Ok, so you know that you need or want to take nattokinase to either prevent blood disease or prevent high blood pressure, or to combat a minor cardiovascular problem you already have. But how much do you take of this powerful little enzyme?
If you were getting your daily dose of it from your natto and soy sauce recipe, then you would not know how much you were taking, because you can’t measure the enzyme that way. You can really only measure the weight of your natto food.
This is a valid reason why taking nattokinase supplements is preferred over ‘making it yourself’. There are pre-made natto products on the market, but my guess is that you need a strong stomach to cope with the smell each time you open the fridge!
Wouldn’t that would be a chore if you hate disgusting textures, smells or the look of some slimy alien like substance in your kitchen? Yet another reason to use nattokinase in supplement form, is because you will be told the correct dose on the packaging. The usual or suggested dosage is 2,000 – 4,000 FU (Fibrinolytic Units) per day. I take two tablets per day (morning and evening), which is 4000 fibrinolytic units.
When the packaging of any supplement gives you a range of doses to use, the best advice is to start at the minimum amount and then progress to higher doses if required. This is particularly important when using nattokinase, because there is not enough knowledge understood about it yet. All we do know for sure is that it will thin your blood, prevent blood clots (DVT’s) and reduce blood pressure.
Please remember, that nattokinase is a very strong and potent (although completely natural) product, so great care should be taken as it could really affect your blood flow and how high or low your blood pressure is.
Your age could be a determining factor on how much nattokinase you take on a daily basis, along with your current level of health. If you are unsure of how much to take, either follow the instructions on the tub or packet or discuss why you want to include this enzyme in your diet, with your doctor.
It is always best to talk to a medical profession, particularly if you are not in perfect health. The only problem with this is that they probably haven’t heard of nattokinase as it is an ‘alternative medicine’.
Either way, unless you have aspirin prescribed by your physician then nattokinase may be a better choice for aiding your bodies natural plasmin, by thinning your blood.