Vitamin K Benefits for Heart and Bone Health
Vitamin K, especially K2 as MK-7, plays an important role in keeping calcium in the bones and out of the arteries. Here’s the latest research about vitamin K and the benefits to your heart:
Research shows that people who consumed the most vitamin K2 have a 50% reduced risk of arterial calcification. They also exhibited a 50% reduced risk for cardiovascular events during this 10 year period.
High intake of natural vitamin K2, but not vitamin K1, protected from cardiovascular disease. The study reported that for every 10 mcg vitamin K2 consumed, the risk of coronary heart disease was reduced by 9%.
A recent animal study showed regression of warfarin-induced arterial calcification when given adequate supplemental doses of vitamin K2…
Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health
How Do Vitamins K1 and K2 Differ?
The umbrella term vitamin K actually describes a family of fat-soluble compounds. The body has limited ability to store the vitamin and amounts are rapidly depleted without regular dietary intake…
Vitamin K: The Missing Nutrient to Blame for Heart Attacks and Osteoporosis (Nope – NOT Calcium or Vitamin D)
The past decade has brought an explosion of research revealing the many beneficial roles vitamin D plays in keeping you healthy.
But there’s a new kid on the block that could end up being “the next vitamin D,” and we are finding that some of vitamin D’s benefits are greatly enhanced when combined with this other vitamin.
That “new kid” is vitamin K…