Serrapeptase is the enzyme silkworms produce to digest mulberry leaves and produce silk.
A synthetic form of this has been created which is a very good anti-inflammatory supplement.
I took this after a pretty big operation and suffered none of the infections that can occur in spite of taking antibiotics.
I take it daily on an empty stomach to help keep my arteries clear as it gobbles up dead matter like plaque in our arteries.
I am fast approaching the age when my Mom had a massive brain haemmhorage after developing high blood pressure at 37 and having her first stroke at 42.
Taking serrapeptase in conjunction with pycnogenol for good measure, I have pretty perfect blood pressure.
Serrapeptase really comes into its own when toothache occurs. I take double my usual 120,000iu twice a day and it just removes the pain. I don't know how it does it, but it works which is pretty brilliant!
Who wouldn't love something which takes toothache away! :-)
Since I last posted I have found a good, reasonably priced source of serrapeptase, which I believe ships worldwide. www.vitacure.co.uk is a reliable company with a small range of good quality supplements.
They have the highest strength of serrapeptase (250,000iu) that I have found at the best prices.
My blood pressure is still normal and my husband is still doing very well 20 years after a double heart by-pass. We started taking nattokinase as well a couple of years ago as this reduces blood stickiness, and a capsule is a far more palatable way of consuming natto, which according to a food programme on TV, smells and tastes vile!
Both serrapeptase and nattokinase are enzymes, so need to be taken on an empty stomach, if not they will just behave as a digestive enzyme. We take ours at night.