Dr Peter McCullough: Does Nattokinase Dissolve Spike Protein?

Far and away the most common question I get from those who took one of the COVID-19 vaccines is: “How do I get this out of my body.” The mRNA and adenoviral DNA products were rolled out with no idea of how or when the body would ever break down the genetic code. The synthetic mRNA carried on lipid nanoparticles appears to be resistant to breakdown by human ribonucleases by design so the product would be long-lasting and produce the protein product of interest for a considerable time period.

This would be an advantage for a normal human protein being replaced in a rare genetic deficiency state (e.g., alpha galactosidase in Fabry’s disease). However, it is a big problem when the protein is the pathogenic SARS-CoV-2 spike. The adenoviral DNA (Janssen) should be broken down by deoxyribonuclease, however, this has not been exhaustively studied.

This leaves dissolution of spike protein as a therapeutic goal for the vaccine injured. With the respiratory infection, spike is processed and activated by cellular proteases including transmembrane serine protein 2, cathepsin, and furin. With vaccination, these systems may be avoided by systemic administration and production of spike protein within cells. As a result, the pathogenesis of vaccine injury syndromes is believed to be driven by accumulation of spike protein in cells, tissues, and organs.

Base Spike Detox

According to Dr Peter McCullough (in a Twitter post - July 2023):

Base Spike Detox is what I am currently using in my practice for those who have had COVID-19 multiple times, one or more of the COVID-19 vaccines, or both and believe persistent SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein could be causing problems in their body. A major publication is under review and editing; however, the information is far too important to hold back. 

Update (Nov 2023): Published on August 25, 2023 in Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons. CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE PAPER > Base Spike Protein Detoxification and on November 21, 2023 in Cureus (PubMed - November 2023)

I have arrived, based on the emerging scientific literature and my clinical observation, that three OTC products are essential as a triple base combination:
  1. Nattokinase 2000 FU (100 mg) twice a day
  2. Bromelain 500 mg once a day
  3. Nano/Liposomal Curcumin 500 mg twice a day
Additional products can be added, including NAC, IVM (Ivermectin), HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine), fluvoxamine, low-dose naltrexone, and blood thinners, depending on the clinical evaluation and the syndrome. The therapeutic objective is to start treatment and allow the body to clear Spike and its fragments with the natural reticuloendothelial system. I believe this triple combination is the best approach.

Patients can get a big head start if they self-initiate Base Spike Detox as they get organized for appointments. I have found three months is a minimum duration, and some require more than a year. Don’t expect instant results, be patient. I have a major manuscript under review for publication that summarizes the clinical rationale and evidence supporting Base Spike Detox.

Important safety warnings include bleeding for those on blood thinners or who have bleeding disorders (e.g., hemophilia), soy allergy, allergies to any component of the combination, and gastrointestinal intolerance. Women of childbearing potential without contraception, pregnant, breastfeeding, and children should not take this combination unless directed by a doctor.

Nattokinase and Spike Protein

Nattokinase is an enzyme is produced by fermenting soybeans with the bacteria Bacillus subtilis var. natto and has been available as an oral supplement. It degrades fibrinogen, factor VII, cytokines, and factor VIII and has been studied for its cardiovascular benefits. Out of all the available therapies I have used in my practice and among all the proposed detoxification agents, I believe nattokinase and related peptides hold the greatest promise for patients at this time.

Tanikawa et al. examined the effect of nattokinase on the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. In the first experiment, they demonstrated that spike was degraded in a time and dose-dependent manner in a cell lysate preparation that could be analogous to a vaccine recipient. The second experiment demonstrated that nattokinase degraded the spike protein in SARS-CoV-2 infected cells. This was reproduced in a similar study done by Oba and colleagues in 2021.

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Tanikawa T, Kiba Y, Yu J, Hsu K, Chen S, Ishii A, Yokogawa T, Suzuki R, Inoue Y, Kitamura M. Degradative Effect of Nattokinase on Spike Protein of SARS-CoV-2. Molecules. 2022 Aug 24;27(17):5405. doi: 10.3390/molecules27175405. PMID: 36080170; PMCID: PMC9458005.
Nattokinase is dosed in fibrinolytic units (FU) per gram and can vary according to purity. Kurosawa and colleagues have shown in humans that after a single oral dose of 2000 FU D-dimer concentrations at six, and eight hours, and blood fibrin/fibrinogen degradation products at four hours after administration elevated significantly (p < 0.05, respectively).

Thus an empiric starting dose could be 2000 FU twice a day. Full pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies have not been completed, but several years of market use as an over-the-counter supplement suggests nattokinase is safe with the main caveat being excessive bleeding and cautions with concurrent antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs.

Editor's Note: We are aware of a fact-check article by AFP titled "Experts rubbish Covid vaccine 'detoxification' supplement". In my humble opinion, the title may come across as excessively confident and strongly worded.

The article makes a claim that 'There is no evidence that nattokinase dissolves the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 in the human body,' while also citing evidence from the Tanikawa study. It's important to acknowledge that the Tanikawa study is a small lab study, which is a common starting point in the research process before moving on to larger studies.

Nevertheless, we agree that nattokinase is not a miracle drug, and further research is necessary. It's worth noting that there are more than 200 studies related to nattokinase published on PubMed.

Moreover, it's essential to recognize that there are multiple approaches to managing COVID-19. We encourage you to consult with your trusted healthcare provider to thoroughly discuss and assess the potential benefits and risks of various possible treatments.

