Tag: Menaquinone-7

Vitamin K2 in arterial stiffness and vascular calcification

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,…

Vitamin K2

Population-based studies have shown an inverse association between dietary menaquinones (MK-n, vitamin K2) intake, coronary calcification and coronary heart disease risk, suggesting a potential role of vitamin K in vascular health. Vitamin K serves as a cofactor for γ-glutamate carboxylase, promoting the post-translational conversion…