Jarrow Formulas MK-7 (vitamin K2), 60 Softgels

Jarrow Formulas MK-7 90 mcg, 60 Count

  • 90 mcg Per Serving, Vitamin K2 as Menaquinone-7 Softgels
  • Superior form of vitamin K Longer half-life than K1 (days vs. hours)*
  • Promotes bone health* and higher activity than K1 (6X in vitro)*
  • 10X better absorbed than K1 from spinach.
  • Critical to Blood Clotting & Coagulation* No wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no egg, no fish/shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
Jarrow Formulas MK-7 is made via fermentation by Bacillus subtilus natto. MK-7 (Menaquinone-7) is an enhanced bioactive form of vitamin K2 from Natto that is ten times better absorbed than K1 from spinach. MK-7 is responsible for the carboxylation of specific bone proteins needed for building bone.* Also, MK-7 promotes cardiovascular health by helping to maintain arterial elasticity.*Jarrow Formulas MK-7, 60 SoftgelsAt a Glance:A superior vitamin K productOffers an enhanced bioactive form of vit

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MK-7 (Menaquinone-7) is an enhanced bioactive form of Vitamin K2 made from the soy product natto by a special process of fermentation. Research has discovered that this form of Vitamin K is far better absorbed by the body than K1, which is found in vegetables such as spinach.

I personally use this brand, because Jarrow is a highly reputable company. The suggested use for this product is one softgel per day or as directed by your qualified health care provider. I personally take one of these softgels per day. It can be taken with food or on an empty stomach.

MK-7 helps promote bone health by helping the body naturally–with no side effects–to build bone, which is an essential factor in preventing osteoporosis.

Let me pause here to say that this supplement stands in strong contrast to Big Pharma’s “bone-protecting” drugs. They, in fact, do not build bone. The drugs doctors most often prescribe for a DEXA-based diagnosis of “osteopenia” are from a class called “antiresorptives.” These drugs attempt to slow bone loss by decreasing the rate of absorption of bone by osteoclast cells. Examples include: bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Reclast), calcitonin (Fortical and Miacalcin), estrogen therapy or hormone therapy (Premarin, Prempro), and estrogen agonists/antagonists (Evista). There’s a huge problem with these drugs, over and beyond their dangerous side effects. Stopping resorption works entirely against the body’s bone-maintenance system. In a natural state (untampered with by drugs), there is a constant uptake by osteoclast cells of old bone tissue (resorption) which triggers a signal to the osteoblast cells to create new bone tissue. Both sides of the equation are essential for new bone to be created. In short, if there is no resorption of old bone by osteoclasts, then the osteoblasts will NOT make any new bone. This means that if I take bisphosphonates my body stops making any new bone. My conclusion is this: Yes, during the relatively short-term testing of two years or less Big Pharma has done on these drugs, it has concluded and proclaimed that bone is spared, rather than lost. Unfortunately, due to how the body works, this type of medication cannot prevent osteoporosis over the long term. In fact, tragically, it is actually creating a form of osteoporosis, which is defined as a body filled with old, fragile bone tissue that is susceptible to breakage. Recent research has also indicated that the bisphosphonates in particular can create osteonecrosis (bone death) of the jaw and spontaneous femur fractures. There are major class-action lawsuits going forward on this health tragedy right now.

Research has indicated that the bone growth that MK-7 promotes can be additionally augmented by taking it in combination with Vitamin D3. Multiple studies have demonstrated synergistic benefits when vitamin MK-7 and D3 are combined. There is enhanced osteocalcin accumulation in bone cells which leads to increased bone mineral density. Both MK-7 and Vitamin D3 encourage calcium uptake where it needs to go, to bones and teeth, not to where it should not go, the walls of your arteries.

Speaking of arteries, MK-7 promotes cardiovascular health by helping to maintain arterial elasticity due to the function just described, of encouraging calcium in the body to go where it belongs, not where it does not, forming plaque in blood vessels.

