MenaquinGold® – Natural Vitamin K2-7 for Peripheral Neuropathy

What would you do if you accidentally touched a hot plate? You will reflexively pull back your hand and you will feel pain. This could happen because of the nervous system which simultaneously detect the heat and transfer the signals to our brain. The brain will then coordinate the response and cause our muscles to move.

What if the nervous system didn’t work well? Then, the signal will not be delivered well between our brain and parts of our body. It may result in numbness and tingling in feet or hands, stabbing or shooting pain in affected areas, loss of balance and coordination, muscle weakness, etc. This is what people with peripheral neuropathy experience every day. Peripheral neuropathy is a disorder that occurs when the peripheral nervous system, which connects brain and spinal cord to the entire human body, is damaged and dysfunctional. Peripheral neuropathy will surely cause discomfort and may interfere our daily activities.

Picture 1. Illustration of nervous system in the body

Peripheral neuropathy is commonly caused by megaloblastic anaemia and diabetes mellitus. Megaloblastic anaemia is the deficiency of Vitamin B12, which is more prevalent among vegetarian population because Vitamin B12 could be obtained only from animal-derived food or fortified breakfast cereals. Long-term treatment of diabetes mellitus with Metformin could also lead to Vitamin B12 deficiency. Unfortunately, the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy will still be persistent in spite of vitamin B12 supplementation. In United States, 60-70% of diabetes mellitus patients have diabetic neuropathy complication[1]. Meanwhile, there are 60% of diabetes mellitus patients suffering from neuropathy in Indonesia[2].

The good news is Vitamin K2-7 has shown a potential in relieving peripheral neuropathy. A preliminary study conducted on patients with peripheral neuropathy observed that the consumption of Vitamin K2-7 (MenaquinGold®) at 100 mcg dose twice a day for 8 weeks was well tolerated and safe with a significant therapeutic activity[3]. Patients reported feeling improvement with the supplementation as the intensity and severity of various symptoms of neuropathy were reduced. How is this possible? It is because vitamin K2 plays role in stimulating the regeneration of myelin and repair of peripheral nerves. Myelin is a fatty substance that protects our nerve cells.

MenaquinGold® offers a solution to boost the production of myelin and reduce the severity of peripheral neuropathy. MenaquinGold® is a natural vitamin K2-7, known as Menaquinone (MK7). It has been clinically studied and proven to be safely consumed by patients with peripheral neuropathy. Not only that it could reduce the severity of peripheral neuropathy and improve quality of life, it is also good for bone health, diabetes management, cardiovascular health, and muscle health.

References:

  1. Sutedjo. 2010. 5 Strategi Penderita Diabetes Melitus Berusia Panjang. Yogyakarta: Kanisius.
  2. Hastuti, Rini Tri. 2008. Faktor-Faktor Risiko Ulkus Diabetika Pada Penderita Diabetes Mellitus. Bachelor’s dissertation, Universitas Diponegoro.
  3. K., Kulkarni, Upase D.P., Dound Y.A., Jadhav S.S., Bhave A.A., Mehta D.S. and Vaidya A.D.B. 2013.The effect of Vitamin K2-7 in peripheral neuropathy due to Vitamin B12 deficiency and/or diabetes mellitus: A Preliminary Study. The Indian Practitioner Vol. 66 No. 10: 625-629.

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