Tag : systemic-enzyme
Tag : systemic-enzyme
Allergies are one of the most unpleasant conditions that people can suffer from. Unfortunately, they tend to be all too common in Canada. But here’s the thing: Just because they are common doesn’t make them any less painful or bothersome.
If you are among the thousands of unlucky Canadians who suffer from seasonal allergies or food allergies, then we have a good news for you: Systemic enzymes can help alleviate their symptoms.
But before going any further, we would like to state that people with severe and/or life-threatening allergies should always avoid food to which they know they are allergic. (Of course, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t include systemic enzymes in their diet, only that they should steer clear of allergy-inducing food(s) without the approval of their doctor.)
With that being said, how exactly can systemic enzymes help alleviate allergies?
Well, the same way they help alleviate a myriad of other conditions: By “munching” on mucus, fibrin, scar tissue and effectively cleaning and improving blood circulation. But that’s not all — they also break down protein chains that cause inflammation as well as protein allergens that are behind allergic reactions and allergic diseases. Systemic enzymes have been known to reduce secretions and causing them to become less viscous. The symptoms of hay fever, as an example, have been shown to be greatly diminished with the help of systemic enzyme therapy.
If you needed one more incentive to try out systemic enzyme therapy, then you have one! But before you dive headfirst into systemic enzyme therapy and go run to the nearest natural supplements store, we urge you to spend some time carefully examining the product options available to you. If possible, make sure that you buy “blends” that include papain and/or other proteolytic enzyme(s) as low levels of these have been linked to allergies in the past.
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In Canada alone, thousands of people now suffer from joint pains and rheumatic diseases of the likes of arthritis. In the USA, they can be counted by the millions.
When people think of “rheumatic” they usually think of “rheumatic arthritis” — probably because this is the most common disease associated with the term “rheumatic”. The truth, however, is that there are a staggering number of rheumatic diseases. More than 100, according to many reliable sources. And do you know what they all share in common?
If you have read some of our earlier articles, then this really shouldn’t come as a surprise. Inflammation is behind a worrisome number of diseases and conditions. It is behind so many, in fact, that some people have completely forgotten what inflammation is supposed to do in the first place: Namely, to kick-start the body’s healing process. (So yes, it is good!)
In the case of rheumatic diseases like rheumatic arthritis, chronic inflammation is the result of the immune system misreading chemical signals and causing damage instead of protection. (In other words, this is not good AT ALL.) Because the immune system is trapped in a vicious cycle from which it can’t escape, chronic inflammation settles and rheumatic arthritis worsens over time.
In recent years, however, the use of systemic enzyme therapy to alleviate the symptoms of rheumatic arthritis is a concept that has garnered quite a bit of attention in the medical field. It is mostly due to systemic enzymes’ anti-inflammatory properties — the latter of which have been the subject of many studies over the last two decades or so. However, it can also be attributed to systemic enzymes’ analgesic effects. As you may remember from an earlier article, systemic enzymes reduce the number of pain-inducing molecules, something which would eventually alleviate the pain associated with arthritis and other rheumatic disorders.
If you are currently suffering from arthritis or another rheumatic related disease, then we encourage you to give systemic enzyme therapy a try. Unless you are on a blood thinning medication, systemic enzyme therapy is completely safe and free from side effects.
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How many Serrapeptase capsules or tablets should you consume daily? This is one of the most common questions associated with this systemic enzyme, but unfortunately, this question doesn’t seem to have a clear-cut answer. Sources online seem to disagree with each other, and even product labels can’t be trusted to say the same thing.
But if there is one thing that everyone can agree upon, it’s that for the most part, Serrapeptase is completely safe. As a result, overdosing on it is nearly impossible. (Unless you happen to suffer from a bleeding disorder, but that’s another story!)
With that in mind, can we deduce the correct dosage of Serrapeptase?
According to WebMD, the following doses have been studied in scientific research: 10 mg of Serrapeptase 3 times on the day before a surgery, once after a surgery and 3 times daily for 5 consecutive days post-surgery.
But what if you don’t need a surgery and would like to experience the benefits of Serrapeptase on a long term scale? Well, once again, it varies on the products, and on the condition(s) that you are targeting. Most people recommend that you start with 1 capsule, 3 times a day on a an empty stomach. Once again, we can’t stress enough the importance of taking Serrapeptase and other systemic enzyme supplements on an empty stomach. Remember — they aren’t digestive enzyme supplements!
But here’s the thing: This dosage isn’t set in stone. Start slowly, but if you don’t notice any change after a few days, increase your dosage. Some people take as many as 30 capsules a day and are still alive and breathing! (And doing better than ever, too.) If you’re unsure or worried or would like to receive another opinion on this topic, then don’t hesitate to consult with your doctor before increasing the dosage.
Remember when we said that inflammation can be both good and bad? Well it turns out that fibrin is the same.
