Vitafoods Europe is the pre-eminent meeting place for the producers of functional foods, nutrients, and dietary supplements, as well as raw material suppliers from all over the world. And the 2016 show was no exception.

NattoPharma exhibited for the 10th consecutive year in a row with a new booth presence that not only did it highlighted the importance of MenaQ7® Vitamin K2 as MK-7 for all of life’s stages, but also the new MenaQ7® Advance Delivery Platform™.
As a sponsor of the Healthy Ageing block at this year’s Vitafoods, Dr. Hogne Vik, NattoPharma Chief Medical Officer, presented “MenaQ7 Vitamin K2 as MK-7 and its Role as the Essential Vitamin for Promoting Healthy Ageing” at the Life Stage Theatre. Dr. Vik delivered data on Vitamin K2 as MK-7 deficiency in all age groups and the importance of including K2 in the diet as a way of promoting healthy aging beginning in childhood. He then opened the floor for questions and engaged with the captivated audience.

In showcasing Vitamin K2’s benefits for all of life’s stages, the NattoPharma team was also eager to discuss two recently published clinical studies that demonstrated the beneficial effect of vitamin K2 supplementation can be achieved by consumption of a yogurt drink fortified with low doses of MK-7 as well as an MK-7-fortfied yogurt (both as MenaQ7®). This proven alternative delivery matrix makes Vitamin K2 to a wider population, specifically children.

Recognizing the great deficiency of Vitamin K2 in the food chain and that K2 has a place in all of life stages, NattoPharma is addressing the health concerns that follow this deficiency by introducing the MenaQ7® Advance Delivery Platform™, making K2 available in applications suited for all ages and preferences.

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