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Conditions associated with K2 deficiency
120 Vegetarian Capsules (SKU 1295)
Researchers have finally uncovered the connection between lack of calcium in the bones (osteoporosis) despite having an excess of calcium in the arteries (atherosclerosis). Vitamin K2 is behind this Calcium Paradox. With vitamin K2, calcium is guided towards the areas of the body where it is needed, such as the skeleton, and away from areas where it could have a negative effect, such as the cardiovascular system.
Natural Factors Vitamin K2 features vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), an advanced, fat-soluble form of vitamin K that serves multiple functions in the body. The K family consists of a trio of vitamins: K1 (phylloquinone), naturally occurring in leafy green vegetables and plant oils; K2 (mena-quinone) present in butter, cows liver, eggs, certain cheeses and natto, a fermented soybean food; and K3, a synthetic form of the vitamin. K3 has been shown to have toxic effects on the liver and K1 doesn’t have adequate benefits for calcium metabolism to dramatically improve osteoporosis or atherosclerosis. Only K2 in the form of MK-7 has been shown to offer 24-hour protection from a single daily dose. Other commercially available subtypes of K2, such as MK-4, only last four to six hours in the body and are required in much larger dosages to be effective.
Vitamin K1 is easy to obtain from green leafy vegetables. The bacteria in our intestines will convert some of that to K2, but not enough to prevent or treat atherosclerosis and osteoporosis. K2 is found in the diet in natto, a fermented soybean food popular in Japan, as well as in butter, meat, egg yolks, and organ meats from animals that are fed grass instead of grain. As grass-fed animal products are rare nowadays and a taste for natto is difficult to acquire for most Westerners, a vitamin K2 supplement is the best way to ensure you are getting an optimal daily dose of this important nutrient.
Researchers worldwide are only beginning to uncover the many essential roles that vitamin K2 plays in our health. Our growing understanding of this nutrient is rapidly redefining cardiovascular disease as an illness of nutritional deficiency. In addition, a vitamin K2 deficiency appears to be an underlying factor in the development of diabetes and liver cancer. Vitamin K2 also plays an essential role in bone metabolism and promoting healthy teeth. For most people, diet alone will not help them meet their daily requirement of vitamin K2. Daily use of Natural Factors Vitamin K2 makes it easy to get optimum levels of this important nutrient.
If you use Vitamin D you must use K2 for the D absorption.
I am so glad I found out about this vitamin. I know my bones are getting what they require now.
Have been using this product for several months. Very satisfied.
Have been using this product for several months now. Totally satisfied
I use this supplement for osteopenia. Excellent value.
I've been using this product for several months. Comfortable to use. Keeps me in good health. I recommend
I've been using this product for several months. Very good, I recommend
I've been using vitamin K2 along with vitamin D3. Good combination. Both good products.
Very good product, affordable price
Great price for 120 capsules of this Vitamin. Won't find it cheaper at any other health store.
received capsules very promptly, good value for the $ spent
Thank you for your speedy delivery, prompt response and great products.
It wasn't until very recently that I became aware of how important this vitamin is in building and protecting bones. The price is excellent compared to in the stores, and I feel really good knowing that I am meeting my requirements for this vitamin which is very difficult to get from food sources alone.
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