In its purest form, fibrin is a good protein. In fact, it’s more than good — it’s essential. Just like inflammation is a necessary part of your body’s self-healing process, so is fibrin. But here’s the thing: It too can get out of hand, and when it does, things can get really bad.
When, for a reason or another, your body becomes unable to break off fibrin the way it should, then your body responds by kick-starting a vicious circle of inflammation. In some people, too much fibrin can also lead to what are commonly known as blood clots, which can in turn lead to more serious problems. (When blood clots end up travelling to your lungs, then you know that something is really bad.)
Excess fibrin in the blood is never a good thing. But here’s the good news: Systemic enzyme therapy can help with that too.
In our body, plasmin is the enzyme responsible for the fibrin removal process. What most people don’t know until it’s too late, however, is that the more you age, the less plasmin your body produces. As a result, the higher your fibrin levels increase.
Because fibrin is a protein and most systemic enzyme blends are made up of protein-digesting enzymes that act like plasmin (Serrapeptase being the most common one with Nattokinase being the second), supplementing your body with systemic enzymes is one of the best things that you can do for it. Not only will they clean up excess fibrin from your blood — they will also alleviate and prevent a number of health issues in the process.
For a healthier and more enjoyable life, we recommend systemic enzyme therapy.
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What it more deadly than cancer, strokes and respiratory diseases in Canada and the United States?
It would make sense, therefore, that people would do anything to alleviate and maybe even prevent heart diseases. If you care about your health, today we are going to tell you exactly how you can do this with (you guessed it) systemic enzyme therapy.
Before going any further, let’s first take a look at what exactly heart diseases are. According to the Mayo Clinic, the term “heart disease” is usually used to refer to a number of “conditions that involve narrowed or blocked vessels that can lead to heart attack, stroke, and angina.”
Heart attack. Stroke. Angina. Can this list get any worse? Well yes. Those are only three conditions that fall under the heart disease category. There are plenty of other ones.
By now you are probably wondering what this has anything to do with systemic enzyme therapy — and rightly so. But if you have been reading some of our earlier articles, then maybe a little light bulb is going off over your head. (If not, that’s okay too. Keep reading and we’ll explain!)
Remember when we said that systemic enzymes clean the blood and reduce inflammation by eating dead tissue and extra fibrin? Well it turns out that cleaning the blood of tissue and extra fibrin actually reduces the risk of experiencing a heart attack or any other cardiovascular disease.
Think about it for a moment. What happens when your blood flow becomes obstructed with debris? Your heart starts to pump blood harder in an attempt to make the blood flow past the blockages. Likewise, what happens when too much plaque builds up along the vascular wall? Once again, inflammation and obstructed blood flow. There are many other factors that affect the overall health of your cardiovascular system, of course, but at the end of the day they can all be linked back to the same sources.
By cleaning the blood of debris and extra fibrin and getting rid of those annoying blood clots that your doctor keeps warning you about you are effectively helping your heart do a better job of keeping you alive. Your body is like a machine, and just like a machine it needs to be cleaned up on a regular basis. Take good care of it by supplementing it with systemic enzymes and your body will thank you down the road.
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Serrapeptase is more than a word that is difficult to spell and pronounce. Discovered in the early 1970’s, Serrapeptase is a systemic enzyme that is native to the digestive system of silkworms. Yuck, right?
Well maybe more people would be saying this if Serrapeptase wasn’t as useful as it is.
You might already know that silk is stronger than steel. The story behind the discovery of Serrapeptase involves silk and the ability of silkworms to melt holes out of their cocoons. It began with a question and it ended with a major discovery that continues to this day to affect the health of millions of people in a positive manner.
Just what kind of enzyme could destroy silk?
This was the question that scientists asked themselves. As it turned out, Serrapeptase–a systemic enzyme produced by the serratia bacteria–could. But as delighted scientists also came to realize soon enough, this enzyme’s dissolving power wasn’t only reserved for silk.
What makes Serrapeptase so amazing is its ability to only dissolve “dead” tissue — i.e. old fibrous layers that clog the lining of our arteries and causes a myriad of health issue. Unlike other enzymes, Serrapeptase doesn’t affect living tissue, and this is one of the reasons why it’s completely safe to ingest. (In other words, no side-effects are associated with it.)
Today, Serrapeptase is used in tandem with a healthy diet and lifestyle to enhance and maintain health. Though it is mainly used to treat fibrosis–the thickening or scarring of connective tissue–Serrapeptase is also known to be effective against inflammation and a myriad of other disease. This is due to its ability to break down dead tissue. Serrapeptase is most commonly sold as pills but it can also be found in liquid form.
There are many things that make systemic enzymes special. Their ability to fight inflammation, for one, And of course the way they work together to alleviate a number of health conditions that affect countless of Canadians each year.
