The Ideal Forms of Vitamin K
Vitamin K1 is the form found in green leafy plants and vegetables and should be part of most people’s daily supplement regimen.
MK-4 This form of Vitamin K2 is the most rapidly absorbed form of Vitamin K and is now routinely used in Japan to maintain healthy bone density.
MK-7 Due to its prolonged half-life, this form of Vitamin K2 is considered “long lasting” and remains bioavailable to the human body over a sustained 24 hour period, making it the ideal form of Vitamin K2. Unfortunately, most of us do not get enough of this super nutrient in our diet. This is because Vitamin K2 is primarily found in fermented foods for which most American's do not have an aquired taste. Natto, a traditional Japanese food made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis is particularly rich in Vitamin K2
The Most Complete Vitamin K Formula
The latest Vitamin K with K2 complex formulated by Dr. Sandra Cabot provides Vitamin K1 and the MK-4 and MK-7 forms of Vitamin K2 in just one daily softgel. The virtue of this formula is that it provides the precise amount of the long acting MK-7 form of Vitamin K2 that recent human studies have shown provides optimal K2 levels over a 24 hour period. The MK-4 version is also included to provide the rapid increase in vitamin K blood levels that may account for its beneficial effects in certain studies.
Vitamin K2 Supports Arterial Health
Vitamin K2 helps to prevent hardening of the arteries, which is a common factor in coronary artery disease and heart failure. Research suggests vitamin K2 may help to keep calcium out of your artery linings and other body tissues, where it can cause damage.
The Rotterdam Heart Study (2004) is credited for finding the powerful association between vitamin k2 dietary intake and arterial health. This well designed study showed that high dietary intake of vitamin K2 has a strong protective effect on cardiovascular health. This population-based study, which took place over a 10 year period, followed 4807 initially healthy men and women >55 years of age from start. Findings from the study indicate that eating foods rich in natural vitamin K2 (at least 32 mcg per day) results in 50% reduction of arterial calcification, 50% reduction of cardiovascular death and 25% reduction of all causes of mortality.
Vitamin K2 Supports Bone Health
We now know that insufficient levels of vitamin K2 can lead to decreased bone mineral density, a key factor in osteoporosis, and an excess of calcium in the arterial wall, which increases the risk of heart disease.
- In Japan, vitamin K2 has been shown to substantially improve osteoporosis when given either as a high-dose prescription agent or in the staple Japanese dish called Natto, which is particularly rich in K2
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Each softgel contains:
Vitamin C 10mg
Vitamin K activity 2,200 mcg
Vitamin K1 as phytonadione) 1,000mcg
Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-4 (MK4) 1,000mcg
Vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7(MK7) 200mcg
Ascorbyl palmitate 25mg
Other Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, gelatin, glycerin, beeswax, purified water, carob color
How to Take: Take one (1) softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Warning: If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult with your healthcare provider before taking this product.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease.