Vitamin K2 is part of the family of Vitamin K, a group of fat-soluble compounds. Vitamin K2 is essential for the function of several calcium-binding proteins involved in the maintenance of the normal structure of osteoarticular system, teeth, arterial wall, and for the regulation of cell growth.

Increasing natural vitamin K2 intake results in healthier bones and a healthier cardiovascular system. Nevertheless the daily consumption of Vitamin K2-rich foods may be not adequate to cover body needs.

Supplementation of the natural vitamin K2 as MK-7 helps to maintain a correct level of vitamin K2 in the body supporting bone and cardiovascular functions and promoting general human health.

What is vitamin K2 ?

Vitamin K2 brings several health beenfits including:

Bone health
Vitamin K2 supports healthy bones by promoting bone mineral density. K2 activates the carboxylation of osteocalcin, a protein that binds calcium into bones. This action is complementary to vitamin D, which interplays in calcium and vitamin K2 metabolisms.

In the last decade several studies have highlighted the benefits of vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 at every stage of life. Overall, the concept of multifunctional vitamins associated with vitamin K2 has been growing in recent decades with evidence showing its involvement in a wide range of biological functions with a pivotal role in several highly prevalent low-grade inflammatory diseases.

Cardiovascular health 
Vitamin K2 may lower the risk of cardiovascular damage and improve overall heart health. Vitamin K2 activates a protein that prevents calcium deposits from forming in the walls of blood vessels. High vitamin K2 levels prevent stiffening of blood vessels, lowering the risk of blood pressure disorders, thrombosis, heart attacks and strokes.

What are the health benefits of vitamin K2?

The daily consumption of vitamin K2-rich foods may be not adequate to cover our needs. Supplementation with vitaMK7® the natural vitamin K2 as MK-7 helps to maintain a correct level of vitamin K2 in the body, supporting bone and cardiovascular functions and promoting general human health.

From childhood to old age, vitaMK7® can be consumed as nutraceuticals or functional foods & beverages.

What are the market applications of vitamin K2?

vitaMK7® | The Natural vitamin K2 from Biotransformation

Gnosis by Lesaffre has been a pioneer in the development of vitamin K2 as Menaquinone-7 (MK-7) from fermentation:
our first production was launched almost 20 years ago!

vitaMK7® | The Natural vitamin K2 from Biotransformation
Gnosis by Lesaffre

At Gnosis by Lesaffre, we harness the power of biotransformation processes. vitaMK7® is a perfect illustration as it comes naturally from the patented biofermentation process of the Bacillus subtilis ssp natto, without chemical compounds.

Natural

Natural method of production means quality Bacillus subtilis natto is considered the sole bacterium needed to produce good natto rich in natural vitamin K2. Learn more

Pure

vitaMK7® is a natural vitamin K2 as MK-7 with a very high level of purity: it contains >99% of all-trans Menaquinone7 (MK-7), the only active form of vitamin K2, and no trace of unknown impurities. Learn more

Clean

Gluten free, Lactose free, Toxins & pesticides free, Soy free, Animal material free: these attributes demonstrate that vitaMK7® is a clean vitamin K2 as MK-7. Learn more

Trustworthy

At Gnosis by Lesaffre, our relationships with customers are anchored by transparency, accessibility and confidentiality. Learn more
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