Serra Enzyme™contains Serrapeptase, which is a naturally occurring proteolytic enzyme, isolated from the silkworm. It is used as part of a healthy daily diet and lifestyle, where it breaks down certain proteins by hydrolysis. The effect of negative protein hydrolysis means that you may better support many normal body processes.
Serrapeptase is processed naturally in the laboratory through a fermentation process. It was originally found in the silkworm, where it is naturally present in its intestine. This immunologically active enzyme is completely bound to the alpha 2 macroglobulin in biological fluids.
This proteolytic enzyme is able to digest certain types of protein, but attacking only dead tissues. Studies suggest that this enzyme in the body produces anti-inflamatory mediators that reduce swelling, redness, and pain.
The enzyme contributes to a blockage of the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissue. Blocking amines results in a reduction of swelling and other inflamatory responses.
It has been suggested that those with joint problems and slow healing, for example, or those experiencing injury or post-operative recovery, may benefit from improved nutritional and dietary levels of Serrapeptase.
The actions of Serrapeptase also seem to affect mucous production through improved drainage, such as that exuded in respiratory inflammation.
Studies suggest that Serrapeptase may have modulatory effects on specific acute phase proteins that are involved in the inflammatory process. This is substantiated by a report of significant reductions in C3 and C4 complement, increases in opsonising protein and reductions in concentrations of haptoglobulin, which is a scavenger protein that inhibits lysosomal protease.