Natural blood thinners like nattokinase do not increase the risk of stroke in anyone and there is a great deal of ignored evidence of its effectiveness in preventing stroke, blood clots and high blood pressure. Nattokinase will be a boon to those who want to avoid using prescription blood thinners with their deadly side effects.
What is nattokinase?
This is an enzyme isolated from natto, a traditional Japanese food eaten for millennia, made from fermented soybeans. Japanese folklore medicine has traditionally used it for improving cardiovascular health. Studies show that, taken orally, nattokinase can break down and dissolve fibrinogen, a component of blood clots and plaques in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Nattokinase increases the body’s production of plasmin and other thrombolytic enzymes such as urokinase. It improves blood viscosity and circulation in general. Regular use of nattokinase can lower high systolic and high diastolic blood pressure. It also helps optimize blood cholesterol. Since nattokinase is derived from soy, there are those who will worry about hormone disruptions caused by soy or soy allergy. This is of no concern at all with nattokinase because, when soy is fermented, its effects on hormones are eliminated. What you are getting in a nattokinase supplement is the purified enzyme extracted from natto. There is no soy left in the enzyme supplement.
Most recently, nattokinase has been shown to relieve nasal inflammation, chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), and nasal polyps. No side effects have ever been reported when nattokinase is taken on its own – without blood thinning drugs, anti-hypertensives, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and it does not lower blood pressure in those who usually have normal readings. It is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and does not require injections. There are zero reports of bleeding from anywhere in those using this enzyme on its own.
Potential side effects like excessive bleeding or bruising can occur when nattokinase is taken in conjunction with blood thinning drugs, aspirin, NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), or anti-hypertensive medication. So, if you are taking any of these drugs on a regular basis, see a natural health care provider who can guide you with using nattokinase.
OTHER NATTOKINASE USES
• Peripheral vascular disease—arterial atherosclerosis or venous thrombosis. Can improve spider veins, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
• Senile dementia due to poor circulation or cerebral thrombi formation
• Ischemic stroke prevention
• A statin drug alternative
• ASA alternative
• Chronic migraine because platelet aggregation implicated in migraines
• Fibromyalgia, CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) and Lyme Disease—where chronic infection leads to fibrin deposition
• Dysmenorrhea (painful menses) because excessive clotting can cause painful cramping
• Excessively fast clotting times due to platelet aggregation
• Lowers cholesterol
• Helps with joint and muscle pain
• Bone pain caused by excessive blood clotting
• Breaks down unwanted waste in blood
• Breaks down undigested proteins in the gut
• May help varicose veins, muscle spasms and pain
Recommended purpose or use:
• Helps support cardiovascular system health.
Recommended dose: Adults: Take 1 capsule once a day, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Take on a empty stomach.
Medicinal ingredients: Each DR veggie capsule contains:
Nattokinase ..........................................100 mg (2000 FUs) (Enzyme from Natto extract, fermented non-GMO soybean. FU- Fibrinolytic Units). A delayed release capsule shell is used for this product to protect the ingredients from stomach acid and maintain full potency.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, Microcrystal- line cellulose, Magnesium stearate, Gellan gum. Contains no added gluten, nuts, eggs, animal products, dairy products, fish or shellfish, starch, wheat or yeast.
Cautions and warnings: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a cardiovascular, kidney, or liver disorder, or if you are taking any medications.
Contraindications: Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not use if you are taking health products that affect blood coagulation, or if you have a bleeding disorder. Stop using this product 7 days before any scheduled surgery, or immediately if you have unscheduled surgery or if your suffer from an injury resulting in bruising or bleeding. This product is derived from soy. Do not use if you have soy allergy