Nattokinase (NK) is a profibrinolytic serineprotease originally extracted and purifiedfrom natto, a traditional fermented soybeanfood popular in Japan. The fermentationprocess includes incubating boiled soybeanswith Bacillus subtilis natto. Current researchsuggests that NK may support healthycoagulation of blood within normal levels,and may be useful in the maintenance andenhancement of normal healthy endogenousfibrinolysis, the dissolution of the essentialportion of the blood clot or thrombus.Maintenance of optimum functioning of thebodyâ€™s fibrinolytic/thrombolytic mechanismsmay benefit the function of many bodilysystems, in particular the cardiovascularsystem and the brain.
The importance of blood clotting is obviousin relationship to survival in cases of injury.But the increasing and excessive stickinessof blood can have other consequences.Antioxidants are supportive in protectingprostacyclin, a prostaglandin that thinsblood, and antioxidants also scavenge freeradicals, which are required to activate theblood clotting effects of thromboxane. Theseeffects are mediated through the bloodsupply, they depend upon healthycirculation, and they have themselves fullsystemic manifestations.In summary, research shows that nattokinasecan be a valuable part of a cardiovascularhealth program, as it supports healthycoagulation of blood within normal levelsand enhances fibrinolytic activity.
Nattokinase NSK-SD™ - We testedrecently introduced products and few meetthe standards of Dr. Sumi, the discoverer ofnattokinase, and Dr. Holsworth, the leadingU.S. researcher of nattokinase. We offer onlythe patented NSK-SD™ formulation whichcontainsno Vitamin K2, the only form thathas been tested for safety. Each batch istested to ensure potency. All ingredientsused in the culture medium during process ofour nattokinase are certified non-GMO.
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