K2 + D3 Increases Calcium in Bones
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Vitamin K2 or Menaquinone is from the family of CoQ10 which means it is a quinone, has anti-oxidant activity and protects cell membranes.
Vitamin K2 has a major metabolic effect on improving overall Heart Health.
Vitamin K2 is active inside the mitochondria similar to CoQ10 and helps in the production of Energy.
In a large study with over 36000 patients the scientists found that patients with high blood pressure who took Vitamin K2
had a lower risk of developing peripheral arterial disease, meaning Vitamin K2 decreased Calcium precipitation in the arteries resulting cleaner arteries.
Vitamin K2 increases Calcium absorption inside the bones especially in post-menopausal women.
Vitamin K2 together with 5000 IU (125 mcg) of Vitamin D3 prevents bone loss (osteoporosis).
Vitamin K2 activates a protein called prothrombin which promotes blood clotting and helps in wound healing.
Vitamin K2 has been shown to suppress the genetic disposition that may lead to tumor growth in cancer patients.
Vitamin K2 is found in meat and other animal proteins and fermented foods.
The good bacteria inside the human gut also produces small quantities of Vitamin K2.
There is also a Vitamin K1 or Phylloquinone which is primarily involved in blood coagulation and it can be found in leafy green vegetables.