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Both ingredients are often based on GMO sources and carriers.
At a time when many ingredient suppliers are seeking non-GMO certification to appeal to manufacturers, Vesta Ingredients (Indianapolis) has obtained what it says is the first such status for vitamin k2 and nattokinase ingredients.
Company president Sam Kwon says GMO status is a two-fold concern with these ingredients because both the source (soy) and the carrier (often corn-based) may be of genetically modified origin. In the case of Vesta Ingredients, the company uses maltodextrin as a carrier for its nattokinase, and dicalcium phosphate and calcium carbonate for its vitamin K2.