Natural Vitamin K2 Mena Q7 45mcg 60vc
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Supports bone health and soft tissue elasticity Delivers optimum levels of Vitamin K to bone and soft tissue Supports calcium metabolism for maintenance of healthy bone MenaQ7® is purified from fermented chickpeas which are naturally rich in vitamin K2. Soy free, Gluten free, Vegan
The importance of Vitamin K Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin, is primarily known for its role in regulating blood coagulation. Vitamin K is required for the activity of specialized proteins that control blood clotting (Coagulation factors II, VII, IX) in a series of metabolic steps known as the coagulation cascade. The daily intake of vitamin K recommended by the National Academy of Sciences is based on the amount needed for biosynthesis of these clotting factors in the liver.
Vitamin K dependent proteins are also found in bone and soft tissue, including osteocalcin, the protein that deposits calcium in bone. The activation of these proteins is dependent upon vitamin K. Whilst osteocalcin is essential for keeping calcium in bones, another vitamin K dependent protein, Matrix Gla Protein, helps calcium from accumulating in soft tissue where it doesn’t belong, thereby supporting vascular health.
Forms of vitamin K Vitamin K exists in two major forms: phylloquinone and the menaquinones. Phylloquinone, designated as vitamin K1, is the major dietary form in food and supplements. Menaquinones, designated as vitamin K2, are synthesized in the large intestine by gut bacteria. Menaquinones are named MK-7, MK-8 and MK9, according to the length of structurally related molecular side chains attached to the parent molecule. Fermented foods contain substantial amounts of K2, produced by bacteria that cause the fermentation. MK-7 is the primary menaquinone found in fermented foods. MK7, which is the natural form, is more stable in the bloodstream than vitamin K1. Recent research reveals that MK-7 contributes to optimum vitamin K storage in the body, and functions more effectively as a co-factor for the activation of osteocalcin that is so critical for bone strength.
Research on vitamin K2
Natural Vitamin K2 – MenaQ7® contains the superior form of vitamin K for optimum bioavailability and delivery to the body. MenaQ7® is purified from fermented chickpeas,which are naturally rich in vitamin K2. Vitamin K isn't one vitamin, it's a family of fat-soluble vitamins with similar structures, but different metabolic properties. Vitamin K2 belongs to the group of vitamin K compounds called menaquinones, which show greater bioactivity when compared to vitamin K1, the ordinary supplemental form. K2 is absorbed more completely, remains in the body longer and delivers more benefits for bones, blood vessels and other soft tissues.
Caution:This product contains vitamin K. Consult your physician if using blood-thinning medications such as Coumadin/warfarin.* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.