PLT Health Solutions Inc. announced that it would market the menatto brand of vitamin K2 (MK-7), manufactured by J-Oil Mills, in North America.
PLT Health Solutions Inc. (Morristown, NJ) announced that it would market the menatto brand of vitamin K2 (MK-7), manufactured by J-Oil Mills (Tokyo, Japan), in North America. Menatto was first developed in 1997 using a fermentation technology that manufactured vitamin K2 from the traditional Japanese food natto. Specifically, menatto is made with a natural fermentation process using a bacterial strain of Bacillus subtilis isolated from natto. Because soy protein in the fermentation substrate has been removed in the process of refining vitamin K2 oil, the ingredient is exempt from soy allergen declaration on the label.
"Menatto is the world's premier source of Vitamin K2 – from the sustainable, clean-label manner in which it is produced, to the unparalleled clinical support package that allows us to explain its benefits and build trust with consumers," said Sid Hulse, vice president of product development for PLT Health Solutions, in a press release. "We're excited to be working with J-Oil Mills to help bring this ingredient to our broad customer base in the North American market."
"PLT Health Solutions has been in the Vitamin K2 business for almost twenty years and was one of the companies that played a key role in building the North American market. Their commitment to scientifically-supported ingredient solutions aligns well with our philosophy at J-Oil Mills,” said Hikaru Asari, executive expert, food & fine materials business unit of J-Oil Mills.