Now we have an enzyme called serrapeptase being tried for straightening a bent penis caused by Peyronies Disease.
It's never going to happen. And, according to all the clinical trials, it never has happened.
Although this is a wonderful miraculous product from Mother Nature:
"Enzyme therapy is a false hope for straightening a bent penis.
It may, however, bring some pain relief."
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme (an enzyme that dissolves and digests proteins).
It is a substance originally discovered in the intestine of the silkworm in Japan. The worm uses this enzyme to dissolve it's chrysalis (hard protective covering) after it is finished hibernating.
The secretion of this enzyme, at the end of hibernation, allows the emerging moth to dissolve a portion of its cocoon. Then the moth is free to escape.
This enzyme was originally derived from the silkworm intestine. It is now derived from a fermentation process from the microorganism Serratia E-15 in a laboratory.
This enzyme has been used in Asia and Europe as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever for thirty years.
It offer an alternative to salicylates (such as aspirin), ibuprofen, and other NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) as well as steroids.
"Serrapeptase has a great advantage over the chemical drug
This enzyme does not have the immunosuppressive
and other possible dangerous side effects
known to accompany anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids."
Clinical use of this enzyme as an anti-inflammatory in Europe and Asia spans over thirty years.
Treatment with this enzyme includes: chronic sinusitis, elimination of bronchopulmonary secretions (because this enzyme breaks down protein fibers, it enables the mucous to thin), torn ligaments and sprains, idiopathic edema, and other traumatic injuries, as well as postoperative inflammation.
It has also been used as an arterial blockage treatment in Germany by Dr. Hans Alfred Nieper (1928-1998).
This particular enzyme acts to break down foreign fibrous tissue wherever it is detected in the body - such as in a fibrous plaque in scar tissue.
But, it is not an effective treatment for Peyronies Disease.
There are two basic problems with using proteolytic enzyme therapy for Peyronies Disease treatment:
1) Proteolytic enzymes must be used for a long period of time to dissolve any fibrous plaque. Usually 18 months or more2) Proteolytic enzymes do not soften the scar tissue.
Just the associated fibrous plaque.
In 18 - 24 months about 40% of bent penis conditions caused by Peyronies Disease will resolve by themselves. That means erections will straighten out again with no kind of outside assistance.
For the other 60%, some type of physical assistance is needed to straighten the bending.
"In all clinical trials,
serrapeptase was not effective in straightening any bending erection."
That only makes sense. This enzyme acts only on the fibrous plaque and inflammation. Not scar tissue. And tough scar tissue is the primary cause of penile bending during erection.
All this means is that it will take 2 to 3 times longer to get rid of the associated pain than by using correct traction. And, this (or any other) enzyme process is never going to get your erections straight again.
What you may not know is that one of the first results you will notice when using correct penile traction program is: The pain from the pulling of penile tissues during erection diminishes rapidly and soon goes away!
The reasons for this is: Long before the straightening process is completed from traction, the scar and plaque formations are stretched enough to keep the surrounding tissues from being pulled to the point of pain during erection.
With correct traction, you also have none of the possible side effects associated with surgery, injectables, or oral medications.
"If your erectile pain is mild, serrapeptase may be very helpful."
If your pain is intense there are topical and injectable drugs available from your physician that may be more helpful for pain relief until you have made your shaft straighter.
Serrapeptase is a good product. From all the research, it appears to be a very good product.
It has been shown to be excellent as a pain reliever and often superior to aspirin, ibuprofen, other NSAIDS, and steroids because it does not have the immunosuppressive and possible gastrointestinal side effects.
Since it is a simple enzyme dietary supplement, it requires no prescription. Millions of doses of this enzyme have been taken over the past 30 years.
Only two cases of an adverse effect were ever reported. PubMed:PMID: 11019569 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
It has been recommended for the pain associated with erection during Peyronies Disease by some practitioners. And, it may be helpful in this way until some straightening has been achieved.
But, it is just not an effective product for penile straightening.
The best serrapeptase supplement I have found comes from Advance Physician Formulas. It contains 20,000 units of Serratiopeptidase (Serrapeptase). That's the highest I've found.
Since this is an enzyme, if you take it with food, it will lose most of it's power digesting proteins in the stomach. So normally these would be taken between meals.
A very nice feature of this brand is that it is enteric coated.
That means it doesn't dissolve until it reaches your intestines. The benefit of this is: you can take it whenever you want (even with food) and you will get much more value out of each tablet. More than twice as much effectiveness for your money.
If you are seeking temporary pain relief from erectile pain caused by Peyronies disease, serrapeptase may be worth a shot. Especially when it doesn't have the side effect possibilities of common pain relievers. Always consult with your physician first.
If you are trying to straighten a bending erection with it,
as some advertisers claim you "possibly can", you can forget about it.
Serrapeptase will not
straighten a bent penis.