also known as Serrapeptase, is used for painful conditions including back pain,
osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, carpel tunnel
syndrome, migraine headache, and tension headache.
- It is a
chemical taken from the silkworm. It is a commonly used drug (Takeda Chemical
Industries) in Japan and Europe. In the U.S., serrapeptase is classified as a
- It is also
used for conditions that involve pain and swelling (inflammation) including
sinusitis, laryngitis, sore throat, ear infections, swelling after surgery,
swelling of a vein with the formation of a blood clot (thrombophlebitis), and
inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's
- Some people
use serrapeptase for heart disease and “hardening of the arteries”
- Women use it
for non-cancerous lumpy breasts (fibrocystic breast disease), and nursing
mothers use it for breast pain caused by too much milk (breast engorgement).
- Other uses
include treatment of diabetes, leg ulcers, asthma, and pus accumulation
How does it work? Serrapeptase helps
the body break down protein. This might help decrease inflammation and mucous.