frequently asked questions

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Is Serrapeptase for You?

What Should Be Your Dosage?

Is Every Serrapeptase Supplement the Same?

What Should You Know?

Important Tips for Using Serrapeptase

Consultation with Your Doctor

Using it for Inflammation

Using it for Improving Heart Health

Safety of Usage



Is Serrapeptase for You?


Serrapeptase is a beneficial supplement for those suffering from recurring pain and inflammation. If you take medications like NSAID’s or aspirin frequently, then there is no harm in trying out Serrapeptase. However, if you suffer from major conditions like heart diseases or arthritis then it is advised to first consult your doctor regarding the use of Serrapeptase. Although Serrapeptase does not cause complications, your doctor can monitor your progress and help regulate the dosage.


What Should Be Your Dosage?


Your dosage would depend on a couple of factors such as your age, your condition and your medications. The general recommendation is to take between 120,000 to 240,000 SPUs of Serrapeptase daily.


Is Every Serrapeptase Supplement the Same?


Not really; every Serrapeptase supplement is different. There has to be a specific amount of Serrapeptase present in the supplement to make it an effective remedy. Whenever you purchase any Serrapeptase supplement, the amount of Serrapeptase or its activity level is measured and listed in serratiopeptidase units (SPUs).


What Should You Know?


With age, our bodies change. The blood, the bones and the flesh change and of course age with time. Older bodies are much more prone to pain, inflammation, arterial deposits and other similar issues. What you need to know is that Serrapeptase alone cannot always handle all of these issues. However, keeping in mind that Serrapeptase is a highly efficient enzyme and has proven to work effectively, you should not hesitate to try it. A trial period of at least three months is recommended to see whether it is working in your body or not. If you are already on medications to treat a severe ailment, it is best to consult your doctor before taking Serrapeptase in conjunction with your other medicines.


Important Tips for Using Serrapeptase:


There are several ways of taking Serrapeptase which have been discussed. However, there still may be some confusion regarding the best ways to take this enzyme. Therefore, here is an account of some of the most useful tips for consuming Serrapeptase:


Consultation with Your Doctor:


To date, there are no known side effects of Serrapeptase. Also, there have been no harmful drug interactions reported with this enzyme. Researchers are still trying to find out if this enzyme has any associated side effects. This means that it is always best to consult your doctor before taking a dietary supplement such as Serrapeptase. However, if you are just a health conscious person and want to keep your body healthy, then consultation might not be required.


Using it for Inflammation:


Serrapeptase is best known for its anti-inflammatory properties and may be most beneficial to those who take it as an anti-inflammatory supplement.


Using it for Improving Heart Health:


If you want to keep your heart fit, then Serrapeptase should be your choice, but remember, if you are suffering from a major heart condition, consult your doctor first (52).


Safety of Usage:


Serrapeptase has been in use in Europe and Japan for the last 30 years. It was introduced as a supplement in the US markets in 1997. Today, Serrapeptase is one of the safest enzymes being used for pain and inflammation. However, it is best to start out slowly and increase your dosage over time. Any new supplement can cause gastrointestinal distress if taken improperly (52).