When I had started to study vitamin K, I had some confusion about the efficacy of the two most studied forms of vitamin K2. MK-7 has longer self-life and more bioavailability and also marketed more but lesser presence in tissues. That means your body better absorbs MK7 and also it stays in your body for a longer period than MK-4. On the other hand, MK-4 has shorter self-life … [Read more...] about MK-4 VS MK-7: which form of vitamin K2 supplement should you take?
In the present environment food sources of vitamin K2 is not very encouraging. Food sources of phylloquinone or K1 are abandoned mainly from the leafy green. However, sources of menaquinone are limited. For the synthesis of menaquinones, it needs a bacterial presence except for MK-4. I have picked databases and shortlisted best vitamin K2 food sources with the highest content. … [Read more...] about Best vitamin K2 food sources: are you getting enough?
Although identification of vitamin K2 might be in later but use of the vitamin was not new. Centuries back Samurai warriors in Japan used to consume a fermented soybean dish called natto an extremely rich source of vitamin K2. Change of food habit, industrialization might diminish the presence of vitamin K2 in diet. The initial discovery of vitamin K can be attribute to Danish … [Read more...] about Vitamin K2 update: Health benefits, daily dose and side effects