Go With the Flow: How Nattokinase Supports Cardiovascular Health*
Keeping fibrin in a normal, healthy range supports both circulation and cardiovascular health. The enzyme nattokinase has been found to effectively break down and regulate fibrin by producing plasmin, a proteolytic enzyme.* Nattokinase can help support cardiovascular health, especially as we age.*
This enzyme has a rather interesting origin story – and an impressive body of research to support its use. Read on to learn more, including why our professional-grade formula uses a unique form that excludes vitamin K2.
The History of Nattokinase
In 1980, a researcher for the Japan Ministry of Education was testing global foods for their enzyme activity. Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi, MD, tested over 200 before taking some natto (a sticky, pungent fermented soybean food) from his lunch to his laboratory, according to the Japanese Functional Food Research Association. Dr. Sumi was a renowned enzyme expert. He earned a medical degree and also graduated from the Department of Fermentation Technology at Yamanashi University.
When he added the sticky natto to a dish and examined it microscopically, it appeared to contain a substance that exhibited strong fibrinolytic activity. He named this enzyme nattokinase, saying that it showed “a potency matched by no other enzyme.” Nattokinase works by enhancing the body’s ability to produce plasmin, which breaks down and helps the body regulate fibrin (by encouraging healthy blood coagulation for an optimally functioning cardiovascular system).* Within years, Dr. Sumi was known as “Dr. Natto” for this discovery.
Get to Know Our Nattokinase Pro Formula
In its natural state, nattokinsase contains high levels of vitamin K2, which is essential for blood coagulation. However, those taking nattokinase to support healthy blood flow prefer a form without K2.
Our Nattokinase Pro™ is a high-potency nattokinase formulation that works to promote optimal cardiovascular health.* Nattokinase Pro™ contains NSK-SD®, the first nattokinase derived from the food natto, to be introduced to the US market. NSK-SD is uniquely processed to remove vitamin K2 for those who need to avoid consuming that nutrient.
In combination with nattokinase, a comprehensive blend of supportive enzymes works synergistically to promote total body wellness and cardiovascular health.*
- For circulation and heart health*
- Contains the patented Nattokinase NSK-SD®
- The only form of Nattokinase without Vitamin K2
Learn more about how this formula can help your clients “go with the flow” for a healthy heart!*