Serratiopeptidase: Treating sinus problems, allergies, and much more
As you’ve already learned from past articles, serratiopeptidase is an effective – and often vastly preferable to conventional medicine – means of treating, managing, and alleviating all sorts of pain. Past studies and real-world experiences have shown time and again that this marvelous enzyme can provide relief for everything from migraines and other types of headaches, to backache, arthritis, muscle aches, even fibromyalgia and other painful conditions.
But because serratiopeptidase (or serrapeptase – which as you now know, it’s often called) is such a wonderful and virtually side-effects-free anti-inflammatory agent, it has also been shown to be quite useful in treating a whole host of ear, nose and throat problems. I was originally going to focus on just sinusitis, and the evidence of the successful treatment of this condition only. But in researching this topic, I realized there are quite a few glandular, respiratory and other problems which have seen marked improvement through the use of this seemingly all-purpose enzyme.
Sinusitis is more commonly referred to as “sinus infection,” and that’s really a pretty good, brief layman’s description of this condition which effects millions worldwide. It can affect the sinuses which lie below one’s eyes, beneath (and on both sides) of the face. These are known clinically as the maxillary sinuses. Sinusitis can also occur in the frontal sinuses, which are located on either side of the bridge of your nose.
The cause of this condition has been the subject of much debate, primarily between the alternative, or homeopathic medical community and those practitioners of more conventional medicine. One theory holds that, rather than environmental factors – which are said to irritate or exacerbate the problem, rather than to cause it – sinusitis and other similar problems can be traced to a poor diet and/or other lifestyle choices or practices.
In other words, so the theory goes, it’s more what you eat and drink, as well as how active you are, vs. pollen, pollution, and other external allergens or irritants. Regardless of the cause, serratiopeptidase has been shown – through both definitive clinical studies and “real-world” experiences – to be a viable alternative to not only over-the-counter cold and allergy medications, but prescription ones as well.
Conditions similar to sinusitis have also shown marked improvement through serrapeptase therapy. These include hay fever, swollen glands, laryngitis, sore throat, and Catarrhal Rhinopharyngitis or Rhinitis. (The last two being scary-sounding clinical names for inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and/or respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions such as mucous – in other words, typical symptoms of a bad cold!)
In one significant clinical study, serrapeptase therapy proved effective in 97.3% of patients. This, among a group of 193 people suffering from one or more of the conditions described above. Most remarkable was that only 21.9% of the subjects treated with a placebo were noted to exhibit similar improvement. This was a double-blind study (i.e., neither the patients nor the researchers knew which subjects received the serratiopeptidase, and which ones the placebo.) The study lasted 7-8 days, but after only 3-4 days, the patients who received the serrapeptase showed substantial reduction in their symptoms; those in the control group (the ones receiving only the placebo) did not. (Mizukoshi, D., et al. A double-blind study of serrapeptase in the treatment of chronic sinusitis. Igaku Ayrni 109:50-62.1979.)
So, what’s the upshot of all this for you? Simply this: If you suffer from allergies, frequent colds, sinus infections, hay fever, and/or other respiratory problems, serrapeptase may be your best solution. Right now, Physician Formulas has top-quality serratiopeptidase – which was already priced very competitively – on sale. No telling how long the sale will last, so I’d encourage you to order some now, if you haven’t already done so. (Even if you have, this would be a great time to stock up! See you soon …)