Discovery Of Vitamin K2 In Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica(R)
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica(R) of Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has been announced to have achieved another nutritional first. Already the most nutritious Spirulina in the world, it is also a good source of Vitamin K2.
Vitamin K2 is one form of Vitamin K. It has long been associated with blood health since about half of the 16 known proteins depending on the vitamin are necessary for blood coagulation. Recent studies cited in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that Vitamin K2 can have positive effects on alleviating osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. In bone, Vitamin K2 activates a critical protein required to bind calcium, thus strengthening the skeleton. In circulation, Vitamin K2 participates in activation of the most potent inhibitor of arterial calcification, lowering the risk of vascular damage. Additionally, exciting new research is showing that Vitamin K2 may be beneficial for Alzheimer's disease, a variety of cancers, varicose veins and skin aging.