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How Nattokinase Improves the Health of Your Heart
Nattokinase is obtained from an unusual form of dietary supplement, in that it is obtained by fermenting boiled soybeans. The initial product from this process is natto, a Japanese delicacy with a nutty flavor and a strong cheesy smell, and usually taken for breakfast. Through extraction and purification, the enzyme nattokinase is obtained, which is marketed as a treatment for gastrointestinal disorders, immune system problems and also for some skin conditions. However, it also believed to break down blood clots and reduce blood pressure.
The latter two properties are of importance to the health of your heart, since high blood pressure can lead to more serious heart conditions and blood clots, and is often the cause of heart attacks and coronary thrombosis. This condition can start with cholesterol being oxidized in your arteries by free radicals, particularly LDL cholesterol, which results in it dropping out of the blood onto the internal surface of your arteries. The arteries become progressively narrowed until small blood clots can totally block the flow of blood to and within your heart.
Nattokinase can reduce the time taken to dissolve the fibrin that holds the clots together by as much as 48%, and so is a sensible precautionary supplement to take, particularly by those with higher cholesterol levels. It also reduces blood pressure significantly, and both these effects have been demonstrated by several tests on animal and human subjects. If you are taking Aspirin or Warfarin, or any other drug to thin your blood, you must let your physician know that you intend using the clot-eating enzyme, nattokinase.
|Nattokinase 100 mg - 60 Vcaps®
PRODUCT #: 3140
733739031402 Nattokinase is an enzyme isolated from Natto,
a traditional Japanese fermented soy food. Natto has ben
consumed safely for thousands of years for its numerous health
benefits. More recently, both clinical and on-clinical studies
have demonstrated that Nattokinase supports heart health and
promotes healthy circulation. Each serving of NOW® Nattokinase
provides 2000 FU (Fibrinolytic Units) to help keep already
healthy levels of blood clotting factors within a normal
range.* Nattokinase Fact Sheet Nutrition Info
Serving Size: 1 Vcap® Servings Per Container: 60 Vcaps®
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value Nattokinase (enzyme from
Natto Extract) (soy derived) (providing 2,000 FU's of
enzyme activity - an assay equivalent to 160 IU Urokinase assay)
100 mg * * Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000
calorie diet. † Daily Value not established. Details
Serving Size: 1 Vcap® Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement
take 1 Vcap® 1 to 2 times daily on an empty stomach. Free
of: sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, egg or
preservatives. Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Cellulose
(capsule), Maltodextrin, Stearic Acid (vegetable source) and
Silica. Vegetarian Formula. Warnings: Caution: Please
discard the inedible freshness packet. Warning: Those with
blood coagulation disorders or those currently taking any
anti-coagulant (blood-thinning) medications, please consult a
health practitioner prior to use. Disclaimers: *This
statement has not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is
not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Vcaps® is a registered trademark of Capsugel.
'Nattokinase is from the vegetable cheese Natto; which is a typical soybean food in the Japanese diet. Nattokinase has been found to have blood clot dissolving abilities and prevents he aggregation of red blood cells. No significant Nattokinase side effects have yet to be reported in the medical literature when used without other anticoagulants.