What is Vitamin K?
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be found in foods such as green leafy vegetables, cheese, and egg yolks. It is also vital for proper blood coagulation and bone health.
There are two types of vitamin K: vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 is known to be more effectively utilized and absorbed compared to vitamin K1. K1 is the form found in plant foods and is typically converted (in small amounts) by the body, into the form of K2. In addition, it has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties and prevent calcification of the arteries, which is helpful in the prevention of heart disease and metabolic disorders.
Vitamin K2 and the power of protection from disease
Vitamin K2 is a significant player in preventing osteoporosis, heart disease, and Alzheimer's disease. It has been shown to reduce cancer risk by up to 80 percent. It is best known for its role in blood clotting and bone health.
Consuming vitamin K2 can help to break down calcium deposits in arteries and also prevents calcium from building up in arteries – it ensures proper utilization of calcium by the body. It also helps maintain healthy bones by allowing your body to absorb calcium from food sources into your bloodstream, where it can be used to build strong bones or used as fuel for cells that need energy, like muscles and brain cells.