What Are the Benefits of Nattokinase on Blood Pressure?


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As of 2015, research indicates that people with high blood pressure who use nattokinase daily for eight weeks experience lower blood pressure, according to WebMD. Nattokinase is an enzyme that reduces the blood's ability to clot, which can help guard against blood clot-related conditions, such as stroke and heart attack.

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Bacillus natto is used to ferment natto, which is boiled soybeans, a popular food in Japan. Nattokinase is a protein that is extracted from natto after fermentation. For centuries, people have used natto as a home remedy for heart and circulatory diseases, notes WebMD. The proper dose of nattokinase is based on factors including the user's age and health. Since nattokinase can cause excessive bleeding during or after surgery, patients need to stop taking it at least two weeks before surgery.

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