I recently joined an online group, and from the first post that I read, serrapeptase featured prominently. In fact, it featured so much throughout the different posts by different persons on the group, it was a like a standard recommendation from the vibe that I could get from the other women in the group. And there were lots of testimonies of how effective it had been.
I don’t know why, but I suddenly felt wary of the obvious tendency of women to want to try a treatment without considering if it is good for them. That one size fits all mentality, which sometimes doesn’t benefit everyone. That wariness kept me on the page and made me wanted to know more about the super supplement, serrapeptase.
Serrapeptase, also called serratiopeptidase, is a superior enzyme that provides strong, healthful properties. Today, serrapeptase is used all over Europe and Asia in clinical settings.
Serrapeptase was originally intended to help unclog arteries, but since then, many other studies have been done and it shows it could do more than just unclog arteries. It can break down non-living tissue in the body. Which is why it is widely used in the fertility circles in the treatment of blocked tubes, adhesions, scar tissue and even fibroids, as it works by breaking down/dissolving the dead scar tissue.
Another potential health benefit it has is boosting sperm count.
For the momma who had introduced me to the group, she was full of praise for serrapeptase, which she said has helped quite a lot of women with blocked tubes and scar tissue in the group. Even I could see it for myself from their testimonies. They had gotten pregnant miraculously after weeks on the supplement, or are currently pregnant.
As at the time of my joining, this TTC mom had ordered some serrapeptase for herself and her husband, who has some male factor fertility issues. Will it work for them? I guess the coming weeks will determine that.
Another momma wanted to use the serrapeptase as a preventive measure. She had major open surgery about three weeks earlier, and wants to start using the supplement in order to reduce the build-up of scar tissues, as a result of her healing body.
This is a good move, considering scar tissue is almost a given in this circumstance. The earlier it is tackled, the better for the reproductive health of the momma involved.
In addition to scar tissue and adhesions, serrapeptase has been indicated as being effective in the treatment of fibroids and endometriosis, even though there are no studies on humans or animals to back up the claim. Which is why its use in the treatment of these conditions is still a case of trial and error.
However, in the treatment of low sperm count, serrapeptase has been shown to boost the numbers. In a study of 50 infertile male patients with accessory gland infections, a combination of quinolones and serrapeptase increased sperm count in 22 of the patients. Because serrapeptase enhances the activity of antibiotics like quinolone in fighting infections, it may partly account for this increase in sperm count.
Two other fertility issues serrapeptase can help are cystic breasts & PCOS, or ovarian cysts. The reason for this is because serrapepetase naturally helps to regulate hormones, which in turn will help regulate your cycle.
That means women with PCOS can have pretty regular cycles, and this can help with timed intercourse, as its extremely hard to have timed intercourse when your cycle is all over the place. Serrapeptase also minimizes ovarian cysts, which will in turn help your cycles as well.
The effect of serrapeptase on cystic breasts is the same, as the enzyme can help regulate hormones.
This is where many remedies and medicine fall down, and precisely what I was watching out for. No side effects have been found in over 25 years of studies and usage of Serrapeptase. A few people have reported a little nausea and even allergic skin reactions, but the cases are rare. Many people take very high doses to speed-up the relief, e.g. in cases of sports injuries which can be as high as 30 per day, with no side effects whatsoever except a faster recovery.
How to use it:
From my research, I have found that it is best taken on an empty stomach, or at least 45 minutes before food, or 2 hours after food. Any other way and it might not work for a fertility related condition. It is also important to keep it out of direct sunlight. Otherwise, the effectiveness is compromised. It is best kept in a refrigerator.
Other potential benefits:
Serrapeptase is used for a vast array of applications for human health and disease prevention. This includes therapeutic use for nerve damage, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic ear infections, hay fever, lung congestion, swollen glands, laryngitis, rhinitis, chronic pain, arthritis, back and neck pain, diabetes, ulcers, osteoporosis, prostate problems, rheumatoid arthritis, sports injuries (both prevention and recovery), post-operative scars and lesions, varicose veins, arterial diseases, angina, blood clots, anti-aging, restoration of healthy fibrin metabolism and reduction in C-Reactive Protein.
For new moms, serrapeptase has been found to help with the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Recent studies confirm the use of this enzyme for the reduction of symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Even with my healthy dose of scepticism, there is no denying that this supplement does a good job, if you follow the dosage and preservative directives.
Food for thought.
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