A vitamin that can unlock heart disease by reversing it and preventing it … we’re breaking down Vitamin K2 today!
Vitamin K has been shown to help brain function1 & development (especially in younger children), support healthy bones & teeth, and even help your body prevent cancer, coronary artery disease, and heart disease!
All vitamin K is not the same. K1 is the most popular form that’s found in a lot of different foods (especially vegetables).
K1 can be converted into K2, so K1 is still very essential, but straight K2 is best.
How to Get K2
Vitamin K2 is often found in cheese or meats and animal products, so you’re looking at grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, wild-caught fish, and fermented vegetables such as natto (a fermented bean), sauerkraut or kefir.
Fermented food is also great for the microbiome which is the good bacteria in your gut that helps produce vitamin K2.
Now that we know where to get vitamin K2, let’s find out why it’s an integral part of moving calcium with the help of vitamin D.
Calcium & Vitamin D
Vitamin D moves calcium that’s digested into your body from the digestive system into the bloodstream.
That’s the end of vitamin D’s job – then vitamin K2 takes over and drives that calcium into your teeth and bones.
Vitamin K2 & The Heart
Calcium accumulates in the arteries when it doesn’t transfer to the bones (via K2)!
That means an increased risk of heart disease and coronary artery disease.
Vitamin K2 not only prevents calcification of the arteries, but it actually pulls the current calcium that’s in your arteries OUT.
It’s been shown to decrease heart disease risk by 51%, decrease arterial calcification by 52%, and decrease coronary artery disease by up to 44%!2
There are 2 different forms when it comes to Vitamin K2 supplements.
MK-4 and MK-7 (just a difference in how it gets delivered inside of your body).
What you want is MK-7, which is a better form of K2 for your body to be able to absorb, optimize and utilize.
Between 100-400 micrograms per day are what you’re shooting for to get optimized K2 in the system, protect the heart, prevent cancer, build strong bones, promote brain development, and a whole bunch of other benefits!