The Amazing Health Benefits of Vitamin K2
If you haven’t heard about vitamin K, you certainly need to learn about this little-known nutrient. I hadn’t read much about this vitamin until I came across several reports citing studies that focus on the key role that a form of this vitamin (vitamin k2) plays in the proper absorption and utilization of calcium by the human body.
The studies indicate that if you take calcium supplements, you should also take vitamin K2 because taking calcium supplements alone could cause harm by building up in coronary arteries, initiating excessive clotting and causing heart attacks, which was demonstrated in those studies. So if you take calcium in supplement form, you should also take vitamin K2 in order to balance out their effects and get your calcium absorbed by your bones instead of having it deposit in your arteries or other unwanted places.
According to an article in Dr. Mercola’s website, “there are several different forms of vitamin K2. MK-8 and MK-9 come primarily from fermented dairy products, like cheese. MK-4 and MK-7 are the two most significant forms of K2 and act very differently in your body”. The MK-7 form is the best option for us since it stays in the body for the longest time. It is recommended that people who wish take Vitamin K2 do it by taking supplements such as capsules or tablets.
In conclusion, I think that vitamin K2 plays a key role in the prevention of cardiovascular accidents as well as in keeping our bones healthy and strong. The best combination is to take vitamin K2 with vitamin D and magnesium, and ingest some good fats to help absorb them better.