By Pure Encapsulations. Maintains healthy arterial calcium metabolism, the association between vitamin K2, or menaquinone, and cardiovascular health continues to grow.
-Two recent studies involving almost 17,000 postmenopausal women suggest that increased vitamin K2 intake, particularly of the longer chained menaquinones like menaquinone-7 (MK-7), promotes healthy vascular calcium balance and cardiovascular function. Vitamin K1 did not have a similar effect. MK-7 is found naturally in the fermented soy product natto and has unique properties compared to other forms of vitamin K. I.