Vitamins D & K work together to improve overall health. Shockingly 80% of Americans are Vitamin K2 Deficient!
Anyone with a vitamin K2 deficiency is extremely vulnerable to serious and even life threatening health problems including: brain disease, heart disease, cancer, stroke, osteoporosis, heel spurs, kidney stones and heart attack.
Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the essential and outstanding, health benefits of vitamin K2. Sadly, the K vitamins have been underrated and misunderstood until very recently in the scientific community.
You need vitamin K2 because when you take Vitamin D supplements your body automatically create more K2 proteins which could lead to a harmful calcium build up causing hardened arteries and weaker bones.
Vitamins are grouped into two categories:
• Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the body’s fatty tissue. The four fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E, and K.
• There are nine water-soluble vitamins. The body must use water-soluble vitamins right away. Any left over water-soluble vitamins leave the body through the urine. Vitamin B12 is the only water-soluble vitamin that can be stored in the liver for many years. Source: NY Times Health Guide
The unique yet collaborating functions of K1 and K2
Overall the general function of Vitamin K centers on its ability to modify proteins, so they can bind with calcium. Specifically, it “activates” or turns on the calcium-binding properties of proteins.
While, it’s true that vitamin K1 is primarily used by the liver so it can activate calcium-binding proteins necessary for blood clotting K2 also activates proteins, but mostly for an entirely different purpose. K2 is the principal regulator of calcium and ultimately determines where calcium winds up in the body.
Dr. Leon Schurgers, a senior scientist who did his PhD work on vitamin K explains the details behind the overlapping coagulation functions of K1 and K2 :“Both vitamins K1 and K2 activate certain coagulation factors. Specifically, there are four coagulation factors (Factor 2, 7, 9, and 10) in the coagulation cascade that are activated by vitamins K1 and K2.” cont reading
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