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Nattokinase

Japanese Nattokinase

Nattokinase is a fibrinolytic digestive enzyme derived from Natto. It's used to reduce and remove blood clots and also 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

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.

Japanese Nattokinase Powder

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:

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

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Fish Scale Collagen

Fish Scale Collagen

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.


Characteristics

Collagen

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).

Effects

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.

Usages

  • Health Foods:Health and beauty supplements, beverages, etc.
  • Cosmetics:Beauty masks, skin lotions and creams, etc.
  • Foods:As an additive to soft drinks and soups
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Black Currant Powder

Black Currant Powder

Black Currant is a deciduous shrub, Ribes nigrum, which grows to a height of about 2 meters. In summer it produces abundant fruit that is used for food and medicines.


Characteristics

Black Currant

Our black currant powder's antioxidant activity is extremely high, and compared to blueberries it contains 3 times as much vitamin C, 6 times as much calcium, 3 times as much potassium and magnesium, and twice as much zinc. It also contains more vitamin A, folic acid and iron than blueberries, 1.5 times as much phenolic acid, and large amounts of currant anthocyanin. Anthocyanins belong to a group of natural pigments known as flavonoids, and the polyphenols extracted from the blackcurrant fruit contain 4 types of anthocyanins.

Two of those are not contained in blueberries: the rutinosides delphinidin-3-rutinoside and cyanidin-3-rutinoside.Overall, the antioxidative potency of blackcurrant is far higher than that of blueberries.

Effects

Relieves eye strain due to prolonged use of computers or driving. Reduces dark circles under the eyes, etc.

Usages

It is widely used in supplements, beverages, confections, etc.

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High Grade Dried Sea Cucumber Powder

High Grade Dried Sea Cucumber Powder

Sea cucumber is rich in proteins that are responsible for maintaining bodily health and contains a good balance of copper, potassium, iodine, magnesium, etc. Sea cucumbers that inhabit deep seas in southeast Asia are applied in many ways for health food products.


Characteristics

Sea Cucumber

Contains high quality protein and collagen, mucopolysaccharides such as chondroitin, and the vitamins A, B1, B2 and C that are important for the human body.
It also contains calcium and magnesium that are required for the formation of bones and teeth, iron and proteins that form hemoglobin in the blood, and minerals such as zinc that synthesize nucleic acid. It can be truly “a treasure of the sea”.

Effects

Prevents aging of internal organs and skin, promotes stronger liver function, promotes kidney function, nutritional fortification, physical reconditioning, promotes blood purification, improves constipation, promotes diuretic action.

Usages

Health food supplements, nutritional drinks, beauty products, juices, coffee, toiletry products, etc.

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Chitosan

Chitosan

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.


Effects

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.

Characteristics

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.

Usages

  • Food sector (health foods, food additives, preservatives, pet foods, etc.)
  • Medical sector (artificial skin, suture, artificial dialyzing membrane, artificial ligaments, artificial supports, devices for animal treatment, capsules for medicine, controlled release film, etc.)
  • Agriculture sector (soil conditioners, growth stimulants, pesticides, antivirus agents, viral disease control, etc.)
  • Industrial sector (soap, hair remedies, clothing, bedding, toys, chromatography, colored paper, various films, cosmetics, toothpaste, bath powder, wood paint, non-polluting plastics, television tubes, various coating agents, etc.)
  • Environmental sector (wastewater aggregation agents, heavy metal elimination, sewage treatment, precious metal adsorption, radioactive substance adsorption, etc.)
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