Maintains healthy vascular calcium homeostasis to support cardiovascular function.
Vitamin K2 menaquinone-7 (MK-7) promotes healthy vascular calcium balance and cardiovascular function. In a systematic review involving 5 studies, higher intakes of vitamin K2 were associated with cardiovascular health. Research indicates that it supports the carboxylation of matrix Gla-protein (MGP), a key protein involved in calcium balance. Unlike vitamin K1, which promotes bone health, MK-7 targets vascular tissue to support healthy arterial blood flow and vascular elasticity. In an observational study involving 564 postmenopausal women, higher intake of vitamin K2 was associated with calcium balance in the vascular tissue. Optimal serum levels of vitamin D are also important to maintain healthy calcium balance in vascular tissues, in part by supporting the activity of MGP. Studies indicate that the combination of vitamin K and D provides synergistic support. Vitamin K supplementation may be contraindicated for those taking Coumadin/warfarin anticoagulant medication.
PureHeart™ K2D provides 150 mcg MK-7 and 1,000 iu vitamin D per serving to promote calcium homeostasis and cardiovascular function.
Supplemental Facts Amount Per Serving
Each vegetarian capsule contains:
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) (D3)1,000 i.u.
Vitamin K (as vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7)) 150 mcg.
Other ingredients: hypo-allergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
What Is The Source
Vitamin K2 (MK-7) is naturally derived from flower extracts geraniol and farnesol. Vitamin D3 is derived from lanolin. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from pine cellulose.
1–2 capsules daily, with a meal. Not for individuals taking blood thinning medications.
Side Effects or Precautions
If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking this product. Vitamin K may be contra-indicated for individuals on dialysis treatment. Consult your physician for more information.