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One of the original leading proponents of serrapeptase was the late Dr. Hans A. Nieper of Hanover, Germany. Dr. Nieper was internationally renowned for his expertise as an integrative physician and was considered one of the world's most famous specialists in the fields of heart disease, cancer and multiple sclerosis. Because of his expertise, Dr. Nieper's patients included many well-known celebrities and politicians, including Anthony Quinn, John Wayne, President Ronald Reagan and Princess Caroline of Monaco.

One of the areas in which Dr. Nieper felt serrapeptase offered great promise was as a natural healing to protect against heart disease. Dr. Nieper devoted much of his time researching the effectiveness of serrapeptase for reversing the buildup of plaque in the arteries. Based on his research, he dubbed serrapeptase “the miracle enzyme.” One area of particular interest to Dr. Nieper was the value serrapeptase had in protecting against heart attack and stroke. His research showed that serrapeptase had the ability to both protect against and reverse atherosclerosis, which is caused by the buildup of plaque in the arteries and is a major cause of heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, and other types of heart disease.

In his experiments, Dr. Nieper discovered that serrapeptase was capable of dissolving and digesting the substances that cause plaque formation on the arterial walls, such as cholesterol, cellular wastes, calcium, various fats, and fibrin, a clotting agent. Just as importantly, Dr. Nieper found that serrapeptase did this without causing harm to the cells and tissues lining the arterial walls.

In recent years, a growing number of scientists and physicians have come to realize that one of the primary causes for the deposits of harmful, plaque-forming substances inside arterial walls is chronic, low-grade inflammation. This means that serrapeptase packs a one-two punch against the main causes of heart disease. As we have already discussed, this amazing enzyme acts to safely and effectively reverse chronic inflammation. Because of Dr. Nieper’s work, we also know that it goes right to work to dissolve and digest the harmful substances that cause plaque buildup. In addition, unlike cholesterol-blocking drugs, serrapeptase is able to clean away dead tissue and harmful substances from the arteries without interfering with the body’s natural synthesis of cholesterol. This is important, since a certain amount of cholesterol is actually necessary for the proper functioning of many ongoing processes in the body. Serrapeptase also does not cause any of the many dangerous side effects that have been linked to conventional heart and blood pressure medications.

According to Dr. Nieper, serrapeptase was especially effective in clearing away plaque-forming debris in the carotid arteries. The carotid arteries run along both sides of the neck and transport blood and oxygen from the heart to the brain. In his biography, The Curious Man, Dr. Nieper pointed out the difficulties involved in dealing with carotid arteries that narrow due to plaque buildup. “Very often,” he explained, surgeons are reluctant or unable to open partially closed carotid arteries…They fear that resulting debris [caused by surgery] could be pushed further into the smaller connecting arteries and result in stroke and possibly death.”

Dr. Nieper found that serrapeptase offered a safe and effective alternative to such risky surgical procedures. “In cases of severe arterial narrowing,” he reported, “I have used serrapeptase with excellent, even life-saving results. Only three tablets a day over a period of twelve to eighteen months are adequate to produce results. Many of my patients have shown significantly improved blood flow through their previously constricted arteries, as confirmed by ultrasound examination.”

Based on such results, Dr. Nieper also stated that serrapeptase acted more quickly to remove arterial plaque than EDTA chelation therapy, a procedure commonly used by many alternative physicians to remove plaque and restore overall cardiovascular function. Dr. Nieper also discovered that serrapeptase is able to dissolve dangerous blood clots, and to restore the overall health of the body’s arteries and veins. He even reported that it could help to shrink varicose veins.

Letter writen by Dr. Hans Nieper featured in April 1997 issue of Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.

I informed you some years ago that Serrapeptase is apparently active in the cleaning of coronary arteries from occluding layers. The results are so spectacular that even Tom Valentine reported on this progress in the US (DC) press after speaking to several parties here.


Serrapeptase is an enzyme produced by serratia bacteria living in silkworms. With this enzyme the worms melt a hole out of the cocoon. Unlike other enzymes in the field of biology, Serrapeptase dissolves ‘dead’ tissue, but not the silk and apparently also fibrinoid layers in the arteries which chemically could be compared to silk.


A special problem in today’s civilized society is occluding processes in the carotid arteries of the neck. Very often we see patients where surgeons were reluctant to operate or to apply drill or laser technology to such occluded carotids. The reason for this is the potential risk that surgical debris will be pushed into the smaller cerebral vessels.

We have, therefore, started to apply Serrapeptase treatment to cases of severe narrowings of the carotid arteries, mostly in patients showing severe symptoms due to the narrowing, including amaurosis fugax (intermittent blindness). The therapeutic results are excellent, certainly lifesaving. It is, however, mandatory that the therapy be conducted for a very long time. The first reliable results can be expected after 6-8 months. Even up to 18 months after the onset of Serrapeptase therapy, patients have still displayed improvement.


I have also found Serrapeptase to be an extraordinary substance for safely removing fibrous blockages from coronary arteries, particularly the carotid arteries found in the neck, which supply blood to the brain. Serrapeptase is a natural enzyme produced by serratia bacteria living in silkworms. Once the silkworm has completed its transformation into a moth, it uses this substance to “melt” a hole in its cocoon, so that it can escape.


The astonishing fact is that, unlike other biological enzymes, Serrapeptase affects only non-living tissue, such as the proteins that make up the silk cocoon. This is the reason the moth is not harmed. For our health purposes, Serrapeptase dissolves only dead tissues such as the old fibrous layers that clog the lining of our arteries and dangerously restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain. Because of this, Serrapeptase is extremely useful in keeping arterial deposits from building up again after angioplasty (a balloon technique used to clear arterial blockage) or coronary bypass surgery has been performed.


Very often, surgeons are reluctant or unable to open partially closed carotid arteries using laser surgery. They fear that resulting debris could be pushed into smaller connecting arteries and result in a stroke and possibly death. In cases of severe arterial narrowing, I have used Serrapeptase with excellent, even life-saving results. Many of my patients have shown significantly improved blood flow through their previously constricted arteries, as confirmed by ultrasound examination. Unfortunately, orthodox cardiologists do not employ this important method in their practices.

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