Did you know that VitaMK7®, produced by Gnosis by Lesaffre, is the most advanced Vitamin K2 Menaquinone-7 product on the market?
What is VitaMK7®?
In short, Vitamin K is a family of vitamins that we need in order to keep bones healthy. It also ensures proper blood clotting and help wounds to heal quickly.
Research has shown that supplementing diets with MK-7 can ensure that calcium is deposited in bone mass, and that arteries and tissues are protected from calcification. Through its role in the modulation of calcium homeostasis, Vitamin K2 as MK-7 plays a key role in bone and cardiovascular health. Furthermore, due to good bioavailability and longer half-life, MK-7 demonstrates a higher efficiency than vitamin K2 and other vitamins in this family.
Health Benefits of Vitamin K2 as MK-7
With the rise of the modern food industry, it is likely that the majority of people are at risk of being deficient in Vitamin K2. Unfortunately, general dietary recommendations for K-vitamin consumption have long been overshadowed by the nominal amount of K1 required for healthy blood clotting. Due to this, understanding the optimal amount of vitamin K2 needed to maintain healthy bones and arteries has largely been ignored.
Research has shown that Vitamin K2 as MK-7 may play a major role in bone tissue homeostasis: through improving bone mineral density (BMD), by playing a critical role in the activation of bone formation by osteoblastic cells, and in the suppression of bone resorption. Additionally, recent studies have proven that MK-7 can play a role in the reduction of the risks of cardiovascular diseases and early mortality when taken daily (The Rotterdam Study, 2004).
A Natural Vitamin K2 as MK-7
Gnosis by Lesaffre is known for harnessing the power of biotransformation processes. VitaMK7® is a perfect illustration of this, as it stems from the fermentation of Bacillius subtilisnatto – a pure and natural source of vitamin K2 as MK-7:
- The strain is proprietary and isolated from commercial natto food from Japan
- The production itself relies on a patented, natural fermentation process. Only natural ingredients are used in the production.
- The fermentation process is the only process that provides a naturally derived vitamin K2.
VitaMK7: A High Purity Vitamin K2 as MK-7
VitaMK7® has a very high level of purity: it contains >99% of all-trans Menaquinone7 (MK-7) – the only active form of vitamin K2 – and no traces of unknown impurities.
In order to demonstrate the high quality of VitaMK7®, Gnosis by Lesaffre decided to disclose the purity profile of production batches that were manufactured over a period of 30 months. In this way, we could assess the actual purity of the product, not just the lab samples. On average, the tests disclosed that VitaMK7® contains 99,75% all-trans active isomer!
VitaMK7® offers nearly unlimited opportunities for manufacturers:
- Available as traditional capsules and tablets
- Available in practical powder sachets
- VitaMK7® can also be formulated with milk and chocolate!
Why Gnosis by Lesaffre is a Preferred Partner of Biogredia
Your quality health products start with our clinically supported health ingredients. Gnosis by Lesaffre is a high-quality manufacturer of innovative and functional ingredients. Their VitaMK7® is a hand-picked ingredient by Biogredia.
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