What is Serrapeptase?

This enzyme, know as the silkworm enzyme, is actually produced by a fiendly bacterium found naturally within the silkworn.

The enzyme is utilised by the slikworm to dissolve its protective cocoon without having a detrimental effect on the living celld of the emerging silkworm.

The bacterium responsible for this enzyme is Seratia E15, also know as Serratia peptidase. The enzyme was discovered in the early 1970’s and is now produced commercially through a femernation process ensuring the silkworm population is not affected.

What does Serrapeptase do?

The enzyme is described as a proteolytic enzyme and as such is able to digest certain types of protein.  The enzyme onlyattacks cetain forms of dead tissue such as cysts, arterial plaque and scar tissue. Studies have also revealed powerful anti-inflammatory effects of this enzyme without the inhibitory effects on prostaglandin’s (localised hormones) exhibited by pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drugs.

Serrapeptase may also exrt a positive effect on areas where excessive mucus may be a problem improving the health of the repiratory tract in susceptible individuals.

Pain and Inflammation Serrapeptase

Inflammation affects most of us at some stage during our lifetime in both positive and negitive ways. Inflammation is a natural response utilised by the body to protect it from invading organisms. Problems occur however when inflammation is not controlled and can lead to a wide arry of health problems.

The elusive goal of scientists has been to find a substance free from side effects, to reduce pain and inflammation. This search is now one step closer due to the enzyme Serrapeptase, which is being used by physicians throughout Europe and Asia.