Emerging research highlights the importance of optimal intake of vitamin K and its critical role in maintaining bone and cardiovascular health. Composed of a group of naturally occurring and structurally similar, fat-soluble vitamins, vitamin K is required for the proper utilization of calcium and helps to bind newly absorbed calcium to the bone matrix. Vitamin K helps maintain bone mineral density by decreasing the activity of osteoclasts, cells which break down bone.1 It also provides critical cardiovascular protection by activating matrix Gla protein (MGP), a potent inhibitor of circulatory calcification.2, 3 Current research has found high concentration supplementation, at 180 μg/day, results in improved clinical results compared to lower-dose supplementation.4 Vitamin K2 180 mcg provides an optimal dose of soy-free vitamin K2 delivered in the MK-7 form for optimal support of bone, cardiovascular and immune health.
- Supports Healthy Calcium Balance
- Promotes Bone Health
- Supports Cardiovascular Health and Arterial Elasticity
- Boosts Immune Function
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