But if there is something that makes systemic enzymes even more amazing than that (in our eyes, at least), it’s how easy it is for people to purchase them and consume them. (Well, what do you expect in a post entitled “How to Use Systemic Enzyme Supplements”?) 😉
With that being said, you might want to refer to one of our earlier articles that brings up the topic of dosage, and how many systemic enzyme capsules you should take per day. You can find the article here.
However, in that article we didn’t discuss the importance of taking systemic enzyme supplements on an empty stomach. This is to ensure that your body absorbs them into the blood instead of just using them to digest your food. (A task which should mostly be left to digestive enzymes.)
To resume and to make the process a little bit clearer for you, here is how we recommend that you use systemic enzymes:
It’s as simple as that.
Categories: Systemic Enzymes
As is the case with most supplements available on the market today, it is always advisable to be careful when it comes to implementing new ones into your diet. Because several supplements do come with their fair share of side effects, some of them should only be consumed with the approval of a doctor.
But is it also the case with systemic enzyme supplements?
The answer is no — most of the time. Because systemic enzymes are not associated with any side effects and are completely safe to consume, most people don’t need the approval of a doctor to include them in their diet. That is, of course, assuming that they don’t suffer from a bleeding disorder. If that is the case, that is when some of the “side effects” of systemic enzymes kick in. Because of the blood thinning nature of systemic enzymes, consuming them when suffering from a bleeding disorder or when on a blood thinning medication could worsen an already serious condition.
Likewise, it is recommended that people cease the usage of systemic enzymes a few days prior to a surgery. This is simply because systemic enzymes possess anti-clotting and anti-inflammation properties that could potentially interfere with the body’s healing process. In this situation, it would be best for people to consult their doctor before making any decision.
That’s pretty much it when it comes to systemic enzyme supplements and its side effects. If you do not suffer from a bleeding disorder then we highly encourage that you start incorporating systemic enzymes into your diet. Keep in mid, however, that not all systemic enzyme “blends” are the same, so it’s always a good idea to do a little bit of research on a particular product before purchasing it.
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Now that you are more familiar with systemic enzyme therapy and its numerous benefits, it’s time to talk about dosage.
As we have said in several of our earlier articles, there is no known side effects associated with systemic enzyme therapy — assuming that you do not currently suffer from a bleeding disorder or are on a blood thinning medication. It is not uncommon for doctors to place patients on as many as 10 systemic enzyme capsules 3 times a day. Of course, those patients generally tend to suffer from serious and painful diseases or conditions, and more often than not their doses are dramatically reduced within a few weeks.
With that being said, how many capsules should you take if you don’t suffer from a serious disease or condition? Well, reading the recommended dosage found on the label of a particular product is usually a good starting point. Because “blends” differ from one another, you will find that the recommended dosages also vary.
According to Dr. William Wong, a strong advocate for systemic enzyme therapy and a trustworthy source on this topic, the typical dosage for encapsulated systemic enzyme blends is 3 capsules 3 times a day. Keep in mind, however, that some people react more to systemic enzyme blends than others, while some react less. This is why if no benefits are felt after 3 days he recommends people to start increasing the dosage to 4 capsules 3 times a day. If no benefits are still felt after increasing the dosage, he recommends taking 5 capsules 3 times a day, and on and on until people can confidently say that their condition has improved.
Tableted systemic enzymes, on the other hand, generally require bigger dosages to be effective. 5 tablets 3 times a day is usually what people start with, but it is not uncommon for people to increase their dosage to as many as 80 tablets a day!
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Let’s face it: Your blood is full of toxins and debris. As disgusting as it sounds, it’s just part of life. With that being said, your blood doesn’t have to be so full of toxins and debris. And that’s when systemic enzyme therapy comes into play.
Okay, so by now you know that systemic enzymes can help with fighting inflammation as well as viruses. But what you (probably) didn’t know prior to reading this article is that systemic enzymes are also highly efficient when it comes to cleaning the blood. And when you start thinking about it, it makes sense that they would.
You know the saying “blood is the river of life”? Well it turns out that blood is also the river in which cells like to dispose their dead materials and other garbage. (Thanks a lot, cells!) As those dead materials and garbage pile up, so does fibrin, eventually causing the blood to thicken dramatically and clots to appear. Yuck, right? Yuck indeed.
Systemic enzymes, as you already know, eat dead tissues and excess fibrin. As a result, systemic enzyme therapy leads to a healthy, cleaner blood and better overall circulation. But those are only the effects associated with systemic enzymes. What about the effects associated with better blood circulation?
Well, they come by the dozens. A thinner blood makes you less prone to:
As well as boosts your cardiovascular, immune and respiratory functions. Sounds good, no?
