What Is Serrapeptase?

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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.

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