Other Uses of Nattokinase


Nattokinase has been used widely over the years by alternative medicine practitioners for helping to treat several different circulatory and cardiovascular diseases. Strokes, angina, venous stasis, deep vein thrombosis, claudication, peripheral vascular diseases and hypertension are some of the disorders and diseases that nattokinase have been used with. The usage of nattokinase is not limited to these conditions; people today use it for reducing pain and treating a number of other disorders such as chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, uterine fibroids, infertility, cancer, muscle spasms, beriberi and hemorrhoids. However, it must be remembered that these usages are based on anecdotal reports and no medical or scientifically studied evidence confirms its effectiveness.


The Safety of Nattokinase


Nattokinase is a very safe alternative to traditional drugs. If you are looking for a highly effective, safe and drug-free alternative to your medicines, then nattokinase may be your best option. However, make sure to consult with your doctor prior to taking nattokinase. Consuming the food natto is completely harmless, but when taking an enzyme in supplementary form it is best to always consult with a doctor first.


Please make sure to stick with the recommended dosage. If you suffer from ulcers, recently had surgery, or recently suffered a major trauma then you should not use nattokinase. People who have had ischemic stroke or neurosurgery in recent months should not take this enzyme, nor should people who have suffered from intracranial bleeding. To sum it up, people who suffer from bleeding disorders or are taking anti-clotting medicines should use nattokinase only under the supervision of a doctor.


According to the various studies conducted on nattokinase, it has been found that this enzyme is four to five times more powerful than plasmin. Also, it is much more potent than warfarin because its effects are longer term. Finally, because it doesn’t have any side effects, it can be rated as the safest alternative medicine for blood clots.




For more than a thousand years, the Japanese have been consuming natto and reaping the benefits of nattokinase. It offers numerous positive effects, including but not limited to the ones mentioned in this paper. It is also quite a cost effective alternative to medication. It is a naturally-occurring enzyme which enhances the body’s mechanism of fighting clots. All the benefits and effects of nattokinase summarized in this paper are based on numerous scientific studies.