Because of its longer half life, vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK7) is more popular, but only menatetrenone (vit. K2 MK4) can cross the blood brain barrier, a benefit vit. K2 MK7 doesn’t have. A combination of both types of vitamins K2 is probably best but don’t neglect the MK4. At 5 mg, this dosage is perfect, especially when taken with high dose vitamin D. I trust Carlson Labs for the quality of its products.
On the recommendation of my veterinarian, I'm now using this medicine to help my FIV+ cat's immune system. I break open the pill and pour the powder over his wet meal. I was concerned that the powder might be unpleasant to him, but he appears to enjoy it. It's also the ideal dose for animals.
This is a great quality product because it provides a good dose of the MK-4 form of vitamin K2, which is hard to find in this size and dosage. Most comparable supplements offer the MK-7 form, which may not be as bioavailable in the organs as MK-4. The benefits of MK-4 are to keep calcium out of the soft tissues, arteries, and organs, so that it stays in the bones where it belongs.
Vitamin K2 is important in the body's use of calcium. I take half capsule a day only together with calcium to help build bones and to inhibit blood vessel calcification. It is also good for skin health and bone metabolism, it promotes proper brain function and heart health. The capsules are small and yellow, Carlson labs is a good solid brand.
The brand is very solid. The capsules are small. The dose is big, I take only half a capsule. A must-have for everybody who takes Calcium supplements. In addition to its crucial role in blood clotting and wound healing, vitamin K-2 has a number of other health benefits: it promotes healthy bone mineral density, K-2 has antioxidant properties that may help protect against cancer and may suppress genetic processes that lead to tumor growth.
Everyone needs this. Tells calcium where to go (like, to your bones, not your arteries and soft tissues, where it can cause them to harden). I take this along vitamin D3. I've tried other brands and Carlson is the best quality I have found/seen results with. Great for teeth, skin, bones and biological cardiovascular benefits.
Since had a serious blood clot several years ago, I have been taking vitamin K2 as MK 4 alone, or as combo with MK 7 for about 2 years. It is hard to get enough from hard cheeses alone. I turst this product.