Vitamin K2
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Protect your bones, heart and arteries

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A Daily Dose of Pure Vitamin K2 for Cardiovascular and Bone Health

Food-based from Non-GMO Chickpeas not Soy; Premium Form for Maximum Bioavailability

A growing body of clinical evidence 1 is showing that Vitamin K2 is as important as Vitamin D3 for the body to process calcium properly.

What do calcium and goat herds have in common? They both can do amazing work when reined in, but can be destructive if allowed to range free. Vitamin K2 is like a nippy border collie that chases calcium out of the arteries and binds it to the bones, where it’s needed. 2,3 Without enough Vitamin K2, too much calcium builds up in the arteries and bones get weak. This may leave you vulnerable to a double whammy of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.4

Vitamin K2 was discovered fairly recently. Nutritional scientists are still mapping the full extent of its role, but the preliminary research is exciting. K2 appears to activate at least 17 different proteins and work synergistically with several other vitamins.5,6 Studies suggests potential benefits of Vitamin K2 for:

  • Skin health 7
  • Inflammation 8
  • Conditions of the central nervous system 9
  • Mental acuity and brain health 10
  • Insulin sensitivity 11

It’s hard to get your daily dose of Vitamin K2 from foods that most of us eat on the regular. Natto, a fermented soy product, offers the highest concentrations.12 Because we are polite Canadians, we will simply say that natto is an acquired taste. As importantly, lots of people are sensitive to soy.

We developed Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 to give all of our friends an easy, reliable way to get the optimal daily dose of this essential vitamin. It is made from fermented chickpeas rather than soy. We use the most known bioavailable form of Vitamin K2, because if your body can’t absorb the nutrients, what’s the point?

Vitamin K2 works synergistically with Vitamin D3. Taken together they can amplify the positive effects of bone health and cardiovascular function.13,14 Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 is formulated to pair with our premium Vitamin D3 which offers 5,000 IUs of liquid sunshine.

Vitamin K2 may counteract the effects of anticoagulation therapy, and therefore is not recommended for patients on blood thinning medications such as Warfarin.15

A Missing Link for Bone and Cardiovascular Health

Blood clotting

Vitamin K is a cofactor for the protein Prothrombin, which plays an essential role in regulating the clotting process. 17 Supplementing with Vitamin K may be important for individuals whose blood doesn’t clot easily or for those that have been taking Warfarin for an extended time. 18, 19 Please consult your doctor for recommendations for Vitamin K and bleeding issues.

Heart and arterial health

Research suggests 20, 21 that Vitamin K2 may help prevent calcification of the arteries, a risk factor for developing heart disease. Vitamin K2 is a cofactor for the protein MGP which has been shown to support a healthy heart by scrubbing arterial walls and clearing out excess calcium. 22

Strong bones

Osteocalcin is a protein that plays a critical role in bone metabolism and it needs plenty of Vitamin K2 to work its magic. 23 Studies suggest 24 that osteocalcin binds calcium ions to bones, which strengthens them. It also appears to assist in bone remodelling as individuals age.25

Anti-bruising

Preliminary evidence 7, 26 suggests that Vitamin K2 may help ameliorate the coloration of bruising, dark eye circles, pimples and stretch marks. More research is needed in this area.

The Ingredients Inside Nested Naturals Vitamin K2

Pure and natural K2 MK-7

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegan Capsule Servings Per Container: 180
Amount per Serving %DV
Vitamin K2
(as MenaQ7® Menaquinone-7)
100 mcg 125%
Other Ingredients: Rice Flour, Vegetable Cellulose (capsule)

This product contains no wheat, gluten, GMO, soy, dairy, egg, fish, nuts, corn, yeast, barley, sugar, or preservatives. Proudly vegan, third-party tested and made in a NSF certified GMP facility in the USA.

Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid excessive heat. Do not use if safety seal is broken.

MenaQ7® is a trademark of NattoPharma ASA, Norway; Patented in the United States and Canada. (US Patent Number: 8,354,129; Canada Patent Number: 2,347,387 )

Read the Nested Naturals Approach
Maximum Bioavailability

Nested Naturals uses the more expensive, premium quality trans form rather than the cis form of MK7 (Vitamin K2) because it’s the same form that is biologically active in the body.16

Soy-Free

Our Vitamin K2 is made from fermented chickpeas, not soy, so that our friends with allergies and sensitivities can enjoy the benefits of this important nutrient.

Cruelty-free and Vegan

We’ve made a conscious choice to make Vitamin K2 from ingredients derived only from vegetables. There’s no gelatin which is produced from animal bones and marrow. We’re proud to make our gel capsules from vegetables rather than animals.

Made with Love

We make Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 with love. We believe that nutritional supplements should be like mother’s milk: natural, full of good stuff, but nothing extra. We don’t add any sugar or preservatives. All the ingredients are non-GMO.

3rd Party Tested and True

Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 is third-party tested and certified before it ships to ensure you’re getting all the good stuff.

Your Questions, Our Answers

See the most popular questions asked about Vitamin K2.

Where is Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 sourced?

