Cardiopeptase says “Be gone!” to pain, coughs, and hardened arteries!
Cardiopeptase is LifeLink’s brand of serrapeptase — a ‘protease’ enzyme which destroys fibrous proteins by chopping them into
During the 1980s serrapeptase became widely used clinically in Europe and Asia. Its reputation eventually worked its way to
the United States where it is now increasingly used for prevention or treatment for various conditions, including:
chronic ear, nose or throat disorders
chronic pulmonary and airway disease, coughing
swelling and pain after surgery, sprains, or torn ligaments
cardiovascular disease, blood clots, and arterial plaques
Improving penetration of antibiotics
carpal tunnel syndrome
infections after implant surgery
The increasing popularity of serrapeptase as an
anti-inflammatory and pain reliever is due, in part, to its extremely
toxicity and its lack of unwanted side effects. Unlike aspirin
and many other anti-inflammatories, serrapeptase does not cause
ulcers or stomach bleeding.
Read CardioPeptase Monograph
Cardiopeptase is LifeLink’s brand of serrapeptase — a substance extracted from the microorganism Serratia
sp.E15. Serrapeptase is a ‘protease’ enzyme — that is, it is a protein
that destroys certain other kinds of proteins by chopping them into
Serrapeptase was discovered in the 1960s by Japanese researchers who were studying silkworms.1
Silkworms spin silk into cocoons, which protect them while they
transform into adult insects: silkmoths. When the transformation is
complete, the moths escape by dissolving holes in the cocoon’s silk.
They do this by making use of the Serratia bacteria that live in the
insects’ digestive tracts and which make serrapeptase.
The early investigators of serrapeptase realized its potential as an agent for clearing fibrous deposits in the body. They
soon discovered that it also has anti-inflammatory properties1 and that it improves the tissue penetration of antibiotics.2 During the next two decades it became widely used clinically in Europe and Asia.3 Its reputation eventually worked its way to the United States where it is now increasingly used as a supplement and treatment
for various conditions.
What we can’t tell you
the U.S. and some other industrialized countries, government agencies
like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have adopted censorship as a
method for intensifying their control over supplement users and their
suppliers. Thus, FDA regulations prohibit us from telling you that any
of our products are effective as medical treatments, even if they are, in fact, effective.
Accordingly, we will limit our discussion of serrapeptase to a brief summary of relevant research, and let you draw your own
conclusions about what medical conditions it may be effective in treating.
Serrapeptase has found a variety of usages based, presumably, on its ability to destroy specific kinds of proteins. These
Hastening recovery from acute or chronic ear, nose or throat disorders.4
Reducing symptoms of coughing in patients with "chronic airway disease".3
Enhancing the ability of antibiotics to prevent infections after implant surgery.14
Treating breast engorgement15 (a condition during breastfeeding that occurs when more milk accumulates in the breasts than the infant consumes).
Reducing the ability of food-poisoning bacteria to infect human tissues.16
has aroused a great deal of interest as an agent for preventing or
treating cardiovascular disease — in particular, atherosclerosis
(‘hardening of the arteries’). According to current thinking on this
subject, plaques form where artery walls have been injured by the
immune system. The plaques accumulate debris from dead immune cells,
fatty materials, and fibrous proteins like fibrin, elastin, and
collagen.19 The plaques are held together by the fibrous proteins; serrapeptase can destroy fibrous proteins; therefore, it should come
as no surprise to find that serrapeptase weakens arterial plaques and helps them to dissipate.
was once widely believed in medical circles that proteins like
serrapeptase cannot possibly be effective when used orally because they
would be destroyed by acids in the stomach and therefore could not
reach the tissues where they are needed. This has turned out to be
false — studies have shown that serrapeptase and certain other enzymes
can pass through the stomach intact and stlll be active after being
absorbed into the blood.17
of the reasons for the increasing popularity of serrapeptase as an
anti-inflammatory and pain reliever is that, unlike aspirin and many
other anti-inflammatories, serrapeptase does not cause ulcers or
stomach bleeding. Its toxicity is extremely low18 and (unlike most other anti-inflammatories) it rarely causes unwanted side effects.
Is serrapeptase useful for the conditions and purposes mentioned above? We aren’t allowed to tell you, so you should take
a look at some of the references cited here, and then decide for yourself.