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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 01:15 AM
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40. Serrazimes or serrapeptidase
I hesistate to share this as there are so few studies to be read on this enzyme and most stuff on the net makes it sound like a panacea. Well it is no panacea but it has causes some changes for the better in me. When I was first reading up on enzymes I came across some info on serrapeptidase (Wiki ). I thought it sounded like snake oil but what if there was something to it? I have several health issues that while not life threatening they are life limiting. Anything that would reduce the limitation even partially, and do so without creating more problems, would be great.

So I read that Serrapepidase is supposed to break up protein specifically fibrin which forms in injuries. WEll I have a bad back from lifting much too heavy things and some minor injuries as a child and bad knees from an imbalanced workout program I joined to loose some excess weight (speaking of cures worse than the ailment!). Even after physical therapy with followup exercises at home they still bothered and made crunching nosies which made me :scared: So I wondered what if it was true this enzyme would help clean out the debris broken bits of cartilage, etc? And while no articles mentioned it I wondered what it would do to my back and those tiny tares and adhesions? Delightful rampant speculation! Then i read it broke up mucus and I a person who have had chronic sinusitis as far back as I can remember. What if it at least helped this? That would be worth a try as the only contraindication I could find was it thins the blood a bit and I have no problems that may be worsened by this. I found that Swanson's had a version of serrpetidase (serrazimes ) on sale at the same time as I was ordering something else and w/free shipping so I thought what the heck and bought a couple.

