Before taking any enzymes and supplements make sure and consult with your doctor. It is especially important if your are taking blood thinners or cholesterol reducing medications, to make sure that the enzymes in this plan will not contradict, enhance, or interfere with other prescribed medications you are taking.
I'll start off with the program I used and what worked for me. I do endorse Doctor's Best brand, not because I have any affiliation with them, but because their products are high quality, low cost, and they worked for me. If you click on the links through this website, I receive a 5% commission from Amazon.com for any sales within 30 days. It does not add to your cost and I appreciate you clicking through this site, it helps me recover some of my expenses in putting this website together.
This is the treatment I started out with for the first six weeks.
- Serrapeptase: 40,000 units - enteric coated - 1 capsule three times daily away from food.
- Nattokinase: 2,00 FU capsules - 1 capsule three times daily away from food.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine: 588 mg. - 1 capsule three times daily with or without food
- Real Krill Oil: 1 soft gel cap three times daily with food (for vegetarian's I do not know of a suitable substitute for Omega-3 fish oils, which provide cardiovascular support and raises your good cholesterol levels in the form of DHA and EPA. A tablespoon of Flax seed oil will provide Omega-3 oils in a different form, ALA, which the body has the ability to convert to DHA and EPA, it is just not quite as efficient.)
Note: Serrapeptase and Nattokinase should be taken without food between meals, or one hour before eating. This is important, because the enzyme needs to activate in the lower intestine, so it can be absorbed into the blood stream, where it will perform its' primary function. If it is taken with food the enteric coated capsule will dissolve in the stomach and be absorbed by the protein in the food and then passed through as waste.
After six weeks I cut back to twice daily on each of the supplements and enzymes above, and continued with this program for six months.
(I still take one of each daily for the health and cardio benefits they provide.)
I tried out several brands before settling on Doctors Best Real Krill Oil. Real Krill is a 100 percent authentic dietary supplement, a lipid nutrient complex sustainably harvested from Antarctic Krill.