Re: [FH] Re: Nattokinase and Cerebral Bleeds
- After Dr Oz did part of his show on Natto Wednesday, I asked my friend from Japan about it. She said that everybody there eats it everyday. But Japanese people are different, in that they probably don't take an aspitin everyday, and probably don't take other supplements that also thin the blood. I take several supplements that thin the blood -- including Bilberry for my retinas, omega-3 fish oils, etc, and I also take 3-4 aspirin everyday for my arthritis. So I'm loaded up. Yet I have no problem. If I should get a little cut, it clots right away. If I saw a lot of bleeding from a little cut, I'd cut back on some of these things for sure. After seeing that show with Dr Oz, I want to start taking natto, but i'm going to do some research first -- thanks to those who posted links. I know I'd hate the taste of eating it, so I'd have to take the pills.
take care -- Michelle & Tigger Too in Toronto
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Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 12:47 PM
Subject: [FH] Re: Nattokinase and Cerebral Bleeds
I did a quick google search for nattokinase and cerebral bleeding, and what I found was that the warning of cerebral bleeding coincides with those who take nattokinase with other blood thinners. Ever since I've been aware of nattokinase, for the past 3 years, I've always been told and tell people that you DO NOT take nattokinase with other blood thinners. If you're working with a vet who knows about the mechanism of nattokinase and other thinners and they prescribe it, then follow exactly how they say to take it. DON'T combine two blood thinners on your own.
Also, the instance of cerebral hemorage in humans who took nattokinase WITH other thinners, was done on very high doses of nattokinase. We don't dose our kitties anywhere near a dangerous dose like that.
There is some good reference to this on this page by Dr. Ray Sahelian. It is scarey, but it's pertinent information to know.
Always, always do lots of research on your own. Don't ever just take one person's word for something. After you get all the info you can, then you can make as learned a decision as you can whether or not to give or do something for your cat.
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