Ivermectin and Spike Protein

Former NIH researcher David Scheim, PhD, early in the pandemic proposed that SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein was acting like a grappling hook pulling together circulating red blood cells (RBCs) into long chains and clumps in a process called hemagglutination (HA). 

This explained why the red blood cells could not carry oxygen normally and was congruent with the finding of micro blood clots in the lungs. Boschi et al have provided additional support for this mechanism (source). By reversing the clumping of red blood cells, ivermectin enabled the patient’s proper respiratory function to return.

According to the authors:

“Ivermectin blocked HemAgglutination when added to RBCs prior to spike protein and reversed HA when added afterwards.”

In another spectacular publication, Stone et al, describes the prompt improvement of oxygenation in patients with ivermectin (source).


The published oxygenation curves from multiple studies clearly show this physiological effect of ivermectin occurs so rapidly, it must be explained by a direct anti-Spike protein effect of ivermectin. An anonymous video of a critically ill man demonstrates the very effect that Scheim, Stone, Hazan, and Babalola have described in the Figure above. So for the next critically ill patient with COVID-19, if the opportunity presents itself, push for the administration of ivermectin. This is the only published therapy for COVID-19 that improves oxygen saturation while the patient mounts a recovery. As in this man, it may be the critical factor for a turnaround and a chance to walk out of the hospital.

Editor's Note:

Why should you trust this article? While we don't ask for blind trust, we do encourage you to trust in your own judgment. Our primary goal is to empower you to conduct thorough research and make informed healthcare decisions in consultation with your trusted medical doctor.

Though there are many spike protein detox treatment protocols out there, we consider and recommend the I-Recover protocol as one of the best.

Given the lack of clinical trials of long-haul COVID-19 syndrome, these recommendations are based on the abnormal changes within the body associated with the COVID-19 disease and post viral illnesses along with the collective experience of FLCCC members.

This protocol has also been used to treat post-vaccine inflammatory syndromes with similar success. As with all FLCCC Alliance protocols, the components, doses, and durations will evolve as more clinical data accumulates. 

Due to the marked overlap between long COVID and post-vaccine syndrome, please refer to the I-RECOVER Post-Vaccine Treatment protocol for detailed treatment strategies.

Does spike protein stay in body forever?

The Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA) estimates that the spike proteins that were generated by COVID-19 vaccines last up to a few weeks, like other proteins made by the body. The immune system quickly identifies, attacks and destroys the spike proteins because it recognizes them as not part of you. This "learning the enemy" process is how the immune system figures out how to defeat the real coronavirus. It remembers what it saw and when you are exposed to coronavirus in the future it can rapidly mount an effective immune response.

However, in a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (Swank 2023), researchers reported detecting a fragment of SARS-CoV-2 in blood samples from long COVID sufferers up to a year after their original infection. The fragment is a spike protein, one of the protrusions around the outside of SARS-CoV-2 that give this coronavirus its namesake corona, or crownlike appearance. During an initial COVID infection, the spike protein typically breaks off into smaller pieces when it penetrates human cells, but the spike proteins observed in this study were still in one piece.

Although the research on nattokinase and its effect on COVID-19 is still in its infancy, the ability of nattokinase to degrade spike proteins combined with its anti-clotting properties makes it an exciting topic for further study.

Some researchers and clinicians theorize that symptoms of long COVID may be at least partially due to the blockage of vessels by microclots, and that the spike protein might be the trigger—which is supported by a recent Harvard Medical School study. If this is the case, nattokinase could be a potential treatment for those suffering from long COVID and its extensive list of symptoms.

Nattokinase’s anti-clotting prowess and ability to dissolve spike proteins could also be helpful with the clotting problems many doctors have observed in those who took the vaccine, and could be a way to dissolve those blood clots before they can do irreparable damage to tissues and organs.

FLCCC protocols

The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance has developed protocols aimed at: 
To find a list of physicians who follow the protocols and provide in-office and telehealth services: List of Doctors that will prescribe I-Care Protocol.

To find a list of pharmacist: List of Pharmacies that will fill Ivermectin.

Key Takeaway

Patients should push their doctors to refer them to clinical trials, and when that is not feasible, then empiric therapy can be pursued. It is important to realize that in the absence of completed large randomized placebo controlled randomized trials, which are easily 5 or more years away in the future, no therapeutic claims can be made. In the meantime we must be perceptive as patients and open-minded as clinicians to come up with reasonable approaches that can be used to help those sick now with post-COVID syndromes.

References:



Peter A. McCullough’s Substack (Feb 2023)

Oba M, Rongduo W, Saito A, Okabayashi T, Yokota T, Yasuoka J, Sato Y, Nishifuji K, Wake H, Nibu Y, Mizutani T. Natto extract, a Japanese fermented soybean food, directly inhibits viral infections including SARS-CoV-2 in vitro. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2021 Sep 17;570:21-25. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2021.07.034. Epub 2021 Jul 13. PMID: 34271432; PMCID: PMC8276596.

Kurosawa Y, Nirengi S, Homma T, Esaki K, Ohta M, Clark JF, Hamaoka T. A single-dose of oral nattokinase potentiates thrombolysis and anti-coagulation profiles. Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 25;5:11601. doi: 10.1038/srep11601. PMID: 26109079; PMCID: PMC4479826.

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