Health is all about achieving and maintaining balance. Vitamin K2 can improve the functional balance of key systems – namely the skeletal and cardiovascular systems – that ensure robust, active health.
Through its central role in helping the body manage Calcium, Vitamin K2 is critical in forming a solid bone matrix and a healthy cardiovascular system via activating the K-dependent proteins Osteocalcin and Matrix Gla Protein (MGP), respectively.
But if the body does not have enough Vitamin K2 daily intakes, the proteins are not prompted to work, leaving bone and cardiovascular health compromised.
Further, achieving this healthy foundation means implementing a nutritional strategy as early as possible. Studies have shown that children have the greatest need for Vitamin K2, as their bones are growing so intensely. In fact, they have osteocalcin levels 8-10x higher as compared to adults.1
Safe and effective finished products start with the highest quality, clinically proven raw materials. When it comes to Vitamin K2, no other brand compares to MenaQ7®.
MenaQ7® was the actual source material for more than 22 published human clinical trials confirming the health benefits of Vitamin K2 as MK-7. Where bone health is concerned, the most noteworthy are:
- A ground-breaking clinical trial in healthy postmenopausal women supplementing 180 mcg/day of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 for three years showed improved bone mineral density and content, leading to increased bone strength.2
- A clinical trial in healthy prepubertal children showed that just 45mcg/day of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 for eight weeks increased the activation of osteocalcin, producing stronger bones.3
Gnosis by Lesaffre adheres to the highest standards in producing MenaQ7® Vitamin K2, achieving essential quality certifications that resonate with manufacturers and consumers alike:
- Non-GMO verified by the non-GMO Project
In closing, we need our bones to carry us through all the important milestones: adolescence, adulthood, pregnancy, menopause, and into our senior years. Vitamin K2 is an essential tool in securing that healthy foundation, and the K2 that is backed by science, proven to safely and effectively deliver promised health benefits is MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7.
1) Theuwissen E et al. Food Funct. 2014 Feb;5(2):229-34.
2) Knapen MHJ et al. Osteoporos Intl, 2013;24(9):2499-2507.
3) Van Summeren et al. British J Nutr. 2009 Oct;102(8):1171-8.