I received a question regarding a very powerful nutrient called “nattokinase” and what I think about it, does it work, how to use it, what’s the best form, and what the benefits are.
In Japan, there’s a very popular, cheese-like, fermented soy product call Natto. It’s made by boiling or steaming soybeans and then fermenting them with a specific bacterium – Bacillus subtilis natto.
Unfortunately, Natto has a very sour aroma and most people don’t like it. Certainly not in the US, which is a shame because it’s probably one of the world’s healthiest foods because natto is a great source of a very powerful nutrient called nattokinase — a type of enzyme that helps dissolve blood clots.1-3
How Nattokinase Works
What most people don’t know is that Nattokinase helps address one of the most overlooked problems in the development of heart disease and high blood pressure, which is hyperviscosity. In plain words, that means thick, sick, sticky and inflamed blood that moves slowly through the circulatory system.
You don’t want this.
Nature’s Blood Thinner
In fact, Nattokinase is nature’s very own natural blood thinner. It helps support healthy blood flow, circulation, and blood pressure4-5 to every part of your body, so you can feel young and energized.
Hyperviscosity increases the inflammatory process that damages arteries. The thicker your blood is, the harder your cardiovascular system has to work to squeeze and push the blood through your blood vessels. Over time, this can cause arteries to become calcified and less elastic.
Sluggish blood flow also increases the risk of clot formation. But the nattokinase reinforces the actions of plasmin, your body’s own enzyme that breaks down the clotting agent called fibrin, thereby preventing abnormal thickening of the blood.
Decreases Fibrin Buildup
Thus, another major benefit with nattokinase is that it fights Fibrin Buildup, which is an insoluble protein formed from fibrinogen during the clotting of blood. It forms a fibrous mesh that impedes the flow of blood (not what you want). This decreased blood flow leads to a feeling of fatigue and gets you tired more easily, slowly leading to heart failure and a heart attack.
Best Type of Nattokinase
Because this is such a valuable and important nutrient, I did my research and discovered that Nattokinase NSK-SD® is the best form and type. The NSK-SD® is the first nattokinase introduced into the US market, and it has established standardization and quality levels for all nattokinase, with comprehensive safety studies and proven potency.
It is vegetarian and Non-GMO. NSK-SD® has two Japanese and three U.S. patents and is recognized by the JHFA (Japan Health and Nutrition Food Authorization) and JNKA (Japan Nattokinase Association) as an authentic nattokinase. And every batch is tested to ensure potency.
This is what I use and I suggest taking about 200 mg daily.
However, I also suggest you don’t take it by itself. It’s best utilized with other specific nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and herbal extracts which will help support healthy blood flow, circulation, and blood pressure, with increased safety and effectiveness.
Just as there’s no “best” food or “best” exercise, no SINGLE nutrient is the best either. It’s all about the combination and ratios.
I want you to visit a special page where I’ve listed the best ingredients to use with Nattokinase and how you can copy the same formula in an ‘all-in-one’, easy-to-use pill.