Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Amazing Enzymes: Serrapeptase Could Be Persistent Pain Solution

By Stanton Conversier

If you endure any kind of pain - episodic, chronic or otherwise - an enzyme known as serratiopeptidase could be the answer for you. This is especially true if you have a desire to avoid, or are experiencing any side effects of, the medication you currently use for pain management. Whether you take prescription or otc analgesics, serratiopeptidase is a sensible, natural alternative with no known after effects.

Serrapeptase, also known as serratiopeptidase, 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 head for the hills, shouting, "I'll be darned if I'm taking anything that came from inside a worm!" - allow me to clarify: The type that is accessible to/by consumers today is prepared through breaking down of plant-based enzymes, and is typically of such purity that it is acceptable even for use by vegetarians.

Serrapeptase has been dispensed regularly for nearly 40 years in numerous Asian and European countries; in Germany and Austria for instance, it is available strictly by prescription. Fortunately, in the U.S. and elsewhere it is much more readily available. In all honesty, it is so safe, that it can be consumed by children and pregnant/nursing women; even pet owners have reported good results.

Chronic inflammation is causative of countless ailments, including headaches, joint and muscle pain (from over-exertion, or in conditions such as fibromyalgia or arthritis) and ultimately, even more acute maladies such as heart disease and cancer. Unlike traditional pain meds, which are intended to only ease the inflammation, serratiopeptidase actually dissolves fibrin. This is another term for protein deposits, which often remain and keep on causing pain and soreness even after you've healed from an injury or other stress.

As previously stated, serratiopeptidase has no known side effects - unlike naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonprescription NSAIDs. (Acetaminophen, while not considered an NSAID, is a very popular otc pain medication which has also been shown in studies to have undesirable side effects.) These non-prescription analgesics have been known to cause stomach, kidney, liver, and even cardiac problems, particularlyes when taken on a regular basis, and long-term.

Making matters worse, some drugs prescribed by doctors - NSAIDs in particlular - have had even more acute after effects. The news reports in recent years regarding these cases have, in fact, been widespread. The "bad press" (and ensuing litigation) have been largely responsible for the withdrawal from the marketplace of a number of these medications.

Germs and bacteria, for many years, have been responsible for some of the most dreaded diseases in existence; long-term inflammation was simply not considered a significant factor. And while powerful medications - antibiotics included - have successfully combated and even defeated such ailments, these weapons have proven double-edged in many cases. That is, the stronger the meds administered, the more resistant and stubborn some of the diseases have become.

The emergence of serratiopeptidase as a viable option is being embraced by so many who've struggled with pain and inflammation for so long. At last, this amazing enzyme offers an alternative to the seemingly endless pain-and-pill-popping cycle. Watch for more articles on serrapeptase and other enzymes, which are proving to be more useful every day in battling the things that ail us.

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Unknown said...

this articles is very informative, really liked that you discussed serrapeptase, as I am looking to take is as my daily health supplements