Supports fibrinolytic activity. Nattokinase is a proteolytic enyzme found in natto, a cheese-like fermented soy food consumed in Japan for over 1,000 years. Its principle effect is fibrinolysis or the degradation of fibrin. Fibrin is a fibrillar protein that when linked together forms the mesh essential for blood clot formation. The formation and breakdown of fibrin is delicately balanced with too little fibrin formation leading to bleeding and excessive fibrin formation associated with abnormal blood clot formation and inflammation. In addition to directly breaking down fibrin, nattokinase up-regulates the body plasminogen system, the natural mechanism that guards against excess fibrin formation.†
By triggering tissue plasminogen activator nattokinase supports the fibrinolytic activity of plasmin, an enzyme that dissolves fibrin clots during the healing process that follows injury to a blood vessel wall. Nattokinase may support healthy blood clotting, circulation, and platelet function by helping to maintain optimum functioning of the body's normal fibrinolytic processes.†
Nattokinase NSK-SD is produced from the fermentation of non-GMO soybean isolates by Bacillus subtilis natto. It is standardized to fibrin units of activity and is free of vitamin K. †
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†*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program.