Vitamin K capsules (menaquinone) from Japan
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General information on Japanese Vitamin K capsules (menaquinone)
Package details: 60 soft capsules
Manufacturer: DH Center, Japan
Active ingredient: vitamin K2 (menaquinone) 67.4 mcg in a daily dose, vitamin C 30 mg, vitamin D3 2.5 mcg, casein phosphopeptide 40 mg
Medical effect: compensating vitamin K reduce after broad-spectrum antibiotic use, preventing bone fractions
Contraindications and precautions
Do not use for patients taking any anticoagulants. Do not use for patients with allergy to gelatin, dairy products, soybeans or any of active ingredients. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medication and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with their doctor before use.
Dosage and administration of Japanese Vitamin K capsules (menaquinone)
For adults, take 2 capsules a day with water.
How effective are Japanese Vitamin K capsules (menaquinone)?
Vitamin K2 plays several important roles in human body. It works as blood coagulation factor, activates leucocytes and endothelial cells to response to injury, helping in cell survival, proliferation, migration, and adhesion, produces an important protein needed in cartilage and in arterial vessel walls. Also, Vitamin K takes a significant part in formation of osteocalcin, a protein responsible for calcium absorption and bone formation. Studies show that vitamin K2 has a protective effect on bone mineral density and reduces risk of hip, vertebral and non-vertebral fractures (S. Cockayne, J. Adamson et al. Vitamin K and the prevention of fractures: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2006, 166 (12): 1256–61).
Who should use Vitamin K capsules (menaquinone)?
While vitamin K is supposed to be normally taken from food, there is a big risk group for the vitamin K deficiency. This risk group includes:
- patients with decreased production of K2 after broad-spectrum antibiotic use,
- patients on strict diets low in vitamin K,
- patients with chronic kidney disease,
- patients with liver diseases,
- elderly people.
Patients in the risk group should take special care in takin the right amount of vitamin K2 to prevent vitamin K deficiency.