Now Foods, MK-7, Vitamin K-2, 100 mcg, 60 Veggie Caps
By Now Foods45 Reviews
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0.12 lbs (0.05 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-00992
- UPC Code: 733739009920
- Package Quantity: 60 Veggie Caps
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 1.9 x 1.9 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
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- Supports Bone Health
- Natural Source from Natto
- Promotes Arterial Health
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Vitamin K is well known for its role in the synthesis of a number of blood coagulation factors. During recent years however, Vitamin K2 and its dependent proteins have been discovered to be of vital importance for bone and vascular health. These Vitamin K2-dependent proteins are now known to play pivotal roles in the physiology of bone mineralization, as well as in the maintenance of vascular elasticity. NOW MK-7 contains a highly biologically active form of Vitamin K2 derived from natto, a traditional Japanese fermented soyfood.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with a meal. Consider taking these other NOW products: Vitamin D and Calcium.
Rice flour, cellulose (capsule), gelatin, ascorbyl palmitate and silica.
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Caution: For adults only. Consult your physician if pregnant/nursing, taking any anti-coagulant drugs (such as warfarin, coumadin, heparin) or other medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
|Serving Size: 1 Veg Capsule|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Vitamin C (from Ascorbyl Palmitate)||2 mg||3%|
|Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7) (MK-7) (from Natto) (soy)||100 mcg||125%|
iHerb Customer Reviews
Vit K2 is great for directing calcium into your bones and keeps it from going into your soft tissues. If you have a soft tissue injury, calcium can deposit at the injury site causing healing issues. Vit K2 will prevent that. It also keeps calcium from building up in your arteries. You don't want that! This is how athletes like distance runners have heart attacks. They take in too much calcium and not enough magnesium and K2. I was diagnosed with calcific deposites in my rototor cuff tendon. It has been debilitating. I took this for a few months and my shoulder injury is finally improving. I found the most benefit when I trippled the dose to 300mg a day. For maintenance 100-200mg should be good. This is the MK7 version of K2 vs. the MK4. The MK4 type has a shorter half life so you need to take more of it to get the same effect. I found taking 3 pills a day of this MK7 product is working well for my shoulder issue. For maintenance I will dial it back to 1 a day. Although this is a fat soluable vitamin there is no research suggesting any toxicity issues. People should feel safe taking 2 or 3 of these a day. There is a prominent ND in Canada who has researched this topic and has come to this conclusion. To help insure calcium is absorbed into the bone and teeth take K2 with your Cal/Mag. I gave this 4 stars because contains soy which some people need to avoid. It is not a lot but people need to be aware of it. If a small amount of soy is not an issue for you this is an excellent choice. If you found this review helpful, kindly visit my iHerb home page by clicking on my handle name above. There you can read my other value added reviews. Also, helpful "Yes" votes are appreciated. Peace and good health.
Plaque in the arteries is made up of calcium, cholesterol, fat, etc. As soon as I'd read that calcium can get shuttled into our arteries rather than into our bones if we are low on vitamin K-2, I started looking for a good k-2 mk7 supplement so that I could up the amount I am getting every day as well as help clean my arteries. Update: I'm getting it from my diet now including from my homemade cultured veggies. This is important to take if you are supplementing with calcium/magnesium/d3, however. And k2 is fat soluble so take with a bit of good fats in your food. Just had my teeth cleaned and noticed my teeth felt stronger during the process, less tartar than last cleaning, and no inflammation. Also my nails are healthy and strong. I should get my husband on it.