19-May-2022 By Liza Laws
A scientist working for Kappa Bioscience discovered the secret of how to produce vitamin K on a large scale after noticing a growing demand for K2 due to its extraordinary health benefits.
17-Jun-2021 By Nikki Hancocks
A new study, supported by Kappa Bioscience, confirms that vitamin K status is lower in hospitalised patients with COVID-19 and finds low vitamin K status to be predictive of higher mortality.
09-Oct-2020 By Nikki Hancocks
A new review presents vitamin K metabolism as the potential missing link between lung damage and thromboembolism, two of the most serious outcomes observed in COVID-19 patients.
10-Sep-2020 By Nikki Hancocks
Combined low vitamin D and K status are associated with increased all-cause mortality risk and possibly with cardiovascular events, according to a newly published cohort study.
11-May-2020 By Danielle Masterson
Microbiome-induced reductions in bone tissue strength is linked to changes in vitamin production by gut microbes.
14-Jan-2019 By Adi Menayang
New research on vitamin K suggests that it may promote eye health, thanks to the vitamin’s link to active matrix Gla protein, or MGP, an inhibitor of calcification in large arteries.
15-Dec-2017 By Tim Cutcliffe
There is a strong link between poor vitamin K status and cardiovascular (CV) mortality, say researchers who warn that around a third of people may be deficient.
15-Jun-2017 By Stephen Daniells
Children with low levels of vitamin K2 are at an increased risk of fractures, and small changes in vitamin K status can have a big effects on bone health, says a new study from Poland.
06-Jan-2017 By Stephen Daniells
A lack of an active vitamin K- dependent protein may increase the risk of arterial calcification and stiffness, say two new studies that support the potential heart health benefits of vitamin K.
13-Oct-2016 By Hank Schultz
A new study that applies a statistical analysis to food intake and disease prevalence data from a number of countries has concluded that vitamin K2 deficiency is as big a risk for developing heart disease as is smoking.
22-Sep-2016 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intakes of long-chain menaquinones (vitamin K2) may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD), according to data from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC-NL) cohort.
DISPATCHES FROM VITAFOODS EUROPE 2016
17-May-2016 By Shane STARLING
Vitamin K2 leaders like NattoPharma and Kappa Bioscience met with others in the sector from India and east Asia in Geneva last week with the aim of developing a common quality standard.
A cardiovascular industry-academia research network has won €3m in European Union funding with Norwegian member NattoPharma highlighting its importance to vitamin K study.
15-Sep-2014 By Stephen Daniells
The potential bone health benefits of vitamin K2 menaquinone-4 may be achievable at a daily dose of 600 micrograms, according to a new study from Kyowa Hakko with implications for formulations and health.
05-Dec-2013 By Stephen DANIELLS
Many apparently healthy people may have insufficient levels of vitamin K2, says a new study, potentially increasing the risk of bone loss and also for hardening of the arteries.
25-Sep-2013 By Stephen DANIELLS
Increased blood levels of vitamin K1 are associated with improved episodic memory in healthy older adults, says a new study that provides support for vitamin K and brain health.
10-Sep-2013 By Maggie Hennessy
Over the past five years, new food and beverage product launches containing vitamin K2 have nearly doubled worldwide (up 183%), according to new research from Mintel.
21-Jun-2013 By Stephen DANIELLS
Low vitamin K1 levels may increases in the progression of arterial calcification, or hardening of the arteries, says a new study that may have greater implications for vitamin K2 than K1.
18-Jun-2013 By Hank Schultz
A new test will help bring clarity to the supply situation for vitamin K2, according the test’s originators. The test, developed by ingredient development and marketing firm Xsto Solutions and its supply partner Kappa Bioscience, fixes the ratios of cis-...
15-Nov-2012 By Stephen Daniells
Consuming vitamin K2 in its MK-7 form is better for raising levels of the vitamin in serum than K2 in the MK-4 form, says a new study from Japan and the Netherlands.
14-Oct-2010 By Shane Starling
Danish ingredients giant Danisco has entered the vitamin K space with a branded version of long chained menaquinone vitamin K2 called ActivK.
New source of vitamin K2 hits the market
12-Aug-2010 By Lorraine Heller
A Norwegian ingredient supplier has developed a new form of Vitamin K2, which it says has similar bioavailability to existing forms on the market but is up to 20 per cent cheaper.
Scientists rally in support of vitamin K2’s bone benefits
27-Apr-2010 By Stephen Daniells
The null findings of a randomised clinical trial of vitamin K2 and bone health do not mean the vitamin does not benefit skeletal health, say leading scientists in the field who have challenged the recent findings.
Vitamin K may reduce cancer risk: EPIC study
30-Mar-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Consuming foods rich in vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of cancer, says a new study supporting the potential anti-cancer benefits of this emerging nutrient.
18-Sep-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Current recommendations for vitamin K are not being met, placing people at increased risk of age-related diseases such as cancer and heart disease, says a new analysis.
Vitamin K2, but not K1, effective for heart health benefits: Study
12-Feb-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intakes of vitamin K2, but not vitamin K1, may decrease the risk of coronary heart disease in postmenopausal women, says a new study.
Vitamin K2 linked to better heart health
10-Sep-2008 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intakes of vitamin K2 from dietary sources may reduce the build up of calcium in arteries that leads to hardening of the blood vessels, says a new study.
PLT achieves GRAS for vitamin K2 in dairy
05-Feb-2008 By Lorraine Heller
PL Thomas is to market its vitamin K2 for use in dairy applications
in the US, following the ingredient's GRAS designation, the company
Vitamin K linked to fewer varicose veins, better vascular health
23-Aug-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Inactivation of a vitamin K-dependent protein may contribute to the
development of varicose veins, says a new study that highlights the
role of supplementation for improving vascular health.
18-Jul-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Many apparently healthy people may be vitamin K deficient, says a new review, potentially increasing the risk of bone loss and also for arterial calcification.
Vitamin K may reverse arterial calcification - study
03-Apr-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Arterial calcification, a process of hardening of the arteries, may
be inhibited and even reversed with supplementation with high-dose
vitamin K, suggests an animal study.
Vitamin K2 higher bioavailability than K1, say scientists
18-Dec-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Vitamin K2 derived from the fermented soy product natto has a
higher bioavailability than vitamin K1, results that may have
implications for functional food formulators.
Vitamin K may reverse artery hardening, suggests study
11-Dec-2006 By Stephen Daniells
A high-dose vitamin K supplement reduced calcium precipitates
associated with hardening of the arteries by 37 per cent in rats,
scientists from The Netherlands have reported.
Blue California announces new K2 offering
04-May-2006 By staff reporter
The second new source of natural vitamin K2 is announced on the US
market in as many weeks, as Blue California is becomes exclusive
distributor of Vitamin K2-All Trans.
Natto vitamin K2 superior to vitamin K?
K2, the vitamin extracted from fermented natto soyfood, has been
shown to have greater levels of absorption in the blood than
commonly used vitamin K, as well as reducing several risk factors
for osteoporosis, suggest new findings.