Can you reverse heart disease

Heart health

Can you reverse heart disease?

Considering that more than 17 Million people die each year from heart disease according to the World Health Organization it would make a lot of sense if there was a way to reverse heart disease, imagine being able to clear artery of plaque, imagine being able to help somebody with arteriosclerotic heart disease.

What if there was a cardiovascular health supplement that could help to reverse heart disease.

The question remains is it possible to reverse heart disease, I believe that science has shown us how a natural heart supplement may help to remove arterial plaque.

I’m talking about Nattokinase the proteolytic enzyme, Nattokinase derived from the soya bean natto has been used in Japan for many years to help with plaque removal, now we see that Nattokinase is in big demand not just for reversing arterial but also for the many other health benefits associated with this wonderful enzyme.


I have heart disease

I have heart disease, or Atherosclerosis or a 70% blockage in my left ventricle artery, heart disease is known in different terms. At age 45 (now 64) despite the fact that I was a fit healthy person with a good diet I had just three minutes to live following a massive heart attack whilst jogging on the beach.

By chance and a large amount of luck I made it to the emergency department of our local hospital where the medical team got to work to save my life.

I’m just so grateful that the cardiac team were able to bring me back from near death allowing my wife and three young daughters to see me in the intensive care unit a few short hours later.


Courtesy Annie Spratt

Family history

Following my heart attack I have to be honest, I was not one bit surprised by this life event knowing that three of my uncles on my mother’s side of the family died from heart disease some in their early forties. My cholesterol was 6.9 brought down by the use of a statin drug Lipitor.

My doctor actually informed me that in his mind it was not a question of if I was going to have a heart attack but when?

Basically all the medication in the world would not have stopped this event happening.

Fast forward to today June 2019 I am on a lot of heart medication including aspirin, statin, beta blockers, blood pressure medication.


Reverse my heart disease

I want to reverse my heart disease, I have studied the clinical trials on Nattokinase, even though these trials were small I was impressed by the results especially the large reduction in plaque size 36% the trial also showed a reduction in LDL cholesterol but significantly an increase in HDL the good cholesterol.


Current heart medications

Atorovastatin 40 mg

Rampiril 1.25 mg

Aspirin 75 mg

Bisoprolol 2.5 mg

Clopidogrel 75 mg


I am following the advice of my doctor, I’m taking all of the traditional heart drugs however, I have decided not to take Clopidrogel because it is a blood thinning drug.

Nattokinase can also thin the blood so I made the choice to go for Nattokinase it dissolves plaque build up, it is also not advisable to take Nattokinase and blood thinners or whilst pregnant.


Plaque build up is my problem no drugs will reduce plaque build up, aspirin may reduce plaque size a little over time. 

I feel that Nattokinase, Proargi 9 plus and Serrapeptase combined will work, time will tell.

I take Coenzyme Q10 to offset the side effects of the statin.

Serrapeptase is known to reduce fibrin.

Proargi 9 plus is an amino acid, the formula is based on the book written by Doctor Louis Ignarro called “No more heart disease”. The mixed berry flavour works to produce more nitric oxide gas, its job is to remove plaque build up.


Reverse heart disease protocol

Nattokinase 2,000 FU x 2 per day

Serrapeptase 250,000 IU x 2 per day

Coenzyme Q10 30 mg x 4 per day

Proargi 9 plus 10 gram sachet x 2 per day

I started this regime at the beginning of the year 2019, I haven’t seen any other natural method to reverse heart disease apart from  the Pritkin diet and Doctor Ornish.

Both of these programmes are based around your diet, I feel that my diet is good I exercise regularly and I sleep well so I don’t feel that these methods are the best for me.

 I have three heart stents, two fitted in March 2019, I have a 70% blockage in the left ventricle artery.

I’m on my journey to reverse my heart disease and hopefully live a full and active life for as long as I can.


If you would like to hear of my progress please add your name and email to my website newsletter, I will be sure to keep you updated on my progress, I’m really hopeful that Nattokinase, Proargi 9 plus and Serrapeptase combined will remove the plaque build up in my arteries.

Would you like to join me in my quest to reverse heart disease?

The choice is yours, I have given you as much information that I have at my disposal about Nattokinase, Proargi 9 plus and Serrapeptase the rest is up to you.


Nattokinase Scientific Studies

Nattokinase and Simvastaton clinical trials

A scientific study was conducted in the Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University in China where a total of 82 patients were selected to undergo a clinical trial to determine if Nattokinase and a Statin drug would influence carotid artery plaque size, cholesterol and blood lipids.

In all 76 people completed the clinical study over a period of 26 weeks, half the number were given 6,000 FU of the Nattokinase supplement and the other half were given 20 MG Simvastatin (a statin drug) each day.

 


Clinical trials

Nattokinase Scientific Studies Results

Both Nattokinase and Simvastatin showed a reduction in plaque size, however the reduction in the Nattokinase patients was a staggering 36.6% compared to the Simvastatin result of 11%, proving that Nattokinase has the ability to dissolve arterial plaque.


What was even more compelling Nattokinase significantly increased the levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL) whereas Simvastatin had no effect, both reduced cholesterol levels but Simvastatin had bigger reductions.

