Serra RX80®(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, Serra RX80 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 Serra RX80. Serratia is now grown in cultures to produce serrapeptase by fermentation.
Serra RX80 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 Serra RX80’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.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Results may vary. Copyright © 2004 Biomedic Labs. All rights reserved Terms & Conditions