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"FORGOTTEN for Over 80 Years -
Could This Be the New Vitamin D?"

It’s been over 10 years, since I began educating and helping people understand the importance of vitamin D... specifically, vitamin D3.

Of course, I wasn’t alone in this effort. Many others contributed to helping overcome some of the myths about sunlight and how critical vitamin D3 is to your overall health.

And now I believe another nutrient, appropriately labeled the "forgotten vitamin," is about to explode in popularity as researchers are uncovering more of its spectacular health benefits every day.

Why has it been forgotten and somewhat ignored for over 80 years?

I’m not sure anyone can really answer why this vitamin’s benefits have been so overlooked. Plus, your potential benefits from this extraordinary nutrient are pretty much off the chart.

For example, this vitamin...

  • Helps you maintain strong bones and keep them healthy*
  • Helps support your vascular (arteries and veins) system*
  • Supports your healthy heart*
  • Supports your memory function*

And this is just a start...

Before I get into more details on this vital nutrient, I must warn you up front... there are synthetic forms of this nutrient that may put your health at risk.

So, it’s very important to make sure you fully understand what to look for.

After all, the whole purpose here is to give more exposure to the forgotten vitamin so you can reap the benefits... not to spike any health risk.

And that’s exactly what I’m planning to do. Just please pay close attention to the details on the different types of this nutrient to avoid potentially risky synthetics.

Next, let’s discover...

Why You Could Be Deficient in This Vital Nutrient

It’s hard to understand why this vitamin has been so overlooked over the years. And estimates range as high as 99% of the population could be deficient in this nutrient.

There are many conditions where you could be putting yourself at risk for a higher likelihood of deficiency.

First of all, this vitamin is fat-soluble.

What does that mean? Well, fat-soluble simply means that dietary fat is necessary for efficient absorption. So, if your diet does not contain adequate amounts of dietary fat, your absorption of this nutrient could be impacted.

There are additional conditions that could increase your risk of deficiency in this essential vitamin...

  • Eating a poor or restricted diet
  • Taking certain medications such as broad-spectrum antibiotics, cholesterol drugs, and potentially aspirin that may impact or block vitamin absorption
  • Eating foods containing the wrong type of this vitamin with poor bioavailability

I’m ready to dive into your best source of this forgotten vitamin... but first, I want to further raise your awareness of...

Synthetic Pretenders – What to Look For and Avoid

If you haven’t figured out what the forgotten vitamin is by now let me tell you that this new wonder kid on the block is vitamin K.

Vitamin K is unique because it has multiple effects in your body, but doesn’t demonstrate any known toxicity. With research focused on potential effects on your skeletal system, brain, liver, and pancreas, vitamin K is one of the most promising nutrients of our time.*

But you should know about the different types. And in particular, know which synthetic type to be on the lookout for.

There are three main forms of vitamin K...

  • K1 - phylloquinone, aka phytonadione
  • K2 - menaquinone
  • K3 - menadione synthetic variant

Vitamin K3 is a synthetic variant of the vitamin which I don’t recommended for human consumption... this is the one you and your family need to avoid at all costs.

Green leafy vegetables – including lettuce, broccoli, and spinach contain vitamin K1. And it makes up about 90 percent of the vitamin K in the Western-style diet.

The vitamin K which I recommend is vitamin K2.

Vitamin K2 includes several menaquinones, such as MK-4 found in meats, and MK-7, MK-8, and MK-9 found in fermented food products like cheese and natto.

What Is Your Best Source of the Vitamin K2?

One of the best sources of vitamin K2 comes from an ancient Japanese food called natto.

So, what is natto?

  • Natto is typically fermented from soybeans or chickpeas using a healthy bacteria called bacillus subtilus that may also serve as a probiotic*

Fermented foods, like natto, typically have the highest concentration of vitamin K in the human diet. Levels of vitamin K found in natto (K2) have been shown to far exceed those amounts found in dark green vegetables (K1).

In fact, vitamin K2 concentration after the consumption of natto has been shown to be about 10 times higher than that of vitamin K1 after eating spinach.

Unfortunately, most people do not eat or enjoy many fermented foods.

And the absorption of vitamin K1 through eating green leafy vegetables is not very efficient... some research shows only about 10-15% gets absorbed even when consumed with dietary fat.  

The problem with natto is that most people do not enjoy eating it because they find it very distasteful. It has a slippery texture with a strong flavor and pungent aroma.

Some people do acquire a taste for natto over time. But many never do.

Any wonder why most people may be deficient in vitamin K? They simply may not be eating the right food to provide what’s needed.

So, what can be done to solve this issue? That’s where I can offer some recommendations to help out.