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  1. Kate McMurry says:
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    Crucial vitamin for heart and bone health, April 7, 2012
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    MK-7 (Menaquinone-7) is an enhanced bioactive form of Vitamin K2 made from the soy product natto by a special process of fermentation. Research has discovered that this form of Vitamin K is far better absorbed by the body than K1, which is found in vegetables such as spinach.

    I personally use this brand, because Jarrow is a highly reputable company. The suggested use for this product is one softgel per day or as directed by your qualified health care provider. I personally take one of these softgels per day. It can be taken with food or on an empty stomach.

    MK-7 helps promote bone health by helping the body naturally–with no side effects–to build bone, which is an essential factor in preventing osteoporosis.

    Let me pause here to say that this supplement stands in strong contrast to Big Pharma’s “bone-protecting” drugs. They, in fact, do not build bone. The drugs doctors most often prescribe for a DEXA-based diagnosis of “osteopenia” are from a class called “antiresorptives.” These drugs attempt to slow bone loss by decreasing the rate of absorption of bone by osteoclast cells. Examples include: bisphosphonates (Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Reclast), calcitonin (Fortical and Miacalcin), estrogen therapy or hormone therapy (Premarin, Prempro), and estrogen agonists/antagonists (Evista). There’s a huge problem with these drugs, over and beyond their dangerous side effects. Stopping resorption works entirely against the body’s bone-maintenance system. In a natural state (untampered with by drugs), there is a constant uptake by osteoclast cells of old bone tissue (resorption) which triggers a signal to the osteoblast cells to create new bone tissue. Both sides of the equation are essential for new bone to be created. In short, if there is no resorption of old bone by osteoclasts, then the osteoblasts will NOT make any new bone. This means that if I take bisphosphonates my body stops making any new bone. My conclusion is this: Yes, during the relatively short-term testing of two years or less Big Pharma has done on these drugs, it has concluded and proclaimed that bone is spared, rather than lost. Unfortunately, due to how the body works, this type of medication cannot prevent osteoporosis over the long term. In fact, tragically, it is actually creating a form of osteoporosis, which is defined as a body filled with old, fragile bone tissue that is susceptible to breakage. Recent research has also indicated that the bisphosphonates in particular can create osteonecrosis (bone death) of the jaw and spontaneous femur fractures. There are major class-action lawsuits going forward on this health tragedy right now.

    Research has indicated that the bone growth that MK-7 promotes can be additionally augmented by taking it in combination with Vitamin D3. Multiple studies have demonstrated synergistic benefits when vitamin MK-7 and D3 are combined. There is enhanced osteocalcin accumulation in bone cells which leads to increased bone mineral density. Both MK-7 and Vitamin D3 encourage calcium uptake where it needs to go, to bones and teeth, not to where it should not go, the walls of your arteries.

    Speaking of arteries, MK-7 promotes cardiovascular health by helping to maintain arterial elasticity due to the function just described, of encouraging calcium in the body to go where it belongs, not where it does not, forming plaque in blood vessels.

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    Vitamin K2 for your health, August 5, 2010
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    Vitamin K2 is may help in with following:

    -Blood clotting
    -Prevention of Heart Disease and Arterial Plaque
    -Enhance Bone Health and Prevent Osteoporosis
    -Fight Cancer
    -Boost the Immune System and Help Prevent the Signs of Aging
    -May reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

    Vitamin K2 is best absorbed with food containing fat. The softgels are small and easy to swallow with no noticeable smell or taste.

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    Everyone should take this!, October 15, 2010
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    “The inverse association between heart disease and vitamin K2 intake is more straightforward. In The Rotterdam Study, which prospectively followed just over 4,600 men aged 55 or older in the Netherlands, the highest intake of vitamin K2 was associated with a 52 percent lower risk of severe aortic calcification, a 41 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), a 51 percent lower risk of CHD mortality, and a 26 percent lower risk of total mortality. Even though the study population consumed ten times more K1 than K2, vitamin K1 had no association with either the degree of aortic calcification or the risk of heart disease. The profound effects of variations in such small amounts of dietary K2 emphasize just how powerful this substance is in the prevention of degenerative disease.”
    From the Weston A. Price Foundation quoting Chris Masterjohn

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