Properties and Effect of Vitamin K2 80mcg
Synergy Vitamin K2 is an extract from a Japanese fermented Natto soy, which has the highest amount of natural vitamin K2.
It is known that calcium and vitamin D3 are necessary for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Studies have shown that after the intake, calcium through blood circulation comes to the bones, but Vitamin K2 is needed to support the binding of calcium in the bones. In absence of vitamin K2, calcium will not be incorporated into the bones in the required amount, regardless of its intake amount.
This phenomenon is called “the calcium paradox”, and the consequence of this phenomena are rigid vessels prone to rupture and porous bones, prone to breaking. Vitamin K2 has the ability to activate osteocalcin, a protein that transports calcium in the bones and helps their mineralization. Also, Matrix GLA protein is a member of Vitamin K2 dependent proteins. This protein acts as an inhibitor of vascular mineralization and plays a role in bone organization. If these proteins are not “assisted” by vitamin K2, they will not bind calcium and it will not be transported.
Therefore we say that vitamin K2 is essential for maintaining healthy bones and blood vessels. A strong and healthy bone system requires a synergy of:
- Calcium – a mineral necessary for the growth and strengthening of the bones
- Vitamin D3 – which allows absorption of calcium from the intestine, and
- K2 – for incorporation of calcium into the bones.
- Vitamin K is needed in the liver for synthesis of clotting factor – prothrombin, essential for blood coagulation.
The reason for lack of vitamin K2 in the body can be: taking antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (salicylates, etc.), or a diet with food, that naturally contains large amounts of salicylates.
Certain diseases such as Colitis (chronic inflammation of the colon), Candida infection, Crohn’s disease, mild and severe forms of Celiac disease can lead to deficiency or altered metabolism of calcium.
Advantages of SYNERGY Vitamin K2 80mcg
- Each tablet contains 80mcg vitamin K2 – a recommended daily intake of this vitamin
- natural form of vitamin K2