People often ask where can I buy Nattokinase?
Natto is a soya bean, it is a popular dish in Japan where the incidence of heart disease is 9 times less than in the Western world. A Japanese scientist was working in his laboratory on a petri dish that contained fibrin, he was eating Natto for lunch when some of the natto fell into the petri dish onto the fibrin.
He was astonished to find that the Natto had dissolving ed the fibrin before his very eyes, from this discovery a product called Nattokinase was produced by adding the bacterium Bacillus natto with boiled soybeans.
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Nattokinase has since been found in scientific studies to have potent fibrinolytic properties, that means it can break down fibrinogen. Fibrogen is a component of a blood clot and arterial plaque high levels of fibrin are a major risk factor for heart disease. I believe that there is a strong link between elevated levels of fibrin and cardiovascular disease than there is for high cholesterol. Read about Nattokinase and blood clots.
Nattokinase in supplement form
Nattokinase is frequently used in supplement form for cardiovascular disease including heart disease, stroke, angina, high blood pressure, deep vein thrombosis, varicose veins, bad circulation, and peripheral artery disease. Until recently there was only limited research to back up the claims.
In 2018 a study on Nattokinase was published where Nattokinase was given to mice with pulmonary thrombosis the results showed longer life expectancy and the formation of thrombosis was greatly reduced.
In another open label clinical trial patients were given 2,000 FU of Nattokinase for a period of 2 months, results showed significant reductions in fibrogen, factor 7 and factor 8 levels. Furthermore, after administering 2000 FU Nattokinase orally it was found that after 4 hours blood fibrin or fibrin were significantly degraded.
In a 2017 study two groups of patients were divided one group were given Nattokinase and the other group were given statins. The study was set up to compare Nattokinase with statin drugs in their effectiveness for lowering cholesterol.
Both treatments worked significantly the reduction in plaque size in the Nattokinase patients was 25.6% higher than the statin group, furthermore Nattokinase increased significantly the levels of HDL or high-density protein we know that higher levels of HDL influences lowering levels of LDL or bad cholesterol.
How does Nattokinase work?
Studies have shown that Nattokinase can thin the blood much like Aspirin or Warfarin it can also dissolve blood clots protecting the heart and brain from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular conditions.
Is Nattokinase safe to take?
The scientific trials showed no adverse side effects when nattokinase 2000 FU was taken orally over a period of six months, however we need more trials to establish the long-term use of Nattokinase.
We don’t have enough information on the safety of Nattokinase in pregnancy, the best advice is not to use it.
If you have a bleeding disorder do not take it because Nattokinase is a blood thinner and may worsen your condition.
If you have low blood pressure do not take it as it seems to lower blood pressure which would be useful if you suffer from high blood pressure.
If you have surgery scheduled and you are taking Nattokinase stop taking it about two weeks before the surgery in case of bleeding or problems with blood pressure.
Medications that slow blood clotting warning
Nattokinase may slow blood clotting so do not take if you are on medications that also slow blood clotting in case of bruising and bleeding, these medications include:
- Dalteparin (Fragmin)
- Warfarin (Coumadin)
- Enoxaparin (Lovenox)
Each Nattokinase capsule contains 2,000 FU.
Take one capsule twice a day one hour before food.
What does FU stand for?
FU means fibrin units for example 2,000 FU is 2,000 fibrin units meaning a unit of potency in the enzyme that reduces the viscosity (thickness) of blood and reduces its tendency to clot.
Nattokinase 2,000 FU derived from soy bean extract
Rutin 25 mg rutin is derived from flavonoid (a plant pigment) found in some fruit & vegetables it can make blood vessels stronger. It has been used to treat varicose veins, haemorrhoids, internal bleeding and to help prevent strokes Rutin may be effective at dissolving arterial clots known to cause heart attacks and stroke, it may also be helpful for clots in the vein the cause of deep vein thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism.
Nattokinase also contains microcrystalline cellulose, medium chain triglycerides, Hypromellose, water and gellan gum.
Nattokinase contains soy