A paper, titled  “Role of Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotypic Switching and Calcification in Aortic Aneurysm Formation: Involvement of Vitamin K-Dependent Processes” published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology addresses the role of vitamin K and vitamin K-dependent proteins (VKDPs) that are involved in vascular calcification and aneurysm.

Vitamin K2 is known to activate Matrix GLA Protein (MGP), by which it inhibits vascular calcification; and that Vitamin K2 has the ability to scavenge free radicals, reduce oxidative stress, and decrease vascular calcification.

Clearly, Vitamin K2 supplementation holds the potential to lower the risk of aortic aneurysms and improve cardiovascular outcomes.

The body of evidence supporting cardiovascular health benefits continues to grow and we believe will help expand both awareness and consumer demand for Vitamin K2.

Emu Oil naturallycontains nearly as much MK-4 (vitamin K2) per 100 grams as goose liver pate which contains the second richest source of vitamin K2 after the traditional Japanese dish Natto, made of fermented soybeans. The intense smell and strong taste of Natto make this soy food a less attractive source of natural vitamin K2.

Emu Oil is available in capsules and liquid. The liquid form is best used externally and feels absolutely gorgeous on the skin. The capsules are best used as a vitamin K2 supplement, containing 360mcg per 100 grams.