Fermented Dairy – An Excellent Source of Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 in Curd Cheese

While natto is the most potent natural source of vitamin K2, the nutrient is also readily available in fermented dairy products, especially cheeses.

Most cheeses are rich in vitamin K2... particularly, curd cheese. And even though it’s not as high in vitamin K2 as natto, curd cheese may be more palatable on a day-to-day basis for many people. Raw curd cheese made from grass-fed cows would be best.

Like I mentioned earlier, most people have a difficult time acquiring a taste for natto... especially on the regular basis needed for healthy K2 absorption.

Curd cheese is also a good vitamin K2 source because it’s lower in fat (animal fat) than regular cheese.

When compared to natto in equal portions... Japanese food natto contains over 27 times more vitamin K2 than curd cheese.

If you do not like the taste of natto, or prefer not to eat curd cheese, I have a phenomenal solution for you coming up.

But next, let’s take a closer look at...

How This Vitamin Goes to Work for YOU

While other nutrients are important for maintaining and promoting your bone health (like vitamin D3, calcium, and magnesium), evidence continues to grow indicating a vital role vitamin K plays in bone metabolism and healthy bone growth.*

In fact, it may be the modern day “missing link” to increasing your bone density.

Vitamin K has been linked to osteoblasts, the cells that generate or lay down bone and produce a specific protein known as osteocalcin.*

You can think of osteocalcin like the studs in the wall of your house. Basically, osteocalcin acts as the structural framework holding calcium in place in your bones.*

And vitamin K is critical for producing osteocalcin protein.*

Why is this so important? Because osteocalcin cannot perform its job until vitamin K converts it to an active bone-building form.

The bottom line – vitamin K is the "key" that unlocks the door from your bloodstream to let calcium flow into your bones and bone marrow.*

Without this vitamin K key action, you simply wouldn't have the strong bones you do.* Plus, there’s another area vitamin K plays an important role, particularly vitamin K2.

I mentioned earlier how osteoblasts are important cells responsible for bone formation.

Well, while these osteoblast cells are busy building bone, other cells called osteoclasts are trying to break down bone and remove bone tissue.

Vitamin K2 is so important because, not only has it been shown to stimulate and enhance osteocalcin production, but it has also been shown to inhibit osteoclasts and help maintain your bones.*

Some Compelling Research

There are many research studies supporting how vitamin K2 works to help maintain healthy bone mass and growth through its effects on osteocalcin, osteoblasts, and osteoclasts.*

In a human study, Japanese scientists examined the effect of vitamin K2 from fermented soybeans on normal individuals.

The scientists reached the following conclusion – “This illustrates that intake of K2-7 can stimulate carboxylation (gamma-carboxylated osteocalcin), which plays an important role in bone formation in normal individuals.”

So, the evidence is quite compelling when it comes to the vital role vitamin K2 potentially plays in supporting your healthy bones.*

What Is the Best Way for You to Get Vitamin K2?

Since I promised you an alternative natto solution for vitamin K2, let’s get right to it.

The bottom line here... your best bet for a natural source of K2 is from natto. And maybe you can find a reliable natural source and come to acquire a taste for it.

But I can tell you... I tried it myself on a regular basis but never really got used to the taste and smell. So, I decided to do the next best thing and look for a high-quality inexpensive K2 supplement made from natto.

And let me tell you, finding a high quality source of vitamin K2 turned out to be a real challenge.

Here are the key issues my team and I looked at when formulating a high-quality vitamin K2 formula...

  • Must be non-GMO – Formulas including genetically modified organisms or processes are absolutely unacceptable.
  • Must be allergen-free – The formula has to be free from known allergens such as peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs, fin fish, shellfish, and wheat.
  • Must have a stable fermentation process – Natto fermentation process that involves other derivatives can be very unstable. Need a consistent reliable process that ensures product quality in the formula.
  • Must use vitamin K2-7 in the formula – Just like there are many varieties of vitamin K (K1, K2, and K3), there are many varieties of K2. K2-7 produced from natto using chickpeas has proven to be one of the most bioavailable, stable, and beneficial varieties.*

The good news with all this is I was able to formulate a high-quality vitamin K2 supplement that fit my demands.

Report Card for Producing This Health-Supporting Formula*

Here's a handy chart showing you how this K2 supplement stacks up...

Selection criteria:

Mercola Vitamin K2?

Other manufacturers?

Must be non-GMO

  • Yes – The product is not genetically modified in either the processes or the ingredients.

Some vitamin K3 and K2 supplements use genetically engineered soy.

Must be non-animal sourced

  • Yes – No animal sources are used in the formulation process

Some manufacturers may use animal-sourced ingredients to create their vitamin K formula.

Must use vitamin K2-7
in the formula

  • Yes – Only vitamin K2-7 (from natto fermentation) is used.

