Nattokinase is extracted from Natto, the vegetable cheese eaten in Japan.
Nattokinase may offer help in reducing clotting factors in patients with cardiovasular disease.
Nattokinase breaks up clots when given orally to dogs.
Nattokinase can be absorbed by the rat intestingal tract and remain active.
Nattokinase has strong thrombolytic activity in rats carotid artery.
Nattokinase breaks up a protein that inhibts fibrinolysis (the breakdown of clots), therby increasing fibrinolysis.
Experiments in dogs show that nattokinase can break up blood clots in vivo.
Nattokinase is a protease enzyme which can lower blood pressure. Researchers looked to see if it lower BP due to it’s protease activity, or some other mechanism.
Does nattokinase inhibit clot formation in a living organism?
Another study showing the anti-inflammatory effects of serrapeptase. This time on post-operative swellings.