Douglas Laboratories Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supplies a significant amount of biologically active vitamin K in the form of menaquinone - 7 (MK - 7). This product is soy free.
Vitamin K was originally discovered as the anti - hemorrhagic factor, but it now encompasses a variety of physiological processes.* The major source of vitamin K in most diets is phylloquinone (vitamin K1), which is present in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, broccoli, and kale.* Vitamin K2 is present in small amounts in fermented foods, milk products, cheese, and meat, and is synthesized by various human gut microbiota.* Beyond blood clotting, the role of vitamin K in osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease is related to calcium utilization.* Vitamin K may help in building and maintaining bone health, which is influenced by osteoblasts, osteoclasts, hormones, cytokines and nutritional factors, including vitamin K intake.* Vitamin K is needed to activate osteocalcin (carboxylated), which functions to take calcium out of the vessels and deposit them into the bones.* Therefore, consuming sufficient amounts of dietary calcium is not enough for bone and cardiovascular health; the body needs to distribute and utilize the calcium properly with aid of Vitamin K.*
Douglas Labs’ Vitamin K2 as menaquinone- 7 (MK - 7) is derived from geraniol and farnesol. Geraniol is the primary part of rose oil, palmarosa oil, and citronella oil. Farnesol is present in many essential oils such as citronella, lemon grass, rose, and musk.
Vitamin K2 may be a useful dietary supplement for individuals who wish to increase their intake of Vitamin K and support bone and cardiovascular health.*
These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
|Nutrition Facts |
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
|Vitamin K2 (as menaquinone- 7)||90 mcg|
Note: Serving Sizes are rounded to the nearest whole serving