Vitamin K2 is essential for blood health,1 vascular health,2 and normal coagulation.1 There is increasing evidence that micro-calcification plays a role in atherosclerosis and is an active player in plaque progression and destabilisation. Vitamin K2 has shown beneficial effects in arterial stiffness,2,3 vascular calcification, and micro-calcification.2 A 3-year double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in healthy postmenopausal women found that 180 micrograms/day of Vitamin K2 (MenaQ7) decreased arterial stiffness compared to placebo.3
1Sato T, et al. Nutrients. 2020 Mar 31;12(4):965.
2Florea A., et al. Eur J Prev Cardiol, 2020 Mar 2,
3Knapen M.H., et al. Thromb Haemost. 2015;113(5):1135-44.
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