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  • Nattokinase Supplement for Plaque Reduction and Increasing HDL-C

    I've run across Nattokinase quite a bit recently in my readings. Naturally, it peaked my interested and I ran across this study out of China. The results of this study seem to be impressive. Natto is a Japanese food that is essentially fermented soybeans. Has anyone ever used this or have any further information/resources as to it's effectiveness?

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28763875/

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    James , thank you for sharing. Here is a review article giving a balanced view of the stengths and challenges of natto.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043915/
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    • #3
      sthubbar--good article. NK sounds like it has a lot of potential and should be ok as long as you aren't on blood thinners or something with a similar effect. If nothing else it sounds like incorporating Natto into a diet would be beneficial. I hear it is difficult to find, and is definitely a 'love it' or 'hate it' food.

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      • #4
        You can find it at any Japanese grocery store and almost all Asian grocery stores. If you try it and like it, you can make it at home, if you're into that kind of thing. That's what we do. Also, while natto is effectively soybeans in practice, you can ferment many different kinds of legumes with the same probiotic.

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        • #5
          Interesting. It's too bad that they didn't have one extra arm of the study taking both a statin and nattokinase in order to see whether those two together were additive or not.

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