It helps lower triglycerides too, my dad is 79 and his triglycerides were 404 when he started Serrapeptase in March of 2015 and July 2016 his triglycerides are 220, still high but much better. He smokes daily and he doesn't cough like he used to, he's able to lay flat and sleep, he had to sleep propped up before or he would cough all night. No wheezing like before and I feel good knowing that he is protected from blood clots or stroke. I'm thrilled with Serrapeptase, I truly believe it saved his life, just make sure to take it away from food. He takes 120,000 in the morning and 120,000 before bed most days and sometimes just one at night and if he forgets to take it for a couple days he can tell a difference in his breathing.