Vitamin K2 is a unique and powerful nutrient, yet very few people are aware of it. A whopping 97% of Western population is Vitamin K2 deficient.[ref] Traditional source of Vitamin K2 in the American diet is dairy fat. Hard cheeses contain ONLY 1.3 mcg of Vitamin K2 MK-7 (Menaquinone-7).ref That contributes to JUST 0.7% of the recommended daily dosage of 150 to 180 mcg of Vitamin K2 per day.ref
Natto contains 998 mcg of K2 MK-7 (a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans). That is the highest amount of K2 from a food source. Osteo Mate™ Vitamin K2 is made from fermented soybeans.
Not to be confused with Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone), which is involved in blood clotting, Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) plays an essential role in both cardio vascular health and bone health. Multiple studies confirm vitamin K2 supplements improve bone and heart health, while vitamin K1 has NO significant benefits for heart and bone health.ref