Vitamin K2 MK-7 obtains self-affirmed GRAS status

November 19, 2012

Frutarom Health has announced that its natural vitamin K2 menaquinone-7—UniK2—is now self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe), based on a critical evaluation and acceptance of an independent scientific panel. It can now be utilized as a food ingredient for dairy products, soy milk, fruit and sport drinks, as well as baked and bar products, such as quick breads, muffins, and nutritional bars.

“A comprehensive evaluation of research and toxicology studies was completed to ensure that UniK2 meets the highest standards related to the self-affirmed GRAS determination,” said Wouter Haazen, Product Manager for Frutarom Health. “We’re extremely pleased that functional food and beverage manufacturers can now incorporate UniK2 into their products. This important achievement allows us to service functional food and beverage markets worldwide.”

UniK2 comes from natto-derived Bacillus subtilis, a rich natural source of Vitamin K2. UniK2 provides vitamin K2 as menaquinone-7 (MK-7), the most bioavailable and bioactive form of vitamin K. It is suitable for functional foods, meeting food-processing demands including high temperature stability, dispensability, and other common manufacturing processes. UniK2 is available in two levels of concentration: UniK2 MK-7 powder 0.2% and UniK2 MK-7 oil 0.15%.

Unik2 product information