Vitamin K2 100mcg

NPN 80026005

Manufactured By Prairie Naturals


Essential Nutrient for Bone and Heart Health
Vitamin K2 plays a pivotal role in calcium metabolism, vital for maintaining bone health. It helps ensure calcium is directed to your bones, supporting their strength and integrity.
  • Helps to build strong bones
  • An important nutrient for heart & arteries
  • A co-factor in optimal calcium absorption

Why you'll love it

Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin that plays a crucial role in various physiological processes within the human body. It is part of the larger vitamin K family, which also includes Vitamin K1. The two primary forms of Vitamin K2 are Menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and Menaquinone-7 (MK-7), with MK-7 being particularly notable for its longer half-life in the body.

Functions and Benefits of Vitamin K2:

There are a number of functional benefits of Vitamin K2

  • Bone Health: Vitamin K2 is essential for regulating calcium in the body. It helps ensure that calcium is directed to the bones and teeth rather than accumulating in soft tissues or arteries. This is critical for maintaining optimal bone density and strength.
  • Cardiovascular Health: Vitamin K2 is associated with preventing arterial calcification, which is the hardening of arteries due to the deposition of calcium. By regulating calcium in the arteries, Vitamin K2 contributes to cardiovascular health and reduces the risk of heart-related issues.
  • Blood Coagulation: Vitamin K is crucial for the synthesis of certain proteins, known as clotting factors, involved in the blood coagulation process. This ensures proper wound healing and response to injuries.
  • Immune Function: Vitamin K2 has been linked to immune system support. Adequate levels of Vitamin K2 contribute to the proper functioning of immune cells, helping the body defend against infections and illnesses.
  • Osteoporosis Prevention: Postmenopausal women, who are often at higher risk of osteoporosis, can benefit from Vitamin K2 supplementation. Studies suggest that Vitamin K2 may improve bone mineral density and reduce the risk of fractures.
  • Bone Health in Athletes: Studies have shown that Vitamin K2 supplementation may benefit both male and female athletes by promoting bone health. This is particularly important for those engaged in high-impact or weight-bearing activities.
  • Preventing Vitamin K Deficiency: Individuals taking medications that interfere with Vitamin K metabolism, such as certain antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and cholesterol-lowering drugs, may be at risk of Vitamin K deficiency. Vitamin K2 supplementation can help counteract this deficiency.

Who Needs Vitamin K2:

Due to it’s widespread benefits, there are a number of populations who can benefit from the addition of Vitamin K2 into their routine.

  • Postmenopausal Women: Due to hormonal changes during menopause, women are at an increased risk of bone loss. Vitamin K2 supplementation may be beneficial for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis.
  • Athletes: Individuals engaging in rigorous physical activities, especially those involving impact or stress on bones, may benefit from Vitamin K2 to support overall bone health.
  • People on Certain Medications: Individuals taking antibiotics, anticonvulsants, or cholesterol-lowering drugs should consider Vitamin K2 supplementation to prevent drug-induced deficiency.
  • Those Concerned About Cardiovascular Health: Individuals with a family history or personal risk factors for cardiovascular issues may consider Vitamin K2 supplementation to support arterial health.
  • Anyone Looking to Support Immunity: Vitamin K2’s role in immune function makes it a valuable addition for individuals looking to enhance their overall immune response.

Why this formula?

Vitamin K2 supplements are available in different forms, with Menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and Menaquinone-7 (MK-7) being the primary variants. These different forms are distinguished by the length of their side chains.

MK-4: MK-4 is usually derived from animal products, such as meat and dairy. However, it has a shorter half-life in the body compared to MK-7, meaning it is metabolized and eliminated more quickly. This often requires more frequent dosing throughout the day, which may be less convenient for some individuals.

MK-7: MK-7 is typically derived from fermented soybeans or natto, as well as some other fermented foods. It has a longer half-life in the body, allowing for more sustained and stable blood levels over time. Additionally, MK-7 has been shown to have superior bioavailability, meaning the body can absorb and utilize it more efficiently.

Why MK-7 is Considered Superior:

  1. Bioavailability:
    • MK-7’s longer half-life contributes to higher bioavailability, ensuring a more sustained presence in the bloodstream. This enhances the overall effectiveness of the supplement.
  2. Stability:
    • MK-7 is more stable than MK-4, which means it retains its potency and effectiveness for a longer period. This stability is crucial for maintaining the quality of the supplement over time.
  3. Lower Effective Dose:
    • Studies have suggested that MK-7 is effective at lower doses compared to MK-4. This means that individuals may achieve desired health benefits with smaller amounts of MK-7, potentially reducing the frequency of supplementation.
  4. Clinical Studies:
    • Many clinical studies supporting the benefits of Vitamin K2 for bone and cardiovascular health have used MK-7. The positive outcomes observed in these studies have contributed to the reputation of MK-7 as a superior form of Vitamin K2.
  5. Natural Source:
    • MK-7 is often sourced from natural fermentation processes, such as those used in the production of natto, a traditional Japanese dish. This aligns with preferences for natural and plant-based supplements.

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How much do I really need?

The standard dose of Vitamin K2 is 1 capsule daily or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

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Nutritional Info

Supplement Facts

Amount Per Serving

Vitamin K2 (naturally fermented Menaquinone 7)


Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, and capsules contain Pullulan, hypromellose and purified water.

Recommended Use or Purpose: Helps in the maintenance of bones.

Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 1 capsule daily, or as directed by qualified health care practitioner.

Cautions & Warning: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you taking blood thinners. This product has been sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.

As with any natural health product, you should consult your healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.