Natural Blood Thinner:
Nattokinase is an enzyme that is extracted from a popular Japanese breakfast dish called Natto, which is made from fermented soybeans. Nattō has long been used in folk medicine to treat cardiovascular diseases.
The extracted enzyme is then taken orally as capsules and tablets, and also in powder from, mostly available in Japan.
Nattokinase "thins the blood" and helps break up blood clots. This might protect against heart disease and conditions caused by blood clots such as stroke, heart attack. It can also help lower your blood pressure, reducing strain on the heart that can lead to heart attacks. It helps maintain good blood vessel structure, improves blood flow, and lowers the risk of heart disease. While generally considered safe and tolerable, nattokinase may cause side effects and interact with certain medications.
Among the conditions Nattokinase is purported to prevent or treat are:
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Myocardial infarction (heart attack)
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Varicose veins
More recently, both clinical and non-clinical studies has demonstrated that Nattokinase can help to promote heart and circulatory healthy by supporting normal blood clotting functions. NOW® Nattokinase is derived from non-GMO soy and has 2,000 FUs (Fibrinolytic Units) per 100 mg serving.