Helps keep calcium in your bones and excess calcium out of your arteries
For decades calcium has been the most obvious choice of dietary supplement for improving bone health. However, several studies show that supplementing with calcium exclusively is not enough. Our bodies need to optimize the use of calcium because excess calcium, or calcification, will occur within the blood vessel walls, making them stiff and less elastic, which is why supplementing with vitamin K2 is so important – it helps keep the excess calcium out of the arteries where it doesn’t belong.
Vitamin K intake in the U.S. is very low, especially among certain populations, notably 18-44 year olds. Natural vitamin K is found as K1, from green leafy vegetables, broccoli, cabbage and some grains and as K2 in the form of MK-7 in fermented foods such as egg yolk, liver, mature cheeses and curd.
The traditional Japanese dish natto (fermented soybeans) is the richest known source of natural vitamin K2 (MK-7). Several studies have linked natto consumption in Japan to significant improvement in K vitamin status and bone health. In the Western world, however, the intense odor and taste makes natto unappealing. Supplementation of MenaQ7™ vitamin K2 as MK-7 provides the optimal solution.
MenaQ7™ provides natural vitamin K2 (MK-7) as a fermentation extract whereby vitamin K2 is manufactured using Bacillus licheniformis, providing soy-free production. MK-7 is recognized in scientific literature for providing optimal activity and vitamin K status in the body. MenaQ7™ is the best-documented natural vitamin K2 (MK-7, menaquinone-7) product, with patents granted for cardiovascular health in EU, U.S., Canada and Japan.