Serrapeptase Dangers 12

Serrapeptase (sometimes referred to as Serratiopeptidase), is an extraordinarily useful natural supplement. For sinusitis and the pain of pulled muscles, it may be almost all you need to support natural recovery from disease.

dangerAnd for more serious health conditions, Serrapeptase can be exactly what is needed to finish the healing process, but it's not really a magic bullet for any particular disease. It almost never works overnight. It almost never works by itself. The story of a woman named Ella is a perfect example of what Serrapeptase can do, and can't.

Six years ago Ella received a devastating diagnosis. Going in to see her family doctor about a cough that just would not go away, she had been quickly referred to a specialist who diagnosed her with anaplastic carcinoma of the thyroid. Unlike other forms of thyroid cancer, this cancer is never limited to the confines of a tumor. It quickly spreads through adjoining tissues in the throat and in just a few weeks reaches the lungs, then bone and brain.

As is the case for most people who are diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer, Ella's cancer had spread to the upper lobe of one of her lungs before she could even make an appointment to see the oncologist. And like most people who are diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer, Ella was told she needed a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. In Ella's case, it was three surgeries, one to remove her thyroid and as much surrounding tissue in the neck and throat as the surgeon could take, plus two surgeries to remove cancerous tissues from her lungs.

Most people who undergo these heroic procedures die anyway. Ella was determined not to. She had great insurance, she had a supportive husband and a caring family, and she lived just a few miles from one of the most outstanding cancer treatment centers in the world, at least in terms of conventional medicine, the Sloan Kettering Hospital. She was so determined to live that she submitted not just to three operations but also to radiation and chemo.

Ordinarily, even the best modern medicine would not be enough, and Ella knew she had to do more. She already was on a great diet even before the cancer appeared.

But Ella consulted with a specialist who treated cancer with enzyme therapy, who put her on a combination of bromelain, papain, trypsin, chymotrypsin, lipase, amylase, and serratiopeptidase, although the doctor did not add serratiopeptidase until the other enzymes had completed their work. (You can read more about why serratiopeptidase is not used during initial cancer treatment in the article Serratiopeptidase and Cancer.) The next six months of her life were hell, but at her second quarterly checkup after her surgeries, the doctor had a remarkable announcement to make.

Ella showed no sign of cancer. The two cancers in her lungs and the cancer in throat no longer showed on any of the dozen or so images the oncologist had ordered. And in about nine months, Ella was even able to return to her regular job as a speech pathologist, looking normal, speaking normally, eating normally, with her old vim and vigor and a renewed appreciation for her husband, her doctors, and her family and friends.

Would Ella have gotten well if she hadn't taken serratiopeptidase? We really don't know. Would Ella have gotten well if she had taken serratiopeptidase and left out some other part of her treatment? We really don't know.

There are two equally wrong conclusions to draw from Ella's story.

One wrong conclusion is that Ella's experience proves serratiopeptidase cures anaplastic thyroid cancer and taking a serratiopeptidase supplement is all one needs to do for anaplastic thyroid cancer.

That's the kind of reasoning that is used in a widely distributed book that reports that serratiopeptidase is a “miracle enzyme” that treats postoperative pain and swelling, osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondilytis, lupus, back problems, neck problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibroids, fibrocystic breast, polymyalgia rheumatica, neuralgia, leg ulcers, diabetes, asthma, allergies, bronchitis, tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, asbestostis, mesothelioma, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease, migraines, cancer, multiple sclerosis, laryngitis, rhinitis, deep vein thrombosis, angina, varicose veins, sports injuries, and several dozen more health conditions. Serratiopeptidase and other enzymes, that author claims, are the only treatments that can really make you whole again.

And that's just not true. While serratiopeptidase may actually accelerate healing from all of these conditions, it won't by itself cure any of them. Serratiopeptidase always is just part of the healing process. Enzymes are always just part of the healing process.

