Vitamin K is a particular group of fat-soluble vitamins that share a similar chemical structure but have different effects once inside the body. We'd like to clarify this because vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 are often used interchangeably - but they are different in more ways than one!
Vitamin K1 is found in plant foods such as leafy greens such as kale and spinach and is often associated with blood clotting, while vitamin K2 has very little interaction with the blood clotting process in the body. Vitamin K2 is also known as menaquinone and comes from fermented foods and animal products. It is also found inside the bacteria that live within our gut, is involved with cardiovascular and bone health, and is important for women’s health. Vitamin K2 is our target and source within our THRIVE and NOURISH formulas. We want to ensure you get the nutrients you genuinely benefit from and absorb them efficiently.
Evidence-based relief and benefits from this super vitamin:
- Vitamin K2 may help prevent calcium buildup in the arteries. Clear arteries mean healthier blood flow and heart function!
- Vitamin K2 supports bone health by activating a protein called osteocalcin. As we get older, maintaining bone strength is important in avoiding injuries such as fractures
- Vitamin K2 may help protect brain cells from inflammation, which can cause damage and impede cognitive function
- Vitamin K2 and D work well when supplemented as a pair - think sister ingredients! They work together to protect our overall well-being, especially bone, heart, and immune system health!
We choose the dose of our supplements to be safe and effective. To read more about the science behind our why, visit the research-backed database below. Never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!