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MenaQ7 - Vitamin K

MenaQ-7® – Research has shown that calcium alone is not enough to support bone-building activity. Appropriate calcium utilization depends on the presence of other minerals and vitamins such as the highly bioavailable K2 found in MenaQ-7®. K2 is vital for activating the proteins that route calcium into bone-building activity and away from soft tissue and blood vessel walls. MenaQ-7 provides the only natural K2 available on the market today. Its high bioavailability and bioactivity translate into lower dosages.*


The Right Vitamin K2 for Proven Bone-Building Support*

There are several misunderstandings about Vitamin K that can compromise product quality. When deciding on a Vitamin K ingredient for your bone health, cardiovascular health, or general wellness blend, keep in mind:
  • Vitamin K is a complex vitamin that appears in various forms – only some of which effectively support proper calcium utilization.
  • K1 supports healthy blood coagulation but, because of its short half-life in the body, it is not effective at supporting healthy calcium utilization.*
  • K2 exists in several forms, with the natural menaquinone-7 (MK-7) being the most bioactive form for supporting healthy calcium utilization.*
  • Our MenaQ-7® provides MK-7 and is the most bioactive vitamin K2 on the market today.

Vitamin K2: Calcium’s “helper mineral” holds the key to appropriate calcium utilization*

Consumers are well aware of the importance of calcium for bone health. But calcium alone can be poorly utilized when an individual runs low on other minerals and vitamins that affect how calcium is absorbed and allocated in the body. For instance, vitamin D is now known to help the body properly absorb calcium.*

Equally important, vitamin K2 activates proteins, such as osteocalcin found in bone-building cells, which triggers the body’s process for using calcium in bone-building. K2 also activates Matrix GLA Protein (MGP) in vascular tissue, which is responsible for keeping blood vessels free of calcium deposits. In fact, MGP is the most powerful known regulator of soft tissue calcification in the body.*

Calcium’s “helper minerals” are integral to supplemental calcium being properly absorbed and utilized in the body. Appropriately balanced bone-building formulas that include minerals such as K2 can promote not only bone health, but also cardiovascular and general soft tissue health.*More Vitamin K Science

It is vital to understand that vitamin K comes in various forms, and not all are effective for supporting appropriate calcium utilization. The two most important forms of vitamin K are K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinones). K1 is the principle source of dietary vitamin K and helps support healthy blood coagulation. Vitamin K2 is a group of molecules called menaquinones. The most common forms of K2 are synthetic menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and the natural menaquinone-7 (MK-7).*

The various forms of K2 are differentiated by the number of isoprene units attached to the molecule’s ring structure. This isoprene tail affects the properties of bioavailability and bioefficacy. MK-7 demonstrates the highest bioavailability and is the best choice for ensuring healthy bone-building effects.*

MenaQ7 – Most Bioactive Vitamin K

Produced and tested by the Swiss-based manufacturer Gnosis, and offered in partnership with NattoPharma® of Norway, MenaQ7 is the only natural-source vitamin K available on the market today. It is derived from the Japanese food natto, the only food product known to contain significant amounts of vitamin K2.

In the body, K2 is actually produced primarily by probiotic organisms in the gut. Similarly, natural K2 is a byproduct of friendly microorganisms (Bacillus subtilis) present in the natto.

The MenaQ-7 fermentation extract results in a highly bioactive vitamin K2.
  • Effective at much lower dosages due to high bioactivity – 45 mcg per day.
  • Scientific and clinical support – biochemical tests conducted to confirm support for bone and cardiovascular health*
  • HPLC analysis to confirm K2 content
  • The only EU-approved natural vitamin K2 on the market
Fortifying calcium products with appropriate levels of vitamin D and MenaQ7 can provide enhanced bone-building effects and support for cardiovascular health.*

Why Ingredients from Wilke Resources?

Wilke Resources is a respected name in quality bulk nutritional supplements, offering raw ingredient products to the pharmaceutical, health-nutrition, and animal health markets. Wilke serves as both a sales and marketing agent for selected U.S. manufacturers and provides high-quality bulk dietary supplement ingredients through its China Direct sourcing program.



*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

As a supplier of bulk dietary supplement ingredients, it is not our intent to suggest that our customers may claim that our ingredients prevent, treat, or cure any infection or disease or remedy any other condition. Our ingredients may promote the whole health and wellness of specific body systems when taken as directed. Consumers should consult their physicians before adding any dietary supplement to their daily wellness program.