Vitamin K2 by Douglas Laboratories supplies a significant amount of biologically active vitamin K2 in the form of menaquinone-7 (MK-7).
- Bone formation support
- Support for healthy blood vessels
Functions and Mechanism of Action
Vitamin K functions as a cofactor and enhances bone formation by carboxylation of osteocalcin. This enables osteocalcin to bind to calcium and promote healthy bone mineralization. Vitamin K, or menaquinone, includes a group of compounds that contain a central ring structure with varying side chains.
These differing side chains account for variations in absorption, bioavailability, transport, and tissue distribution.
The most common menaquinones are menaquinone–4 (MK–4) and menaquinone–7 (MK–7). Studies indicate that MK–7 concentrates in extra–hepatic tissues, including vascular tissues, and has a longer half–life compared to the MK-4 form.
In addition, vitamin K supports healthy blood vessels by functioning as a cofactor in the production of blood coagulation factors and vessel walls.
Serving Size 1 Vegetarian Capsule:
Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone-7) – 90 mcg
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (capsule), ascorbyl palmitate
Adults take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as directed by one of our health coaches.
WARNING: If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition or taking any medication, consult your health professional before using this product. Consult a health professional prior to use if you are taking blood thinners.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.