Bio-K Forte Caps® contains a combination of vitamins K1 and K2, each of which targets different tissues in the body. The K1 family of compounds (phylloquinones), synthesized in green leafy vegetables and in plant leaves, is the primary dietary source of vitamin K, estimated to contribute about 40-50% of the total dietary intake. Unlike phylloquinones, menaquinones (K2) are present in both human and animal tissues, and are largely synthesized by the gut microflora. Vitamin K2 is associated with beneficial cardiovascular attributes, and is believed to suppress arterial calcification via γ-carboxylation of matrix glutamic acid residues. Vascular calcification is considered a major complication in cardiovascular disease.
Combination of vitamin K1 and vitamin K2, targeting different tissues in the body.
Biotics Research is pleased to announce a comprehensive vitamin K formula, Bio-K Forte Caps
Bio-K Forte Caps(TM) blends two forms of Vitamin K K 1 , known as phylloquinone, and K 2 , known as menaquionone, target different tissues in the body, ultimately contributing to cardiovascular benefits including aiding in the prevention of vascular calcification, a major complication in cardiovascular disease The current daily reference intake for vitamin K may be undervalued with recent research showing that it may be too low to meet daily physiological needs In addition, approximately 60-70% of the daily dietary intake is lost via excretion Therefore, the need for a continuous dietary supply is pertinent to maintain adequate tissue reserves of this nutrient Bio-K Forte Caps(TM) supply 688% of the daily value of vitamin K as both K 1 and K 2 in a natural whole food bas.
Why you may need Bio-K Forte Caps:
A fat soluble vitamin that was first isolated and synthesized in the late 1930s, the so named Vitamin K is a short form of the name Koagulationsvitamin given by Danish researchers in reference to its role in blood clotting. Vitamin K plays several key roles in the body. In addition to being one of the first substances given to newborns to prevent hemorrhage, vitamin K is also involved in normal bone calcification, aids in the conversion of glucose to glycogen, and assists healthy cardiac and liver function, as well as providing immune system support. In addition, high temperatures, diarrhea, or antibiotic use may deplete stores of vitamin K producing bacteria that line the GI tract. Individuals who rely on low fat, high protein diets or diets high in processed foods, may not have adequate vitamin K levels. Vitamin K deficiency can be difficult to recognize as frequently the only outward symptom is bruising or vascular fragility - people may first notice this as pool-like bruises on the hands and arms or dark circles under the eyes. Heavy menstrual periods or bleeding of the gums may be associated with vitamin K deficiency.