Pure, strong vitamin K2 dissolved in olive oil
- Pure vitamin K2 (Menaquinone MK-7) dissolved in cold-pressed olive oil
- 100% recommended daily allowance (RDA)
- Supports the maintenance of normal bones and normal blood coagulation
- Small, soft gelatin capsules that are easy to swallow
- Manufactured under pharmaceutical control
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|One capsule contains:||NRV*|
|Vitamin K2||75 µg||100%|
* Nutrient Reference value.
1 capsule per day for adults and children 11 years and older. The capsule can be chewed or swallowed whole.
Do not exceed recommended amount.
Dietary supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet or healthy lifestyle.
Pregnant and lactating women and those on medication should seek professional advice prior to taking supplements.
Bulking agent: Olive oil
Capsule shell: Bovine gelatin
Humectant: Glycerol, purified water.
Vitamin K2 (Menaquinone MK-7).
Colour: Iron oxide
Store at room temperature.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Contains: 60 capsules = 11 g
What are K-Pearls?
K-Pearls contains small, soft gelatin capsules with 75 μg of pure vitamin K2 (menaquinon MK-7) in each capsule. The vitamin K2 is dissolved in cold-pressed olive oil for improved absorption of the nutrient. The capsules are easy to swallow because of their size, and they can also be chewed. Take K-Pearls with a meal.
In nature, vitamin K is found in a trans form and a cis form. The individual form relates to the spatial structure of the molecule. It is only the trans form of MK-7 that is biologically active. The cis form has no biological activity. K-Pearls is an all-trans form and is therefore biologically active.
What is vitamin K?
Vitamin K belongs to the group of lipid-soluble vitamins that also includes with vitamins A, D, and E.
Vitamin K was discovered by the Danish biochemist Henrik Dam in 1929. In 1943, he was awarded a Nobel Prize for his discovery. The vitamin was named vitamin K with K standing for "koagulation", the Danish and German term for coagulation. Later, it was discovered that there are two main types of vitamin K: phylloquinone (K1) and menaquinone (K2). In addition, there is a synthetic version of vitamin K called menadione (K3), which is normally not used in dietary supplements.
Vitamin K2 is found in various forms, ranging from MK-4 to MK-14. MK-10 and higher forms of the vitamin, however, rarely occur. The MK number refers to the length of the vitamin's side chain of so-called isoprene units. MK-7 and MK-4 are normally the forms used in nutritional supplements.
Why vitamin K2 MK-7?
Vitamin K2 MK-7 stays longer in the body than both vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 MK-4. Therefore, the MK-7 version is thought to be more effective. Both K1 and K2 MK-4 are metabolized and excreted rapidly in the body, and we have only a small amount of stored vitamin K in the liver, spleen, and lungs.
Vitamin K and bones
Vitamin K2 is particularly important for the distribution of calcium to our bone tissue. Our bone tissue is broken down and reconstructed in a continuous cycle. Our age, activity level, and diet affect the process. This becomes increasingly important when we grow older, because after the age of 30-35 years, we start to lose bone mass. We can slow down the process by making the right lifestyle choices. It is especially vitamin K2 that supports the transport of calcium into the bone tissue. The bone-forming cells are called osteoblasts. They produce a protein called osteocalcin that is activated by vitamin K. This activation is important for the transport of calcium from the blood and blood vessels and the process of embedding calcium into the bone tissue to support normal bone function.
Vitamin K and coagulation
Vitamin K is also a necessary factor in the intricate coagulation process. Vitamin K is necessary for the formation of prothrombin and various coagulation factors called coagulation factor VII, coagulation factor IX, and coagulation factor X.
Good sources of vitamin K2 from the diet
Vitamin K1 is found in vegetable sources, especially in such things as avocado, broccoli, cabbage, spinach, and green beans.
In the diet, vitamin K2 is predominantly found in animal foods like meat, liver, eggs, and dairy products. However, it is also present in fermented soy products, cheese, and sauerkraut.
In animal foods, vitamin K2 is predominantly in the form of MK-4, whereas bacteria mainly produce the MK-7 form.
Vitamin K and intestinal bacteria
Fruits and vegetables that nourish the bowel's benign bacteria primarily contain vitamin K1 rather than vitamin K2. However, these intestinal bacteria produce a little vitamin K2, although the amount not sufficient to cover the body's needs. A fiber-rich diet benefits the body's benign bacteria.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated the evidence behind vitamin K and has acknowledged the following claims:
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
- Contributes to normal blood clotting