💬Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin also known as vitamin K2 or menaquinone. It is a series of compounds containing a 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone core and a varying number of isoprenoid side chains. Based on the number of isoprenoid units, vitamin K2 can be classified as K2(10), K2(20), K2(35), and K2(40). Vitamin K2 is the only form of vitamin K that is biologically active and is commonly used to promote blood clotting and maintain normal clotting times. It has also been reported for its potential health benefits in other dietary supplements.
🔔 Popular science knowledge:
Fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins that are insoluble in water but soluble in fat and organic solvents, including vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, etc. This kind of vitamin usually contains only carbon, hydrogen, oxygen three elements, in the food and mostly coexist with lipids, its absorption in the body is usually closely related to the lipids in the gut, can be absorbed into the body and stored in the body (mainly in the liver). Fat-soluble vitamins are mostly stable.
💬What are the benefits of vitamin K2?
Vitamin K2 has several benefits, including:
1. Promote bone health
Vitamin K2 can activate a variety of substances in the body, improve the rate of bone mineralization, improve the activity of osteoblasts, and play a certain role in osteoporosis and fracture prevention.
2. Cardiovascular protection
Consuming more vitamin K2 may improve your heart health. Vitamin K2 is involved in mitochondrial REDOX reaction, regulates the expression of tumor apoptosis-related genes, and promotes apoptosis of cancer cells.
3. Regulate coagulation function
Vitamin K deficiency is prone to hemorrhage, which can be manifested as skin, gastrointestinal tract, or even intracranial hemorrhage. Vitamin K2 supplementation can prevent and treat neonatal vitamin K deficiency hemorrhage.
💬Can vitamin K2 be used in cosmetics?
Vitamin K2 can be used in cosmetics. In the field of cosmetics, vitamin K2 is used as a skin protectant and antioxidant, and can be used in various cosmetics, such as face cream and hand cream, in addition to sprays and loose powder products. In cosmetics, the maximum safe amount of vitamin K2 is 0.389% in face cream, 0.277% in hand cream, and 0.076% in body cream. For other categories of products, the recommended maximum usage is 1%.
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