Nattokinase – A Case For Excitement
The Japanese love it while the world hates it. As for the baby boomers, they go on to live a little longer.
Why am I so exited about Nattokinase? Well for one thing, you don`t have to brave eating Natto, the fermented soy beans in their gooey, stringy state, to get the same health benefits that the Japanese have been enjoying for centuries.
It is contained in convenient capsule form to consume with ease. But getting back to the main issue. The proteolytic enzyme, extracted from the fermented soy beans, is my first choice of nutrient to take for the cardiovascular system. It will help keep my ageing arteries and heart in peak condition as long as I can last out.
Does the mention of blood clots give you the jitters? Most people would say yes. Just like me, baby boomers in their millions are taking steps to supplement as an aid to their systems, giving support to the health of their ailing bodies and cardiovascular network. An age group that does not need to wait for the go-ahead from researchers or scientists because they already know that herbal and nutritional methods that have been used since time immemorial, can assist in healing and helping the ageing body to keep healthy.
What though is the connection between this nutrient and blood clots?
During the ageing process, our natural production of the plasmin enzyme starts to diminish. The important role the plasmin serves is to break down fibrin, the matter used to give blood platelets their stickiness. This is a very susceptible condition to be in, leaving us exposed to a higher risk of a blood clot materializing, which in turn can lead to heart attack or stroke due to the blocking of oxygen to these vital organs.
Here is where Nattokinase comes to our aid. This powerful enzyme is indeed a literal saver of lives because it takes on the role of the lost plasmin from our bodies, possessing the power to break up thrombus, another name for blood clots, by breaking up the fibrin.
Yet there is more to it`s remarkable action. It has shown the power to lower high blood pressure. The benefits of this are duplicated because lower blood pressure means a lower risk of clots. The reason being that the force caused through High blood pressure damages blood vessel walls. Doctors have saw the results of this when hardening has occurred around bends, curves, and obstruction sites in arteries, yet absent on straight stretches.
The normal practice of doctors is to prescribed ACE inhibitors to keep your blood vessels dilated. Nattokinase serves as an efficient substitute, working in the same way by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzymes that cause your arteries to constrict.
So then, does this enzyme not sound impressive to you too? Are you still repelled by the thought of sticky, gooey stuff that you would run a mile from? Hardly! Your excitement is bound to grow after considering the evidence. All credit to the Japanese, this enzyme convinces us that our blood vessels can stay the coarse along with our other organs.