Although K vitamins have been known since the 1930s, it has long been thought that their only function is that they are required for coagulation. Vitamin K, and especially K-2, helps maintain normal bone density. One important reason to add K-2 regularly is that, unlike other fat-soluble vitamins, K-2 is consumed quickly. In addition to these benefits, K-2 is considered a good complement to vitamin D by controlling the side effects of high doses. Vitamin K acts as a co-factor in the final synthesis of proteins with a modified amino acid residue, glutamic acid.
Facts about different forms of vitamin K
K1 – Phytylmenacinone or filloquinone is a natural derivative of fish and plants. The darker the green color the plants have, the more rich in chlorophyll and vitamin K.
K2 – Menakinone is a fat-soluble form produced by human bowel bacteria.
K3 – Menadion is a synthetic water-soluble form that appears to be effective but uses a higher risk of toxicity than other forms.
Metabolism K vitamin
Vitamin K1 is fat-soluble and absorbed into the upper intestinal tract and needs bile salts and pancreatic enzymes to be absorbed.
Vitamin K2 is formed by intestinal bacteria in the small intestine and absorbed into the bloodstream by means of fatty acids and bile salts.
Vitamin K2 helps to extract calcium from the vessels and insert it into the bone mass. Vitamin can probably contribute to increased bone density by inhibiting the breakdown and stimulating the formation of new bone mass.
Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium- salts of fatty acids, silica, vitamin K2 (menakinon-7)
Nutritive value per daily intake DRI
Vitamin K2 150 µg 200%
DRI = Daily reference intake
As a dietary supplement take one tablet daily. Use of Vitamin K2 with anticoagulants should be made in consultation with a doctor.
Dietary supplement: Should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Overdose can cause health risks. Keep
out of reach of children. Store at room temperature with the lid closed