Naturopath, Janet Spence is yet another practitioner whose satisfaction with Serrapeptase has prompted her to take it herself. This is a wide spectrum nutrient,” she says. “Rather like vitamin C therapy or aspirin, it is multi functional.” Her treatment method usually begins with a cleansing and detox-programme. To this she will add amino acids and liver support. She then prescribes supplements and nutrients indicated for particular health problems.
“I use Serrapeptase for pain control as it is a powerful anti-inflammatory, thus reducing or even eliminating the use of steroids. Currently I am monitoring its use in controlling high levels of the ‘wrong’ kind of cholesterol. As a nutrient it seems well accepted, none of my patients appears to have suffered any side effects even when on very high doses.”
Ms. Spence is enthusiastic about the role of Serrapeptase in treating venous conditions. The problem of blood clots after air travel has been in the news over past months. “I’m prescribing Serrapeptase to patients who are planning a long-haul flight. They take it two months before departure and another two months on their return. Some of my elderly patients like to stay on a low dose all the time, rather like those who take a continual low aspirin dose.”
The anti coagulant drug Warfarin is not well supported by some people. That presents a dilemma, as they may be suffering from high blood pressure and run the risk of thrombosis. Ms. Spence is pleased with the progress of one such patient. “Warfarin was killing her when she came to consult me. I put her onto Serrapeptase and other anti coagulants. Her GP is happy for us to be doing this, as there is no other drug he can use. I find this very encouraging and am now monitoring its use in the treatment of varicose veins.“
- Janet Spence