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Serrapeptase to the Knee Rescue

It appears that serrapeptase is the solution to my current knee problem. Earlier I wrote about the problems I was having with my knee. In summary, it was popping and swelling and making it difficult for me to perform my usual daily tasks. Chiropractic visits seemed to temporarily improve things but it didn’t completely solve the issue.

I was pretty much at my wit’s end. A simple one-mile walk would cause the knee to swell like a balloon. After the walk, I could barely move because it was so swollen and unstable. The same thing would happen after a bike ride.

Needless to say, I was becoming very frustrated because it seemed no matter how hard I tried to get this knee thing licked, it kept coming back. Out of desperation, I started taking ibuprofen to bring the swelling down. Knowing the side effects, it wasn’t my preferred solution.

Serrapeptase an Ibuprofen Alternative

Serrapeptase As I was about to pop an ibuprofen it came to me that proteolytic enzymes work to reduce inflammation and pain. Fortunately, I wasn’t in pain, but I was definitely inflamed so I switched to serrapeptase instead. At first, I took 120,000 SPUs (Amazon affiliate link) three times a day. That dose didn’t do anything for my knee (at least visibly) so I was about to resort to ibuprofen again. However, after thinking about it, I decided to increase my serrapeptase dose. I increased it to 200,000 SPUs three times daily.

“Serrapeptase, technically called Serratio Peptidase, is a proteolytic enzyme, which means that it chops up or digests protein. It is produced by bacteria in the gut of silkworms and is used to digest their cocoons. When this enzyme is isolated and coated in the form of a tablet, it has been shown to act as an anti-inflammatory and a pain-blocker, much like aspirin, ibuprofen and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)…” Life Extension Magazine (2003, September) Serrapeptase: The natural anti-inflammatory

The first day I increased the dose I went for a walk. I felt like my old self. So much so, that I decided to extend my usual walking route (It felt so good to be out and about again). When I got home I was afraid  I had overdone it, but my knee didn’t swell. No discomfort or anything. By the second day, the popping in my knee reduced dramatically.

It’s been a week now and the popping sound is gone, the knee is back to its pre-swollen size and I’m able to walk, bike and do all activities I did prior to my episode.

Consulting Dr. Internet about Serrapeptase

Of course, experiencing such great results wasn’t enough; I had to check with Dr. Internet to confirm I wasn’t harming myself in taking 600,000 SPUs of serrapeptase daily.

A quick search brought me to Benedict Howard’s YouTube videos. This man took 1.5 million SPUs daily of serrapeptase for about 6 months. You’ve got to check out his results. He basically confirmed what I’m experiencing. He documents his results in a series of videos (7 in total).

Cause of My Knee Problem

I’m not exactly sure what caused my knee issues. I tend to think it’s a result of an old injury. Let’s face it, over the years I’ve banged my knee a few times. Some of those times were memorable (one particularly painful incident comes to mind — ouch!). Those injuries weren’t bad enough for me to seek medical attention, but maybe they were just enough to cause scar tissue to form.

Over the years between wear and tear and age things got worse until my knee started popping and swelling (this is all theory on my part). In addition to reducing inflammation and pain, serrapeptase also dissolves scar tissue. Taking my theory even further, I believe the serrapeptase began dissolving the scar tissue in my knee (and wherever else I have scar tissue) thus making my knee feel better.

Things I’ve Noticed Since Taking Serrapeptase

If you check out Benedict Howard’s video, he mentions mental clarity, increased flexibility, improved endurance, lack of lower back pain and more. I’ve only been taking serrapeptase for a week, but I do notice the mental clarity and also smoother, softer skin.

I’ll continue to take it for a few more months. At that point, I will evaluate things and adjust/eliminate as I see fit. In the meanwhile, I do suggest taking a look at Benedict Howard’s serrapeptase videos. He is not a doctor and neither am I, but results speak for themselves.

Additional Reading:

Serrapeptase: Silkworm Enzyme

Effect of the proteolytic enzyme serrapeptase in patients with chronic airway disease

Serrapeptase (pdf)

Serrapeptase is an Inexpensive Natural Miracle Medication 

About the author: Felicia has learned the hard way that health, whether good or bad, is a result of daily choices and habits. On this blog, Felicia shares what she’s learned and the healthier choices she now makes as a result of her new knowledge. She hopes to encourage others to experiment to find alternative solutions to nagging problems (she’s also is a bit of a tree hugger and likes to share ways to lighten the toxic burden on the environment).

in Aging, Knees, Natural Healing, Serrapeptase

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  • Juliet August 21, 2020, 1:08 pm

    I want to buy Serrapeptase. 25,000 or 120,0000 spu. I’m from Nigeria

    • Felicia August 21, 2020, 10:49 pm

      I usually buy either the 40,000 or 120,000 SPU. With the 40,000 SPU, I can double or triple the dose if necessary.

  • Laura February 12, 2019, 3:43 pm

    I started taking serrapeptase about 8 months ago, one a day, just because it sounded so wonderful (I also take nattokinase). I didn’t have any health issues at the time. In November I tore a meniscus in my knee. There was a lot of swelling, but I used something else to control/ reduce it. And I’m telling anyone who will listen. If you want to move excess fluid out of tissues, for whatever reason it is there, DMSO is THE answer! I’ve been using it for several years to control swelling in my legs. DMSO is amazing, please read about it and try it! I like serrapeptase, I won’t stop taking it however, to rapidly and effectively reduce inflammation It’s DMSO for me. And it is very inexpensive.

    • Felicia February 13, 2019, 9:03 am

      From a quick Google search, I see that DMSO, dimethyl sulfoxide, is a by-product of papermaking according to Web MD. It also advises that it was used as an industrial solvent. I prefer natural remedies for pain and inflammation, but I will look further into this to see what it’s all about. Thanks for sharing.