What is MenaQ7?
MenaQ7 is a natural source of Vitamin K2 in the form of menaquinone-7 (MK-7). It is a fermentation extract of Bacillus
licheniformis, providing soy-free vitamin K2 production. MK-7 is recognized in the scientific literature for providing an important source of vitamin K.
CLINICALLY-STUDIED VITAMIN K2 FOR BONE AND CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
The average dietary intake of Kvitamins has dropped significantly over the last 50 years, and today’s intake is believed to be insufficient. Research shows that vitamin K2 is beneficial for both bone and cardiovascular health. MenaQ7 is the best-documented natural vitamin K2 (MK-7) menaquinone product.
ViTAMiN K2 (MK-7) REsEARCH
The First Breakthrough study:
“The Rotterdam study” (1) The beneficial effects of vitamin K2 have been well documented through years of research. The large-scale 10-year Rotterdam study (2004)showed improved cardiovascular health in individuals consuming higher vs. lower levels of vitamin K2.
The Second Breakthrough study:
“The MenaQ7 study” (2) Results of a new double-blind, randomized clinical trial showed that when taken daily in nutritional doses (180 mcg) for three years, MenaQ7 improved bone mineral density, bone strength and cardiovascular health. Because of its long-term design, this study was the first MK-7 trial to show these benefits. This was also the first study to show clear, statistically significant improvements in bone health and cardiovascular health.
(1) Geleijnse JM et al. (2004) dietary intake of Menaquinone Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Rotterdam Study. Journal of Nutrition 134: s3100-3105
(2) Knapen MHJ et al. (2013) Three-year low-dose menaquinone-7 supplementation helps decrease bone loss in healthy postmenopausal women. Osteoporosis International Sep; 24 (9): 2499-507
(3) Knapen MHJ et al (2015) Menaquinone-7 supplementation improves arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women: double-blind randomized clinical trial. Thromb Haemost 113: epub ahead of print
MENAQ7 is a registered trademark of NattoPharma ASA.
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