Vitamin K2: Product description
Fat-soluble vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is essential for the formation of various protein building blocks that perform a range of functions, including helping to maintain bone density. We use only the purest raw materials in our products, ideally made in Germany. In our vitamin K2 capsules we use laboratory-tested vitamin K2 MK7 from Nutra, which has superior bioavailability.
We consciously avoid using bulking agents and auxiliary substances and ensure that our capsules are produced in Germany to ISO9001, GMP and HACCP standards. The result is top-quality products for your health that you can rely on – from raw material to packaged end product.
Vitamin K2: Good to know
There is some confusion about the precise form and function of vitamin K, so we want to clear up a few things: Vitamin K takes its name from the Danish word ‘koagulation’ (coagulation, blood clotting). There are two subtypes of vitamin K: vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone / MK). Vitamin K1 is mainly found in dark green leafy vegetables, and regular consumption of green vegetables usually ensures an adequate intake. Vitamin K1 has been known about for a long time and there has been plenty of research into its role as an essential nutrient for blood coagulation.
The functions of vitamin K2 have not yet been researched quite so thoroughly. This form of vitamin K is produced by bacteria and is therefore largely found in fermented vegetables and in natto, a Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans. Small quantities are also present in meat, butter and dairy products, especially mature cheeses. Its influence on the formation of various proteins responsible for binding and transporting calcium is well documented. So vitamin K2 supports the development of bone tissue, keeps joint cartilage supple and can probably combat arterial calcification. Recent research has also investigated the potential role of vitamin K2 in slowing down and/or treating Alzheimer’s by limiting oxidative stress in the brain, suppressing neuroinflammation and improving vascular health. Because of these functions, vitamin K2 may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, and trials are currently underway to research this.
What do the abbreviations vitamin K2 MK7 and MK7 all-trans mean?
Vitamin K2 comes in a number of different chemical forms with different numbers of carbon bonds. K2 MK7 has particularly high bioavailability and is much more effective than other compounds. This is a natural compound and the easiest for the human body to absorb and use.