Blood pressure is a measurement of the pressure exerted by the blood on the inner walls of the arteries. When blood pressure rises, the heart muscle must work harder to pump the blood efficiently throughout the body. Increased blood pressure may be accompanied by imbalanced cholesterol levels and decreased elasticity and diameter of the blood vessels. Risk factors for increased or high blood pressure include a family history of the condition, obesity, smoking and age. Nattokinase Plus™ was formulated to provide enzymatic and antioxidant activity for promoting and maintaining a healthy circulatory system.*
Healthy circulation depends on proper blood clotting and appropriate formation of fibrin, a protein in the blood produced as a response to inflammation. Fibrin is essential to stop excess blood loss in the event of bodily trauma or injury. As the vascular system is triggered with increased inflammation, the body's inflammatory response is activated and fibrin is produced. Excessive cross-linked fibrin circulates through the bloodstream and may stick to the walls of blood vessels. As a result, blood viscosity is increased and blood pressure becomes elevated.