J-Oil Mills develops vitamin K2 (MK-7) ingredient

J-Oil Mills developed menatto vitamin K2 (MK-7), made from a bacterial strain isolated from the traditional fermented Japanese food natto using a natural fermentation process.

J-Oil Mills (Tokyo, Japan) developed menatto vitamin K2 (menaquinone-7 or MK-7), made from a bacterial strain isolated from the traditional fermented Japanese food natto using a natural fermentation process. The ingredient supports bone health, heart health, joint health, hair/skin/nails, and healthy blood coagulation. 

“Developed through a natural fermentation process, menatto is the genuine Japanese vitamin K2 (MK-7),” said Hikaru Asari, senior executive, fine materials department and food and fine materials business unit for J-Oil Mills, in a press release. “This is why we created the menatto tagline, The Japanese Original.

“Menatto is backed by 10 well-controlled human clinical trials, all published in peer-reviewed scientific journals,” Asari continued. “The ingredient is supported by original clinical research and a suite of intellectual property, including three international product usage patents and a Japanese process patent and trademarks.”

Menatto is manufactured in a GMP and ISO 22000-certified facility in Japan and has achieved self-affirmed GRAS and novel food status, allowing for its use in foods and beverages, as well as conventional tablets, capsules, gummies, and chews.