Nattokinase a supplement you should be taking

Nattokinase: a supplement you should be taking

The use of Anabolic Steroids and other PEDs leads to an increase in blood thickness. This is extremely dangerous, as it causes an increase in blood pressure that can cause dizziness, headaches, nosebleeds and other annoying side-effects short-term, but also cardiac hypertrophy and even deadly cardiovascular events in the long run.

Donating blood during and/or after cycles/blasts is one of the best ways to offset this side-effect, but preventing the blood from becoming thicker in the first place is much better, and that is where Nattokinase comes in.

What is Nattokinase?

Nattokinase is a natural enzyme derived from the traditional Japanese dish Natto, which is a fermented soybean product that has been a staple in Japanese cuisine for centuries. Nattokinase is an enzyme that is produced during the fermentation process of Natto.

What are the benefits of Nattokinase?

Nattokinase operates as a potent fibrinolytic enzyme, meaning it aids in the breakdown of fibrin, a protein involved in blood clotting. Fibrin clots can contribute to various cardiovascular issues, including thrombosis and atherosclerosis, so Nattokinase has incredible cardioprotective properties.

Nattokinase has been shown to have blood thinning effects (by decreasing RBC aggregation & blood viscosity) that can greatly mitigate increased blood thickness during a cycle and prevent high blood pressure among other serious consequences.

Does it have any side-effects?

Nattokinase is extremely safe, but it can cause issues in people who are already using blood-thinning medications and/or anticoagulant medications. Nattokinase users may also have a harder time healing skin wounds (including tattoos, believe it or not).

How to use nattokinase

If you are an enhanced bodybuilder, chances are you should be using Nattokinase (whether you are on TRT or an advanced cycle). If you are on TRT or just running mild/moderate cycles, you can take 100mg Nattokinase per day. If you are on more advanced cycles, take up to 200mg a day. I would highly recommend taking it after cycles/blasts as well.

NOTE: Even though Nattokinase is very effective, it may not be strong enough to completely prevent increased blood thickness during advanced, high-dose AAS cycles. Getting bloodwork done (with Complete Blood Count) after a cycle will be the best way to determine whether donating blood is still necessary or not.

Nattokinase is a safe, affordable and widely available natural supplement that can provide serious protection to a bodybuilder’s heart during PED cycles.


William Davis

William has been studying and experimenting with bodybuilding pharmacology for over 6 years. After being an independent researcher for all these years, he has decided to share his knowledge with the bodybuilding community through his science-based articles. His approach to enhanced bodybuilding can be summed up in the saying “less is more”, as he believes that prioritizing harm mitigation and looking for ways to maximize the positives is the key to longevity in bodybuilding.

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