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Vitamin K2(MK-4)

    The number of unsaturated isoprenoid chains on the side chain of the Vitamin K2 are varied, they are usually referred to as MK-n in brief, in which n represents the number of isoprenoid chain. The active forms of vitamin K2 are MK-7, MK-4 and MK-9.

    The biological activity of vitamin K2 surpasses that of vitamin K1, primarily owing to its elongated side chain. This extended structure enables vitamin K2 to circulate in the bloodstream for a longer duration, thus facilitating its effective reach to various body parts.

    Vitamin K2 plays a pivotal role in regulating blood calcium levels, directing calcium towards bones rather than its accumulation in blood vessels or soft tissues. This regulation is crucial for the prevention of conditions such as osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.

    In the normal metabolism of human body, when the gastrointestinal function is in the normal state, the normal intestinal flora will the participate in the transformation from vitamin K1 or K3, K4 to vitamin K2 living body, and then they can be absorbed by the body.

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