Nattokinase – 2nd choice for fibrinolytics

Before I could get Nattokinase as capsule, I was getting it from a Japanese desert food called “Natto” that was available at our local market (which happened to be owned by a Japanese family that has been in the US since 1900).

It’s main characteristics are:

  • Anti-hypertensive
  • Cleaves cross-linked fibrin
  • Decreases red blood cell aggregation and shear-viscosity of blood cells
  • Inactivates plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 and then potentiates fibrinolytic activity
  • Increases activated factor VII levels
  • Maximum dosage: 4000 Fibrin Units (any more on a continouse basis may result in bruising or bleeding risk)

As always, consult with your knowledgeable medical professional before adding any new supplement.