A few months back you may remember a post about Digestive Enzymes Vs Systemic Enzymes (you can revisit it here), but lets take a closer look at the 3 key systemic enzymes.
Serrapeptase is born in the intestine of the silk worm, where it is produced by bacteria and used by the silk worm to digest its cocoon. It is now produced in the lab with the help of a non-pathogenic bacteria. Also known by its pet name serratiopeptidase, serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme best known for its ability to: Reduce inflammation , removing wastes and improving healing time, Block pain inducers, Degrade non-living tissues/scar tissue/cysts, Break down circulating toxins/cellular debris (supporting the immune system), Breakdown mucus (great for sinusitis), Breakdown blood clots, as well as preventing swelling and fluid retention! Serrapeptase is often combined with the anti-inflammatory enzymes bromelain and papain as a blend for pain, inflammation and scar tissue.
Nattokinase originated from the traditional Japanese fermented soybean dish ‘Natto’, this enzyme is produced by the bacterium Bacillus subtillis during the fermentation process. This enzyme acts quite specifically in the cardiovascular system to: Break down fibrin blood clots, reducing blood viscosity (thickness) and blood pressure , Improve blood flow to all areas of the body, Break down scar tissue , and acts as an antioxidant by protecting against LDL oxidation
Nattokinase is often combined with serrapeptase and other enzymes for heart health and fibrin breakdown.
Lumbrokinase is made up of a group of six enzymes originally derived from the earthworm family, and has been used with alot of success in Chinese hospitals over the last couple of decades. This enzyme has an affinity with blood flow, and is used most commonly for its ability to aid in conditions of hypercoagulation, where there is too much blood clotting and the bodies’ normal mechanisms to reduce blood viscosity are not functioning properly.
Unfortunately in Australia, there are no manufacturers of these 3 systemic enzymes, however you can order them quite easily through Return 2 Health (from NZ), if you'd like to check them out click here, or give us a bell if you'd like some more information.