Enzyme Treatments for Improved Health - Do They Work?
I've suffered with poor health, in particular bad circulation, since a near fatal car crash ten years ago. I suffered a DVT, which if you've ever had one can be life changing. Doctors conveniently 'forgot' about my condition when I left hospital, only for me to return a year later to get prescribed 'compression stockings' to help my blood flow back around my body, from my legs.
If you're in a similar situation, having had a DVT or just suffer with 'thick' blood, you may be interested to know about a completely natural product that has helped me to live a less painful and more comfortable life.
Suffering from poor health can have a dramatic effect on your whole life, not just from any sickness or disease that you may be suffering from. The 'knock-on' effect from many conditions can leave you with numerous, 'side effects' that can leave you feeling helpless.
I suffer with high blood pressure and poor circulation. One is not as a result of the other mind you - I have a family history of heart disease, which pumps up my blood pressure, and I have bad circulation because of a DVT which I suffered when I was in hospital ten years ago. If you have either, or both of these problems then you know how uncomfortable and painful life can get on occasions.
My circulation was so bad at one point, my ankles were swollen like a hippos foot and the pain, wow, it brought me to my knees on many occasions causing me to remain in bed for days at a time. So, if you suffer like this, let me tell you now that there is hope. And, I should prepare you, because your doctor may dismiss this treatment. I know several people who's doctors have said not to waste their time on enzyme treatments of any kind.
Do you know why they dismiss them so readily? It's because they don't get paid for them, and they know that you can actually cure, or at least seriously relieve symptoms by using 'non-prescribed' medication! In other words, because your doctor won't make money from you. Sad times? I think so. But that is the reality of today's medical profession.
The enzyme treatments we are talking about, are nattokinase and serrapeptase. You can find out more about both of these here, plus more links with a lot more information. We also talk about lumbrokinase too, but that enzyme is nowhere near as powerful as the first two, so it is not very popular. No least, because it is made from the guts of earthworms. Whoever first discovered this must have been very inquisitive indeed!
What Health Conditions Do Enzyme Treatments Help?
We have already spoken about a few of the health benefits of enzymes, but here is a more complete list to give you a better idea.
Nattokinase, which is the enzyme treatment I use:
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Improve blood circulatory system
- Reduce the risk of stroke
- Could help Alzheimer's patients
- Acts as a travel aid
- Dissolves blood clots
Serrapeptase, helps with:
- Throat infections
- Ear infections
- Heart conditions (same as nattokinase)
- Varicose veins
Other conditions that serrapeptase 'may' help.
- Headaches and migraines
How does nattokinase work to treat those conditions?
When you take the nattokinase supplements and they have been dissolved in your stomach, they bind with tiny molecules called substrates. This alters the 'design' of the molecule, which makes it work better. Nattokinase also attacks the fibrin's in the blood, which helps to thin the blood and flow more freely around the body.
And how does serrapeptase work?
Serrapeptase enzyme comes from the intestines of the silkworm. It is released, in its natural process when the silkworm transforms into a cocoon. The enzyme breaks down the hard shell. It is the bacteria in this process, that does the majority of the work. In the supplement form, it works in a similar way - breaking down bad cells and removing inflammations from an injured area of the body.
These enzyme remedies compliment each other too. You can use either of these enzymes by themselves, which works really well. Or, for additional protection from inflammation and heart disease, you can use them together.
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Are there any side effects associated with enzyme treatments?
The beautiful thing about enzyme treatments, is that they have no known side-effects. That is, unless you are already taking anti-coagulation medicine like warfarin, for example. In this case, the best advice is not to take an enzyme treatment like nattokinase or serrapeptase on top, as the blood will become too 'thin', thus becoming a hazard to your health.
Also, if you are a pregnant woman, then you should not take nattokinase and certainly steer clear of raw natto (fermented soya beans) There is insufficient research done on nattokinase or serrapeptase, so nobody can be certain how the enzymes would affect the woman's body (while hormones are changing their structure, during pregnancy). And more importantly, scientists and other experts do not know how the fetus in a mothers womb would be affected.
Because both of these enzymes help to lower blood pressure, if you already have low pressure then taking them is pointless, in fact, dangerous. Because you would lower blood pressure further, causing you nausea and sickness, and dizziness just to begin with!
The Paradox :: Women suffering with fibroids could benefit
Almost paradoxically, if a woman who has got fibroids takes the nattokinase enzyme, there is a good chance she could extinguish her symptoms completely, so she could conceive for a baby. The enzyme goes to town, dispersing fibrin, by encouraging the bodies own natural plasmin production.