I’ve had this question posed to me for years from loyal customers of my products, “Is there an Alternative to Prednisone?” And the short answer to this question is “Yes and No.”
Systemic Enzymes are one of the best alternatives to one of the most prescribed steroids called Prednisone. While nothing can really compare to how fast Cortisone works, what we do know is that Cortisone is associated with a number of harmful side effects. Racing heart, mood changes, weight gain and addiction are but a few of the more immediate side effects. Long-term effects of steroid use are even more detrimental, including (and I’m just mentioning a few), steroid-induced osteoporosis, loss of muscle, bulging eyes, cataracts, fat deposits, thin skin, hypertenstion and cushing’s syndrome.
Scores of clinical studies have evaluated the use of systemic multi-enzyme therapy in a variety of conditions commonly associated with inflammation, such as rheumatoid arthritis, surgery, fractures, sports injuries, and other injuries of the knees and ankles. Included among these are 11 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials and three trials comparing enzyme therapy with conventional pharmaceutical anti-inflammatory drugs. Of these 14 controlled trials, 13 showed the enzymes to be superior to placebo or the comparative drug.
So in terms of reducing inflammation, relieving symptoms and reducing or stopping the progressiveness of a disease, there are many supplements that I can recommend if you are looking for alternatives.
We have had success with several of our products such as Serracor-NK, Serra RX 80, Serra RX 260 & Curcumin C3 Complex which all have a unique blend of ingredients that are phenomenal for fighting autoimmune conditions, inflammation, and general pain.
(Click here for to visit our store on these amazing products) . Curcumin C3 Complex is a turmeric that works with the body’s natural cortisol levels, making it an excellent choice, but I always like to recommend SERRACOR-NK or SERRA RX 80 as a starting point for treating any inflammatory disease, based on the numerous experiences of customers’ amazing success stories with both of those products. SERRACOR-NK is simply the best all around enyzme product we have ever offered. It seems that SERRACOR-NK & SERRA RX combined would be an excellent choice for many conditions ranging from Autoimmune disorders, Pain & Inflammation, Sinusitis, Fibrosis, Respiratory Health, Circulatory Health & Multiple Sclerosis patients as well. Check out, “Hope in the New Year for Pulmonary Fibrosis Patients,” for more stories on Serracor-NK and Serra RX. You can also visit us at www.biomediclabs.com and pick from one of their many therapeutics bundle offers. If you’re tired of how your body feels and would like to have an alternative to prednisone these products are something to think about. The most advanced option would be to try our Dual Action Inflammation Support Bundles for the ultimate alternative to Prednisone.
One thing to consider however, is enzymes can be difficult to absorb. A way around this is enteric coating. Our enzymes are individually enteric coated where as most companies only enteric coat the capsule. This method allows for the highest absorption of the enzymes. We have not only used a enteric coating but we also use a special delivery method called The Bioactive Protein Peptides System (BPPS) which is a system of peptides used to stabilize and enhance the activity of enzymes.
The Bioactive Protein Peptides System was developed by Specialty Enzymes and Biotechnologies (SEB) specifically for enzyme stability. Stabilizers have been used since SEB began manufacturing enzymes in 1957. The BPPS system was a significant advancement developed by SEB in the early 1990’s.
It is true it was not trademarked until 2008, but it was in use long before. The reality is: a pure enzyme is not stable. It requires the addition of stabilizers in order to provide a reasonable shelf life. Because we are the actual manufacturer of enzymes with more than 50 years of manufacturing experience, our research and development team constantly works to improve stability and tolerance to the environments in which the enzymes interact. Marketing companies, on the other hand, will generally have significantly less understanding of the physio-chemical and kinetic properties of enzymes.
Another supplement that is commonly recommended as an alternative to Prednisone is Turmeric. While stimulating the natural production of corticosteroids from the adrenal glands, it is considered a natural steroid, and a highly anti-inflammatory supplement, reducing swelling and pain
“Curcumin is the active ingredient in the traditional herbal remedy and dietary spice turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic activity.”-pubmed.gov
“Curcumin exhibits great promise as a therapeutic agent, and is currently in human clinical trials for a variety of conditions, including multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon cancer, psoriasis and Alzheimer’s disease.”-pubmed.gov
Just as fascinating about turmeric being a wonderful alternative to corticosteroids is its use for Multiple Sclerosis. “The researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that turmeric blocked the progression of an MS-like disease in mice. Although these findings are preliminary, the mice showed little or no sign of the symptoms of the disease after being injected three times a week with 50 and 100 microgram doses of curcumin, a compound found in turmeric. A group of mice who didn’t get the injections went on to develop severe symptoms of the disease.”-drweil.com
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