What is vitamin K2?
Vitamin K2 (also known as Menaquinone) is one of the three types of fat-soluble K vitamins, which is usually found in fermented foods or animal products.
What does vitamin K2 do?
Vitamin K2 plays a key role in the metabolism of Calcium by binding matrix-GLA proteins (in the arterial vessel wall) and osteocalcin (in bone). And as a stimulant for the growth of new dentin, osteocalcin is particularly important for the enamel of your teeth.
What foods contain vitamin K2?
As previously mentioned, vitamin K2 is mainly found in animal and fermented foods, which include high-fat dairy products such as;
- Egg yolks.
- Goose liver.
- Fermented soy.
Is too much vitamin K2 bad for you?
Realistically, you should be able to get all the vitamin K you need by consuming some of the aforementioned foods (above) as part of a varied and balanced diet. High doses of vitamin K could prove harmful to those receiving dialysis treatments, related to kidney disease, so if you are unsure whether Viridian Vitamin K2 50ug Capsules are suitable for you or not then please seek medical consultation before taking them.