Aspirin versus NATTOKINASE? Which is more beneficial as an antiplatelet/anticoagulant? as a potent anticoagulant agent in preventing heart attacks, stroke, and atherothrombotic diseases? IMO both yet

by Paul Alexander

aspirin has added risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects & bleeding; NATTOKINASE behaves similarly & 'natural' safety profile to date is lower risk; aspirin high doses SPANISH Flu killed!

Emerging evidence is that excessive aspirin at the time of the Spanish Flu (and over dosing) may have killed many. Not just the bacterial pneumonia and no antibiotics then, but the misuse of aspirin.

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‘Antiplatelet/anticoagulant effects of NK Low-dose aspirin (85-100mg daily), as a potent anticoagulant agent, is widely used for the prevention of heart attacks, stroke, and atherothrombotic diseases.

Aspirin exerts its antiplatelet action by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX) and subsequently reducing the synthesis of thrombogenic thromboxane A2 (TXA2) in platelets. However, the long-term use of aspirin comes with serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects and bleeding.49


Natto showed an excellent inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation induced by adenosine 5ʹ diphosphate and collagen.25 In addition, NK was found to have positive in vitro haemorheological effects by decreasing red blood cell aggregation and low-shear viscosity.51’


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51.Pais E, Alexy T, Holsworth J, Ralph E, Meiselman HJ. Effects of nattokinase, a pro-fibrinolytic enzyme, on red blood cell aggregation and whole blood viscosity. Clin Hemorheol Microcirc. 2006;35:139–142.