Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is vital in prevention of osteoporosis and heart disease.
The current picture with regard to these 2 diseases…
About half the American population take calcium supplements; 37% use vitamin D – yet 10 million suffer from osteoporosis and 44 million have low bone density, with risk of a fracture.
Studies in journals ranging from the British Medical Journal, Journal of Nutrition, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as well as The Rotterdam Study all point to supplementation of Vitamin K2, plus Vitamin D3 in at-risk populations to improve the situation.
Whereas Calcium supplements may actually increase cardiovascular disease risk, effective doses of Vitamin K2 appear to be in excess of 300mcg per day to assist in cardiovascular and skeletal health.
Check your multi-vitamin – it is probably supplying you with Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) which is found in leafy greens and cruciferous vegetables.
Sources of Vitamin K2 include natto (fermented soybeans), organ meats from healthy animals and certain cheeses such as Brie and Gouda – or choose your favorite supplement.
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