Have you ever wondered how a moth escapes from its tough, protective cocoon?
Truly a miracle of nature, a caterpillar or worm builds an exquisitely-spun cocoon to withstand threats, yet the newly morphed moth easily emerges when the time is right.
How does this happen? Within this miraculous feat lies the secret of one of the most potent enzymes known to exist.
In the late 1950s, researchers discovered an enzyme called serrapeptase that’s naturally made in the intestines of Bombyx mori silkworms. Serrapeptase is made with the help of a beneficial bacteria called Serratia marcescens.
When it is time to leave the cocoon, the silkworm-turned-silkmoth releases Serratia bacteria from its gut. The bacteria produce serrapeptase that actually eats through the protein-rich silk cocoon to create an opening for the silkmoth to escape.
What’s so unique about this powerful protein-dissolving enzyme is that it doesn’t actually harm healthy tissues. It’s ability to tell the difference between living tissue and dead tissue, or non-living proteins, makes it one of the greatest discoveries for health.
Offering many potential benefits for your own health, serrapeptase targets the waste products and proteins you don’t want in your body and instead leaves healthy, living tissue untouched.
Why Take Enzymes That Don’t Digest Food?
Serrapeptase is what’s known as a proteolytic or fibrinolytic enzyme. These special types of enzymes are designed to break down waste products and proteins, but not the proteins in your food.
When you take digestive enzymes with food, they help break down the food into smaller, digestible components.
However, when you take proteolytic enzymes between meals or when food isn’t in your stomach, they quickly enter your bloodstream to help clean up your blood, tissues and organs. They are absorbed systemically and act as powerful proteases, or enzymes that dissolve proteins.
These special enzymes go to work in a seek-and-destroy-type mission to help break down and clear out waste products and foreign proteins that don’t belong in your body – primarily by digesting their protein-based shields.
Your body naturally produces enzymes – including fibrinolytic enzymes like serrapeptase. However, the following factors can limit your body’s adequate production:
- Aging – As part of the normal aging process, you lose enzyme activity as you grow older.
- Lifestyle – Lifestyle choices, such as diet, the amount of food you eat, fasting, and whether or not you choose to smoke, affect your enzyme capacity.
- Genetics – The genetic blueprints in your DNA instruct your cells to produce enzymes, so a genetic anomaly like lactose intolerance may affect the production of certain enzymes.
Obviously, the healthier your lifestyle, the more robust your enzymatic activity will be. Thankfully, you have the option of supplemental fibrinolytic enzymes to give your body’s own enzymes a helping hand.
7 Ways Serrapeptase Works to Support Health
Serrapeptase as a supplement has been used for over 30 years in Europe and Asia. More than 40 clinical studies confirm its many benefits for health. Studies suggest serrapeptase supports different activities in many tissues and works in at least seven unique ways:
- Supports a healthy, normal inflammatory response and cellular aging by breaking down fibrin and foreign proteins in your blood and helping to maintain healthy, normal tissue and homeostasis.*
- Supports sinus health by supporting the healthy production, viscosity and elimination of nasal mucus and bronchopulmonary secretions.*
- Promotes immune health by helping to balance your healthy, normal immune system and supporting the actions and potency of macrophages and killer cells.*
- Supports cardiovascular and brain health through its ability to break down and dissolve cellular waste products, toxins without harming healthy tissue.*
- Promotes comfortable movement and range of motion by helping to dissolve unwanted proteins.*
- Supports healthy blood flow throughout your body by helping to remove unwanted protein deposits and cellular waste products.*
- Helps supplements work better.
Introducing Our Serrapeptase Enzymes, a Unique Blend of Fibrinolytic Enzymes
There are a variety of oral proteolytic enzymes available today that can help break down fibrin and biofilms – including pancreatic enzymes, bromelain, nattokinase, lumbrokinase and serrapeptase.
Serrapeptase not only helps break down fibrin – it performs many other actions in your body, such as promoting an already healthy inflammatory response.*
Our Serrapeptase Enzymes provides activity from both serrapeptase and a bacterial protease from Bacillus subtillis, another protein-dissolving enzyme that works synergistically with serrapeptase.
