Vitamin K2 Tablets – 500mcg High Strength
Vitamin K2 is also often called Menaquinone. Vitamins A,D,E and K are all fat soluble vitamins, which means that body does not require these vitamins every day. They are stored in the liver and fat cells when not used. 90% of the unused Vitamin K2 is stored in the liver.
Menaquinone can be found in nine different types, referred to as MK 1-9. The vital ones for our health are Menaquinone-4 (MK4), Menaquinone-7 (MK7) and Menaquinone-9 (MK9) .MK4 has the shortest half life in the body due to its’ short chain. MK7, on the other hand, can survive for a few days in the body. The numbers suffixes of 4 and 7 relate to the chemical chains that come from the vitamin’s molecular ring structure. The higher the number, the greater the chain length
In the body, Vitamin K2 is produced in small quantities by the colon from endemic gut bacteria. Many commonly eaten foods also contain Vitamin K2. These include milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, spinach and fermented soy beans (Natto).
Vitamin K2 helps to promote blood clotting in the body. It is vital in the clotting process as it helps the blood to coagulate. This vitamin also helps the body to absorb Calcium, a mineral that is important for healthy bones and teeth. Efficient muscle contraction is also aided by adequate supplies of Calcium.
Zoom Health’s Vitamin K2 is manufactured in the UK and comes in an easy-to-swallow, 6mm tablet format. Each tablet contains high-strength, 500mcg does of Vitamin K2. Choose from a 30 tablet of 120 tablet pack.