What is Nattokinase ?
Nattokinase (NK), also known as subtilisin, is a serine protease produced by Bacillus subtilis natto during the fermentation of natto. It can dissolve thrombus, reduce blood viscosity, improve blood circulation, soften and increase elasticity of blood vessels.
It was found in natto in 1980. It is composed of 275 amino acids in a fixed arrangement. Its molecular weight is 27724. It has the unique function of decomposing thrombus. The activity effect is expressed by the intrinsic unit Fu.
Nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic (anti-clotting) enzyme complex extracted and highly purified from a traditional Japanese food called Natto. Natto is boiled soybeans that have been fermented with a bacterium called acillus subtilis natto.
The supplement nattokinase is purified from natto and made into tablets and capsules, Nattokinase is used for cardiovascular diseases including heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, chest pain , deep vein thrombosis,atherosclerosis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, poor circulation.
What function does Nattokinase Enzymes have?
1. Nattokinase remains active in the body for 8 to 12 hours.
It not only dissolves existing blood clots, but prevents blood coagulation as well and may be a valuable precautionary measure in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is associated increasingly with long-haul travel.
However, research has yet to confirm this. In addition to its anti-clotting factors, Nattokinase has been found to reduce blood pressure. It contains substances that inhibit a naturally-occurring enzyme that causes blood vessels to narrow and blood pressure to rise.
2. Nattokinase is one of several enzymes related to your circulation.
Fibrin, the enzyme that causes blood clotting, is usually broken down by another enzyme, plasmin, which aids normal platelet aggregation and circulation.But plasmin production declines with age.
Nattokinase helps by facilitating blood flow the same way plasmin does, and also supports your body’s natural production of plasmin