Necessary for blood coagulationVitamin K is so called because of its effect on ‘Koagulation’ (from the German). After being taken up by the lymphatic vessels, it is formed into chylomicrons and accumulates in the liver where it has a role in synthesising four coagulation factors including factor II (prothrombin) and its conversion into thrombin.
Multiple benefits for bone mineralisationVItamin K activates the synthesis of osteocalcin, a specific bone tissue hormone produced by osteoblasts. It thus ensures bone mineralisation by capturing and distributing calcium in the body, to bones and teeth.
Anti-inflammatory propertiesVitamin K2 is also one of the most effective preventive agents against chronic inflammation which can gradually and silently damage tissue and thus contribute to the development of closely-related health issues and diseases: obesity, cancer and cardiovascular disease (by reducing strokes and heart attacks).
Reduces cancer mortality riskAccording to a recent Spanish study involving more than 7000 participants over a period of approximately 4.8 years, individuals who increased their vitamin K consumption (phylloquinone and menaquinone) had a lower risk of cancer and all-cause mortality than those whose intake fell or remained unchanged. Researchers concluded that an increase in daily vitamin K intake is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and all-cause mortality in a Mediterranean population at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
An aid for Parkinson’s sufferersA one-year Japanese study of women over 65 with Parkinson’s disease found that supplementing with vitamin K at 45mcg a day reduced the incidence of hip fracture and slightly increased bone density compared with a placebo group.
MK-7 vitaminOf the menaquinones that make up vitamin K2, menaquinone-7 or MK-7 extracted from natto, is the fraction with the highest bioavailability and activity.
Who might benefit from supplementation with MK-7 + D3?Such is the potential of vitamin K2’s health benefits, that like vitamin D3, it can be considered as one of the major nutritional supplements of recent years. The addition of vitamin D3 to this complex facilitates the absorption and transport of calcium in the bone system. It significantly boosts the effect of menaquinone-7 by improving bone formation and bone mineral density in menopausal women whether or not they have osteoporosis. These two substances therefore act synergistically.
|Daily dose : 1 softgel
Number of doses per pack : 60
|Amount per dose|
|Vitamin D3||400 IU|
|Menaquinone 7 (MK-7)||90 mcg|
|Other ingredients: linseed oil|
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