I started cautiously with 1 every other day and I would feel warm all over about 30 to 45 minutes after taking it first thing when I got up. Also in about 10 minutes after my sinus would drain like mad. After a nearly a week I went to 1 per day and later 2 per day every few days. Probably 3 weeks after I started I suddenly noticed my knees were more flexible when they started going backwards again when I was going down stairs. You see I have hypermobile joints or as most people call them double joints. I used to enjoy freaking people out a bit showing them how my knees and elbows go backwards visibly :p It was then I looked back and realized that even on really cold days my knees weren't aching like usual and my back wasn't so touchy. That is I could bend over for several minutes without my lower back muscles starting to cramp up. A few times I upped the dose to the maximum suggested dose but I didn't feel like it helped more so rather than feel like I was wasting it I cut back to 1 per day. It feels like there is only so much that can be done at a time and that a higher dose is wasted in me. Only in the past few days did I feel the need for 1 twice a day as I have been doing some heavy work and have the aching and stiffness to prove it. I have done things that normally would have me curled up in a ball unable to move or even straighten out until someone hauls me to a doctor for heavy duty muscle relaxants none of which i can take anymore due to allergens in the tablet fillers. Of all the convention and alternative things I have done this is the most improvement I have seen since I first tore up my back. I am in no way cured as yet but these improvements give me hope that with some more time my back with the enzyme and proper strengthening and *very* gentle stretching might get closer than ever to where it used to be!
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  -Digestive Enzymes Shallah  Apr-02-08 12:00 AM   #0 
  - yes they are wonderful  itsjustme   Apr-02-08 12:12 AM   #1 
  - I wish I had learned how effective they can digestive issues ages ago  Shallah   Apr-02-08 12:32 AM   #2 
  - Hi Shallah--Thanks for posting this  Bluestar   Apr-02-08 01:21 AM   #3 
  - I have some l-glutamine but haven't started it yet  Shallah   Apr-02-08 01:37 AM   #4 
  - So, you're saying this helped with acid reflux, too?  Joolz   Apr-02-08 02:33 AM   #5 
  - I have had reflux for several years and now all of a sudden it let up some  Shallah   Apr-02-08 02:59 AM   #7 
  - another idea for you--two very natural remedies  NJCher   Apr-02-08 08:12 AM   #12 
  - baking soda  Shallah   Apr-04-08 12:02 AM   #39 
  - I used to have it but cutting my processed carb intake helped that a lot.  davsand   Apr-03-08 05:41 PM   #35 
  - Thanks.  elleng   Apr-02-08 02:48 AM   #6 
  - Hi & thanks, I didn't think of doing that as enzymes are not prescribed therapy for ibs, etc.  Shallah   Apr-02-08 03:15 AM   #8 
     - Glad you found some relief.  elleng   Apr-02-08 03:39 AM   #9 
     - Enzymes work wonders, and so do probiotics  truedelphi   Apr-04-08 01:27 AM   #41 
        - I am so glad probiotics worked so powerfully for you!  Shallah   Apr-04-08 02:14 AM   #42 
           - I didn't know this in 1998, but an operation for diverticulitis can leave  truedelphi   Apr-04-08 12:53 PM   #43 
              - The doctor's reaction is disturbing. All too true though. nt  votesomemore   Apr-04-08 01:46 PM   #44 
  - My doctor makes up her own  ayeshahaqqiqa   Apr-02-08 06:53 AM   #10 
  - I also heard this about clogged arteries.  genevat   Apr-02-08 06:59 AM   #11 
  - A year ago on Christmas I had what I thought was my last party  yellerpup   Apr-02-08 08:55 AM   #13 
  - I am so glad you found out what was ailing you and it worked so well!  Shallah   Apr-02-08 04:03 PM   #23 
     - I'm grateful to you for bringing up the subject.  yellerpup   Apr-02-08 05:13 PM   #25 
        - Our bodies always seek to be whole. imo true healing is the restoration of what should be  Shallah   Apr-02-08 07:51 PM   #27 
           - Honor your intuition and your cravings (exception: sugar)  yellerpup   Apr-03-08 09:29 AM   #30 
              - I was thinking about posting a thread about that. However, I have to differ with you a bit..  lildreamer316   Apr-03-08 02:14 PM   #33 
                 - Actually, when I excepted sugar from following cravings  yellerpup   Apr-03-08 05:13 PM   #34 
  - This is intriguing, Shallah  MorningGlow   Apr-02-08 09:19 AM   #14 
  - Tell your SIL also to look into calcium carbonate  Shallah   Apr-02-08 03:57 PM   #22 
     - I will do that, thanks  MorningGlow   Apr-03-08 09:41 AM   #31 
        - Colocerin - interesting herbs. White Oak Bark is anti-diarrheal  Shallah   Apr-03-08 10:22 PM   #36 
           - Excellent tips, Shallah--thanks so much  MorningGlow   Apr-03-08 10:47 PM   #37 
              - May i suggest you also read up on leaky gut syndrome? So many digestive disease seem linked to it  Shallah   Apr-03-08 11:28 PM   #38 
  - I take digestive enzymes and cayenne pepper capsules. It has  starchimes   Apr-02-08 10:11 AM   #15 
  - Hot peppers are excellent for digestion but too potent in capsules for me  Shallah   Apr-02-08 03:42 PM   #20 
     - Changing to a spicy diet  conscious evolution   Apr-02-08 08:30 PM   #28 
  - Wow...this is great advice!  Hope2006   Apr-02-08 11:00 AM   #16 
  - Beano works on one kind of thing so it won't help if you are lacking enzymes for protein or fat dige  Shallah   Apr-02-08 03:36 PM   #18 
     - Thanks for the tip, Shallah!  Hope2006   Apr-02-08 03:39 PM   #19 
        - Good luck! If you have the time ask about enzymes and see if they have any brochures to learn more  Shallah   Apr-02-08 03:45 PM   #21 
           - I will!  Hope2006   Apr-02-08 05:01 PM   #24 
              - BTW the online vitamin stores have specials at times like free shipping if you spend so much $  Shallah   Apr-02-08 07:43 PM   #26 
  - medical research  itsjustme   Apr-02-08 02:18 PM   #17 
  - Great thread, Shallah.  votesomemore   Apr-02-08 10:44 PM   #29 
  - They're great to have available  Lurking_Argyle   Apr-03-08 01:24 PM   #32 
  - Serrazimes or serrapeptidase  Shallah   Apr-04-08 01:15 AM   #40 
  - Very interesting.  elleng   Apr-04-08 06:26 PM   #45 
  - try XLear  itsjustme   Apr-04-08 08:05 PM   #46 
  - re: Sinus - well I got a lingering flu and so the results are not so powerful now  Shallah   Apr-04-08 09:55 PM   #48 
  - Thanks for the testimonial!!  itsjustme   Apr-04-08 08:10 PM   #47 
     - YVW! I hope someone somewhere DOES study this stuff throughly  Shallah   Apr-04-08 10:10 PM   #49 
  - Enzymes & healing crisis aka herxheimer reaction  Shallah   Apr-07-08 02:49 AM   #50 
  - Kicking this thread to say THANK YOU to Shallah for starting it.  tanyev   Jun-30-08 04:51 PM   #51 
  - Very good to hear. Thanks for letting us know how successful they've...  I Have A Dream   Jun-30-08 05:39 PM   #53 
  - After being introduced to Middle Eastern cuisine  windoe   Jun-30-08 05:33 PM   #52 

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