This site is all about serrapeptase, which I am sure you know is an enzyme. Most of us aren’t interested in how these things work, just whether they work. However, for those of you who want to learn a little more science behind how enzymes work, I found this really cool animation. I’ve added some notes below to help understand this in terms of serrapeptase action.
- Substrate is the substance that is broken down by the enzyme. In the case of proteases like serrapeptase, the substrate in protein molecules. For example, serrapeptase breaks down fibrin which is a fibrous protein involved in clotting blood. Therefore fibrin is one substrate that serrapeptase can create an enzyme-substrate complex with, and break it down, thereby helping to dissolve clots.