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Health Benefits - Vitamin K2(MK-7) - SUNGEN BIOTECH | Extrakinase,Natto K2™,Probiotics,OEM Service

Vitamin K2(MK-7)

Vitamin K is required for the γ-carboxylation of osteocalcin.(Schurgers, et al. 2007a) Damaged bone strength and density Osteocalcin which produced by osteoblasts plays an important role in sedimentation of bone salt.(EVM, 2003;Wildm and Medeiros, 2000) Low vitamin K intake results in low bone mineral density, increased fracture risk and osteoporosis. (Horiuchi et al., 2004; Schurgers et al., 2007b;Tsugawa et al., 2006) Matrix gla protein (MGP) is a protein found in cartilage and arterial vessel walls that requires vitamin K2 for its optimum function. Besides promote the growth of bone,MGP can prevent arterial calcification,. (National Academy of Sciences, 2001) Vitamin K2 deficiency is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality. (Geleijnse et al, 2004) Vitamin K2 supplementation is associated with reduced bone loss in postmenopausal women and senile atherosclerosis. (Schurgers et al, 2007b)

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