What Is Serrapeptase?
Serrapeptase which is also known as serratio peptidase is a proteolytic enzyme that is found in the intestines of a silkworm. Serrapeptase, as a proteolytic enzyme, has the natural ability to break down proteins. When a moth is still cocooned, it is able to dissolve the casing using serrapeptase that also facilitates the entire process of metamorphosis.
Serrapeptase is a widely used ingredient in various supplements. Presently, serrapeptase supplements are sold in Europe, Asia and in the United States. While countries like Germany and Japan have seen serrapeptase being used for over three decades now, the United States saw a steady rise in serrapeptase supplements since the late 1990s.
Properties Of Serrapeptase
Serrapeptase is a hyperactive enzyme that has the ability to break down complex proteins and to dissolve nonliving tissues in the human body. When separated from all other bacteria, which are present when serrapeptase is extracted from the silkworm, the enzyme can bind itself to the alpha 2 macroglobulin that is present in the human plasma. After this, the enzyme is transferred to all such areas in the body where it is needed. This enzyme breaks down and digests nonliving tissue which prevents the buildup of toxic layers and also manages to get rid of any toxic buildups that may have already happened. In this process, serrapeptase has several beneficial properties for human consumption among which the two most prominent are anti-inflammation and prevention of clogging in the digestive system or the lining of the arteries.
Medicinal Uses Of Serrapeptase
Serrapeptase is used for various medicinal purposes. They are taken as health supplements, used in many over the counter medicines and are also used in prescription drugs.
Serrapeptase has anti-inflammatory properties which are very effective in curing or managing the conditions of atherosclerosis, arthritis, fibrocystic breast disease and carpal tunnel syndrome. Many venous diseases and cardiovascular problems are treated or managed by medications that contain serrapeptase.
The different medical conditions wherein serrapeptase are used as supplements or as prescription drugs are atherosclerosis, chronic inflammations, traumatic injuries, pain, edema, swelling, cystic breast disease, infections in the ear, nose and throat, carpal tunnel syndrome, hay fever, lung congestion, laryngitis, prostate problems, rheumatoid arthritis, angina, blood clots, diabetes, ulcers, swollen glands, back pain or neck pain and for various neural and venous problems.
Some benefits of serrapeptase have been well founded through medical research and more benefits are under study across the world.