Nattokinase or Natto has been used by the Japanese people for thousands of years, the rate of heart disease in Japan is ten times less than the Western world. Please read Nattokinase testimonials and you will find that Nattokinase is helpful for heart problems and it has other health benefits.
I had a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot in my leg and was advised by a functional medical practitioner that using Nattokinase would be beneficial after I stop using blood thinners to help dissolve the remnants of the clot that remain in my leg and to help prevent future blood clots from forming,.
I discussed this with a hematologist who was adamant against this. He thought it would be best for me to stay on blood thinners for the rest of my life. When I brought up the fact there are several studies backing up the use of Nattokinase as a very powerful fibrinolytic (anti-clotting) enzyme and he had no idea what I was talking about…I decided to find a hematologist who was versed in functional medicine. He was aware that I used Nattokinase,and so far all of my blood work has been fine.
I speak from personal experience. Having said that, if you have a similar issue, find a cardiologist/hematologist/general practitioner who practices functional medicine so they can advise you on how you might be able to use this as a tool to prevent future blood clots. SOme doctors may be willing to learn more if you tell them that there are studies showing Nattokinase helps prevent blood clots from forming, dissolves existing blood clots, dissolves fibrin, and enhances the body’s production of plasmin and other clot-dissolving agents, including urokinase (an enzyme produced by the kidneys and found in the urine, which activates plasminogen). It is not recommended to use Nattokinase while taking blood thinners due to the risk of side effects/bleeding episodes.
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2 months ago In reply to an earlier post
I stated taking NK a month ago because I was having heart pain, nothing terribly serious as doctors never find any problems with my heart. After a few weeks I have not had any heart pains, and feel better, sleep better, etc. I attribute it to the NK, and will continue to take it. My dad had heart problems so I am aware that I must prevent the same. Taking anything else would be contrary to what works. It is clear that Dr. Davis doesn’t have a cure for heart disease and therefore can make no claims that NK does not work. You can’t have it both ways chum.
The scam is the drug cartels, not natural products that work.
Paul Wagner 2 years ago
I started taking Nattokinase for a DVT. I was initially taking 2,000 FU per day then bumped it to 6,000. Recent labs and ultrasound show IT IS WORKING!! Fibrin degradation products are high and the ultrasound shows a resolving clot just weeks after diagnosis. (Natto was started in the past 3 weeks; the higher dose within the last week.) We’ve been using rat poison (Coumadin) since the early 1950s. The hair thinning/loss, bloating, headache, etc. that accompanies Coumadin are known side effects though most doctors will tell patients they are not. Are we to believe that in 60 years we can’t come up with anything better to offer than Coumadin? Studies have undeniably shown that after one year of “treatment” with Coumadin, more than 24 percent of people STILL HAVE residual clot.
Coumadin, of course, does not dissolve clots. It only prevents new ones from forming and impacts the clotting cascade to enable the body to absorb the clot. Nattokinase is a viable, effective alternative. The real reason it is not studied in America is because it is a naturally-occurring substance that cannot be patented,i.e., no drug company can profit. The Japanese people are the healthiest people on the face of the earth.
How thoughtful of Japan Air Lines to include natto in their snacks on their LONG-HAUL flights. Obviously, they are proactive in their healthcare and attempts to prevent clots. Just as American medical practitioners laugh at Nattokinase, I recall a time when we laughed at those cars called Toyotas. No one is laughing now at the quality and high integrity of this company. Now as then, perhaps we should stop criticizing and start emulating
I had a documented >2 foot long blood clot. There is no denying the existence of this clot. (THERE IS ALSO NO DENYING THE RESOLUTION OF THIS CLOT BY CURRENT ULTRASOUND!) I went on one week of Lovenox and had serial ultrasounds on my left leg for months. The clot remained. I started Nattokinase 15,000 FUs per capsule (4x/day). Eighteen months later when another ultrasound was done, I was called back to the facility because they thought they had done the wrong leg or the test was done incorrectly by the tech.
Why? BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CLOT FOUND. The radiologist repeatedly stated I had to be incorrect in what I was taking, that it had to be Coumadin [note: Coumadin prevents additional clots–it does not lyse clots]. HE WAS INCORRECT. I definitely know what I take–it was, is and continues to be Nattokinase. Nattokinase got rid of my clot, plain and simple. If conventional providers do not want to believe it, I don’t care. If it can work for a >2 foot long clot, it likely works for other clots.
That said, I am a healthcare professional and fact is conventional medicine cares about nothing other than money. Healthcare is “sick” care because that’s where the money is made. An epidemic of good health is the last thing Big Pharma wants! If something can be effective without requiring frequent labs and doctor visits, obviously it would cut into the “take” on the part of MDs and other providers.
The system itself is sick! Just as we laughed at those “funny-looking” Japanese cars in the 1970s and 1980s, it was those “funny” cars that gained the majority market share. The Japanese healthcare system is much more efficient than the U.S. system. Since it is care-driven versus our money-driven system, I believe it has more credibility. I believe Dr. Sumi’s research and will not have confidence in our system until such time research is objective and not controlled by big pharma.