What is Nattokinase?
Nattokinase is an enzyme isolated from Natto, a traditional
Japanese fermented soy food. Natto has been consumed safely for thousands
of years for its numerous health benefits. More recently, both clinical and
non-clinical studies have demonstrated that Nattokinase supports heart
health and promotes healthy circulation. Each serving of Nattokinase
provides 2,000 FU (Fibrinolytic Units) to help keep already healthy levels
of blood clotting factors within a normal range.
Support Your Heart & Circulatory Health By:
Exercising regularly, at least
3-4 times a week.
Eating less saturated fat and
avoiding trans fats.
Consuming healthy fats such
omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids.
Eating a variety of fresh,
natural, nutrient dense fruits and vegetables.
Ensuring fibre consumption is between 25-35 grams
a day, try flax or psyllium powder.
Cooking with fresh herbs and spices such as
garlic, ginger and cayenne.
Supplementing with antioxidants such as CoQ10 to
increase circulation and improve heart functions.
Avoiding processed, packaged and refined foods.
Using stress relieving techniques such as mediation, yoga or tai
a health care
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in North America. High
cholesterol contributes to heart disease when the fatty molecules build up
on the inside of arteries. This leads to a decrease in the flexibility and
elasticity of the walls. As the artery becomes narrower, decreased
circulation leads to high blood pressure because the body struggles to
maintain enough blood flow to its tissues. Pieces of the cholesterol plaque
can break off or the turbulent flow of blood can cause clots to form. If the
pieces or clots lodge in smaller vessels this leads to heart attack or
Lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity, improper diet, stress and lack
of exercise contribute to your risk of developing high cholesterol and heart
disease. It is encouraging to note that adopting a healthier lifestyle and
using natural therapies can maintain a healthy vascular system.
Cholesterol is not all bad; it is the amount and the ratio of the various
forms of cholesterol that are a health concern. LDL (low density
lipoprotein) cholesterol is fat that is being transported from the liver for
use by your cells. It is commonly called bad cholesterol. HDL (high density
lipoprotein) cholesterol is called good cholesterol because it is fat that
is being taken unused cholesterol from your cells back to the liver, where
it is broken down. Cholesterol levels are unhealthy if you have lots of
circulating LDL, not enough HDL or a combination of the two.
Dietary cholesterol is different than the serum cholesterol mentioned above.
Although eating foods that are high in cholesterol does raise serum
cholesterol levels the liver is responsible for making cholesterol when
needed. Thus a cholesterol reduction plan should include a low cholesterol
diet with other treatments to help to reduce serum cholesterol. Genetics
also plays a role in high cholesterol.