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Vitamin D and K2 Work in Tandem to Slow Arterial Calcification

Vitamin D

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  • Taking vitamin K2 along with vitamin D slowed the progression of arterial calcification, whereas vitamin D alone did not
  • Vitamin K2 engages in a delicate dance with vitamin D, and you need both in adequate amounts for optimal health
  • Vitamin D and vitamin K2 work together to produce and activate Matrix GLA Protein (MGP), which congregates around the elastic fibers of your arterial lining, guarding them against calcium crystal formation
  • If you take oral vitamin D, you need to also consume in your food or take supplemental vitamin K2

By Dr. Mercola

As I've discussed on numerous occasions, vitamin D is a critical nutrient for optimal health and is best obtained from sun exposure or a safe tanning bed.


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