Healthy blood clotting is crucial to maintain a healthy circulatory system. Conditions that increase your risk for dangerous blood clots include smoking, sedentary lifestyle, diabetes, obesity, family history of blood clots, cardiovascular disease, cancer and flying on airplanes. Blood clots account for 80% of strokes because they impede circulation of blood and nutrients to the brain anywhere in the body where they might become a problem. Blood clots in the back of the legs is called deep vein thrombosis, and can be extremely painful. If the blood clots dislodge and begin circulating through the blood stream, they can travel to the lungs. If that happens it’s called a pulmonary embolus.
NattoPine® is the only product with the combination and dose of ingredients shown in a clinical trial to promote healthy blood clotting and circulation. None of the participants taking NattoPine’s ingredients had blood clots form that could cause dangerous deep vein thrombosis, while 7.6% of people not taking the nutrient combination had potentially dangerous blood clots form. In other words, 100% of people taking NattoPine’s formula maintained healthy circulation. And compared to those not taking the nutrients, people taking nattokinase and pine bark extract had a 27% decrease in leg swelling (edema).
Nutrients shown in a clinical trial promote healthy
blood clotting and circulation
Nutrients shown in a clinical trial promote healthy blood clotting and circulation
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**Nattokinase is an extract from a Natto, a Japanese food from fermented soybeans. Nattokinase promotes healthy blood clotting by preventing and breaking up clots. NattoPine contains the highest dose of nattokinse of any product. NattoPine also contains powerful antioxidants from pine bark extract to protect blood vessels from damaging free radicals.
NattoPine’s ingredients were shown in a clinical trial to reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis by and leg swelling. In the clinical trial nearly 10% of people not taking the nattokinase and pine bark extract combination experienced a deep vein thrombosis versus none of those taking the dietary supplement. In other words, blood clots were prevented in 100% of people taking NattoPine’s formula. Those taking nattokinase and pine bark extract also had a 27% decrease in risk of leg swelling (edema).
†FU (fibrinolytic units). FU is how manufacturers measure the blood dissolving strength of nattokinase. The higher the FU, the stronger and more effective the product.
††Pine bark extract is a powerful antioxidant shown to promote healthy circulation. The combination and strength of pine bark extra and nattokinase in NattoPine is the only formula studied in a human clinical trial.
‡Results based on a published human clinical trial (Angiology.2003;54(5):531-539).
Prevention of venous thrombosis in long-haul flights with Flite Tabs: the LONFLIT-FLITE randomized, controlled trial, by Cesarone MR et al. Angiology. 2003;54(5):531-539. [Article]
Enhancement of the fibrinolytic activity in plasma by oral administration of nattokinase, by Sumi, H. et al. Acta haematol 1990, 84: 139-43. [Article]
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Research Citations for Ingredients in NattoPine
Nattokinase and Pine Bark Extract Citations
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- Cesarone MR, Belcaro G, Nicolaides AN, et al. Prevention of venous thrombosis in long-haul flights with Flite Tabs: the LONFLIT-FLITE randomized, controlled trial. Angiology. Sep-Oct 2003;54(5):531-539.
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