According to research, the MK-7 form of vitamin K2 is the most bioavailable form of vitamin K
PLT Health Solutions has announced it will market the menatto brand of vitamin K2 (MK-7) manufactured by Tokyo’s J-Oil Mills in North America for use in consumer products supporting cardiovascular health, bone health, and general health.
The ingredient is manufactured by J-Oil Mills in the Shizuoka district of Japan via a natural fermentation process using a bacterial strain of Bacillus subtilis isolated from the traditional fermented Japanese food natto. Soy protein in the fermentation substrate is removed during the process of refining Vitamin K2 oil, the company says, meaning it’s exempt from soy allergen declaration on the label.
According to research, the MK-7 form of vitamin K2 is its most bioavailable form. Further studies have reportedly demonstrated the ingredient is bioavailable in diverse delivery systems.
Sid Hulse, VP of Product Development for PLT Health Solutions, said: “menatto is the world’s premier source of Vitamin K2 – from the sustainable, clean-label manner in which it is produced, to the unparalleled clinical support package that allows us to explain its benefits and build trust with consumers. We’re excited to be working with J-Oil Mills to help bring this ingredient to our broad customer base in the North American market. PLT will be offering both oil and powdered forms of the ingredient.”