One of my readers thought I should look into Nattokinasse and potentially try it for myself. It is the main ingredient in Fibrovan and Endovan. It sounded quite good to me, when I first started researching it. Fibrovan is known to dissolve scar tissue. More specifically, Fibrovan dissolves the fibrin in the blood clots that form Endometriosis. The idea is to thin the blood and thereby dissolve the Endometriosis. There is more information available at http://www.fibrovan.com.
Here are 5 reasons I am hesitant about Fibrovan or Endovan supplements in particular.
1. The Marketing is deceptive.
The website is designed to sell us on the product. It has a logo of the FDA, which says “We follow the guidelines of the FDA”. This is misleading. It makes us think it is FDA approved and only if you read the fine print at the bottom of the page, can you tell it isn’t FDA approved. This is dishonest to me.
2. The Endovan product contains Vitex or Chasteberry.
Now I know my research is not conclusive but in my opinion this is not a good supplement for girls with Endometriosis.
3. Endovan says there are NO side-effects
Sorry, that can’t be, especially when the supplement deals with thinning the blood. The whole body is made up of blood and thinning ALL of it just for Endo carries some risk, in my opinion.
When I researched Nattokinase as a supplement, I discovered that there are in fact side-effects:
4. Endovan contains Green Tea Leaf Extract.
I never thought this could be a bad supplement as Green Tea is actually really good for us. However, upon further research, I discovered this article:
Essentially (if you don’t feel like reading all of that), Nattokinase actually can cause more damage to the liver in a Green Leaf Tea Extract form. Interesting!
We know the liver is a massive organ that helps heal us from Endometriosis as it flushes out excess hormones and fats. We certainly don’t want to place any further strain on the liver.
5. Endovan is created using the Soy Bean
I know, the poor soy bean does get quite a bit of slack! This is just a fear thing I have with soy now, but perhaps that is where my hesitancy comes from. How do we know they are not using genetically modified soy beans? Also, soy is just not good for endometriosis… so I am just a little hesitant there too.
I did read heaps of stories about it though and there seem to be girls who say they had a dramatic improvement with it. It seems to be particularly beneficial for girls with fibroids. Maybe I should look into other brands containing Nattokinase… your thoughts?