There’s a new player in the natural supplement world -- and it promises to be an important one! Neprinol AFD, it’s called, and it addresses a number of problems that involve chronic pain, inflammation and conditions associated with both including -- and these are just a few on a long list -- arthritis, chronic sinusitis, coronary vascular disease and multiple sclerosis. Neprinol’s primary ingredients are vegetable-derived enzymes Nattokinase and Serrapeptase, but it also contains Co-Q10 and several other ingredients of the highest purity. These are metabolized and travel to sites where there is inflammation and fibrin deposition.
Neprinol's ability to break down fibrin works to slow the degenerative processes of aging and many diseases, says Dr. Andrew Rubman, ND, Medical Director for the Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines, which is why he believes the majority of the adult population would benefit from it. It’s a powerful supplement, he says, best used under medical supervision tailored to each patient’s health issues and treatment regimen. For example, a person on long-term corticosteroid or anticoagulant therapy would require close initial physician monitoring to determine effective dose levels.
There is a downside, however. Neprinol is expensive -- about $90 for a 150-capsule bottle, which will last a month or two, depending on your dosage. But says Dr. Rubman, after watching many patient’s response to Neprinol, he has come to believe that it is worth the cost. He has seen patients have a dramatic decrease in abdominal, pelvic, breast pain and tenderness associated with PID, IBS, GERD, mastitis, fibromyalgia and other conditions within days of starting the supplement. Also, he points out that cost can be offset by how much people need to take. Dr. Rubman may start his patients off with anywhere from one capsule every other day to three times daily until it provides systemic relief, then stop altogether for a while to see how long the benefits persist. Then he reintroduces minimum effective dosage levels to find what a patient needs. Many do well with just an occasional capsule, though he says patients with serious inflammatory conditions may be prescribed many capsules a day -- as many as six or eight, but the relief they provide is usually worth the cost.
Make sure to inform your doctor about Neprinol and why you believe it should be considered in your treatment protocol, says Dr. Rubman. The one precaution for its use: Suspend taking it for several days before surgery since surgical healing starts with scar tissue and that, of course, is why you need initial fibrin deposition.