There are many synthetic formulas of vitamin K (K3) produced that could be risky to your health.

Must be affordable

  • Yes – This is a big sticking point with the complex processes involved to produce K2-7. Our formula contains 150 mcg. Most others only contain 100 mcg of K2-7.

Many forms of vitamin K2, and particularly K2-7, can be very expensive and almost prohibitive from practical use.

So, you can see why I believe this is a top-quality vitamin K2 supplement.

Powerful Reasons Why I Strongly Recommend This Formula

Let me quickly summarize the extraordinary potential benefits to your overall health from vitamin K2 – available in the Vitamin K2 formula...

Brain Development through Vitamin K2
  • Helps you maintain strong bones and keep them healthy*
  • Helps support your vascular (arteries and veins) system*
  • Helps protect your cells from free radicals*
  • Supports your heart health*
  • Provides calcium path “key” from your bloodstream into your bones*
  • Supports your memory function*
  • Helps regulate calcification of your tissues*
  • Maintains blood sugar levels already in the normal range*

These powerful benefits tell an incredible story about vitamin K2... rather amazing it’s been forgotten for so long.

Don’t just settle for any vitamin K or K2 supplement. Do like I do... demand the absolute best you can find.

And that’s exactly what I believe you have with Vitamin K2.

Isn’t It Time to Protect You and Your Loved Ones from
Potential Vitamin K2 Deficiency?*

By now, you should be aware how the "forgotten vitamin" needs to be recognized and actions taken to reduce your potential deficiency.

And just to remind you why I’ve chosen this Vitamin K2 formula over others (in addition to the phenomenal health benefits), here it is in a nutshell why I strongly recommend this formula...

  • Provides a convenient alternative to consuming distasteful raw natto
  • Uses chickpeas instead of soy
  • No animal sources are used in the fermentation process

So, protect yourself and your loved ones from potential vitamin K deficiencies and support your optimal bone health today!* Order without delay.

Label Snapshot for Vitamin K2

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
% Daily Value*
Amt. Per Serving

Vitamin K2

150 mcg 187%
(as Menaquinone-7 from Fermented Chickpea Extract)    
*Percent Daily Values Based on a 2,000 Calorie Diet.
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Microcrystalline cellulose, Glycerol monostearate, Alpha tocopherol acetate, Vcaps® capsules (Hydroxpropylmethylcellulose).

This product contains NO soy.

SUGGESTED USE:
Take one (1) capsule per day with meal.
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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 6 Sprays (Approx. 0.73 ml)
Servings Per Container: 34
% Daily Value
Amt. Per Serving

Vitamin D3

6000 IU 1500%
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Purified water, Cellulose, Sodium Alginate, Natural flavors, Medium chain triglycerides, Xanthan gum, Citric acid, Potassium sorbate and Purified Stevia Extract.
SUGGESTED USE: As a dietary supplement, adults take 6 sprays daily, or a directed by your healthcare professional.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions
  1. Q: How does Dr. Mercola's Vitamin K2 differ from other K2 supplements?
  2. A: Finding a natural source of vitamin K2 can be a real challenge. You have to be wary of risky synthetic imposters, and keep an eagle eye on manufacturing quality.

    Our vitamin K2 stands above the crowd because it is made from chickpeas, is non-GMO, allergen-free, has a stable fermentation process (not all do), uses K2-7 in the formula for superior bioavailability, stands up to purity testing, and is affordable.

  3. Q: Is Dr. Mercola's Vitamin K2 free of GMOs?
  4. A: Yes, we use chickpeas, which are not genetically modified.

  5. Q: Does Dr. Mercola's Vitamin K2 come directly from natto?
  6. A: Yes, our vitamin K2 is derived directly from chickpeas that have been fermented with bacillus subtilis natto.

  7. Q: If soy is so bad, why is fermented soy okay?
  8. A: The fermentation process removes the trypsin inhibitors – which obstruct the absorption of nutrients. Non-fermented soy fights nutrient uptake due to its high phytic and oxalic acid levels.

    So if you wish to eat natto that uses organic soy, you can do so without fear. However, Dr. Mercola’s Vitamin K2 uses chickpeas rather than soybeans.

  9. Q: What form of vitamin K is most important?
  10. A: One of the best natural sources of vitamin K2 comes from an ancient Japanese food called natto. While there are many varieties of vitamin K2, vitamin K2-7 produced from natto is shown to be one of the most bioavailable, stable, and beneficial varieties.*

    Vitamin K3 is a synthetic form of the vitamin that I recommend you strictly avoid. And vitamin K1 is prominent in green leafy vegetables, such as lettuce, broccoli, and spinach, and represents about 90 percent of the K present in the Western diet.