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Could Nattokinase Lowers Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke?

Fibrinogen is a compound, produced by your body, that promotes clotting.

Normal Fibrinogen levels are healthy as they prevent you from bleeding to death when you’re cut. Elevated levels, however, can increase risk of heart attack, stroke, or deep vein thrombosis.

Nattokinase is an enzyme found in certain fermented foods that may help to lower elevated fibrinogen levels and normalize risk associated with high fibrinogen.

Researchers found that 2,000 fu of nattokinase twice daily dropped fibrinogen levels in healthy subjects by 7-10%.

Future studies may determine if this drop in fibrinogen is associated with decreases in risk of heart attack or stroke

Recommended dose is 2,000 fu two to three times daily in people at high risk of heart attack or stroke

Nattokinase – A Fibrin Dissolving Protector of the Heart

Cholesterol is not the only factor to assess in heart disease

People who have high cholesterol but low fibrinogen have one-sixth the heart attack risk

Fibrin can lead to blocked vessels, Nattokinase can dissolve unneeded fibrin

It’s a good idea to ask your doctor to test fibrinogen levels, along with cholesterol particle size, and lipoprotein (a)