Health Benefits And Uses Of

Vitamin K2 (MK-7)

Vitamin K2, particularly in the form of MK-7, has been shown to offer numerous health benefits beyond its well-known role in blood clotting, including the prevention of calcium deposits in arteries, lowering the risk of heart disease, and improving cardiovascular and bone health.

Vitamin K2 (MK-7)

Vitamin K2 MK-7

Most people, if they've heard of vitamin K, know it as something related to helping with blood clotting. However new research has discovered a range of other benefits relating to increased vitamin K2 intake when it comes to improving health and longevity.

Vitamin K activates a protein that helps prevent calcium from depositing in your arteries. Several observational studies have suggested that vitamin K2 is better than K1 at reducing these calcium deposits and lowering your risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that taking a supplement in the form of MenaQ7® can not only prevent vascular damage in people over the age of 55, but it can also help recover arteries from pre-existing stiffening.

Researchers have identified three factors contributing to improved cardio test results after people have been taking K2 MK-7:

  • Reduced arterial calcification
  • More elastic collagen in the vessel walls
  • Better physiological function of the smooth muscle cells in the vessel walls

There are several forms of vitamin K2 available that are designated by 'MK'. The form that is clinically proven to be most effective, particularly for cardiovascular and bone benefits is designated MK-7.

There are multiple manufacturers of Vitamin K2 MK-7 however, there are question marks over the stability and thus the efficacy of many of these products. As an example, in a recent survey carried out in Europe, it was found that 80% of the products that were purchased off the shelf and tested had no traces of the MK-7 Vitamin K2 present. This was not due to the ingredient not being included at the stage when the supplement was manufactured, but rather because of the instability of the MK-7 it had degraded to the point of being inactive.

We found and selected the most stable and proven form possible by the original inventors of MK-7, MenaQ7PURE® by NattoPharma manufactured in Europe. This is the ingredient that holds worldwide patents and has conducted the overwhelming majority of the clinical trials. For even greater 'insurance' we are using the form that is micro-encapsulated which guarantees stability.