I take this every day at 20 mg per day in divided doses. Here is a quick review of a unique supplement. Serrapeptase is an enzyme produced by silkworms. Serrapeptase appears to dissolve all nonliving tissue including blood clots (though it is not a blood thinner), cysts, arterial plaque and inflammation both acute and chronic. In the Med-Line search I did, I found positive reports on the thinning of phlegm, reduction of swelling/carpal tunnel, venous disease (especially leg swelling or varicose veins), fluid build-up (edema), as a very fast anti-inflammatory, pain reduction/ swelling from engorged breasts, as a clot buster and reducing infections especially from bacteria (for instance bladder infection). This information comes from highly credible sources.

I read that the clinical use in Europe and Asia spans over 45 years. Over there the system has used serrapeptase to eliminate bronchopulmonary secretions (mucus/ phlegm), sprains and torn ligaments and other traumatic injuries, edema and for reducing post-operative swelling. Specifically, in Germany it has been used to treat atherosclerosis as this enzyme eats up the plaque without harming the healthy tissue.

Side effects? I couldn’t find any at all with 30 mg or less taken each day. People with arterial/venous troubles seem to use this amount each day for months at a time. At much higher doses (60mg/day) a few case studies reported nasties possibly attributed to serrapeptase. This is clearly a powerful all-natural product so some care is reasonable.

Be careful in buying and using a product if the measured dosage is in International Units (iu) as this can be misleading. The science/medicine I describe above uses measurements in milligrams (mg). Converting from one unit to the other is confusing and you really don’t want to use more than 60mg/day of serrapeptase.

And be absolutely sure the tablet is enteric-coated because if it isn’t the stomach acids neutralize any benefit.