Peptizyme-SP Enteric Coated Serrapeptase
The Problem with Pain
Systemic enzymes are a key to a healthy lifestyle. Processed food, exposure to environmental toxins and occasional illness cause the body to use up these enzymes, forcing it to work even harder to synthesize these enzymes and use them in the many complex reactions that take place every moment in our bodies.
Many people reach for NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen to address pain and inflammation. They are effective but come with serious side effects such as gastric bleeding, joint/cartilage damage, disrupted metabolism, increased blood sugar, loss of bone and emotional disorders, among others. In July 1998, The American Journal of Medicine stated the following about NSAID-related gastrointestinal and metabolic complications:
“Conservative calculations estimate that approximately 107,000 patients are hospitalized annually for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)-related gastrointestinal (GI) complications and at least 16,500 NSAID-related deaths occur each year among arthritis patients alone. The figures of all NSAID users would be overwhelming, yet the scope of this problem is generally under-appreciated.”
An all-natural systemic enzyme, serrapeptase is a biocatalyst which stimulates and modulates the body’s own intrinsic capacity to recover from injury—with hardly any side effects.
Peptizyme-SP for Healthy Fibrin Metabolism
Peptizyme-SP®(serrapeptase) is a powerful systemic enzyme that supports the body’s response to inflammation and the respiratory and sinus systems. Providing 80,000 SU (serrapeptase units) of activity per capsule, Peptizyme-SP is unrivaled among products of its kind.
Serrapeptase – also known by serrapeptidase, serratiopeptidase and serratia peptidase – is a powerful proteolytic enzyme derived from a species of bacteria originally found in the intestine of silkworms. The bacterium, Serratia mercesans, produces the enzyme serrapeptase to enable the silkworm to dissolve its silken cocoon and emerge after metamorphosis. Don’t worry – no worms were harmed in the making of Peptizyme-SP. Serratia is now grown in cultures to produce serrapeptase by fermentation.
Peptizyme SP supports our body’s systems with the bio-energetic charge of enzymes to help them operate optimally, and address issues such as inflammation, excessive mucus in the respiratory and sinus systems and fibrin build-up.
Serrapeptase has the unique ability to digest non-living tissue that is a by-product of the healing response without harming living tissue. Fibrin is a tough protein arranged in long fibrous chains. It is formed from fibrinogen, a soluble protein produced by the liver and found in blood plasma. Fibrin tends to form circulating complexes that create barriers against the absorption of healing nutrients in and around areas of inflammation.
Numerous research and clinical studies have demonstrated serrapeptase has anti-inflammatory, proteolytic (protein dissolving) and fibrinolytic (fibrin dissolving) properties. This unique activity of Peptizyme SP’s enteric-coated serrapeptase supports normal fibrin metabolism, blood viscosity and blood flow. Serrapeptase supports healthy inflammatory response by reducing metabolic inflammation, usually an asymptomatic inflammatory process in response to stress, improper nutrition and other environmental issues. In addition, there is evidence of inhibition of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation that has been linked to cardiovascular health.*
How do SU’s relate to IU’s?
Enzyme activity is often measured through a FCC (Food Chemicals Codex) or USP (United States Pharmacopeia) assays and is denoted by IU, or international unit. Some enzymes don’t have a standard FCC or USP assay, such as serrapeptase. However, Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP) has established an activity assay specific for serrapeptase, which measures activity in SU, or serrapeptase unit.
You may see IU or SU used interchangeably on different serrapeptase products. While we do not know what sort of assays other companies use to test their enzymes, you can still compare the activity level on a one-to-one basis. So 80,000 IU is 80,000 SU, but SU is specific to serrapeptase.
Unlike other supplements, the weight (mg) of an enzyme supplement carries no significance. It is not the amount but the potency, or activity, of the enzyme that really matters. Guaranteeing the ingredients are available to the body is more important than how much of the ingredient is listed on a supplement label.
Peptizyme SP Dosage
For best results, begin enzyme regiment at a low dosage of 1 capsule two times a day. After three days, increase your Peptizyme dosage to 2 capsules two times a day. After the first week, doses should be adjusted to a therapeutic level of 3 or more capsules two times a day (amount is dependent upon desired benefit).
NOTE: It is important to continue therapeutic doses until results are realized. This should then be reduced to a maintenance dose of 1-3 capsules two times a day.
Peptizyme-SP can be used along with other systemic enzyme blends such as Exclzyme or Serracor-NK to enhance fibrinolytic activity, as well as increase positive effects on inflammation and reduce mucus viscosity in the respiratory system.*
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
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Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose and cellulose (vegetarian capsule)
Directions: Take 1 to 2 capsules twice a day on an empty stomach. Take capsules at least 30 to 60 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal with 8 oz. of water. Store in cool, dry place with the lid tightly closed. Avoid excessive heat. Keep out of the reach of children.
Caution: If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or under medical supervision, consult your doctor before use. Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18.
Free of pesticides, chemicals, preservatives, animal derivatives, dairy, lactose, yeast, fish or shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, artificial sweeteners and colors.
All individual enzymes and probiotics are kosher-certified, and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Bioactive Protein Peptide System (BPPS®) is a proprietary manufacturing process featuring complementary bioactive peptides, ensuring greater enzyme stability, absorption and bio-availability.