- Naturally derived from natto, Japanese fermented soy beans
- Prevents build-up of plaque in the arteries
- Directs calcium to the right places like your bones
- Prevents calcium from going to the wrong places like the kidney (where kidney stones form) and to blood vessels, which could trigger heart disease
- Improves oxygen uptake and insulin sensitivity
- Helps control nerve pain and muscle cramps
- Contains the superior form of K-2 known as K2-7 or Menaquinone
- Vegetarian capsule
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Benefits of Vitamin K-2
Vitamin K-2 performs key functions that are essential to optimal health through all the stages of life. A vital nutrient for bone and heart health, Vitamin K2 is a potential powerhouse of health benefits. It prevents calcification in the arteries, thereby promoting cardiovascular health. It also plays a vital role in keeping bones healthy and strong. Our vitamin K-2 contains menaquinone or K2-7, and is derived from natto, a fermented-soybean product traditionally eaten in Japan.
Vitamin K2 is traditionally found in animal products such as dairy, meat and eggs. Recently, Vitamin K-2 has been identified as being a key anti-aging vitamin to keep cancer, osteoporosis and heart disorders at bay.
The most important benefit of K-2 is in prevention of heart disease. Studies have found that this vital nutrient prevents the build up of plaque in the arteries, thus reducing the risk of heart related conditions.
According to some studies, it also reverses tissue calcification involved in atheroslerosis.
This amazing vitamin is an essential component for keeping your bones healthy and strong. Vitamin K2 helps in the process of mineralization of bones. It does so by activating osteocalcin, an important protein secreted by osteoblasts- the bone cells responsible for building bones. With the help of vitamin K2, osteocalcin can draw calcium into bones and enhance the bone density.
Vitamin K2, when supplemented with vitamin D prevents the action of osteoclasts- the bone cells responsible for bone reabsorption. Studies have also shown a possible co-relation between vitamin K2 intake and prevention of bone loss in healthy postmenopausal women.
Vitamin K-2 plays a role in improving the body's oxygen uptake. This, it turns out, also helps improve the body's ability to fight diabetes. Poor physical fitness – a strong risk factor for developing diabetes – leads to a decrease in VO2max, resulting in improper oxygen utilization, leading to insufficient supply of oxygen to the cells. This disturbs the microcirculation, hampering the delivery of glucose and insulin into cells and causing reduced insulin sensitivity. Studies show that people with a higher dietary intake of vitamin K are significantly less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes, and that the vitamin helps in controlling blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity.
K-2 has also been shown reduce muscle cramps, especially the form known as "idiopathic" cramps, or those cramps that have no apparent cause.
Vitamin K-2 (CGN) 60 Veggie Caps 120mcg