Nattokinase is not a component contained in soybeans, but refers to an enzyme produced when soybeans are fermented. When soybeans are fermented, Bacillus natto is known to be made by absorbing nutrients contained in soybeans and growing them. It is said to have been named.
Nattokinase, which is contained in large amounts in natto and cheonggukjang, contains B vitamins and a large amount of antioxidant enzymes. Now, let’s take a look at more details about the efficacy of nattokinase and what information you should pay attention to when taking it one by one.
Nattokinase main effects
1. Thrombosis inhibition
The most representative effect of nattokinase is the prevention of various cardiovascular diseases based on its excellent thrombolytic action. A thrombus refers to a solidified mass of blood in a blood vessel, and the formation of such a blood clot narrows the blood vessel and stops or blocks blood flow, increasing the risk of various blood vessel-related diseases.
Nattokinase helps to activate prourokinase, which is known as a precursor to the enzyme that dissolves blood clots, and is known to have a beneficial action in the prevention of various cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction through its excellent thrombolytic action.
2. Inhibition of platelet aggregation
Nattokinase is said to have the effect of inhibiting not only blood clots but also platelet aggregation. Platelet refers to a type of blood cell that is a tangible component present in peripheral blood. However, when these platelets are overproduced, thrombocytopenia occurs, increasing the risk of serious vascular complications such as myocardial infarction, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Nattokinase has the effect of inhibiting platelet aggregation, which is said to have beneficial results in reducing the risk of various vascular-related diseases caused by excessive platelet aggregation.
3. Blood pressure control
Nattokinase is also known to help maintain normal and healthy blood pressure by regulating systolic and diastolic blood pressure. As an excellent benefit in controlling blood pressure, it is known to have a beneficial effect in preventing hypertension, which is when the systolic blood pressure is 140 mmHg or higher or the diastolic blood pressure is 90 mmHg or higher due to chronic arterial blood pressure rise. In addition, nattokinase is known to help prevent hyperlipidemia, which is a state in which lipids in the blood are increased due to poor fat metabolism.
The excellent effect of nattokinase in improving blood flow also helps to reduce the risk of cerebrovascular diseases such as stroke. In addition, it is reported to help prevent osteoporosis, relieve muscle spasms, and improve symptoms such as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Precautions when taking Nattokinase
Although nattokinase has a beneficial effect on the prevention of various blood vessel-related diseases by inhibiting the formation of blood clots, if you are already taking warpirin and thrombolysis-related drugs, there may be some interactions with the related drugs. It is recommended to decide whether to take it after consulting with Also, please note that it is recommended that pregnant and lactating women decide to take the drug after consulting.
Nattokinase has no side effects and is cheaper than urokinase, a thrombolytic agent used for cerebral infarction or myocardial infarction, but it is said to be the best way to take it as a preventive supplement because it does not have a strong thrombolytic effect like pharmaceuticals. Also, it is known that the daily recommended intake of nattokinase is 2000FU based on a single ingredient, and it is recommended to take it after dinner or before going to bed.