What is Serrapeptase Enzyme?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Serra RX 80 Serralase SerraEnzyme

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Serrapeptase is an enzyme that was originally identified in silkworms. Serrapeptase, also known as Serratiopeptidase, is believed to be helpful at treating pain and inflammation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis 8 5
Inflammation 6 4
Pain 6 6
General health 2 1
Lyme disease 2 0
Multiple sclerosis 2 0

Show all 18 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 3
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Serrapeptase Enzyme

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal pain 1
Excessive gas 1
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1
Lethargy 1
Mucus in throat 1

Why patients stopped taking Serrapeptase Enzyme

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Reason Patients Percentage
Other 3
Did not seem to work 2
Expense 2
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 6 patients who've stopped taking Serrapeptase Enzyme

Duration

Stopped taking Serrapeptase Enzyme

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 21
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 4
< $25 10
Not specified 7
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2 patient evaluations for Serrapeptase Enzyme

Jan 8, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This works 10X's better than the RA drugs, and big bonus, IT'S NATURAL! I have stopped taking my meloxicam all together.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 14, 2009 (Started Feb 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60000 intl units Daily
Advice & Tips: If you decide to take serrapeptase make sure to start slowly if you are combining it with any antibiotics. It is considered to be a cyst buster or a biofilm breaker when used to treat bacterial infections such as Lyme Disease. Even without the antibiotics it could cause side effects such as Herx.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction

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