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Vitamin K: The Missing Nutrient to Blame for Heart Attacks and Osteoporosis (Nope - NOT Calcium or Vitamin D)

Vitamin K2

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  • According to recent findings, the benefits of vitamin D, in terms of bone strength and cardiovascular health, are greatly enhanced when combined with vitamin K. Vitamin D improves your bone health by helping you absorb calcium. However, it is vitamin K that directs calcium to your skeleton, to prevent it from being deposited in the wrong areas.
  • Vitamin K2 activates a protein hormone called osteocalcin, produced by osteoblasts, which is needed to bind calcium into the matrix of your bone. Osteocalcin also appears to help prevent calcium from depositing into your arteries.
  • Evidence shows that vitamin D is dependent on vitamin K, and that vitamin D toxicity is actually caused by vitamin K2 deficiency.
  • Also, taking calcium in isolation without complimentary nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K can have adverse effects, including the buildup of plaque in coronary arteries and heart attacks. Calcium intake should be balanced out with vitamins D and K, and other minerals crucial to your bone health.
  • This article lists ways to optimize your vitamin D, K, and other nutrient levels, as well as natural methods that will keep your heart, blood vessels, organs, and bones healthy.

By Dr. Mercola

The past decade has brought an explosion of research revealing the many beneficial roles vitamin D plays in keeping you healthy.


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