Nattokinase! Great for the Circulation.
Here is an enzyme worth taking a look at – Nattokinase! It`s produced when Soy beans are fermented by adding the bacterium Bacillus natto. The Japanese are traditionally familiar with this food, and swear by it`s health properties. Why? What`s so special about this particular enzyme that merits their enthusiasm and should draw our attention to it?
Well, Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi who discovered the enzyme labelled it the Enzyme of Enzymes, because of it`s wide reaching health properties.
The enzyme is hailed in the natural health community as an anti-clot agent, but they don`t stop there. It is also beneficial for the following list of ailments – hypertension, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, thrombosis, stroke, varicose veins, angina, peripheral vascular disease, venous stasis, and these are just the problems related to the cardiovascular system. This particular proteolytic enzyme, is beneficial for aiding in so many other health related problems.
Hypertension Supplements – Nattokinase 2000 FUs per veggie cap
Reasons for Being Hopeful
Can the traditional Natto be partially responsible for the low incidence of cardiovascular disease in Japan? Let`s examine some possibilities by citing some research.
The Alternative & Complementary Therapies journal noted in an article – Natto and Its Active Ingredient Nattokinase, A Potent and Safe Thrombolytic Agent, June 2002, p.157-164, Milner, Martin & Makise, Kouhei, stated in their conclusion that, [quote] “Nattokinase is an exciting new compound with proven very potent fibrinolytic activity. Natto extracts with significant amounts of nattokinase are promising functional foods. All prior epidemiologic and clinical research points to it’s effectiveness and safety for managing a wide range of diseases, including hypertension, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease (such as angina), stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Evidence from long-term use at high doses in Japanese people points to nattokinase as a safe nutrient that acts as a very powerful fibrinolytic agent. However, more research is needed on humans to verify the predicted safety of formulated extracts that deliver high concentrations of nattokinase while eliminating naturally occurring vitamin K.” [unquote].
Earlier in the article we read that, “In another human trial, Okamoto et al. reported the presence of antihypertensive substances in natto.16. This was successfully repeated by Murayama and Sumi17 In this small study, an 80-percent ethanol lyophilized extract of natto was administered to 5 volunteers. In 4 of 5 subjects, average systolic blood pressures fell from 173.8 ± 20.5 mm Hg to 154.8 ± 12.6 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure fell from 101.0 ± 11.4 mm Hg to 91.2 ± 6.6 mm Hg.”
These are impressive results and hard to ignore when so much evidence from other trials are producing similar positive results.
What other exciting surprises has this enzyme have up it`s sleeve?
The plaque that sticks to arterial wall can be broken down and dissolved.
If this sounds far fetched to you, then consider this – The study – Secretory expression of a heterologous nattokinase in Lactococcus lactis, by Authors: Xiaobo Liang, Lixin Zhang, Jin Zhong, Liandong Huan stated that Nattokinase has been reported as an oral health product for the prevention of atherosclerosis.
Sign in, enter “nattokinase atherosclerosis”, and read the full report at www.Pubmed.gov www.Pubmed.gov
Can You Stomach It?
Now the thing is, can you stomach eating Natto, Japanese style?
I would like to have a go, because I like to take health foods in as naturally as they come. Watch this chap in the video to see how he gets on.
If you don`t think this is for you, don`t despair! It comes in capsule form too, make sure you find a high grade product, for it to be effective.
Why not try using electro relexology to get the circulation moving. It is just one of the high blood pressure products that you can use to help yourself.
Nattokinase is just one healthy benefactor found in food. for high blood pressure.