Vitamin K2 is necessary for the synthesis of the protein in bone tissue, osteocalcin, upon which calcium crystallizes. Vitamin K2 supports moving calcium out of the arteries and into the bones.
: 60 caps
One tablet contains:Vitamin K2 (as Menaquinone-7 [MK-7]) 100 mcg.
Cellulose, capsule (gelatin), dicalcium phosphate, vegetable stearate.
As a dietary supplement, adults take one capsule daily with food or as directed by a health professional.
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According to the ODS, vitamin K deficiency affects very few adults in the United States. Newborns and people with certain gastrointestinal disorders, such as celiac disease and ulcerative colitis, have a higher risk of vitamin K deficiency.
A severe deficiency increases the time it takes for the blood to clot, making a person more prone to bruising and bleeding and increasing the risk of hemorrhage.
A deficiency of the vitamin can also reduce bone mineralization, which can lead to osteoporosis.
Certain medications can affect vitamin K levels in the body. For example, long courses of antibiotics can kill the gut bacteria that produce vitamin K. Some cholesterol-lowering medications can also interfere with the body's ability to absorb vitamin K.
Blood thinners, such as warfarin, can interact dangerously with the vitamin. It is important for people taking these medications to consume the same amount of dietary vitamin K each day and to speak to a doctor before taking supplements or making dietary changes.