How Serrapeptase Can Help Reduce Acute Inflammation

Acute inflammation, in any form, can mark the beginnings of a chronic condition when left untreated. Besides the swelling that comes with the occasional bruise or cut, inflammation can take on many different forms in the body. Heart disease, infection, arthritis, and asthma are just a handful of conditions brought on by inflammation. Serrapeptase, a natural supplement, offers an effective remedy for supporting the body’s immune response and reducing acute inflammation, so that it doesn’t become chronic.

Acute Inflammation: The Good and the Bad

The human body is equipped to take care of itself in many ways, including the healing and repair of damaged tissues. Acute inflammation plays a central role in the body’s self-healing or immune system response. When a bone, tissue, or tendon experiences trauma (whether by injury or bacterial or viral exposure) inflammation works to protect and heal the affected area.

As a protective response, the pain from acute inflammation causes you to limit any exposure or movement of the area so no further damage occurs.

As a healing mechanism, inflammation creates an environment that prompts the body to send needed oxygen, nutrients, and cell-building materials to rebuild the affected area. In the process, dead and damaged cells are flushed out as tissue recovery takes place. As beneficial as inflammation can be, it doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to. When acute inflammation can’t protect or repair the damage, chronic inflammation develops. Unlike the acute version, chronic inflammation can bring about harmful, long-term effects.

Serrapeptase: “The Protein Metabolizer”

Serrapeptase is an enzyme supplement that originally was isolated from the silkworm. The silkworm uses this chemical to digest its cocoon. Serrapeptase belongs to the proteolytic class of enzymes, which are known for their ability to break down or metabolize proteins. This amazing enzyme metabolizes many types of proteins, including those that form blood clots, cysts, scar tissue, and arterial plaque. Its protein-metabolizing ability makes for an amazing anti-inflammatory agent.

When tissue damage occurs, the body sends bacteria-killing proteins to the site of injury. The body uses mucus to carry the protein molecules. As the site heals, protein and mucous can accumulate in the area. This accounts for the swelling and inflammation that takes place. Serrapeptase’s protein-metabolizing properties help ease the healing and repair process along.

Serrapeptase Effects on Acute Inflammation

Serrapeptase produces both anti-inflammatory and pain-blocking effects through its interactions with the body’s immune system. In effect, its enzyme activity over-stimulates the immune system response, making it work faster. It does this by thinning out the mucous material that gathers at the site of the injury, which enables the fluid to drain quicker. Less fluid allows the bacteria-killing proteins to work more efficiently. Serrapeptase also metabolizes dead protein materials that accumulate at the site.

As a protective measure, the body secretes pain-inducing chemicals known as bradykinin at the site of an injury. Serrapeptase’s effects help inhibit the release of bradykinin as it works. Ultimately, serrapeptase’s effects work to reduce inflammation and pain symptoms while speeding up the healing the process.

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Supports the Body’s Self-Healing Processes

As the body ages, inflammation takes on many different forms and also becomes more prominent. Chronic inflammation starts to develop as harmful materials, such as fat and salt, build up throughout the body. These conditions form the makings for serious medical conditions, such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, and strokes. Serrapeptase’s ability empower the body to reduce inflammation allows the body to focus on healing and rebuilding damaged tissue.

Serrapeptase Uses

Serrapeptase’s protein-metabolizing abilities not only clear protein debris from healing tissue but also break down nonliving tissue throughout the body. This includes cysts, blood clots, and arterial plaque. Since pain and inflammation can develop in almost any area of the body, serrapeptase can be used in many different ways. Here are just a few of them:

  • Back pain
  • Ear, nose, and throat infections
  • Sprains and torn ligaments
  • Sore throat
  • Tension headaches

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Keep in Mind: Product Quality Is Important

As effective as serrapeptase can be, not all supplement products deliver good results. The milligram-to-unit ratio ultimately determines the quality of the product. This information appears on the label or packaging. The milligram to unit ratio indicates the level of enzyme activity that’s present in the supplement. Enzyme activity is what enables the body to metabolize the drug. A quality brand of serrapeptase will have a bare minimum of 10 milligrams for every 20,000 units or five milligrams for every 10,000 units. At the right ratio levels, you can expect to experience the many benefits that serrapeptase has to offer.

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16 comments

  1. Thank you for this interesting and important article. However, I do have a question. If a person already has been diagnosed as having an auto-immune disorder (in my case it’s atopic dermatitis for over 6 yrs) should they take a supplement that stimulates the immune system even more? FYI, I am 71 yrs. old and have skin issues off and on for 40 yrs. I do not recall ANY doctor prescribed medicines helping any of the conditions…primarily just treating my skin to avoid infections, then waiting for the situation to go into remission. If I can use Serrapeptase, how much can be used safely?

    • According to Olin Idol, N.D., C.N.C., the Hallelujah Diet VP of Health, “We would not want to take something to stimulate the immune system specifically. Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme, It is used on an empty stomach and helps resolve acute inflammation, pain associated with inflammation and also helps digest non-living organic matter. I know of no reason one with an auto-immune issue could not use it. It is usually good to start slowly, one capsule on an empty stomach. I would not expect any negative impact and would most likely be able to work up to at least 1 capsule 2 to 3 times daily. After a few days one can increase to 2 to 5 capsules as needed up to 3 times daily.”

  2. I have used serrapeptase and love it. I quit taking it long term because I read it can have bad affects on your kidneys. I have asked this question and never received a reply. I want to continue using it long term but I am just not sure. Is it ok to use long term? I usually only take one per day. Thank you

    • Olin Idol, N.D., C.N.C. said, “I’m not aware of any concern over long-term use. I’ve been using it on a daily basis most days for well over 10 years now.”
      I remember hearing that it is good for short term use, when dealing with an injury.
      Do you remember where you read the information on short term use? Perhaps they would have some reasons why short-term is recommended.

      • Yes it was on the internet. Hacres was out of it so I was looking for another source. When I came across articles that said using long term might be bad for the kidneys…Thank you for your reply.

  3. HD Serrapeptase is a wonderful product to try. I have heard some great results from using this product.

  4. I have Osteoarthritis in my hands. Can Serrapeptase help with pain?

  5. I have psoriasis and arthritis on my feet would this help me

  6. Can you use serrapeptase long term? I have used it and think it is a great product. Really helps when my knees flare up.

    • Hi Beverly,
      Olin Idol, N.D., C.N.C. said, “I’m not aware of any concern over long-term use. I’ve been using it on a daily basis most days for well over 10 years now.”

  7. Thank you for this great information about the Serrapeptase, I use it and it have help me out many times. Thank you again.

  8. Thank you for this great article! I have always heard great things about serrapeptase. I never knew it could help with ear, nose and throat infections. That’s great information!

  9. How long does it normally take with this product to see results?

  10. I take a good enzyme with each meal. Should I add Serrapeptase and discontinue regular enzymes? Thank you!

    • Fran
      For Serrepeptase to work as discussed in this article, such as breaking down scar tissue, it is best to take it on an empty stomach. That means 2 hours after eating or at least 30 minutes before a meal. Digestive enzymes usually address fats, proteins, sugars, starches, etc., so Serrepeptase would not replace a good digestive enzyme.

  11. I appreciate the explanation of how serrapeptase works — has the ability to break down or metabolize protein. It allows the body to heal faster.

    It is great to have a natural supplement that can help the body with pain and acute inflammation. I take it regularly.

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