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Natural, highly stable, and highly active Nattokinase

Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic digestive enzyme derived from Natto. It’s used to reduce and remove blood clots and as a blood thinner.

It can also help in the relief and prevention of DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and help to lower blood pressure.

What is Natto?

Natto, a traditional Japanese food made by fermenting soybeans, has been a popular and nutritious food in Japan for over 1000 years and some believe is one of the reasons for the low rate of cardiovascular disease in Japan.

Medical research has shown that Natto is good for the body’s health. It contains Pyrazine which, as well as giving natto its distinctive smell, it also can reduce the possibility of blood clotting. It also contains an enzyme called Nattokinase which can also reduce blood clotting by fibrinolysis (the breaking down of clots) and inhibiting one of the bodys’ proteins plasminogen activator inhibitor-1.

Natto also contains large amounts of Vitamin K2 which assists in the formation of bones and preventing osteoporosis, as well as many chemicals that are alleged to prevent cancer such as genistein, daidzein, isoflavone and selenium. Recent medical studies show that natto may also lower cholesterol.

What is Nattokinase?

Nattokinase is a digestive enzyme produced when soybeans are cultured with Bacillus Natto. This natto kinase is separated and extracted from Natto. It’s used as a natural alternative medicine, as a blood thinner, blood clot dissolver and is sometimes recommended as a substitute for taking daily aspirin.

Nattokinase was discovered by Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi while conducting research at Chicago University in 1980. It has been subjected to 17 scientific studies and has been shown to have 4 times greater fibrinolytic activity than plasmin (1), and shows great promise as a natural way to support a health blood circulatory system. Nattokinase supports the bodys production of plasmin (the naturally occurring enzyme in the body that breaks down fibrin, the enzyme that causes blood clotting) and helps blood flow.

Nattokinase has been shown to help reduce blood pressure and reduce blood clots.

H.E.C. Group export worldwide a highly active and high quality Nattokinase powder developed by Dr. Hiroyuki Sumi for use as an ingredient of health food, supplements and food additives.

At H.E.C. we like to take full advantage of the quality of authentic Japanese Natto and we include all the substances produced by the Bacillus Natto in our Nattokinase powder, including vitamin K2 (an important ingredient for bone formation and which can also help in the reduction of Osteoporosis). H.E.C. Group’s Nattokinase powder has a naturally high stability and is highly active.

Nattokinase has been shown to help in:

  • The prevention of arteriosclerosis
  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Alleviation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT, economy class syndrome)
  • Reduction and improvement in osteoporosis
  • Constipation
  • Supporting healthier fibrin

Uses of Nattokinase Powder

H.E.C. Group’s Nattokinase powder can be used as:

  1. As an ingredient of health foods and health food supplements
  2. As a diet food
  3. As a food additive or condiment for soups, cocoa etc.

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Fish Scale CollagenFOOD PRODUCT

Fish-derived Collagen, indispensable to maintaining youthfulness and health

Collagen is a protein important in connecting cells to cells. One third of all protein in the body consists of collagen. The function of collagen throughout the body differs depending on its location. However, wherever it is located, collagen is indispensable to maintaining youthfulness and health.


Fish scale collagen is the collagen that is derived from fish and is extracted from the scales. Therefore, its denaturation temperature is low, making it a highly digestible protein that is more easily broken down than other forms of collagen. Since it is derived from fish, there is no need to worry about animal infectious diseases (mad cow disease, bird influenza).


Skin consists of a cornified layer, epidermic layer and dermal layer, and collagen accounts for 70% of the dermal layer. The collagen act to connect cells to cells, assists in the regeneration of skin, and works to maintain the skin’s suppleness. Cartilage in the joints also contains a lot of collagen, where it functions as a cushion to reduce the burden on the hips, knees, etc. Collagen alleviates the impact between bone and bone to control severe lower back or arthritic pain. Collagen also greatly affects the aging of hair and the elasticity and strength of blood vessels. It is even more effective when taken with vitamin C.


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  3. Foods: As an additive to soft drinks and soups


Dietary fiber to help prevent lifestyle diseases

Crab shells contain a dietary fiber known as chitin. With further chemical treatment, this chitin becomes Chitosan. Recently research on Chitosan as a food or medicine as advanced, and it is said to have superb effects such as increasing immunity, and improving blood pressure and blood sugar levels.


The effect of Chitosan that is notable for middle-aged people is lowering of cholesterol. Chitosan is approved to be labeled in specified health foods as inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol, and is said to eliminate bad cholesterol and prevent high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis. It also said to vitalize cells and immune function, and to increase useful bacteria in the intestines.


Chitosan is derived from crab shells.

Since it is the product of a living organism, there is little concern over depletion of resources, and since it is degraded by living organisms it does not become a source of pollution. It can be processed into many forms like fibers, membranes, sponges, or beads, and can be made into various materials with new capabilities by chemical treatment. It is said to be harmless to living organisms and very safe.


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