The Benefits Supports cardiovascular, circulatory and immune health* Decreases the body’s recovery period after activity* Promotes healthy responses to systemic stress* Serrapeptase Pro™ For support of Systemic Stress* Systemic stress can result from the body’s physiological response as a natural defense mechanism to protect against threats and other foreign invaders, as a result the body can endure physical discomforts while the body is in a state of healing. Serrapeptase is known to decrease the natural fluid viscosity in joints after physical impacts encouraging a quicker recovery to regain mobility and comfort which is especially beneficial to those who live an active lifestyle.* Beyond Digestion Proteolytic enzymes such as pepsin, trypsin, and chymotrypsin, are naturally produced by the human body to carry out essential functions of breaking down proteins into smaller peptides for efficient digestion and nutrient absorption.* Beyond digestion, research has demonstrated the effectiveness of supplemental proteolytic enzymes in other areas of health and wellness, including immune, cardiovascular, and systemic health.* Serrapeptase Pro™ provides potent proteolytic enzymes featuring Serrapeptase to promote joint mobility, improve circulation, cardiovascular and immune health.*
History Serrapeptase has a long history of use in traditional medicine throughout Asia and Europe for over 30 years and now has been extensively studied in North America for its therapeutic benefits.1 Serrapeptase also commonly referred to as serratiopeptidase, serratia E-15 protease, serralysin, serratia peptidase, or serrapeptidase, is a proteolytic enzyme produced by the enterobacterium Serratia marcescens E-15.1. Serrapeptase is an extracellular metalloendopeptidase consisting of 470 amino acids and contains a zinc atom at the active site, which plays a vital role in its ability to cleave peptides. Serrapeptase works by only targeting non-living tissues, also known as “dead proteins”. 2 Originally, Serrapeptase was isolated from the microorganism Serratia found naturally in the silkworm’s intestine, Bombyx mori L.2 However, our Serrapeptase is vegan sourced. This vegan source of serrapeptase, eliminates the need for enteric coating, and provides minerals that make this high potency formula easy on the stomach. Serrapeptase Mechanism of Action Taken on an empty stomach, Serrapeptase is absorbed through the intestine and transported directly into the bloodstream.* The enzyme binds to alpha-2 macroglobulin, allowing it to retain enzymatic activity.* 3 Once in the body, it works to optimize health by having an affinity for proteins that are dead, damaged, or do not belong.* The proteolytic nature of this enzyme allows for the ability to dissolve dead and damaged tissue that is a by-product of the healing response.* In addition to its proteolytic activity, Serrapeptase possesses both fibrinolytic and caseinolytic properties making this enzyme vital for circulatory and cardiovascular health.* Science suggests that serrapeptase accelerates the healing process by decreasing the amount and viscosity of fluid in tissues.*4 In optimal health, the body undergoes physiological processes to maintain or restore homeostasis. Eating habits, exercise, weight management, sleep, and lifestyle choices all contribute to systemic stress which the body must react to. Assisting the body to naturally repair and recover accelerates homeostasis and encourages cardiovascular, circulatory, and immune health.