This leads to the second erroneous conclusion to draw from Ella's story.

Some marketers will tell you that since serratiopeptidase and other enzymes are, after all, natural, that there's no more need to tell your doctor that you are taking them any more than there is a need to tell your doctor what you ate for lunch.

That's also just plain wrong. Serratiopeptidase is a particularly potent proteolytic enzyme. That means it breaks down damaged proteins in injured tissues so they can be replaced, and it also happens to break down the proteins that hold blood clots together. Using this powerful enzyme at the right time is key to using it effectively.

The ability to break down injured tissue and blood clots might be a great thing at certain times during your recovery process, but you don't want to be taking a blood thinner if there is a possibility you might need surgery—at least you don't without discussing the matter with your doctor.

Are there ever situations serratiopeptidase is the only supplement you need? The simple fact is that certain kinds of muscle injury can be treated with a combination of serratiopeptidase, healing exercise, and rest-ice-compression-elevation as needed. Serratiopeptidase also sometimes works as a stand-alone treatment for sinusitis.

Because serratiopeptidase is a particularly potent enzyme, sometimes you don't need the others. But if all you do to correct a muscle injury or joint pain is to take serratiopeptidase, it probably won't be enough to bring you back to health. At the very least you are likely to need to make dietary changes and you may need other supplements and, yes, even medical care to get well. What serratiopeptidase does is to help ensure all your efforts pay off.

Serratiopeptidase is usually a great addition to your nutritional supplement routine—once you have dealt with the most severe manifestations of a disease. Don't reach for your bottle of serratiopeptidase on your way to the ER or the surgery, but do consider serratiopeptidase as a way to accelerate the healing process when you get well. Always discuss serratiopeptidase and any other supplements with your physician, especially if you take any medication that thins the blood.

About Andy

I suffered a serious neck injury when I was about 19 years old. That problem didn't affect me until I was in my 40s, but I then suffered two prolapsed discs in my neck and problems with my right arm and hand. Serrapeptase was recommended by my chiropractor to try to break up the scar tissue around the vertebrae that were causing me the problems. It seemed to help me with my problem, so created this site to help inform people what serrapeptase is, what it can do and just as importantly, what it cannot do. I hope you find the information useful.

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12 thoughts on “Serrapeptase Dangers

  • Aziz Toma

    My wife is taking serraptse and natokinse together . Lately she is complaining from weakness and loss of energy. She was diagnose with lung fibrosis and lupus Her major problem is difficult breathing when she walks and going upstairs . Should we stop taking Nk !

    • Andy Post author

      I would recommend you take with your own doctor about this. I can not give medical advice (this site is for informational purposes only).

  • Sara Louise

    My other half is going through a difficult time. A year ago he came off antidepressants was lifting weights eating a healthy vegan diet and was happy. Then a few months ago he kept getting palpitations lasting hours. Many trips to the hospital they just said panic attacks. Lately he has been getting pain in the heart area. He had to stop lifting weights. As doctor’s been taken there time to help he helped himself. He saw magnesium and vitamin c, b12, coq10 and others are good for the heart. He only just come across serrapeptase. He got a small amount just incase he reacted badly. For a week he was OK. Then one day he took one and his pain got worse. He said he felt like he was dying. He took a few days off. Then he tried on again then within minutes he was bent over in pain witch lasted all day and night. Even through the next day not very good. Should he stop? Our doctor is the kind of doctor that says herbal natural remedies and magnesium and everything he takes is a waist of time, but all of what he takes except the serrapeptase has helped him alot. If he takes nothing he is bedridden but taking them he can make it to the corner shop. We just want him to not be in pain.

    • Jennifer

      From what my friend told me, the way that it works (simplified) is that it eats away at dead tissues and such. This process can be uncomfortable and/or painful. So this seems normal. I just started taking it, and was told to not be concerned if I felt worse before I felt better.

