Elevate your foods'
health potential

According to Novozymes proprietary study, 76% of the U.S. population is looking for foods that support bone health, and vitamin K2 can do just that.

MenaquinGold® is our natural vitamin K2-7 designed to integrate seamlessly with your foods to help people of all ages maintain bone strength and heart health - and to perform every day.

Learn more below, get in touch with us, or explore our inspirational concept catalogue on 7 ways to brand your foods with vitamin K2-7.

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Consumers want to age
in a healthy way

We’re getting older. In fact, the WHO estimates that by 2050 the world’s population over 60 will have nearly doubled.

That’s why an increasing number of consumers are focusing on how to age healthily and stay fit for enjoying later stages of life.

Bones, heart and digestion are all areas where consumers pay more attention and want to do better. And guess what? They want to do it via your foods.

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The disappearance of vitamin K2-7 from our diets

The form of vitamin K2 that the body can best absorb and utilize is called K2-7. But K2-7 can be tricky to get from your diet because it’s only found in fermented foods.3,4

You can get small amounts of vitamin K2-7 from fermented foods like cheese and sauerkraut, but it’s not nearly enough to cover the body’s needs.See how much vitamin K2-7 these foods contain in the animation.


Go the Natto way

Unlike other fermented foods, one Japanese staple offers an abundance of vitamin K2-7: Natto. In this fermented soybean dish, K2-7 is produced by B. subtilis. And because of the high concentrations, natto has been linked to reduced incidents of hip fractures in Japanese women who consume a lot of natto.6

Inspired by the natto way, our natural vitamin K2-7 comes from fermented chickpea. And nobody has to start eating high amounts of fermented foods if they can get it from your foods.

Help consumers get fit for life
with MenaquinGold®

In early childhood, you need calcium to grow strong bones. From the age of 40, there is an increased risk of arterial calcification. And the aging population need to maintain strong bones. Overall, calcium is an integral part of a healthy life with stronger bones and body. But to optimize the body's calcium absorption, you need vitamin K2.

By making sure calcium is used in the right way and in the right places of the body, our natural vitamin K2-7, MenaquinGold®, helps support healthy bones and cardiovascular health7. All to fulfill different consumer needs at different stages of life.

Help consumers get fit for life with new K2 health benefits from your foods.

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Fit for your body and your peak performance

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For better bone health

Vitamin K2-7 plays a unique role in transporting calcium from blood to bones. In fact, it's been observed to activate a bone protein called osteocalcin8, which is essential to bind calcium effectively to the bone matrix. That's how MenaquinGold® makes for optimal calcium utilization and stronger bones.

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For heart-healthy food

While K2 is closely associated with calcium and strong bones, the vitamin has an inherent effect on your cardiovascular health too9. Even if you consume enough calcium, it could build up in the arteries and lead to calcification of the soft tissue. MenaquinGold® helps steer calcium away from the blood vessels to support a healthy heart.

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For fueling performance

Proprietary research on MenaquinGold® suggests vitamin K2-7 may have beneficial effects on performance10. While the science is still young, these promising results may indicate a positive impact on sports performance and supporting active lifestyles for people of all ages.

Watch our webinar on vitamin K2 on demand

Vitamin K2 is key to your bone health. In our on-demand webinar, you can learn why.

Join our experts in this webinar, where you’ll learn how vitamin K2 works, why it’s important to your overall health and why it’s massively under-consumed today. Find out how K2 is the missing piece for bone health around the world and how you can help consumers get more of it. 

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7 ways to brand your product with vitamin K2-7

What if you could offer amazing consumer benefits that elevate your products' healthy halo?

If you want to get started with vitamin K2-7 for bone strength, we can help! We’ve even got ideas for how you can position your brand with new claims or develop new product lines based on the bone strength benefits of natural vitamin K2-7.

Download our inspirational catalogue to access 7 ideas for building claims and branding your product with vitamin K2-7 MenaquinGold®

7 ways to brand your foods with vitamin K2-7 for bone health

The natural facts about MenaquinGold®

From fermented chickpeas

MenaquinGold® vitamin K2-7 is based on one of nature's most healthful legumes: chickpeas. 

By fermenting chickpeas to extract the vital K2-7 vitamin, you get a natural, soy-free and effective vitamin for your foods and beverages.



High biological activity

One of the most effective versions of vitamin K2 is MK7, also known as vitamin K2-7. That's because this vitamin is very biologically active, which means it ensures better uptake in the body and supports calcium distribution better than other versions.

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Plant-based & GMO-free

Derived from the fermentation of plants, there's nothing synthetic about our vitamin K2-7 solution. Plus, it's GMO-free.


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1. Novozymes Consumer study 2022

2. Vaidya, R., A. D. B. Vaidya, J. Sheth, S. Jadhav, U. Mahale, D. Mehta, J. Popko, V. Badmaev, and S. J. Stohs. 2022. “Vitamin K Insufficiency in the Indian Population: Pilot Observational Epidemiology Study.” JMIR Public Health Surveill no. 8 (2):e31941. doi: 10.2196/31941.

3. Schurgers, L. J., and C. Vermeer. 2000. “Determination of phylloquinone and menaquinones in food. Effect of food matrix on circulating vitamin K concentrations.” Haemostasis no. 30 (6):298-307. doi: 10.1159/000054147

4. Van Summeren MJ, Braam LA, Lilien MR, Schurgers LJ, Kuis W, Vermeer C. The effect of menaquinone-7 (vitamin K2) supplementation on osteocalcin carboxylation in healthy prepubertal children. Br J Nutr. 2009;102(8):1171-8.doi:10.1017/s00071145093821000

5. Myneni VD, Mezey E. Regulation of bone remodeling by vitamin K2. Oral Dis. 2017;23(8):1021-1028. doi:10.1111/odi.12624

6. Geleijnse JM, Vermeer C, Grobbee DE, et al. Dietary intake of menaquinone is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study. J Nutr. 2004;134(11):3100-5. doi:10.1093/jn/134.11.3100

Gast GC, de Roos NM, Sluijs I, et al. A high menaquinone intake reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2009;19(7):504-10. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2008.10.004

 7. Mehta D, Ra V, Ya D, Nabar N, Sn P, Vaidya A. Therapeutic activity and safety of vitamin K 2-7 in muscle cramps: an interventional case-series. The Indian Practitioner. 2010;63

McFarlin, B. K., A. L. Henning and A. S. Venable (2017). "Oral consumption of vitamin K2 for 8 weeks associated with increased maximal cardiac output during exercise." Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine 23(4): 26-32.

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