Vitamin K2-7, also known as menaquinone-7 (MK-7) is a form of vitamin K that has health-beneficial effects in osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and peripheral neuropathy.
Menaquinone-7 is a menaquinone whose side-chain contains seven isoprene units in an all-trans-configutation. It has a role as a Mycoplasma genitalium metabolite, a bone density conservation agent, an Escherichia coli metabolite, a human blood serum metabolite and a cofactor.
Vitamin K2 MK-7 can be found naturally in fermented foods. However, in most cases it requires supplementation since most diets around the globe do not supply sufficient amounts of Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 MK-7 benefits consumers of all ages, life-stages and gender.
Vitamin K2 as MK7 was isolated for the first time from natto, a traditional fermented soybean food in Japan- Natto is produced via the natural fermentation of boiled soybeans through the action of a specific bacteria.