Low-Dose Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 (menaquinones) is found in meat, eggs, and dairy products and is also made by bacteria in the human gut, which provides a certain amount of the human vitamin K requirement (16). Human studies show that vitamin K2 is up to ten times more bioavailable than K1. Vitamin K2 remains biologically active in the body far longer than K1. For instance, K1 is rapidly cleared by the liver within eight hours, whereas measurable levels of K2 (MK-7) have been detected 72 hours after ingestion (17).
The Rotterdam Heart Study, a large-scale, well-controlled clinical trial that tracked 4,800 participants for seven years, revealed that participants who ingested the greatest quantities of vitamin K2 in their diet experienced a better cardiovascular condition than people who ingested the least (18). High intakes of vitamin K2 also corresponded to less calcium deposition in the aorta, whereas participants who ingested less K2 were more likely to show moderate or severe calcification. Animal studies suggest vitamin K intake not only blocks the progress of further calcium accumulation, but also induces 37% regression of preformed arterial calcification (19,20).
Low-Dose Vitamin K2 contains the menaquinone-7 form of vitamin K2, which is not metabolized quickly by the liver, thereby making it available to provide a more consistent supply of vitamin K to the body.
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17. Blood. 2007 Apr 15;109(8):3279-83.
18. J Nutr. 2004 Nov;134(11):3100-5.
19. Schurgers et al. Blood 2007;109:2823.
20. Spronk et al. J Vasc Res 2003;40:531.
Serving Size 1 softgel
Servings Per Container 90
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) 45 mcg
Other ingredients: medium chain triglycerides, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, beeswax, carob, olive oil, sunflower oil.
Contains tree nuts (coconut).
Dosage and Use
Take one softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
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