In human nutrition, we are most familiar with Vitamin K1, the primary function of which is to regulate blood coagulation through the activation of certain coagulation factors.
Vitamin K2 is a group of structurally similar molecules, called menaquinones (MK). Vitamin K2 MK-7, in contrast, plays a crucial role in the calcium balance and aids the optimal distribution of calcium in the body.
Unlike Vitamin K1, Vitamin K2 has a very limited presence in western diets but has a growing interest upon researchers due its health benefits.
The richest source of natural vitamin K2 is traditional Japanese fermented soybean food called Natto.
Natto-derived KINON™ (MK-7) is produced by Bacillus subtilis natto, consists of all-trans MK-7, and is the most bioavailable and bioactive form of supplemental vitamin K2.
KINON™ is verified by independent highly accredited analytical laboratory.