Vitamin K2 KÖHLER, menaquinone-7 capsules
K2-Köhler ® for stable bones
1 capsule of K2-Köhler ® contains 200 μg of vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7), dissolved in vegetable oils. K2-Köhler ® is • Free from gluten • Free from lactose • Free from fructose • Free from yeast • Free from artificial colors Note: If you are taking anticoagulants of the coumarin type, use K2-Köhler ® only after consulting your doctor! K2 - the bone vitamin
Vitamin K2 promotes bone formation by activating the important neurotransmitter osteocalcin. Osteocalcin contributes significantly to an optimal bone structure and thus strengthens the resilience of the bones. Studies have shown that women with low vitamin K intakes have an increased risk of fractures from osteoporosis. In addition, vitamin K ensures that our blood clots when injured. K2-Köhler ® contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and normal blood clotting.
What happens with vitamin K2 deficiency?
A lack of vitamin K2 leads to blood clotting disorders. This can lead to dangerous bleeding - not only in wounds, but also internally in a wide variety of organs. In addition, a vitamin K2 deficiency leads to disturbances in bone metabolism. Important for vegans: Vitamin K2 is naturally only found in animal foods such as liver, eggs and dairy products.
RECOMMENDED Vitamin K2 KÖHLER, menaquinone-7 USE
Take 1 capsule of K2-Köhler ® daily with any meal and some water.
Vitamin K2 and arteriosclerosis
Recent studies have shown that an increased intake of vitamin K2 can reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis 1,2,3,4. In arteriosclerosis, calcium crystals are deposited on the vessel walls. This leads to hardening of the arteries. Calcification not only increases the risk of heart attack and stroke, but also of kidney damage, diabetes and accelerated aging. Vitamin K2 activates the protein MGP, which counteracts the formation of calcium crystals in the blood vessels. MGP can bind calcium ions and transport them out of the vessel walls again. In this way, vitamin K2 could not only prevent calcification, but under certain circumstances even reverse it. No other substance is currently known that could take on this task in human metabolism.
1) Gast GC et al. A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2009 Sep; 19(7):504-10
2 ) Geleijnse JM et al. Dietary intake of menaquinone is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study. J Nutr. 2004 Nov; 134 (11): 3100-5
3 ) Menaquinone-7 supplementation improves arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women: double-blind, randomized clinical trial (Knapen MHJ, et al.)
4 ) Effect of vitamin k 2 progression of atherosclerosis and vascular calcification in non-dialyzed patients with chronic kidney disease stage 35 (Kurnatowska I, et al)
FREQUENTLY QUESTIONS Vitamin K2 KÖHLER, menaquinone-7 & ANSWERS
What is my daily vitamin K2 requirement?
It is not exactly clear how much vitamin K2 humans need. The German Society for Nutrition (DGE) therefore only gives estimates for an “appropriate intake” of vitamin K overall (K1 and K2). For example, the estimated value for men over the age of 50 is 80 μg per day. Nutritionists have recently been able to show that a higher dosage can also make sense - for example for people whose family has had osteoporosis or cardiovascular disease. You are recommended to take 200 μg of vitamin K2 daily.
How do I take vitamin K2 correctly?
There are different variants of vitamin K2: menaquinone-4, menaquinone-7 and menaquinone-9. Menaquinone-7 is considered the most effective form of vitamin K2, as it is said to have the highest bioavailability. K2 Kohler® contains menaquinone-7.
What side effects does vitamin K2 have?
Vitamin K2 is very well tolerated. Even high doses are safe for healthy people. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has therefore not set an upper limit.
The recommended daily consumption must not be exceeded.
Dietary supplements Vitamin K2 KÖHLER, menaquinone-7 are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
Vitamin K2 KÖHLER, menaquinone-7 dietary supplements. The recommended daily consumption must not be exceeded.
Dietary supplements Vitamin K2 KÖHLER, menaquinone-7 are not a substitute for a balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.
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