vitamin K2


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men·a·quin·one-6

(MK-6) (men'ă-kwin'ōn)
Isolated from putrified fish meal, potency is about 60% of that of phylloquinone (vitamin K1).
Synonym(s): vitamin K2, vitamin K2.
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"As a commodity it can be difficult to make a straight vitamin 'sexy7 but we certainly saw it with vitamin D and we are now seeing it with vitamin K2," observed Mr.
Editor's Note: For those who increased their intake of vitamin K1 over follow-up, the risk of death was 43% lower and for vitamin K2, the risk was 45% less than subjects whose intake was reduced or unchanged.
"Vitamin K2 menaquinone-7 (MK-7) has been shown to be a critical vitamin in the calcification factor," he explained.
For this important mechanism to function, vitamin K2 is required.
Vitamin K2 Market Competitive Growth Analysis and Research by Product Type (MK-7, MK-4, Others), by Source (Natural, Synthetic), by Form (Oil, Powder, Others), by Application (Nutraceutical & Food, Pharmaceutical), and Region - Global Forecast till 2023
Vitamin K2 has been shown to help prevent heart disease, improve bone health and fight cancer.
You can help direct your calcium to your bones with vitamin K2 from fermented dairy, or take vitamin K2 as MK7.
Functions of K2 are proving to be beneficial with regard to cardiovascular diseases and bone metabolism, yet there is a growing body of evidence suggesting vitamin K2 is involved in multiple cellular processes and might have a protective role in various organs throughout the human body.
Kappa Bioscience is a Norway-based company that produces vitamin K2 MK-7 ingredient under the brand name K2 VITAL.
* Vitamin K1 is converted by gut bacteria into vitamin K2. Antibiotics can kill gut bacteria that make vitamin K2, which might reduce the body's absorption of vitamin K.
Natural forms of vitamin K fall into two categories: phylloquinones (vitamin K1 from plants) and menaquinones (vitamin K2 from bacteria).
"Vitamin K2 is crucial for osteoporosis prevention," claims Mercola.com (which will be happy to sell you a 30-day supply of K2 for $28).