Description Usage Supplement Facts Coagulation‚ the blood clotting process‚ is essential to surviving daily life‚ because it prevents too much blood from escaping your body and helps you heal from wounds and injuries. If your blood doesn’t clot effectively‚ an otherwise minor paper cut could be catastrophic to your health. However‚ excessive clotting could be too much of a good thing: if blood can’t travel to major organs due to a clot in the vessels‚ it could result in severe health issues—including death. An enzyme supplement with lumbrokinase can help. According to medical research‚ it works to promote normal levels of clotting. It also enhances the ability of certain enzymes to dissolve the fibrin in blood clots‚ encouraging the healing process. Fibrin‚ the final step in the coagulation process‚ is a stringy insoluble protein that forms strands to hold a blood clot in place by adding bulk. As a result‚ any injured blood vessel walls are plugged‚ preventing further bleeding. While this is mostly good‚ it’s easy to see how an insufficient amount of fibrinolytic activity can lead to main blood vessels being clogged. With age‚ the level of the substance your body naturally produces to break up fibrin—plasmin—drops. A lot of heart disease patients are prescribed clot-busting medications for this reason; unfortunately‚ other drugs may also interfere in the normal coagulation process while stopping the excessive clotting. In order to avoid blood loss while treating the overload of fibrin‚ there must be balance. Allergy Research Group’s Lumbrokinase (LK) capsules are made with a group of proteolytic enzymes naturally derived from a particular earthworm species. These capsules will only reduce blood clotting when fibrin is present in the body because they contain e-PA‚ a plasminogen activator biologically similar to another tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA). Lumbrokinase doesn’t cause excessive bleeding‚ making it different from similar medications. Allergy Research Group’s LK product has been shown to be far more effective than other traditional Chinese supplements. It’s also been approved and awarded by several ministries in China‚ due to the positive results of several local studies. These LK capsules are commonly used by renowned hospitals‚ and commonly sold in stores throughout Asia and Europe. *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. Suggested Use As a dietary supplement‚ 1 or 2 capsules in the morning‚ 1 or 2 capsule in the afternoon and 2 capsules at bedtime‚ or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. Take with 8-10 oz of water‚ with or without food. Use under medical supervision if taking anticoagulant drugs. Contraindicated in any conditions associated with bleeding. SUPPLEMENT FACTS Serving size: 2 capsules Servings per container: 15 Ingredients AMT Lumbrokinase 600‚000 IU 32 mg Other ingredients: Rice dextrin, medium chain triglycerides, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, water, gellan gum. With DRcaps™ Delayed Release capsules. DRCAPS and DRCAPS and Design are trademarks used under license. Note: Recently we took steps to improve the delivery of our Lumbrokinase (as of May, 2016). The previous version’s ‘enteric-coated’ capsules utilized a phthalate-coating to create a form of acid-resistance. We now use acid resistant capsules that are FREE of phthalate and other coatings. Instead, gellan gum serves to buffer the enzymes as they pass through the stomach acid. The potency of the enzymes and the bottle sizes have not changed. The lumbrokinase is slightly more concentrated, so each serving of 600,000 IU require 32 mg instead of 40 mg (by weight). The potency of the lumbrokinase (IU activity) is what matters, and is unchanged. This nutrient is of the highest quality and purity obtainable and does not contain preservatives diluents or artificial additives. Keep in a cool, dry place, tightly capped. Product of China.