natto NKCP®

Natto NKCPis a unique, 100% natural product that has been proven effective in clinical studies.

Heart disease and cerebrovascular disease (stroke) are the number one and number three causes of death in the developed world respectively, with heart disease accounting for up to 30% of all deaths and cerebrovascular disease for almost 10%. And these figures are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ravages of these diseases: for every person who dies from them, many more suffer from their adverse effects - a stroke or heart attack, for example, can leave a person bedridden. Milder symptoms can include a stiff neck, chronic headaches, cold hands and feet, shortness of breath, chest pain, impaired mental function and dizziness.

Any effort to increase the length and quality of life must therefore focus on methods of maintaining a healthy vascular system and blood circulation. This is a fundamental element of health.

Natto - traditional Japanese food

NATTO is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans that has been consumed for centuries. It is believed to be a healthful treat, with an "acquired taste and smell". New scientific research has discovered why natto is so healthy: Bacillus subtilis natto (the good bacteria that form during the fermentation process) produces functional proteins (including nattokinase) that naturally and safely help the body maintain optimal blood viscosity. Natto is therefore an important food for those who wish to reduce the risk of thrombosis (blood clots) - a central factor in heart disease and stroke, two of the biggest killers in Western society today, and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a concern for those who take long plane trips. This product is of particular interest to those who want a safe, non-drug alternative to aspirin for healthy blood flow.

The problem with eating natto is fourfold: it has an unpleasant taste, smell and texture; it can contain large amounts of vitamin K2 which interferes with drugs such as warfarin; its potency can vary considerably from brand to brand; and it is not widely available outside Japan. But Daiwa Pharmaceutical has produced nattokinase NKCP - a standardised extract of natto bacillus culture (Bacillopeptidase F) in the form of small, odourless tablets from which the vitamin K2 has been largely removed - so that everyone can now enjoy the benefits of natto!


For healthy blood circulation, it is important to reduce the viscosity of the blood, in order to prevent the slowing down of the blood flow, thus reducing the possibility of blood clots (thrombus) formation. These conditions are useful to maintain in many conditions:

  • lower limb disorders (thrombophlebitis, deep vein thrombosis, limb anaemia, post-thrombotic conditions)
  • shin ulcers, skin pigmentation, swelling of the limbs
  • headaches and neck pain, migraines
  • when it is necessary to increase blood supply to the brain vessels - reduced risk of stroke
  • when it is necessary to increase blood flow in the heart vessels - reducing the risk of heart attack
  • in pregnancy, after surgery, oncological diseases, diabetes, contraception, alcoholism, smoking
  • economy class syndrome (thrombosis during long and frequent flights, car or bus journeys)
  • for people who have a mainly sedentary job or, conversely, who stand for long periods at work