Nattokinase works in the following ways:
-restores and supports normal blood pressure
-dissolves existing blood clots as well as breaks down the fibers found in it called fibrin
-prevents the formation of new, unnecessary blood clots
-encourages the production of plasmin and other agents that aid in dissolving clots, like urokinase
These enzymes bind with specific molecules of the body and then alters its structure in a manner that makes the cells function better. It basically hydrolizes proteins, and breaks them down into amino acids that can be easily absorbed and digested. Nattokinase breaks down the substance which makes arterial plaque sticky and thick, thereby thinning the blood and hastening plasmin production in a natural way.
Scientific Studies on Nattokinase
Research conducted in 1990 by Dr. Sumi and his team demonstrated the fibrinolytic effects of Nattokinase. It was tested on 12 healthy volunteers, 6 Japanese men and 6 women, aged between 21-55 years old. They were given 7 ounces of Natto before breakfast, and then tracked fibrinolytic through blood plasma tests. One test involved a blood sample being taken, then a clot or thrombus was artificially induced. The time that's typically required to dissolve the clot was incredibly reduced in half, merely within two hours of treatment. On top of this, the volunteers exhibited this enhanced ability to dissolve blood clots for another 2-8 hours.
Another study conducted by the same team focused on inducing blood clots in the major leg vein of animals, who have received four Nattokinase capsules and a different animal group four placebo capsules prior to the test. The resulting x-rays of their blood vessels showed that the blood clots of those animals who had Nattokinase have fully dissolved with normal blood circulation restored, just within 5 hours of treatment. The group that was given placebo did not show improvement, with no dissolving noted after 18 hours of the treatment. Read our article on About Nattokinase Benefits to learn more.
Thinner Blood for Optimal Health
How does Nattokinase work towards better health? The body produces plasmin for dissolving clots, but its production is reduced as the body matures and ages. With the help of Nattokinase, which is even more effective and powerful than plasmin, the blood becomes thinner and therefore the body becomes stronger against conditions brought about by blood clots. It works naturally and promotes overall good health as the hearts is able to pump blood efficiently throughout your entire body.