Vitamin K has long been recognized as an important fat soluble vitamin essential for blood coagulation and normal bone mineralization. While most of the benefits of vitamin K were previously attributed to vitamin K1, recent research has identified important benefits for vitamin K2.
Vitamin K has long been recognized as an important fat soluble vitamin essential for blood coagulation and normal bone mineralization. Several different forms of vitamin K exist, with the primary dietary form being vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, found primarily in green vegetables. Another form of vitamin K known as vitamin K2, or menaquinone, is found in animal products such as meat or eggs, as well as in foods such as cheese and natto, a fermented soy product. While most of the benefits of vitamin K were previously attributed to vitamin K1, recent research has identified important benefits for vitamin K2.
Two forms of vitamin K2 also occur and are used in dietary supplements: a natural form (known as MK-7) and a synthetic form (known as MK-4). While both forms have been found to have beneficial effects for bone health, the natural MK-7 form of K2 appears to have several advantages over the synthetic form. For maximum benefit, natural vitamin K2 is supplied in this product.
- Contains 100% natural vitamin K2: Natural vitamin K2 (MK-7) is supplied in this product. MK-7 has no reported side effects, is well-absorbed, and is the only vitamin K available in supplement form that is naturally derived. MK-7 also has the longest half-life in the body compared to other forms.
- Enhanced benefits for bone mineralization: While both vitamin K1 and K2 are crucial for bone mineralization, vitamin K2 has been shown to be a more powerful form. It works by enhancing the activation and accumulation of calcium binding proteins. MK-7 has also been associated with preserved bone density, thus reducing or preventing bone loss.
- Added benefits for blood vessels: Emerging research also suggests an important role for the natural MK-7 form of vitamin K2 for arterial function.
Vitamin K2 can be used by those who want a more complete approach to vitamin K supplementation than vitamin K1 alone. This extract is free of soy protein for maximum tolerance by those sensitive to soy. The amount of vitamin K2 in this product is unlikely to have an effect on the action of the anticoagulant Coumadin®. If Coumadin® has been prescribed, regular intake of vitamin K is important to avoid significant daily fluctuations in daily vitamin K intake. This product is free of the following common allergens: milk/casein, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat/gluten, corn, yeast, and soybeans. Contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.
Suggested Use: 1 capsule daily with food.
Ingredients Contains 100% natural vitamin K2: Natural vitamin K2 (MK-7) is supplied in this product