OK, so what does a bacteria found in the guts of silkworms have to do with your varicose veins? Well, I’m here to tell you that one powerful enzyme, serrapeptase, is the key. But it helps with much more than the discomfort of varicose veins.

Researchers discovered a powerful enzyme back in the 1970s. First, they found the Serratia species of bacteria inside the intestines of silkworms. Bingo! Then they isolated the enzyme that this bacteria produce. But before you get grossed out, listen to this. Serrapeptase provides some amazing health benefits. It binds to the blood and is transferred to sites where the body needs it. For example, it is able to digest non-living tissue (think scars) to help rid the body of old, toxic layers that clog the arteries and digestive system. (1)

In fact, after reading about some of the amazing health benefits this powerful enzyme provides, you might want to consider adding it to your diet, too.

Here are seven health benefits of serrapeptase:

1. It Soothes Redness

In the U.S., we buy serrapeptase as a dietary supplement, but it is approved as a drug – yes, a medicine – in Europe and Japan. So do they know something we don’t? In fact, this powerful enzyme acts against inflammation to reduce redness and pain. It’s able to promote a calming and harmonious environment in the body on a cellular level. (2)

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2. It Helps With Infections

In addition to its ability to fight inflammation, serrapeptase also significantly reduces symptoms associated with acute or chronic ear, nose, and throat diseases. You see, the enzyme works by reducing the viscosity of mucous which helps to promote drainage. (3)

3. It Helps With Traumatic Injuries

Just as it helps with redness and swelling, this enzyme also helps those suffering from a traumatic injury. In addition to calming inflammation, it is able to speed the healing process for patients with injuries such as sprains and torn ligaments, while at the same time reducing swelling. (4)

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4. It Helps With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Studies have shown that serrapeptase can be used to combat carpal tunnel syndrome. You’ve already seen that this enzyme helps with the common complaints associated with carpal tunnel, including pain and swelling. One study with 20 participants showed that serrapeptase improved conditions of carpal tunnel syndrome with no side effects. And only 4 patients experienced recurrence after the study. (5)

5. It Helps With Pain, Edema And Swelling

Dentists already use this powerful enzyme in their offices. Gee, can you think of any time at the dentist when you experienced pain and swelling? Researchers found that serrapeptase significantly reduced cheek swelling and pain intensity. (6)

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6. It Helps With Cystic Breast Disease

Researchers found that serrapeptase has the ability to reduce breast pain and breast swelling, thanks to an enzyme it contains called fibrinolytic. Fibrinolytic boasts powerful anti-inflammatory properties. (7)

7. It Helps Combat Varicose Veins

Serrapeptase helps promote normal blood clotting and reduces the appearance of varicose veins. It’s also able to effectively remove atherosclerotic plague from the arterial wall without hurting any healthy cells. (8)

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How To Take This Powerful Enzyme

Serrapeptase dosage can range from 300,0000 SPU’s per day to 500,000 SPU’s per day. Talk to your doctor to determine the right amount for your body. Supplementing with serrapeptase can help control pain and inflammation in the body related to many health issues and disorders. (9)

Watch the video below for more information on the health benefits of serrapeptase:

This isn’t the only mighty enzyme you can add to your diet. In fact, enzymes help with digestion, growth, and healing. Get some from your diet is some delicious ways!