns with taking serrapeptase at the lower dosages. The really cool thing about this enzyme is that whether you take lower doses or higher doses, you will ultimately achieve the same effect. One just takes a bit longer than the other.
If you are concerned regarding any interactions, please consult a knowledgeable doctor. I say knowledgeable because this enzyme has a great deal of research supporting it. So if your current doctor dismisses the idea of trying serrapeptase, he/she is basing the opinion without having read the research. If that is the case, please seek out a doctor that is open to all methods of healing. Especially methods that have been shown to be effective as well as better for your overall health!