The benefits of a Vitamin K supplement
Vitamin K2 has several functions in the body, but food sources are somewhat limited, and foods that are rich in this important nutrient have a relatively low presence in the typical Western diet. Humans have the ability to convert vitamin K1 into vitamin K2, but this is a metabolically inefficient process. Certain beneficial bacteria that naturally reside in the human digestive synthesise vitamin K2, but the use of antibiotics and an imbalance in the microflora of the gut can disrupt the body’s ability to manufacture vitamin K2 for itself.
Simply Supplements BioGold Vitamin K2 provides a reliable and convenient source of vitamin K2, helping to ensure an adequate intake. Current advice on vitamin K requirements is for adults to maintain a daily intake of 1mcg per kilogram of bodyweight, and this product easily fulfils these criteria.
What are the roles of Vitamin K2?
Vitamin K2 has a number of established functions in human metabolism, including the maintenance of bone and heart health, and the normal clotting of the blood.
Vitamin K makes a well-established contribution to the maintenance of normal bones. It works in combination with calcium, facilitating its transportation to the skeleton and entry into the bone mass to build and strengthen bones. A deficiency of Vitamin K may inhibit the activity of vitamin K dependent proteins, which can lead to an increase in the risk of osteoporosis and fractures.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) states that vitamin K contributes to the process of normal blood clotting. It is understood that the metabolism of a number proteins involved in blood coagulation is dependent on vitamin K. A classic symptom of vitamin K deficiency is an increased risk of excessive bleeding.
Through its role in the regulation of calcium in the body, vitamin K also has a possible role in maintaining heart health. It helps ensure that calcium is not deposited in the arteries, where it can build up and increase the risk of heart disease.
Why choose BioGold Vitamin K tablets?
While there are several different types of vitamin K supplements on the market, the most proven and bioavailable form is K2. Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin, and, just like all fat-soluble vitamins, it is normally susceptible to degradation. However, BioGold Vitamin K2 100mcg features an advanced formula that has been developed to be stable as well as bioavailable, so that its potency is not lost in storage. Each high-strength tablet is made in the UK by our supplier to meet the high standards of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations. BioGold Vitamin K2 tablets are packaged in a foil-sealed blister pack, which provides protection from moisture and contaminants, and makes it easier to track usage of the product.
Nutritional Information Per tablet % NRV BioGold Vitamin K2 100μg 133 NRV = Nutrient Reference Value (previously referred to as RDA) µg = Microgramme, mg = Milligram, IU = International Units
Other ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate, Magnesium Stearate, Silica.
Take one to two tablets daily as a food supplement or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Round Tablet Size: 8mm Diameter.
Cautions: If you are taking any prescription medication, you have a medical condition or you have specific concerns about the suitability of our products, always consult your GP or Pharmacist prior to taking supplements. Do not exceed stated dose. Store in a cool dry place. Keep away from children at all times. Do not use if seal is broken. Pregnant or lactating women should consult a Doctor before using this product. Suitable for vegetarians. Images is for illustration purposes only. Food Supplement: This product should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.