Study Shows Serrapeptase is Stronger than Trypsin, Chymotrypsin and Aspirin
A team of researchers has proposed a potential alternative therapy regarding the anti-inflammatory activity of proteolytic (protein digesting) enzymes. Researchers looked at the viability of three reputable proteolytic enzymes and aspirin, as well as their possible interactions in reducing various states of inflammation.
Their study provides strong evidence that various proteolytic enzymes - specifically trypsin, chymotrypsin and serratiopeptidase (serrapeptase) - can significantly reduce inflammation when taken alone and provide a synergistic affect when taken in low doses with aspirin without an increased risk of ulceration; a concept that can be a breakthrough for those who take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat chronic inflammation. This population is at high risk of developing ulcers with long-term conventional NSAID use.
To conduct their study, the team used rat models with experimentally produced acute and sub-acute inflammation. Acute inflammation was produced by injecting carrageenan, a gelatinous extract from seaweed, in the right hind paw of the animal to simulate edema. Sub-acute inflammation was produced by implanting cotton pellets subcutaneously, or just under the skin, forming a granuloma.
Animals were looked at in groups differentiated by various treatment methods. Saline solution was used as the control group. Experimental treatments consisted of trypsin, chymotrypsin and serrapeptase - alone in three different doses - aspirin, and an enzyme-aspirin combination. Treatment was administered 30 minutes prior to inducing inflammation and was repeated once daily for 10 days.
The researchers assessed the level of edema produced by the injection by measuring the change in volume of the paw. Serrapeptase showed better anti-inflammatory activity on acute inflammation than trypsin, chymotrypsin and aspirin.
The cotton pellet was removed after 10 days and dry weight was taken to measure the amount that had been broken down. Serrapeptase was found to be more effective at reducing mass size than trypsin, chymotrypsin and aspirin in the sub-acute model of inflammation.
While the lowest dose of all three proteolytic enzymes failed to be effective, they possessed a synergistic effect when taken in low doses with low doses of aspirin in both acute and sub-acute models of inflammation.
The stomach was also inspected and measured for ulcers. The serrapeptase, chymotrypsin and trypsin treated animals showed a significant reduction in damage to the stomach as compared to the control. Enzyme-aspirin combinations showed a significant reduction when compared with aspirin treated animals.
While all forms of treatment proved to be effective at some level, the results seemed to favor the use of serrapeptase as a feasible anti-inflammatory alternative.
The research team stills need to confirm the results in clinical trials on people, but the findings offer support for treatment options including systemic enzymes like serrapeptase that may change how inflammation is treated and possibly prevented.
At Biomedic Labs, serrapeptase is included in many of our systemic enzyme products, including Serracor-NK, Exclzyme, and Exclzyme 2AF. Serrapeptase is also available in its purified form as SerraRX80 with 80,000 units of activity (SU) per capsule. Take charge of your health and help control your inflammation. Try any of our systemic enzyme products today and see the benefits for yourself.
SOURCE: Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2008; 70(1):114-117.
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