Vitamin K2 — A Crucial Ingredient for Heart and Bone Health

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By Dr. Mercola

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that is well-known for its role in blood clotting. However, there are two different kinds of vitamin K,1 each providing its own set of health benefits. Vitamin K1 is primarily responsible for blood clotting whereas vitamin K2 works synergistically with calcium, magnesium and vitamin D to impart a number of important health benefits, including but not limited to:2

Preventing osteoporosis3

Preventing hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis)4 and lowering your heart attack risk5

Directing calcium to your bones, making them stronger, and your teeth to help prevent cavities.

It also prevents calcium from going to the wrong areas, such as to your kidneys, where it could lead to kidney stones, or your blood vessels, where it could trigger heart disease

Creating insulin to stabilize your blood sugar (keeping your system sensitive to maintaining correct amounts),

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