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Vitamin K: The Key Vitamin to Use with Vitamin D to Help Reduce Osteoporosis by 25 Percent

Vitamin K: The Key Vitamin to Use with Vitamin D to Help Reduce Osteoporosis by 25 Percent

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  • New research revealed that lifetime supplementation with vitamin K, vitamin D3, and calcium is likely to reduce fractures and increase survival in postmenopausal women
  • A vitamin K1, vitamin D3, and calcium combination was found to reduce the lifetime probability of at least one fracture by 20 percent, but adding vitamin K2 to vitamin D3 reduced it by 25 percent
  • If you currently take calcium and vitamin D for your bones, it’s important that you also get plenty of vitamin K2, as these three nutrients have a synergistic effect on your bone (and overall) health
  • One of the best ways to achieve healthy bones is a diet rich in fresh, raw whole foods that maximizes natural vitamins and minerals, fermented foods loaded with vitamin K2, along with healthy sun exposure and regular, weight-bearing exercise

By Dr. Mercola

You may be aware that vitamin D and calcium are a powerful duo for bone health, including the prevention of osteoporosis. One of the undisputed benefits of vitamin D is that it helps you ABSORB calcium – this link has been known for many decades.


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