known as the silkworm enzyme. It is produced by a friendly bacterium found naturally within the silkworm. The enzyme is utilised by the silkworm to dissolve its protective cocoon without having a detrimental effect on the living cells of the emerging silk moth. The bacterium responsible for this enzyme is Serratia E15 and the enzyme is also known as Serratia peptidase. The enzyme was discovered in the early 1970’s and is now produced commercially through a fermentation process ensuring that the silkworm population is not affected.
The enzyme is described as a proteolytic enzyme and as such is able to digest certain types of protein. The enzyme only attacks certain forms of dead tissue such as cysts, arterial plaque and scar tissue. It helps with pain reduction by blocking the release of pain-inducing amines from inflamed tissue. This makes Serrapeptase an ideal choice for use with sports injuries, traumatic swelling and post-operative swelling. Serrapeptase also seems to exert a positive effect on areas where excessive mucus may be a problem improving the health of the respiratory tract in susceptible individuals.
Serrapeptase is very sensitive to an acid environment and is easily destroyed in the stomach. The Natures Aid Serrapeptase is manufactured using our unique Entero-coated® technology. This allows our Serrapeptase to pass through the acidic stomach environment into the intestine, before it is released and absorbed into the blood stream. Each Natures Aid Serrapeptase 80,000iu enteric coated tablet provides 80,000u of enzymatic activity.
Serrapeptase (Serratiopeptidase) provides 80,000iu of activity.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Carbonate, Di-Calcium Phosphate, Enteric Coating (Ethylcellulose, Ammonium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Oleic Acid), Anticaking Agent (Vegetable Source Magnesium Stearate), Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Enteric Coating (Sodium Alginate, Vegetable Source Stearic Acid).
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