 


Plaque build up

High Density Lipoprotein

I would like to draw your attention to HDL or high density lipoprotein and it’s function in the body, HDL or high density lipoprotein is known as the “GOOD CHOLESTEROL”  for a very good reason, HDL carries cholesterol from all over the body all the way back to the liver where it is removed from the body.

LDL or low-density lipoprotein is known as the “BAD CHOLESTEROL” meaning high LDL readings means a build-up of cholesterol in the arterial system.

It is better to have more HDL than LDL, the fact that Nattokinase increases levels of HDL can only be beneficial for your heart and heart disease, additionally Nattokinase has the ability to reduce artery plaque which means that anyone with heart disease or someone who has had a heart attack should seriously consider Nattokinase to reverse heart disease. Nattokinase has helped many people to get better, read Nattokinase Testimonials here.


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Is Nattokinase safe to take?

Several animal & human studies have shown that Nattokinase plays a major role in blood circulation, it has also been demonstrated to reduce the risk of several cardiovascular diseases without any major side effects.

Warning: Because Nattokinase is a natural blood thinner it should not be taken with popular blood thinning medications such as;

  • Warfarin (Coumadin)
  • Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
  • Heparin
  • Apixaban
  • Dabigatran (Pradaxa)

Warning:

Pregnant women should not take Nattokinase because it may lower blood pressure, there isn’t enough information about Nattokinase supplements taken whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.

 


Fibrin in the blood

Fibrin is a type of protein and is mesh like in appearance, it forms a haemostatic cover (clot) over a wound, fibrin accumulation in the blood vessels isn’t normal, many blood clotting conditions like ischemic stroke, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and myocardial infraction are caused by fibrin accumulating in the blood vessels.

Normally fibrin is broken down by fibrinolysis where enzymes break down the fibrin that forms in a blood clot, the problem arises when this process becomes unbalanced it can cause a clotting disorder. A clotting disorder is also known as thrombus or abnormal clot formation due to a large amount of cholesterol in the blood vessels.


Plaque ruptures

A build of plaque in the arteries can lead to restriction of the blood supply to the major organs, if the plaque ruptures and enters the blood stream (embolus/emboli) this may cause a myocardial infarction, if it happens in the cerebral artery it causes a ischemic stroke, if plaque ruptures in the pulmonary artery it may cause a pulmonary embolism.

An embolus in the veins of the legs can cause deep vein thrombosis.


Deadly diseases

These diseases are life threatening and fatal in some cases, however as the studies show they can treat with a proven fibrinolytic enzyme such as Nattokinase. In Japan Natto or Nattokinase has been used as a natural remedy to treat heart disease and plaque build-up in blood vessels for many hundreds of years.


Nattokinase is regularly used for high cholesterol, chest pain, stroke, DVT, atherosclerosis and angina, it has been used to successfully treat varicose veins, peripheral artery disease, poor circulation and varicose veins.


Enzyme Therapy

Enzyme therapy is becoming more popular in the fight against heart disease and blood clots, prescribed medication has many side effects including internal bleeding, stomach cramps, muscle ache, dizziness, constipation and nausea to name a few. On the other hand, fibrinolytic enzymes have fewer reported side effects, making enzyme therapy a more preferred treatment for heart related diseases.


Nattokinase side effects

Nattokinase is termed to be safe when taken orally in recommended dosage, it is a major component of soy food natto, the Japanese people have consumed natto for hundreds of years, interestingly the rate of heart disease is 9 times less in Japan than the Western World.

What does that tell us? Nattokinase is good for heart health.


Most of the studies have been short term, not more than 26 weeks, no side effects were reported, one case of acute cerebellar haemorrhage reported in a patient with ischemic stroke history. In one other case a patient with a mechanical aortic valve reported thrombosis after replacing the blood thinner warfarin with Nattokinase.


Warnings

Precautions & Warnings:

If you are taking Nattokinase and scheduled for an operation stop taking it two weeks beforehand in case of internal bleeding during the op. As stated earlier don’t take Nattokinase with blood thinners or if pregnant or breast feeding.

Interactions

Nattokinase may interact with some high blood pressure drugs or anti platelet/ anti coagulate drugs, please check with your doctor or pharmacist. Some herbs have anti coagulate properties herbs like garlic, red clover, ginkgo biloba, white willow, anise, bogbean, and horse chestnut, check with your naturopath for advice.


Dosage

We don’t have enough clinical data on the safest and effective dose, however anecdotal evidence suggests that 100 MG or 2,000 FU is safe to take as much as 3 times a day. The best method is to take Nattokinase on an empty stomach with a glass of water.

Nattokinase is derived from natto through a fermentation process to produce a Nattokinase food supplement.


How does Nattokinase work?

Nattokinase dissolves fibrin, meaning it thins the blood as it breaks down blood clots, this process helps to protect the body against heart disease and other conditions like heart attack stroke which are caused by blood clots.


References:

1.Heart disease statistics

http://www.who.int/cardiovascular_diseases/en/

2.Nattokinase studies NCBI

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043915

3.Nattokinase study

Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University.Clinical Trial

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28763875

4.Research paper Researchgate Nattokinase enzyme

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321687198_Nattokinase_An_updated_critical_review_on_challenges_and_perspectives

5. Nattokinase safety

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5372539/

 

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