- Helps in the normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth
- Helps guide calcium into bones
- Inhibits the calcification of arteries and other soft tissues
- Provides double-action support for bone and vascular health
- Ideal to use alongside calcium and vitamin D supplementation
Vitamin K2 from Natural Factors contains MK-7, the most bioavailable form of vitamin K derived naturally from natto beans. Each dose provides 24-hour protection by guiding calcium toward the bones and teeth where it is needed most, and away from the arteries where it causes damage.
Vitamin K2 from Natural Factors features vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), an advanced, fat-soluble form of vitamin K that serves multiple functions in the body. Vitamin K2 plays a critical role in protecting the heart, as well as in building strong bones. As a director of calcium, vitamin K2 guides the mineral toward tissues where it is needed, such as bones, and away from tissues where it could have a negative effect, such as arteries. Only K2 in the form of MK-7 has been shown to offer 24-hour protection in 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.
The K family consists of a trio of vitamins: K1 (phylloquinone), K2 (menaquinone), and K3, a synthetic form of the vitamin. K3 has been shown to have toxic effects on the liver. While vitamin K1 is easy to obtain from green leafy vegetables, the bacteria in our intestines do not convert enough to K2 to help with 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 rather than 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.
Most people will have difficulty meeting their daily requirement of vitamin K2 through diet alone. Vitamin K2 from Natural Factors provides highly bioavailable MK-7, naturally derived from natto beans, making it easy to get more of this important nutrient.