Vitamin K2 is also commonly known as the name Menaquinone. Menaquinone is often abbreviated to MK with a number after it. There are 9 forms of Menaquinone MK1-MK9. It is a fat soluble vin which means it is able to be stored in the Liver. The most well known MKs are MK4 and MK7. MK7 is a long chain version of the menaquinone. Its long chain means it has a long biological half life of a few days when in the body system. The number 7 refers to the chemical chains that stem off the quinone ring structure, the bigger the number, the longer the chain.
MK4, one of the other 9 menaquinones, it is converted by human tissues such as the pancreas and testes, MK7 is different, it can’t be converted by human tissues, instead it uses gut bacteria. E.coli bacteria is endemic to the gut and converts Vitamin K1 to menaquinone-7.
Vitamin K2 can be made within the body, or alternatively consumed in the diet. Vitamin K2 can be found in eggs yogurt, Japanese natto (soy bean) and green leafy vegetables. Natto is a very richest source of MK-7, with 90% of its composition being MK7. The Mk-7 that we provide in out product is 100% transformation. The trans form is the only natural form, its cis counterpart does not have the same health benefits.
The role of Vitamin K in the body is to promote normal clotting function in the blood and maintain the health of the bones by encouraging Calcium metabolism and absorption.
We provide two strengths to tailor to your nutritional needs, these are 100mcg and 500mcg. The Vitamin K2 MK7 tablet varied in size dependent on its strength, our 100mcg and 200mcg tablets come in 8mm and our strongest 500mcg strength comes in a 10mm in size. Please note that this product contains the allergen Soya.
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If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medication, please consult your health practioner before use. Please note that vitamin K2 may interact with certain medications, including those for diabetes and anti-coagulants and should not be taken alongside these or other similar medications.
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