Many people know about MK7 and have been fascinated by its great values for human health and longevity.
What is MK7?
MK7 is the only vitamin K2 derived from nature. In the vitamin K2 group, besides MK7 (Menaquinone-7), there is also MK4 (Menaquinone-4). The first difference is that MK4 is of synthetic origin, while MK7 is of natural origin. The second difference, the half-life of MK4 is 3-4 hours, while that of MK7 is 72 hours, this means, MK4 only exists in the blood for about 3-4 hours to take effect, so every day must be used. Drink more than 4 times to be enough, while MK7 will be 03 days, and only need to use once a day is more than enough to have the highest effect.
MK7 brings great uses for health, some of the outstanding effects are:
– Helps maximize calcium metabolism from blood to bones: 99% of the body’s calcium is in bones and teeth, only 1% is in the blood and other organs. This shows that, when supplementing the body, calcium must be absorbed and transported to the bones to have maximum effect. Meanwhile, calcium when supplemented orally, without vitamins D and MK7, only 10% of it reaches the bones, if vitamin D is added, that number is 40%, while, if there is enough With calcium, vitamin D and MK7 sets, calcium will be absorbed and transported to the bone. MK7 is likened to a “driver” carrying calcium from the blood to the bones. When bones have enough calcium, bones will always be strong, helping children grow faster and reach their maximum height while adults will be healthy and reduce the risk of bone diseases such as osteoporosis, bone deficiency, osteoporosis. .
– MK7 also helps increase collagen production. When bones have enough collagen, they will always be supple, have good strength and bearing capacity, helping the bones to have good quality. As a result, it will help improve physical strength and flexibility for children and adults, increase endurance and impact resistance as well as reduce injuries in movements, reduce the risk of fractures in the elderly,. .. Collagen also helps to reduce joint degeneration and reduce wrinkles on the skin.
Where and how to use MK7?
MK7 is found in soybeans fermented by the traditional Japanese Natto method. In addition, MK7 is also found in some other foods such as cheese, milk, and dark green vegetables, but the content is very low. The Japanese have known to use Natto containing MK7 since the 90s of the last century, thereby contributing to improving the height of Japanese youth as well as helping the Japanese live a healthy and long life among the top in the world. However, Natto has a strong fishy taste that is difficult to eat, so it is not popular in the world, including Vietnam.
In order to apply the great uses of MK7, medicine mainly extracts MK7 from Natto to make functional foods and health foods for human use. MK7 is necessary for growing children (from 6 months of age and older) to develop height and strengthen physical strength, needed for young people to middle-aged people to help build strong bones, flexible movement, improve physical fitness and health. ability to work as well as disease prevention, helping the elderly to prevent and support the treatment of bone and joint diseases, osteoporosis, strong heart diseases, as well as improve quality of life and prolong life.
Currently, in Vietnam, MK7 is imported from Japan, combined with calcium, vitamin D3 and processed into functional food products and health protection foods. Including nuggets for children from 6 months to 9 years old, oral tablets for children from 10-18 years old and hard capsules for adults, especially the elderly.
>>See more: Excellent doctor, Dr. Le Thi Hai, former director of Nutrition Examination Center, National Institute of Nutrition will advise on the important role of MK7 in children’s height development HERE.
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