Nattokinase - 2,000 FU (90 capsules)
Nattokinase is useful in all inflammatory conditions, helps reduce cholesterol and chelates the blood. IA current theory in chronic lyme disease treatment is that the spirochete may produce a biofilm which shields it from attack. Nattokinase is being used by some clinicians with the belief that it breaks down that biofilm making treatment with anti-microbals and the bodies immune response more effective.
Nattokinase is an enzyme derived from "natto", a traditional fermented soy food popular in Japan. During the natto production process B. subtillis natto, a friendly bacteria, ferments boiled, non-GMO soybeans, releasing nattokinase. Doctor's Best Nattokinase contains pure nattokinase enzyme with all Vitamin K removed.
Doctor's Best Nattokinase (2000FU) 90VC contains 2,000 fibrinolytic units, which refers to the enzyme activity level. Enzymes, like Nattokinase, are not measured in mg, but in an unassociated measure of units. Even if the enzyme had 1,000mg per capsule but no activity, the enzyme would be worthless. Doctor's Best Nattokinase has 2,000FU (units) of activity. This is a very high amount of activity.
Precautions: As Nattokinase may slow blood clotting do not take if you have a condition involving bleeding, before or after a surgical proceedure. It has been speculated that there could be interactions with drugs that slow clotting such as asprin leading to increased chance of bruising or continued bleeding. As yet there is no evidence to support this but as always consult your physician when in doubt.