What is Serrapeptase?
The enzyme serrapeptase (serratiopeptidase) was originally found in microbes inhabiting the intestine of the silk worm and is used to make a hole in the cocoon so that the moth may emerge. It is now commercially made in laboratories by the process of fermentation.
Across Asia and Europe, especially Germany and Austria serrapeptase has been used for over 30 years and for good reasons. Serrapeptase is a viable alternative to many anti-inflammatories.
Refs: Vitamin Research News 13.12.99. K. Pryor. Pharma Therapentica 3.8.84. The Institute of Medical Research 18.5.90 and Serrapeptase Newsletter.
Studies indicate that Serrapeptase helps to dissolve atherogenic plaque. It also facilitates the breakdown of fibrin, scar tissue and cysts. Serrapeptase digests only non-living tissue - blood clots, cysts, arterial plaques and inflammation.
Should serrapeptase have enteric coating?
This is a cause of much debate as many companies say that without enteric coating the serrapeptase will be destroyed in the stomach hydrochloric acid before it can reach the small intestine.
Do we use enteric coating?
We do not because they contain phthalates (pronounced Th-ah-lates). The European Directive prohibits the use of phthalates in childrens toys. Phthalates are primarily used in plastics. You will find that dogs who are recommended serrapeptase by vets take a powder that is not coated and they get good results (we don’t sell veterinary products – do not self administer to pets) and dogs have many more times the amount of hydrochloric acid in their stomachs than we do.
New processes involving higher strength serrapeptase appear to make enteric coating a matter of choice more than necessity. We have made the choice not to use enteric coatings.
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