Systemic Enzymes: A Natural Alternative to Prednisone?
Prednisone works by blocking “key steps in the allergic and inflammatory response, including the production and secretion of the so-called inflammatory mediators such as histamine, prostaglandins, and leukotrienes by white blood cells.” As Dr. Murray, a naturopathic physician, who wrote Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs (William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1994), points out, disrupting the normal defense reaction of white cells stops the inflammatory response, but “essentially cripples the immune system.”
Long-term use of prednisone has many side-effects. At doses higher than 10 mg per day, some of the common side effects of long-term use are depression and other mental or emotional disturbances, high blood pressure, diabetes, peptic ulcers, acne, excessive facial hair in women, insomnia, muscle cramps, and muscle weakness, thinning and weakening of the skin, osteoporosis, and increased susceptibility to blood clot formation. Since long-term use also suppresses the adrenal glands’ production of natural corticosteroids, discontinuing the drug suddenly can result in collapse and even death.
According to Murray, Preparations of proteolytic enzymes—including Serratia peptidase—have been shown to be useful in a wide range of inﬂammatory situations.(1) Serratia peptidase better known as Serrapeptase, “The natural Chelation-Anti-Inflammatory” has had wide clinical use – spanning over twenty-five years throughout Europe and Asia – as a viable alternative to salicylates, ibuprofen, and the more potent NSAIDs. Unlike these drugs, Serrapeptase is a naturally occurring, physiological agent with no inhibitory effects on prostaglandins and is devoid of gastrointestinal side effects.
Serrapeptase, a main Ingredient in Serracor-NK and Serra RX260, helps immensely as it clears out all of the inflammation and dead tissue. By alleviating the inflammation, and clearing away this problem tissue it relieves the symptoms and allows the healing system to rapidly repair the problem.
Serracor-NK & Serra RX260 are two quality systemic enzymes that work synergistically when taken in combination. Because of their variety of origins and substrates, wide ranges of optimal temperatures and pH levels, increased percentage of absorption, and increased level of effectiveness, enzyme blends have a wider range of advantages than do individual enzymes. Additionally, when enzymes are taken in combination with vitamins, minerals, herbs or phytonutrients (naturally occurring nutrients found in plants) the combination improves absorption and bioavailability of the ingredients
In terms of reducing inflammation, relieving symptoms and reducing or slowing the progressiveness of a disease, Serracor-NK and SerraRX260 are two great natural alternatives to corticosteroids, such as Prednisone.
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1. Dr. Michael T. Murray, Natural Alternatives to Over-the-Counter and Prescription Drugs (New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc.), 155.
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