General K2 Questions:
Q: Can this K2 be used in place of the newborn Vitamin K shot?
A: To clarify, MaryRuth's Vitamin K2 is a plant-based, bioactive form of MK7, which is different from the Vitamin K injection shot offered at the hospitals in the US, typically 0.5–1 mg of vitamin K1 administered shortly after birth.
If you are still interested in giving our K2 (MK7) to your child(ren), we would suggest you see your physician, pediatrician or healthcare professional and have them assist you in determining if the product is suitable for your child(ren). If it is, ask your healthcare professional to assess what the accurate dosage would be for your child. Each child is unique and different, and we want to make sure that they receive the best care possible!
Q: I don’t feel a difference when taking this. Is it doing anything?
A: Yes! K2 helps maintain control over calcium levels in your body by controlling where the calcium goes. Vitamin D controls the absorption of calcium into the blood. Vitamin K2 controls where that calcium goes. Without taking K2, calcium can build up in your arteries!
Q: What is your K2 sourced from?
A: We derive our K2 from Natto, a fermented soybean product which is a traditional Japanese food and the highest food source of natural K2. The process of fermentation removes soy from the product. Please read the 5-step process, from the supplier, regarding the fermentation to a soy-free Natto.
Step 1: Infusion of Non-GMO Soybeans, purified water and Natto strains of K2.
Step 2: Automated control of fermentation, with 16 fermentation parameters that are fully controlled through the automated system.
Step 3: After 24 hours of fermentation, we gain highly reactive raw material that the Natto strains release; NattoZyme™ and Extra NattoK2™.
Step 4: High speed of centrifuge, this rids of impurities thoroughly to ensure highly active feature of raw materials.
Step 5: Ceramic Membrane: This process rids the fermented raw materials of any bacteria and/or impurities.
K2 Drops — Lemon:
Q: What is the Lemon flavor sourced from?
A: We use Organic, Vegan Lemon Oil.
K2 Drops — Vanilla:
Q: What is the Vanilla flavor sourced from?
A: We use Organic, Vegan Vanilla Flavoring extracted from the vanilla bean plant.