Danisco added a new brand to its Health & Nutrition portfolio: ActivK, for long chained menaquinone vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is an emerging active ingredient, gaining recognition for its benefits in relation to bone and cardiovascular health.
Functionally, long chained menaquinones have the highest bioavailability and bioactivity, ensuring greater utilization for bone and cardiovascular functions. ActivK was recently issued a positive opinion by the European Food Safety Authority for bone health claims.ActivK MK-7 is a fermented and purified vitamin K2 ingredient using bacteria naturally occurring in natto, a traditional fermented soya bean dish from Japan. Stable under most processing conditions, the ingredient is suitable for a wide range of products including dairy, beverages, fats and oils, bakery, cereals and bars and dietary supplements.
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