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Vitamin K2 – An Introduction

According to the WHO, osteoporosis currently affects some 200 million people globally and is second only to cardiovascular diseases as a leading health care problem. Globally, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death. An estimated 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2005, representing 30 % of all global deaths. Natural vitamin K2 (MK-7), is well recognized in scientific literature during the recent decades for contributing to stronger bones and less calcified and healthier arteries.

MenaQ7 - The optimal Vitamin K2 Product

The average dietary intake of K vitamins has dropped significantly over the last 50 years, and today’s intake seems insufficient. Research shows that vitamin K2 is beneficial for both bone and cardiovascular health. Leading experts therefore recommend vitamin K2 supplementation. MenaQ7® is a well documented, safe and effective natural vitamin K2 (MK-7, menaquinone-7) product.

MenaQ7 - Essential for Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease are the major cause of death and disability in the Western world. An estimated 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2005, representing 30% of all global deaths. Cardiovascular diseases usually develop over decades where arteries clog and harden from plaque deposits in which calcium is the main mineral component. MenaQ7®, the natural vitamin K2 helps the body to inhibit and “clean up” calcium in the arteries.

Bone benefits of MenaQ7

For decades calcium has been the most obvious choice of dietary supplement for improving bone health. However, several studies show that supplementing with calcium exclusively is not enough. Our bodies need to optimize the use of calcium as excess calcium will stick to the blood vessel walls, making them stiff and less elastic. MenaQ7® is the optimal solution to utilize calcium in the body by binding calcium to the bones.

MenaQ7 - Essential for Children Health

Bones grow and develop most intensively during childhood and adolescence. Binding calcium to healthy bone matrix serves one goal – to maximize bone mineral density in order to maintain bone mass later in life. Without adequate vitamin K, calcium cannot be properly used to build healthy, strong bones. Young bone are highly active and osteocalcin levels are 8 –10 times higher as compared to adults, hence the requirement of vitamin K is also higher. Unfortu¬nately, many children are vitamin K2 deficient and supplementing with MenaQ7®, the natural vitamin K2 is therefore essential.


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