The bones in our body consist mainly of three components:
1) Organic matter is mainly formed by protein fibers (collagen) which gives elasticity and resistance to the whole structure.
2) Cell composition includes osteoblasts (responsible for the formation and deposition of new bone), osteoclasts (responsible for the destruction and reabsorption of bone) and osteocytes.
3) Inorganic matter that contains the salts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and the other elements. These give rigidity and strength to the bone.
By aging, the activity of osteoclasts tends to be greater than that of osteoblasts, therefore a certain loss of bone mass is generated and it could cause the bone metabolism disease called osteoporosis. This disorder manifests itself above all with bone fragility and with the increase in the possibility of bone fractures. There are two forms of osteoporosis: primary which attacks post-menopausal women and the elderly, secondary which can affect people who have chronic diseases or disorders that indirectly affect skeletal health.
An interruption of calcium metabolism causes the simultaneous deterioration of the bone tissue and the deposition of calcium in the vessel walls. While bones need calcium, excessive calcification can occur in the arteries.
Vitamin K2 activates osteocalcin, the protein produced by osteoblasts and is the most abundant found in bone tissue. Through this activation, it allows calcium to bind effectively in the bone tissue. Therefore, vitamin K2 participates in increasing the activity of osteoblasts and activates the proteins responsible for removing the circulating mineral from the arteries and plays a key role in maintaining bone health.
Vitamin D3 increases the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine, increases the serum level of calcium and phosphorus and provides the passage of calcium and phosphate from the blood to the bone matrix. Thus, it contributes to bone mineralization and also to the maintenance of normal muscle function. A deficiency in vitamin D3 could cause muscle weakness, muscle ache and fatigue, and bone fragility.
Vitamin K2 and D3 contribute to the maintenance of bone health.
Furthermore, vitamin K2 plays a fundamental role in blood clotting. It is responsible for the production of prothrombin, an important plasma protein for blood clotting.
Mena K2+D3 is a food supplement containing 100 μg of vitamin K2 (K2 & Olive ™) and 1000 IU of vitamin D3 in one capsule.
K2 & Olive ™ is vitaMK7® (menaquinone-7) in olive oil. VitaMK7® is menaquinone-7, the natural form of vitamin K2. It is produced by a patented bio-fermentation process from the cultures of Bacillus subtilis natto which is a Japanese food very rich in menaquinone-7. VitaMK7® contains >99% all-trans menaquinone-7 (MK-7), the only active form of vitamin K2. It is stable both in formulation and on its own, and minimizes cross-contamination with other ingredients / excipients throughout its shelf life. VitaMK7® is gluten-free, lactose-free, soy-free and allergen-free.
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|Nutritional Information||Per softgel|
|Vitamin K2 (K2&Olive™1)||100 μg (133%)2|
|Vitamin D3||25 μg-1000 UI3 (500%)2|
|1K2&Olive™ is a registered trademark of Gnosis S.p.A.||
2 Daily Nutrient Reference Values (NRV%)
3 International unit
Composition: Olive oil, fish gelatin, humectant: glycerol, colourings: brown iron oxide, black iron oxide, K2&Olive™ [vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7 of VitaMK7®), olive oil; contains soy], vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
Softgels are made of fish gelatine and are naturally free of lactose and are gluten free.
Directions to use: Take one to two softgels daily after meals.
Warning: Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Food supplements are not a substitute for a varied and a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of children under three years of age. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, it is advisable to consult your health practitioner