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Kappa Bioscience, Manufacturer and supplier of premium Vitamin K2 MK-7 through organic synthesis

Kappa Bioscience

Kappa Bioscience is the pioneer in development and production of the only synthetic and biologically active all-trans menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2 MK-7), marketed under the K2VITAL® brand name. Kappa’s innovation of MK-7 synthesis marks the commercial milestone where this fat-soluble vitamin can begin to attain widespread consumer adoption. Effective synthesis production drives scalability, price reduction and a secure supply chain - with unmatched ingredient purity and documentation. Combined with other Kappa innovations such as the patented DELTA® microencapsulation process, which provides K2 stability in mineral formulations, K2VITAL® offers brands and manufacturers a path to broader market segments. Kappa Ingredients GmbH, a wholly owned division of Kappa Bioscience, manages global sales of the K2VITAL® and other product lines directly and through a network of global distributors.

K2VITAL® is pure vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7). Vitamin K2 is an essential fat-soluble vitamin that directs calcium to the right places in the body. K2VITAL® K2 MK-7, the superior form of K2, activates the osteocalcin proteins that incorporate calcium to bones, and the matrix-Gla proteins (MGP) that bind calcium to prevent deposits in arteries and smooth muscle walls. Even a balanced diet does not provide us with enough vitamin K2. K2VITAL® is offered in a range of formulations, including protected, microencapsulated K2VITAL® DELTA for superior K2 stability in calcium and magnesium formulations. K2VITAL® offers the assurance that the synthesis process creates a nature-identical molecule, 100% bioequivalent to K2 MK-7 created via a fermentation process. 

Calcified Atlantic Seaweed® (CAS) is a premium form of calcium manufactured and distributed by Kappa Bioscience.  CAS® is a highly absorbable, plant-derived and natural form of Calcium extracted from wild red algae. This form provides superior calcium bio-absorption and also contains 28 bone-building trace elements and minerals including magnesium, iron and iodine. A sustainably harvested, vegan-whole food ingredient, CAS® offers a premium calcium at pricing for mass market applications.


Vitamin K2 MK-7: A stability challenge, a market study

Demand for vitamin K2 has increased rapidly over the past decade as awareness of its role in bone and cardiovascular health has spread. However, studies run by Kappa Bioscience show many K2 products contain lower-than-claimed levels of the vitamin, a finding that threatens to undermine the market and its products’ ability to provide health benefits and slow the natural effects of aging.

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