What is Vitamin K2 (MK-7)
Vitamin K2, also known as menaquinone, is a fat-soluble nutrient found primarily in animal products, cheese, butter, and fermented soybeans. Research shows the vitamin K2 analog MK- 7 is the most bioavailable form of this nutrient with a longer half-life in the body.
Benefits of Vitamin K2 (MK-7)
- Essential for the function of 17 vitamin K-dependent enzymes in the body
- Vitamin K2 MK-7 has enhanced bioavailability and absorption
- Essential for the activation of prothrombin for healthy blood clotting
- Regulates calcium metabolism for strong bones and teeth
- Supports cardiovascular health by preventing calcification of the blood vessels
How it Works
Low vitamin K2 levels are incredibly common because it can be tricky to get enough through the diet. Additionally, vegan and vegetarian diets, low-fat diets, digestive conditions, and antibiotic use further increase the risk for low vitamin K2. Each serving of VitaRx Vitamin K2 contains 100mcg of bioavailable MK-7 to increase your levels naturally and support overall well-being!
Vitamin K2 is essential for proper blood clotting, calcium metabolism, strong bones, and heart health. It works by activating several proteins in the body via vitamin K-dependent carboxylase enzymes.
Low levels of vitamin K2 may present as frequent bruising and excessive bleeding because of its involvement in the blood clotting cascade. It's necessary for the activation of a protein called prothrombin, responsible for stopping internal and superficial bleeding. By binding to calcium at the site of an injury, prothrombin initiates a "coagulation cascade" to form a clot.
Vitamin K2 plays a key role in maintaining strong bones. It activates the protein osteocalcin produced by bone cells responsible for binding to calcium in the blood and depositing it in bone tissue. This ensures healthy bone mineral density and reduces the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
K2 also supports cardiovascular health by regulating calcium metabolism. It activates Matrix GLA Protein (MGP), which binds to calcium and prevents it from depositing in blood vessels and causing hardening of the arteries and tissue calcification.
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