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Vitamin K2 - Uses & Sources

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  1. What is Vit K2?
  2. What are the benefits of Vit K2?
  3. What are the sources of K2?
posted Jul 10, 2015 by anonymous

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Vitamin K2 is a group of compounds largely obtained from meats, cheeses, and and eggs, and synthesized by bacteria.

Uses of vitamin K for cancer, for the symptoms of morning sickness,

answer Jul 11, 2015 by Amit Kumar Pandey
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Vitamin K2 is also called menaquinone, is made by the bacteria that line gastrointestinal tract. K2 is really critical for keeping our bones strong and arteries clear.

K2 can be broken into two additional categories, called MK4 & MK7

MK-4: a short-chain form of vitamin K2 found in butter, egg yolks, and animal-based foods
MK-7: longer-chain forms found in fermented foods like mature cheeses and curd (richest source: Japanese dish natto made of fermented soybeans and Bacillus subtilis)

What is the optimal amount for an adult
The optimal amounts of vitamin K2 is still not very clear but it seems likely that 180 to 200 micrograms of vitamin K2 should be enough to activate your body's K2-dependent proteins to shuttle the calcium where it needs to be and where it is not.

answer Jul 11, 2015 by Salil Agrawal
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