Why there is a need for K2 supplementation?
Vitamin K2 food sources
Vitamin K2 food sources include butter and whole milk from grass-fed cows, egg yolks, liver and bacterially fermented foods like mature cheeses and curd, and the traditional Japanese dish “natto,” which is made of fermented soybeans. Small amounts are found in egg yolk and meat.
Deficiency of Vitamin K2
The amount of vitamin K2 as MK-7 needed for optimal carboxylation is significantly higher than what is available in the body. Unlike the other fat-soluble nutrients vitamin K2 is not stored in the body and its deficiency, often subclinical in a large part of healthy population, is present in most healthy adults and children in Western Population.
Increasing natural vitamin K2 intake results in healthier bones and a healthier cardiovascular system. Nevertheless the daily consumption of vitamin K2-rich foods may not be adequate to cover body needs.