The proteolytic enzyme, serrapeptase, is taken to ease inflammation. This particular protease is used as it effectively dissolves dead and swollen tissue.
I first published information to the internet in 2000, after a San Diego pioneer first educated me on its properties. I researched 23 studies on this compound, and started to prescribe it to clients who were exhibiting comparable symptoms. Dosages were in the order of 10,000IU for patients who were taking part in the early studies, but varying mega dosages were administered to other clients. Intake was progressively increased, and I soon found out that the studies were correct, as it was working as well as what was indicated, with superior results at higher doses. I am now 67 and have been taking as much as 240,000IU for the last 13 years on a daily basis. I am convinced that my excellent health is partly as a result of using this product.
Doctors and other individuals have released information to the internet community based on my findings. A concern is that these reports express opinions about serrapeptase side effects, but are not based on any real life experiences. With hundreds of thousands of clients that I have helped giving me feedback, as well as my own experiences with the product, my opinions are solely based on the feedback from these clients. There were two claims by a couple of doctors in Japan that serrapeptase had caused a lung infection. This has not been duplicated from hundreds of thousands of users in the past twenty years and all I can surmise is that they were mistaken. It is not the first time in my experience that doctors were mistaken.
Serrapeptase seems to be safe to use for adults and children when consumed orally. Taking it several times a week, and then stopping will allow an individual to accurately assess its effects or effectiveness. 99.9% of my clients, as well as my children and other family members, have all reported no side effects. Long term effects have not had any formal documentation.
Warning: If you are in search of information about serrapeptase then ensure that the health care professional is well educated in the field of enzymes and how they play an important part in overall health.
Quite a few of my clients, as well as my daughters, were taking serrapeptase during their pregnancies, as well as during breastfeeding. Serrapeptase has been highly effective in women who have endured scar tissue inside their fallopian tubes. They were all able to have healthy pregnancies and babies, while taking serrapeptase with other supplements and using a carb-free diet.
Excessive bleeding: There are warnings that point out that serrapeptase can stop blood from clotting and exacerbate bleeding problems. The majority of these warnings are stated by people who are not aware of how this substance produces its results. My findings indicate that it does not cause unusual bleeding and the only cases reported were those who already had problems, e.g. with nose bleeds.
Usage during surgery: My personal recommendation is to stop the intake at least 24 hours before a surgery and continue when 24 to 48 hours have passed. This can help clear up any scar tissue, and stop lesions and adhesions from occurring.
Digestive system: Taking any proteases with a poor digestive system may cause discomfort or pain in certain individuals. Ingesting with a half teaspoon of bicarbonate in your 500ml glass of water may help to alleviate this. If you do experience continued pain from digestive problems then email me personally, and I will send you a plan for your digestive recovery before you continue with the use of serrapeptase.
Interactions with other drugs: Serrapeptase is safe to use with all drugs as well as warfarin, statins and aspirin.