Each capsule of Serrapeptase Enzymes contains:
- 20,000 SPU of Serrapeptase
- 40,000 SPU of Protease
What are SPUs? SPUs stand for Serrapeptase Units. This is how we measure the exact amount of enzyme activity you can expect in each capsule. While some studies use 10 mg of serrapeptase taken every eight hours, we recommend taking one capsule, or 20,000 SPU, of Serrapeptase Enzymes one to two times a day.
In addition to an ideal measure of Serrapeptase, you receive additional Protease – a full 40,000 SPU of enzyme activity – for extra support in digesting unwanted proteins in your body.
In total, each delayed release capsule of our Serrapeptase Enzymes provides a total of 60,000 SPU of synergistic, standardized activity.
How Serrapeptase Compares to Lumbrokinase and Other Fibrinolytic Enzymes
While our Serrapeptase Enzymes effectively breaks apart fibrin and the fibrin protein that holds the biofilm matrix together, serrapeptase provides other potential benefits that excite researchers even more.*
Compared to other fibrinolytic enzymes, serrapeptase is best known for its ability to support a normal inflammatory response, immune health and healthy airways.*
With its positive effects on waste products, and other unwanted proteins in your body, Serrapeptase Enzymes also stands apart for offering outstanding support for healthy cellular aging.*
That’s why I recommend Serrapeptase Enzymes especially for:
- Supporting an already normal inflammatory response throughout your body.*
- Supporting healthy immune system, sinuses and airways.*
- Supporting healthy cellular aging and healthy, normal tissue.*
- Supporting joint health and comfortable movement.*
While Serrapeptase Enzymes displays potent fibrinolytic activity, or the ability to dissolve unwanted fibrin in your body, Lumbrokinase Enzymes excels at that specific task.*
Also, lumbrokinase has a built-in balancing mechanism that promotes both fibrinolysis and fibrinogenesis. That means lumbrokinase can both break down and build up fibrin, depending upon your body’s needs.*
Because of their complimentary qualities, I recommend alternating between the two – Serrapeptase Enzymes and Lumbrokinase Enzymes – for optimal systemic benefits.
Why You Should Avoid Enteric Coatings
One of the challenges with serrapeptase is the fact that it is also a protein and vulnerable to your body’s digestive and absorption processes. Your body wants to digest it like any other protein that you would swallow.
You don’t want the capsule to dissolve in your stomach where its contents would seek out and digest food. Instead, you want the enzymes to bypass your stomach with its harsh acids to travel to your intestine so it can enter your bloodstream where the proteolytic enzymes go to work.
So to protect them from your digestive processes so they can safely reach your small intestine, our Serrapeptase Enzymes uses a delayed release capsule that survives gastric acid.
Most manufacturers of serrapeptase supplements use an enteric coating to protect the enzymes.
Here’s the problem with enteric coatings: They can consist of polymers, plasticizers, pigments, opacifiers, glidants, binders, anti-tacking and anti-foaming agents, fillers, surfactants and extenders.
Two of the most common enteric coatings in use for more than 40 years are cellulose acetate phthalate (CAP) and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose phthalate (HPMCP). Just by looking at their names, you can see they contain substances called phthalates.
Phthalates are a family of chemicals used by manufacturers as plasticizers to achieve flexibility and resilience – and protection, like with proteolytic enzymes. However, scientists link phthalate exposure to a number of serious health issues, including:
- Declining sperm counts and infertility.
- Disrupted hormones.
- Altered thyroid function.
- Type 2 diabetes.
- Lowered IQ.
- Attention deficit disorder.
The list doesn’t stop there, but I think you get the idea. I recommend avoiding phthalates whenever possible. Steering clear of any supplement with an enteric coating allows you to eliminate at least one source of these questionable chemicals.
Support Immune Function, Healthy Airways and More With Serrapeptase Enzymes*
As I suggested earlier, I believe you owe it to yourself to try our Serrapeptase Enzymes if you’re looking to support:
- Immune Health.
- Healthy airways.
- Cognitive function.
- Healthy blood flow.
- Joint Comfort and mobility.
After all, if a silkmoth can use serrapeptase to eat through a tough, protein-rich cocoon, imagine what it might do for supporting your health.
Order Serrapeptase Enzymes today, and experience it for yourself.