  • Mikey

    Hi Andy. I also had prolapsed disc at the neck C4 C5 area and went to see a famous private ortho doctor who immediately seize on the opportunity to order expensive neck surgery. Luckily i didn’t took the baitbut eventually took danzen (commercial name for Serratiopeptidase) and recovered. Another thing i want to add is you can use Hada Labo with its nano hyaluronic acid can quicky replenish the lost lubricating fluid in your neck and knee and jiont areas.

  • Julie Spangler

    Hi, how do I know when the other enzymes have “completed their work”? I have lumps in my breast and they have some abnormal cells that could turn into cancer, so I’m told. I will not have chemo, ever. I would however like to take the enzyme combination that is mention, but how would I know when to start taking the Serrapeptase?

  • Lynda Power

    I have reason to believe that Serrapeptase blocks the absorption of hormones – both Estradiol and Progesterone. Is there any “form” of Serrapeptase that can be used for it’s great benefits – without blocking necessary hormone absorption ?

  • Albert Smith

    The information you gave regarding serrapeptase was very helpful. I particularly appreciate the factual/fair assessment of pros and cons, minus selfish exaggerations that most promoting companies disseminate, when advertising a particular product. I also appreciate the thoroughness you dispatched that reflected a full mental picture of the product’s/enzyme’s medicinal value. It is quite refreshing to encounter such honest advertisement and genuine concern. I will certainly give it a try and intrepidly let you know of the results.

  • kara

    Everytime I take Serrapeptase I have blood in my stool – not a lot but some- it is bright red.

    It happened the first time on the second day of 120,000/day dose.

    I stopped taking it worried it was causing a stomach bleed and a few weeks later started a 40,000/day dose.
    Two weeks after starting this, I am again experiencing blood in my stool.

    I don’t feel bad but I don’t know if this is something that has cleared out of me or if this is from it thinning my blood too much or causing an intestinal bleed.

    Had this happened to anyone else taking this? Any thoughts? I am in my 30s.

  • Robert Ch

    Dear Andy,

    I am Robert, a man of 52 years old. 2 months ago I followed the procedure of stent heart installation. For that I have to take blood thinning medication. My blood-thinning medication now is 80 mg Ascardia, 1 times daily 1 tablet. Brilinta 90 mg, 2 times daily 1 tablet. Also drink Trizedon MR 35 mg 2 times daily 1 tablet.

    Somehow, 1 month ago I had a bloody cough. And diagnosed with tuberculosis. With a coughing up of blood, I stopped taking blood-thinning medications along with the administration of Plasminax and Vitamin K for several days.

    Another problem arises. I have shortness of breath. A week after the first shortness of breath, I run a catheter process. And it was found that my heart, LAD with a 5cm long stent had recovered 100 percent with a blood clot.

    By the doctor, he balloned the blockage of blood clots without put any stent and blood flow back to normal. After the process of catheterization, I was brought to the recovery room but 1 hour later I felt that my LAD was getting clogged again.

    I am prepared to run a bypass process if recommended by a doctor considering that the rest of the LAD that needs to be fought is very short. But since I have tuberculosis, doctors have no choice having to wait for my tuberculosis to recover just bypass procedure.

    While I am suffering from a heartbeat that disturbs me, I want to try the Serrapeptase enzyme.

    Can you advise me to use this enzyme as a second opinion? How much do I need to take considering I drink blood thinner, Ascardia 80 mg, 1 times a day 1 tablet. Brilinta 90 mg, 2 times daily 1 tablet. Also drink Trizedon MR 35 mg 2 times daily 1 tablet.

    Yesterday I tried to take 1 capsule 40.000 spu and feel better heartbeat.

    Previously I thank you.

    • Dirrep

      Serrapeptase replaces the blood thinner as it dissolves fibrin and thins the blood very effectively. Your heart irregularity might be a side effect of your pharma meds. Be sure to read the little legal paper inside the box and don’t be too surprised if heart failure is a side effect.