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Q: In the near future I will be having open heart surgery to have my aorta replaced and wondered if CordImmune™ causes thinning of the blood?  At the moment, I am only taking two to three capsules a day.

Allegra S. (Unknown location)

A: CordImmune™ (Cordyceps sinensis) is not known to impact the coagulation system, and will not affect any coagulation tests. However, you should still let your doctor know about it, then follow your doctor’s directions to either stop it, continue with it, or resume after a certain time post-surgery.

Q: I am trying to reduce my husband’s warfarin dose.  He has an On-X mechanical aortic heart valve and only requires a 1.5 INR.  So, blood clot risk with this valve is very low.  Nevertheless, I still want him off 5 mg of warfarin daily.  I was disappointed to read that Boluoke® does not affect PT INR readings??  Why is this?  If it is breaking down the fibrin level in the veins effectively wouldn’t it show up in the INR reading? You mentioned other products may show up in the INR reading … doesn’t that mean other products are effectively breaking down the fibrin and showing up in the blood results?

Of course, I want to put the best and cleanest product into my husband’s body (I will probably take it too) as we are and have been for many years leading an organic lifestyle. We have the platelet stickiness covered with liquid garlic and other things (for arteries) but we know the veins need to be taken care of with the fibrin levels which is where the Boluoke® comes in. We must follow the INR blood testing for health care reasons any suggestions how we can maintain an INR of 1.5 using your product along with platelet stickiness natural products. (Spring, TX)A: Boluoke® (lumbrokinase) is a fibrinolytic enzyme, not an anticoagulant. It does not significantly affect INR or aPTT, and is not considered to increase the bleeding risk of anticoagulants like warfarin or heparin. Other lumbrokinase products may affect the INR somewhat, but that is not their main function and their anticoagulant effects may not be consistent (because the enzyme is not standardized by its anticoagulation ability). Thus, when you are using Boluoke® or other lumbrokinase, INR or aPTT is not a good way to monitor their effectiveness. You would need to use other tests to achieve that purpose, like Prothrombin Fragment 1+2, Thrombin/Antithrombin Complex, Alpha-2-Antiplasmin, and fibrinogen. One possible option for your husband is to add Boluoke® to his current regiment, that way he will gain the fibrinolytic protection which is not provided by warfarin. Some doctors may suggest replacing warfarin with Boluoke®, but Boluoke® is not approved for that purpose and we cannot suggest that type of usage. If your husband is considering using Boluoke®, we would suggest that he sees a doctor who is familiar with the clinical use of Boluoke® and with the proper way to monitor its effectiveness.