Serratiopeptidase: The Answer for Chronic Pain?
If you suffer from pain to any extent – occasionally, chronically or somewhere in between – an enzyme known as serratiopeptidase may just be the answer for you. This is especially true if you have an aversion to, or are experiencing any side effects of, the medication you currently use for pain management. Whether you take prescription or over-the-counter “painkillers,” serratiopeptidase is a safe, natural alternative with no known side effects.
Serratiopeptidase, also known as serrapeptase, is a proteolytic (that is, having the ability to break down proteins into simpler compounds) enzyme which is naturally present in the silkworm intestine. Now, before you go running for cover, screaming, “I’m not swallowing anything that came from a worm’s innards!” – let me just emphasize: The type that is available to consumers today is processed through fermentation of plant-grown enzymes, and is generally of such purity that it is suitable even for consumption by vegetarians.
Serrapeptase has been widely used for over 30 years in many Asian and European countries. In Austria and Germany for instance, it is available by prescription only. Fortunately, in the U.S. – and elsewhere – this is not the case. It is so safe, in fact, that it can be taken by children, pregnant women, and has even been successfully used on pets.
Chronic inflammation lies at the heart of a myriad of ailments, including headaches, muscle and joint pain (from exercise, or in conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia) – and ultimately, even more serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Unlike conventional pain med’s, which are designed to only relieve the inflammation, serratiopeptidase actually breaks down the protein deposits (known as fibrin) which often remain – and continue to cause pain and discomfort – even after your body has healed from an injury or other irritation.
And, as stated, serrapeptase has no known side effects – unlike aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, and other over-the-counter NSAIDs – as well as acetaminophen (which is not classified as an NSAID.) These non-prescription drugs have been proven in clinical studies to cause stomach, kidney, liver, and even heart problems, especially when used regularly, and for prolonged periods. What’s worse, certain prescription med’s – especially in the NSAIDs category – have had even more serious side effects, which have been well-documented in the media in recent years.
So for the millions of pain sufferers who turn to these medications on a regular basis, the emergence of serratiopeptidase as a viable alternative is most welcome, to put it mildly. In upcoming articles, we will be keeping you informed of exciting news and developments on this incredible enzyme – as well as the best source for obtaining it – so bookmark this site, and check back often.