High Potency Vitamin K2 90µg
- Premium quality, purest form, GMO free
- Naturally derived MK-7, not synthetic MK-4 form
- Small, easy to swallow veggie/vegan friendly capsules
- Free from all known allergens including soya
Vitamin K2 is a rising star with scientists, whose findings suggest that this nutrient is well known for the role it plays in bone health (it helps the body properly utilise calcium) and normal blood coagulation (it helps activate certain vitamin K-dependent proteins). Our vitamin K2 is a premium quality, vitamin K supplement delivering a full 90µg in the natural form of menaquinone-7 (MK-7). Derived from chickpea protein and using a unique extraction process, we are able to provide a product that is more than 96% pure, natural, full spectrum MK-7. The MK-7 we use is a patented form shown to deliver support for both cardiovascular and bones. Not all companies use MK-7, choosing instead to use the synthetic MK-4 form.
Without sufficient vitamin K2, calcium is not bound to the bone matrix, but free to be deposited in blood vessels, which is not good for our bones or our hearts.
We’re reliant on our gut microflora to manufacture K2 however research is indicating that these levels are inadequate and although fermented foods (e.g. cheeses) are one source of this ‘active’ K2 form, modern diets generally don’t provide enough vitamin K2. As a result, it’s estimated that as many as 98% of the population may have insufficient intakes of this essential nutrient!
We would normally suggest trying a supplement for three months before reassessing. However, we can appreciate that if you are taking a supplement for supporting bone health, it may be more difficult for you to assess the benefits of the product.
Vitamin K is crucial for the activation of certain proteins in the body, and it is these Vitamin K dependent proteins which are thought to be involved in processes such as blood clotting and bone metabolism. A number of studies have indicated that higher levels of Vitamin K1 may be associated with a lower rate of fractures, but it is K2 which is thought to be of most benefit, mainly for ensuring that calcium is deposited in the bones.