ScienceDaily (Nov. 27, 2012) — High-resolution real-time images show in mice how nerves may be damaged during the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis. The results suggest that the critical step happens when fibrinogen, a blood-clotting protein, leaks into the central nervous system and activates immune cells called microglia.
The conclusion is:
"In the mice, blocking fibrinogen's blood clotting activity
prevented microglial activation and nerve damage.
Current drugs target primarily downstream events. This interaction could be an upstream target that suppresses immunity and neurodegeneration," said Dr. Akassoglou.
So, I looked at what natural supplements block fibrinogens blood clotting activity (I am not on any type of blood thinning mediciation).
*Nattokinase: a soy-derived dietary supplement and “fibinolytic” (clot-dissolving) enzyme, dissolves away excess fibrin deposits.
*Curcumin (a component of the herb turmeric)
*Serrapeptase: (serrapeptidase, Serratia peptidase), a proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme, is an anti-inflammatory nutritional medicine that dissolves plaque, and removes both fibrin and fibrinogen by digesting them. Serrapeptase also selectively removes many other proteins that impede healing and optimum health.
*Bromelain: This proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzyme derived from pineapple stems is one of the most effective fibrinogen-lowering agents. Bromelain (Ananas comosus) activates plasmin, our bodies’ own enzyme for lowering fibrinogen levels. Activated plasmin digests both fibrinogen and fibrin.
*Green tea and Flaxseed
Anyone else tried any of these added supplements? Benefits? Flax seed, curcumin and green tea I knew about. And even bromelain I have taken off and on through the years to aid in digestion. But, think I am going to start taking the bromelain again.
Full article:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 154215.htm