FEBICO “Natto Complex” Q&A
Q1: Does nattokinase cause gout?
A: The nattokinase contained in FEBICO’s Natto Complex is an enzyme extracted from fermented natto, so there is no purine found in FEBICO’s Natto Complex. Patients who suffer from gout can take it without any concerns. Therefore, FEBICO’s Natto Complex can be the best choice for patients who suffer from gout.
Q2: Higher the active ingredients, better the effects?
A: Too much of the active ingredients can cause increase the burden for our bodies, so it is not helpful by taking too much of it. It is recommended that you take it according to the advised dosage or consult a doctor if you are hesitant about the dosage.
Q3: Will it cause problems if I unpack it and leave it for a long time before starting to take it?
A: Best-before-dates only refer to those products that are kept packed. Once you unpack it, it is recommended that you take it within 2 – 4 months to make sure product quality. In regions where humidity and temperatures are high, it is important to keep it in a cool and dry place and avoid direct sunlight to make sure quality.
Q4: Are natto bacillus and nattokinase the same thing?
A: Both of them are extracted from fermented natto. Natto bacillus is the primary element for fermenting natto and is distinctly helpful for relieving gastrointestinal disorders. Nattokinase is the major element that makes natto sticky and can stimulate body circulations and promote physical functions.
Q5: What are the differences of fresh natto and biotechnological natto products？
A: Fresh natto is made from fermented soybeans and has many effective elements such as soybean protein, vitamins, minerals and natto kinase. But fresh natto needs to be preserved in a refrigerator and cannot be preserved for a long time. Besides, the quality of fresh natto is hard to control, because their quality varies among different producers due to the quality of the raw materials. Biotechnological natto products can avoid such concerns because the production process is designed to contain enough effective elements and keep stable quality at the same time. For those who are not suitable for eating fresh natto due to physical conditions, biotechnological natto products can be the best choice.
Q6: When is the best time to take Natto Complex？
A: The best time to taking it is around the time after dinner or before sleep. According to medical research, the function of nattokinase can last for about 8 – 12 hours, and the lowest temperature is at around 3 AM, which is the time that human bodies are most vulnerable, so taking FEBICO’s Natto Complex before sleep can help your body to resist such harms.
Q7: What are the differences between nattokinase and soy-isoflavones？
A: Natto are made from fermented soybeans, so they contain not only the nutrition of soybeans, such as soy isoflavones but also nattokinase that can only be obtained by the fermentation process.
Q8: Are there prohibitions for taking nattokinase? Who’s not suitable for taking it?
A: Natto is rich in vitamin K, which can decrease the effect of the anticoagulant. It is not advised for people who are taking Warfarin. For pregnant or nursing women and patients who are taking an anticoagulant, it is recommended to consult a doctor before taking nattokinase.
Q9: What are the recommended dosages for normal healthcare purpose and enhanced effects for those who want to relieve the syndromes of cardiovascular disorders？
A: 1. Normal dosage: 1 capsule (2,000FU) per day.
2. Enhanced dosage: 2 capsules (4,000FU) per day.
Q10: Does FEBICO’s Natto Complex smell have the distinct smell as fresh natto?
A: FEBICO’s Natto Complex has gotten rid of the distinct smell of fresh natto by extracting it out of the product.
Q11: Are there prohibitions for taking red yeast rice products? Who’s not suitable for it?
A: For those who are under the following conditions should take it under a doctor’s instruction.
1. Pregnant women and women who are planning for pregnancy.
2. People who have liver function disorders.
3. Heavy drinkers with damaged liver functions.
4. People who are taking antibiotics such as Triazole and anti-rejection drugs such as Cyclosporine.
Q12: Is it OK for those who suffer from diabetes to take this product?
A: Yes. But it is recommended for the diabetes patients who are taking blood lipid lowering drugs to consult a doctor before taking it.