Doctor’s Best Natural Vitamin K2 MenaQ7 Vegetable Capsules

$8.62 (as of December 15, 2017, 3:14 PM)

Continue to Amazon for more details

Description

Vitamin K, a fat-soluble vitamin, is primarily known for its role in regulating blood coagulation. Vitamin K exists in two major forms: phylloquinone and the menaquinones. Phylloquinone, designated as vitamin K1, is the major dietary form in food. Menaquinones are designated as vitamin K2 and 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 and MK-7 is the primary menaquinone found in fermented foods. MK-7 contributes to optimum vitamin K storage in the body, and functions more effectively as a co-factor for the activation of osteocalcin which is critical for bone strength. A large-scale study on vitamin K intakes among 5,000 Dutch persons suggests that vitamin K2 may help maintain healthy blood vessels.Compared to those in the low vitamin K2/menaquinone group, subjects at the highest consumption level of vitamin K2 had substantially superior heart health. Similar associations were not seen for vitamin K1.

Additional information

Brand

Manufacturer

Continue to Amazon for more details

Please note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Certain content that appears on this site comes from AMAZON SERVICES LLC. This content is provided ‘AS IS’ and is subject to change or removal at any time.