Keep in mind (and yes we’ve mentioned this a few times) that systemic enzyme therapy should be avoided without the guidance of a professional if you are currently on a blood thinning medication. This is to avoid thinning your blood too much, which as you know, can lead to serious complications.
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Now that we have covered the basics of systemic enzyme therapy and gone over safety issues, it’s time to delve into the actual benefits of taking systemic enzyme supplements. Today, we will be focusing on what we perceive to be (and on what most people perceive to be) the #1 benefit of systemic enzyme therapy — namely, to fight inflammation.
Before doing this, however, it’s important to have a basic understanding of what inflammation is. According to Medical News Today, inflammation is “the body’s attempt at self-protection to remove harmful stimuli”. In other words, inflammation kick-starts your body’s healing process. For a wound to heal, it first has to swell up and turn red.
However, it is good to note that inflammation is NOT always a helpful response to your body. What TIME magazine has recently labelled as “The Secret Killer” is currently believed to be an underlying cause of many diseases such as cancer, allergies and even depression. But while chronic inflammation has just recently been linked to those diseases, scientists and doctors have known for a long time that chronic inflammation is never good. Chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis happen when the immune system begins to fight against its own cells, something which in turn leads to inflammatory responses that are more harmful than good.
So where does systemic enzyme therapy come into play? And more importantly — how can it help fight inflammation?
When the immune system senses inflammation, it creates a protein chain that is called ‘Circulating Immune Complex’ or more commonly referred to as ‘immune complexes’. As you already know, immune complexes are behind the redness and swelling that an inflamed area undergoes before it is able to heal. While most of the time immune complexes are removed from the bloodstream when they are not needed anymore, this is not always the case.
When they fail to be carried away by the bloodstream, immune complexes continue to circulate. Where they end up depends on several factors, but most of the time you can expect them to lead to some serious inflammation and sometimes even tissue damage.
Systemic enzymes come into play by “eating” the bad immune complexes and leaving the good ones alone, effectively helping your immune system fight inflammation while lessening the pain. Unlike over-the-counter drugs such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen which are consumed to reduce inflammation, systemic enzymes are completely safe and able to lower inflammation without preventing the body from producing immune complexes.
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Since its discovery in the early 70’s, Serrapeptase has quickly become one of the most talked about supplemental enzymes in the medical field. This is mostly due to its amazing anti-fibrin and anti-inflammation properties that alleviate a wide array of conditions. Often taken alone or with other enzymes in what are known as “blends”, the benefits of Serrapeptase extend across the whole spectrum of the human body.
But as is the case with every supplemental enzyme out there, caution should be taken and research should be done before making a decision involving the use of Serrapeptase. If you are here, then we can only assume that you are indeed doing your research properly, and for that we congratulate you. 😉
With that being said, one of the most pressing questions that you probably have concerning the usage of this supplemental enzyme is this one:
Are there any side effects associated with Serrapeptase?
While long term effects have not had any documentation, no side effects are currently associated with the daily consummation of Serrapeptase. However, it is good to know that Serrapeptase is not recommended for everyone.
Because of its blood thinning property, it is not recommended for people with bleeding disorders or people who are on a blood thinning medication to consume this supplement. Likewise, because of its anti-fibrin property, Serrapeptase may interfere with blood clotting post-surgery. Therefore, the consummation of Serrapeptase should be halted a few days, if not weeks, prior to a surgery.
Okay, so by now we know that systemic enzyme therapy offers countless of benefits to people who suffer from health issues. But the real question now is: Would it also offer benefits to YOU?
The short answer is yes. The long answer? Still yes!
What draws people to systemic enzyme therapy (and what makes it so amazing in our eyes) is that systemic enzyme therapy doesn’t judge. It doesn’t matter if you suffer from allergies, inflammation and maybe even high blood pressure. It doesn’t matter either if you are an absolute health nut complete with chai tea in the morning. Systemic enzyme therapy doesn’t care.
Systemic enzyme therapy will help fight whatever is plaguing you (we’re looking at you, allergies, inflammation and high blood pressure) or whatever wants to plague you, all the while enhancing your overall health with the help of their blood cleansing, anti-inflammatory and anti fibrosis properties. By blending systemic enzyme therapy and a healthy, active lifestyle complete with chai tea in the morning, you are effectively improving your quality of life, whether you are aware of it or not.
The benefits of systemic enzyme therapy extend further than what most people seem to think. It all makes sense, however, when we take a look at the meaning of systemic which means body wide. This brings us back to our earlier point: It doesn’t matter if you are sick or if you are in perfect health. Systemic enzymes (which are often sold in “blends”) will either work together to target a specific condition (or several of them) and/or simply provide you with some of their numerous health benefits.
So do you need systemic enzyme therapy or not?
It’s up to you to decide. We are just here to give you the facts. Just remember that systemic enzyme therapy is completely safe and to always read the labels of enzyme blends carefully before purchasing them.
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