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Health Benefits at a Glance:

Vitamin K found in Low-Dose Vitamin K2 can help contribute to counter calcification of the arteries thereby helping to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system. Vitamin K2 is also vital in transporting calcium from the bloodstream into the bone, thereby helping to maintain normal bone density.

 

Why it Works:

Calcification of the arteries can be a natural consequence of the aging process. Luckily, Vitamin K can contribute to counter this phenomenon.  Without adequate vitamin K levels, calcium in the blood can bind to the arterial wall resulting in calcification [6,7]. As people age, even a minor deficiency of vitamin K can pose risks to the vascular system.

An abundance of clinical data also reveals that vitamin K plays a role in maintaining normal and healthy bone density; Vitamin K helps this by facilitating the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bones [1-5]. Furthermore, Vitamin K also helps calcium-regulating proteins function better in the arteries. Inadequate levels of vitamin K can also result in increased circulating levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin which is associated with an increased bone loss in postmenopausal women [8,9].

 

The Science Behind the Product:

Human clinical studies report that vitamin K has an important role to maintain healthy bone density. This is done by facilitating the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bone [1-5]. Matrix Gla-protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent protein and has to be carboxylated to work effectively. Insufficient amounts of vitamin K can result in inactive uncarboxylated MGP which can accumulate at sites of arterial calcification [10,11]. Since MGP can potentially inhibit arterial calcification, MGP plays a role in the aging cardiovascular system. Insufficient vitamin K in our body can lead the calcium in the blood to bind to the arterial wall resulting in calcification of the arteries [6,7].
Researchers in Rotterdam conducted a large clinical trial study on heart health, about vitamin K2. 4,800 study participants were enrolled in the seven-year-long study. Study participants who received the highest amount of vitamin K2 in their diet experienced better cardiovascular condition [12]. Animal studies report that proper intake of vitamin K can block the progress of further calcium accumulation. Furthermore, it was also shown to trigger up to 37% regression of preformed arterial calcification [13,14].

How to Use:

  • Take one (1) softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

Reference List:

  1. J Bone Miner Metab. 2001;19(3):146-9.
  2. Osteoporos Int. 2007 Jul;18(7):963-72.
  3. J Bone Miner Res. 2007 Apr;22(4):509-19.
  4. Br J Nutr. 2009 Oct;102(8):1171-8.
  5. Blood. 2007 Apr 15;109(8):3279-83.
  6. Thromb Haemost. 2008 Oct;100(4):593-603.
  7. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2008 Sep;3(5):1504-10.
  8. Vitam Horm. 2008;78:393-416.
  9. Curr Drug Saf. 2006 Jan;1(1):87-97.
  10. Atherosclerosis. 2012 Dec;225(2):397-402.
  11. Adv Nutr. 2012 Mar 1;3(2):166-73.
  12. J Nutr. 2004 Nov;134(11):3100-5.
  13. Blood. 2007 Apr 1;109(7):2823-31.
  14. J Vasc Res. 2003 Nov-Dec;40(6):531-7.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 1 softgel

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7)

45 mcg

Other ingredients: medium chain triglycerides, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob color.

Non-GMO

Dosage and Use
  • Take one (1) softgel daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Warnings
  • KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
  • DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE
  • Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged.
  • When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Vitamin K for Bone Density and Cardiovascular Support

 Vitamin K in Low-Dose Vitamin K2:

  • Plays a role in countering calcification of the arteries, thereby supporting cardiovascular health
  • Plays a critical role in maintaining healthy bone density
  • Helps maintain adequate levels of vitamin K in the body

 

Vitamin K in Low-Dose Vitamin K2 can help contribute to counter calcification of the arteries thereby helping to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, and support building healthy bones. 

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