Kappa Bioscience has received a Vegan-Approved certification for vitamin K2 and premium Calcified Atlantic Seaweed® marine calcium ingredients. That includes MCC powder, MCT oil, and microencapsulated K2VITAL® DELTA vitamin K2 products, allowing plenty of vegan options across the K2VITAL® line.
The products were assessed and certified by the renowned Vegetarian Society, founded in 1847.
Why is this important news for vegans everywhere?
The vegan consumer market is growing steadily as more people are worried about animal rights and environmental issues. However, concerns arise about certain nutrients like vitamins B12, D, and selenium.
Vitamins K2 and D3 are essential for bone health, and the primary dietary sources for K2 are animal-based and fermented dairy products. We get most of our vitamin D3 from sun exposure and small amounts from animal-based products. That is why some vegans could experience vitamin D3 deficiency, especially during the winter months in northern countries. Unfortunately, some studies show that vitamin D deficiency is common among vegans and omnivores alike.
Calcium is one of the most important nutrients in our body. It is a building block for our skeletal system, and it also plays a vital role in nerve signaling, muscle contractions, and other processes in the body. However, there is such a thing as too much calcium. If there is excess calcium in the bloodstream, the vessels and arteries absorb it, which leads to a process called tissue calcification. It is a dangerous condition, as it is the number one cause of heart attack and stroke.
That is why calcium supplements should be combined with vitamins K2 and D3. Kappa Bioscience has recently launched the Perfect Pair educational program on the importance of vitamins K2 and D3, and with the new certification, vegans everywhere can benefit from their supplements.
“Kappa has developed over 150 vitamin K2 product concepts in our latest Formulation LookBook, many of which have been launched by major brands. A significant number were specifically designed to be vegan compliant, and these new certifications only expand our ability to create products to meet this growing consumer segment,” commented Garnet Pigden, President of Kappa US.
Vitamin K2 helps by activating osteocalcin, a protein responsible for binding calcium and transporting it into the bone matrix. It also stimulates matrix GLA proteins to regulate calcium transport, remove any buildup in the circulatory system, and prevent tissue calcification.
Vegans can now find their perfect formulation in K2VITAL® line, whether it is solely K2 vitamin, a combination with D3, or some other ingredient.
To learn more about vegan K2VITAL® formulations and marine calcium products, visit the Kappa Bioscience website.