Our Vitamin K2 is made from fermented chickpeas. We are relentless about sourcing the best, most natural, most ethically produced ingredients available. While other brands cut corners by using low quality K2 from China, our source is NattoPharma’s Natural MenaQ7, which is the best documented, commercially available natural vitamin K2. It is manufactured in Poland and known for its purity and premium quality guarantees.

Is this Trans form of Vitamin K2?

Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 is 100% Trans form. Vitamin K2 comes in two forms: Trans and Cis. Studies suggest the body can only use the Trans form. 16 Many Vitamin K2 supplements try to keep costs down by using a cheaper mix (often 50/50) of the Trans form with the unuseable Cis form. We don’t think that’s right.

We use MenaQ7 which is natural Vitamin K2 and >99% Trans form and non-racemic (meaning it DOES NOT have equal amounts of both isomers).

Why doesn’t Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 contain Natto?

Natto is made from fermented soybeans. We made a conscious choice to avoid soy because it’s a common allergen. Instead, Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 is made from fermented chickpeas.

What is rice flour doing in Nested Naturals Vitamin K2?

Rice flour helps flow the supplement ingredients into the capsule. Miniscule amounts are used during the manufacturing process. You’ll find it listed under “Other Ingredients” on our label because we believe that you deserve to know everything that goes into our supplements and your body.

What is vegetable cellulose and what is it doing in Nested Naturals Vitamin K2?

We use vegetable cellulose to make our gel-caps. We’re proud to say that our capsules are vegan and don’t include any animal parts.

I’m Vitamin K confused! Should I be supplementing with Vitamin K1 or K2?

The body uses both types of Vitamin K, but it’s likely that you get enough K1 from your diet. 12 Vitamin K2 is less plentiful in the food that most of us eat on the regular, so supplementation may be necessary to get your daily dose. If you’re looking for maximum bone health benefit, K2 is the winner because research suggests 28 that it plays a more substantial role than K1.

Customer Reviews

Discover what real customers say about Vitamin K2.

Anonymous
I have only been taking it for a short time, but I am happy with the purchase. I didn't want a soy product.
Anonymous
I received my order safely and the customer service was friendly and helpful. I've only just started taking the vitamin K2 so it's too early to review it yet.
Kevin A
Quality product. Uses the correct MenaQ7 (natural) as there are actually 3 different kinds of MenaQ7. The other 2 are either soy based or synthetic. Plus it has only two other ingredients. Rice flour and vegetable cellulose. Can't get better than that in looking for a quality K2 supplement.
Carol B
I'm grateful to be able to purchase this high quality product after reading of the need for it. My reading included material from numerous trusted sources.
Leticia M
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Resources

The science behind all of our claims

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  • 2. Nigwekar SU, Bloch DB, Nazarian RM, et al. Vitamin K–Dependent carboxylation of matrix gla protein influences the risk of calciphylaxis. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2017:ASN.2016060651.
  • 3. Hamidi MS, Gajic-Veljanoski O, Cheung AM. Vitamin K and bone health. Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry. 2013;16(4):409-413.
  • 4. Harshman SG, Shea MK.The role of vitamin K in chronic aging diseases: Inflammation, cardiovascular disease, and osteoarthritis. Current Nutrition Reports. 2016;5(2):90-98.
  • 5. Naoum JJ, El Asmar MS, Arbid EJ.Vitamin K dependent proteins and the role of vitamin K2 in the modulation of vascular calcification : A review. Oman Medical Journal. 2014;29(3):172-177.
  • 6. Zhang W, Negoro T, Satoh K, et al. Synergistic cytotoxic action of vitamin C and vitamin K3. Anticancer Res. 2001;21(5):3439.
  • 7. Mitsuishi T, Shimoda T, Mitsui Y, Kuriyama Y, Kawana S. The effects of topical application of phytonadione, retinol and vitamins C and E on infraorbital dark circles and wrinkles of the lower eyelids. Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. 2004;3(2):73-75.
  • 8. Shea MK, Dallal GE, Dawson-Hughes B, et al. Vitamin K, circulating cytokines, and bone mineral density in older men and women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008;88(2):356.
  • 9. Ferland G. Vitamin K and the nervous system: An overview of its actions. Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.). 2012;3(2):204-212.
  • 10. Ferland G. Vitamin K and brain function. Semin Thromb Hemost. 2013;39(8):849-855.
  • 11. Choi HJ, Yu J, Choi H, et al. Vitamin K2 supplementation improves insulin sensitivity via osteocalcin metabolism: A placebo-controlled trial. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(9):e147.
  • 12. KAMAO M, SUHARA Y, TSUGAWA N, et al.Vitamin K content of foods and dietary vitamin K intake in japanese young women. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 2007;53(6):464-470.
  • 13. Koshihara Y, Hoshi K, Ishibashi H, Shiraki M. Vitamin K2 promotes 1alpha,25(OH)2 vitamin D3-induced mineralization in human periosteal osteoblasts. Calcif Tissue Int. 1996;59(6):466.
  • 14. Verma. VK, Hemlata V, Kusum. G. A comparative study of efficacy of calcium + vitamin D3 and calcium + vitamin D3 + vitamin K2 in prevention of osteoporosis in postmenopausal osteopenic women who are adopting a sedentary pattern of life style. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences. 2013;2(20):3620.