Science: How Enzymes Work

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.

How enzymes work


  • 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.

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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