From individual ingredients to blends of nutrients and herbs, there are numerous health supplement products on the market. Nattokinase products are also the same. Not only nattokinase can be an individual ingredient that you can make into the capsule, but also some other nutrients can be added to it. This article will give you some inspiration on ingredients you can add to your nattokinase product.
Nattokinase is an ingredient that hardly conflicts with other ingredients. This means you can even develop a product line based on nattokinase which will at least guarantee the effect of resolve blood clots, lower blood pressure, and other cardiovascular disease-related effects.
Individual nattokinase ingredient
First thing first, you can use nattokinase as a single ingredient to make capsules. The recommended adding does is 5,000 FU/g which means for #0 capsule, you will have 2,500 FU per capsule.
Usually, if you want to make blends of nattokinase and other ingredients, you have to use highly active nattokinase up to 20,000 FU/g. And because it is usually more expensive. If you are a start-up or your company wants to test the market, the individual nattokinase ingredient formula will definitely help you lower the cost of manufacturing which is pretty important when you are not that sure about your target market.
Combine nattokinase with red yeast rice
Red yeast rice is a traditional Chinese culinary and medicinal product. According to the test, it has the function of lowering blood levels of cholesterol and related lipids. Since it is marketed for quite a long time in Asia and has a relatively high reputation. And it’s certified by the ministry of health and welfare in Taiwan. So that it can use national certification mark like FDA certification which generally consumers are more acceptable to this type of product. In Taiwan and mainland China, numerous manufacturers combine nattokinase with red yeast rice.
But the facts are that some red yeast rice products contain substantial amounts of monacolin K, which is chemically identical to the active ingredient in the cholesterol-lowering drug lovastatin. And the U.S. FDA has determined that red yeast rice that contains more than trace amounts of monacolin K are unapproved new drugs and cannot be sold legally as dietary supplements. That will cost you more time and money to figure out whether the raw ingredient you used is safe or not. Besides that, it has some other side effects if the dose is not strictly controlled. Check this article to know more about red yeast rice.
Overall, your main market is in Asia, combined nattokinase and red yeast rice is highly recommended. It will save the effort of marketing while having a significant result on cardiovascular disease.
Combine nattokinase with CoQ10
Coenzyme CoQ10 is a nutrient that occurs naturally in the body. For example, suppose we are refueling a car at a gas station. Gasoline is the energy we consume. The car is the mitochondria. And the fuel gun is Q10 which helps us to fill the car! CoQ10 acts as an antioxidant, which protects cells from damage and plays an important part in the metabolism.
There’s evidence that CoQ10 supplements can lower blood pressure slightly. CoQ10 is also used to treat heart failure and other heart conditions, possibly helping to improve some symptoms and lessen future cardiac risks when combined with regular medications, but the evidence is conflicting.
Though still controversial, but many health supplement companies in Taiwan and Japan have sold the nattokinase with CoQ10 for years. This verifies the feasibility of the addition of CoQ10 to nattokinase.
With the health effect of CoQ10, it will help your consumers feel more evident effect of your products!
Next week, we will introduce you to more ingredients you can add to your nattokinase product. Leave a comment on what you want to add! You can also contact us for more information. Our dietitian and pharmacist will give your more detailed instruction of the blends of ingredients.