Vitamin K2 is essential for Calcium absorption in women

Vitamin K2 Is Essential For Calcium Absorption In Women

There is a rather unknown and misunderstood vitamin which is gaining momentum in the world of health care and for good reason, the one, and only Vitamin K2!

 

Let’s explore Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin and many of us now consume low-fat diets are as a result not getting adequate amounts of K2 into our bodies, this could have serious repercussions in the long term especially when it comes to women.

 

Why do I need Vitamin K2 you may ask?

Well simply put, Vitamin K2 is the ‘key’ that unlocks the door from your bloodstream to let calcium flow into your bones and bone marrow. Correct supplementation with vitamin K2 is essential and it may be the modern day “missing link” to increasing your bone density.

 

Why are most people Vitamin K2 deficient?

Our modern day lifestyle is mainly to blame here with constant eating fads, yo-yo dieting, and health trends, we have in fact destroyed our natural diets and absorption of nutrients as a result. Here are a few other well know causes of a deficiency:

– Eating a poor or restricted diet.

– Having certain conditions like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac, and others that interfere with nutrient absorption.

– Dealing with a liver condition that interferes with vitamin storage.

– Taking certain medications, such as broad-spectrum antibiotics, cholesterol drugs, and aspirin that may potentially impact or block vitamin absorption.

– Eating foods containing the wrong type of this vitamin with poor bioavailability.

 

What are the benefits of Vitamin K2?

– protects us from heart disease

– ensures a healthy skin

– the formation of strong bones

– promotes healthy brain function

– supporting growth and development

– helping to prevent cancer

Sources of K2 include natto, sauerkraut, cheese, eggs, butter, chicken livers, chicken breasts and ground beef.

 

It is always best to consult a health care professional in order to get the best advice and nutraceutical supplementation in order to benefit and improve your health, never self-medicate it is dangerous.

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