Vitamin K2 is one of the most important vitamins, and plays a key role in the correct functioning of the human body. Vitamin K2 plays a part in the bone mineralisation process, and is necessary to maintain proper bone density. Vitamin K2 (MK-7) is responsible for correct transport of calcium within the body, and protects the veins from calcium deposits. Vitamin K2 also helps in cases of rheumatoid arthritis, reducing joint inflammation.
Causes of K2 insufficiency in the body:
- wrong diet,
- overconsumption of trans fats,
- overuse of antibiotics,
- use of anticoagulants.
Vitamin K2 protects against many diseases, and does not exhibit toxic properties. The most stable forms of vitamin K2 are found in natto – a traditional Japanese dish made of fermented soy seeds. Other sources of this vitamin are e. g. maturing cheeses, like Gouda, Brie or Emmentaler, poultry liver, eggs, butter or naturally-made sauerkraut.
Vitamin K2 has found use in many areas of medicine, such as curing osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes or Alzheimer's disease.