Vitamin K2 100 mcg
Formulated with 100 mcg of vitamin K2, which may help support bone health.†
- Supports normal blood clotting processes
- Key proteins involved in bone formation require vitamin K for their actions.†
There are two natural forms of vitamin K, vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is derived from plants and is primarily found in the Western diet from green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli. In contrast, vitamin K2 is animal-derived and is found in small amounts from foods such as liver, certain cheeses and other fermented foods, including natto food, made from fermented soybeans. Vitamin K2 can also be made by intestinal bacteria. Nature Made Vitamin K2 is naturally derived from the same microorganism present in natto food.
Although vitamin K is traditionally known for its established role in supporting normal blood clotting processes, emerging science has also linked vitamin K2 to supporting bone mineralization processes.† Several key proteins involved in bone formation require vitamin K for their actions.†
Consider complimenting with one of Nature Made’s many calcium, vitamin K and magnesium products, since adequate levels of these nutrients are important to help support bone health.†
Dosage and Interactions
Suggested Use: Take one softgel daily, with a meal.
If you are pregnant or nursing, taking medication, facing surgery, have bleeding problems or undergoing any other treatment which may affect the ability of blood to clot, consult your health care professional before taking this product.
Vitamin K should be used with caution when combined with:
- Certain blood thinning medications (i.e. Coumadin/warfarin)
Given that no two people are alike, if you are taking any medications you should be aware that potential drug-nutrient interactions may occur and are encouraged to consult a health care professional before using this product. Combining certain prescription drugs and dietary supplements can lead to undesirable effects such as:
- Diminished drug effectiveness
- Reduced supplement effectiveness
- Impaired drug and/or supplement absorption
Are there any important drug interactions that I need to be aware of?
Yes, there are certain blood thinning medications (e.g. Coumadin/warfarin) that work by decreasing the activity of vitamin K-dependent blood clotting pathways in the body, thereby extending the time that is needed for a blood clot to form. Therefore, to help ensure that your prescribed blood thinner medications work effectively, it is important to maintain a consistent vitamin K intake. A sudden, significant decrease or increase in your vitamin K intake from food or supplements could amplify or reduce the efficacy of your blood thinner medication, respectively. This drug nutrient interaction information should be communicated to you by your health care professional, with specific guidance on maintaining consistent dietary intake of vitamin K.
Additionally, prolonged use of broad spectrum antibiotics may reduce vitamin K2 synthesis by intestinal bacteria, and medications that decrease absorption of fat from your diet (e.g. cholestyramine, Orlistat, Olestra) may also reduce the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (vitamins A, D, E and K).
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