Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by marecee58, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. marecee58

    marecee58 New Member

    Has anyone tried Serrapeptase?? This is a new one to me, but based on what I've been reading, it may be helpful in treating Fibromyalgia.
  2. crissyfamily

    crissyfamily New Member

  3. lindasue

    lindasue New Member

    and...........I am very interested in trying it......let me know if you have found out anything more and I am giving it some serious thought!!!!!! Never heard of it before, but after reading some of the sounds pretty good to this point, I'd just about try anything......not really, but I'm willing to look into "alternatives"........
    Thanks for bringing this to our (or just my) attention!
    [This Message was Edited on 07/22/2003]
  4. BethM

    BethM New Member

    I've been taking a product called Vitalzyme for several weeks, and one of it's primary ingrediants is serrapeptase. I think it's helping with my fibro... A little hard to tell because we went on vacation a few days after I started it, so there were many new variables. One of the things it does is break up old scar tissue, freeing up the flow of blood and lymph and all the other 'stuff' that flows in the body. If you type in Vitalzyme into your search box you will find a number of options. Try world nutrition, I think that is where Dr. Wong, who knows most about the product and teaches about it, can be found. Good luck, let me know if you try this enzyme and if it helps. (and no, I don't sell Vitalzyme, I just use it!)

  5. marecee58

    marecee58 New Member

    Just ordered some today to give it a try. Will let you know how it works - hey, its certainly worth a try!!
  6. marecee58

    marecee58 New Member

    For whats it worth ... I ordered Serrapeptase and have been taking it for over a week now and am feeling unbeleivably BETTER.
  7. beckster

    beckster New Member

    has has this been helping you with? Do you know why it works. Just curious.
  8. marecee58

    marecee58 New Member

    Hi Beckster,

    I am very pleased with the results of serrapeptase because it has significantly reduced the widespread joint, muscle and tendon pains I was experiencing on a daily basis. It is an natural "anti-inflammatory" that also dissolves dead tissue and increases healthy bloodflow.

    If you want to read some interesting information on Serrapeptase, search this on the web: SERRAZYME

    Serrapeptase, also known as Serratia peptidase, is a proteolytic enzyme isolated from the non-pathogenic enterobacteria Serratia E15. When consumed in unprotected tablets or capsules, the enzyme is destroyed by acid in the stomach. However, enterically-coated tablets enable the enzyme to pass through the stomach unchanged, and be absorbed in the intestine. Serrapeptase is found in negligible amounts in the urine, suggesting that it is transported directly from the intestine into the bloodstream.

    Clinical studies show that serrapeptase induces fibrinolytic, anti-inflammatory and anti-edemic (prevents swelling and fluid retention) activity in a number of tissues, and that its anti-inflammatory effects are superior to other proteolytic enzymes.

    Besides reducing inflammation, one of serrapeptase's most profound benefits is reduction in pain, due to its ability to block the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissues.(18) Physicians throughout Europe and Asia have recognized the anti-inflammatory and pain-blocking benefits of this naturally occurring substance and are using it in treatment as an alternative to salicylates, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs.

    In Germany and other European countries, serrapeptase is a common treatment for inflammatory and traumatic swellings, and much of the research that exists on this substance is of European origin. One double-blind study was conducted by German researchers to determine the effect of serrapeptase on post-operative swelling and pain. This study involved sixty-six patients who were treated surgically for fresh rupture of the lateral collateral ligament of the knee. On the third post-operative day, the group receiving serrapeptase exhibited a 50 percent reduction of swelling, compared to the controls. The patients receiving serrapeptase also became more rapidly pain-free than the controls, and by the tenth day, the pain had disappeared completely.


  9. beckster

    beckster New Member

    to my question and for this post. Really interesting.