Blood Clots (prevention of)
By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
Our blood contains a protein called fibrinogen. When
we cut ourselves, fibrinogen helps form blood clots, an important defense mechanism that protects us from bleeding
to death. Unfortunately, this same substance can cause our
death when a blood clot forms inside the circulatory system
and lodges in our heart or brain, resulting in a heart attack or stroke.
When a person's blood is too thick with fibrin, doctors
prescribe blood thinners. There are some natural options,
however, to prevent the formation of blood clots in the circulatory system. One of these options is vitamin E, which
acts as an antioxidant and helps to naturally thin the blood.
Super Omega 3 EPA
will also do this.
is an herb that is most commonly used
to treat varicose veins. However, it also appears to inhibit
clot formation in blood vessels without thinning the blood,
especially when taken with vitamin E.
The latest, and most promising, addition to the arsenal of
natural tools to prevent blood clots naturally is nattokinase. This enzyme, found in the fermented soy product natto,
breaks down the fibrin mesh that forms blood clots. Research has demonstrated that taking nattokinase may prevent blood clots from forming in the circulatory system and
may even dissolve blood clots that have already formed.
is a formula that contains fermented soy
enzymes that have the benefits of nattokinase. It contains
the natto enzymes, hawthorn berries, capsicum, dandelion
leaf and resveratrol. Taking 1 capsule of Nattozimes Plus
on an empty stomach may help
reduce one's risk of forming blood clots while enhancing
overall cardiac health.
Below is a list of suggested products. Those in bold are key products for the health issue explained on this page.
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Alfalfa, Anamu, Astragalus and Butcher's Broom
Green Tea Extract
Flax Seed Oil , Nattozimes Plus
Protease and Vitamin E
Blood Pressurex, Cardio Assurance,
Cholester-Reg Il and Mega-Chel