Vitamin K Supplement: Buy Vitamin K2 & K1
- HealthAid Vitamin K Complex & Vitamin D3 Tablets 30Special Price £9.59 Regular Price £11.99
- Nature's Aid Vitamin K2 with Vitamin D3 Capsules 30Special Price £8.96 Regular Price £11.95
- Solaray Vitamin K-2 Menaquinone-7 50mcg Capsules 30Special Price £7.99 Regular Price £9.99
- Nature's Plus Source of Life Garden Vitamin D3 & K2 Capsules 60Special Price £21.21 Regular Price £24.95
All you need to know about Vitamin K
What is the difference between Vitamin K1 and K2?
Vitamin K2 absorbs into the body much better than Vitamin K1. The reason for this is because Vitamin K2 is a fat soluble vitamin and is, as a result, often found in fatty foods like egg yolks, fatty meats like sausages and cheese. Vitamin K1 is typically found from plant sources like spinach and broccoli.
The vast majority of Vitamin K that humans get naturally is in the Vitamin K1 form and this is why supplementing could be beneficial for some people.
What role does Vitamin K play in bone health?
Vitamin K plays an important role in the health of bones. It is often found that people with higher levels of Vitamin K have a higher bone denisty whereas people with low levels of Vitamin K are more at risk of having osteoperosis.
Vitamin K works with calcium to help form new bones and so having good levels of Vitamin K is essential, particularly if you've recently suffered from a broken bone.
Why is Vitamin K2 also called Menaquinone-7?
Menaquinone is the scientific name for Vitamin K2. There are a few different types of Vitamin K2 but Menaquinone-7 (or MK-7) has been found to be the most useful for people taking supplements. The reason MK-7 is preferred to, say, MK-4 is because it absorbs better and only needs to be taken once a day, whereas MK-4 supplementing would require multiple doses throughout the day to be as effective.
How can I increase my Vitamin K intake as part of my diet?
Incorporating whole foods into your diet is a great way to increase your intake of vitamin K. Whole foods are foods that are minimally processed and as close to their natural state as possible. Examples of whole foods that are high in vitamin K include leafy greens such as kale, spinach, and collard greens, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, as well as herbs such as parsley and basil.