Did you know that 70% of patients are deficient in Vitamin K2?
Calcium and vitamin D are important mediators in bone growth, but vitamin K plays an equally important role. The synthesis of bone growth is dependent on vitamin K, through its carboxylation of osteocalcin, a protein secreted by osteoblasts. Osteocalcin guides calcium into bones and prevents its absorption into organs, joint spaces and arteries.
Emerging research highlights the importance of optimal intake of vitamin K and its critical role in maintaining bone and cardiovascular health.
Vitamin K occurs in three main forms:
MK-4 and MK-7 are the two subclasses of K2 most widely studied for their role in bone and cardiovascular health.
Although most people consume adequate dietary levels/ amounts of vitamin K to maintain sufficient blood clotting, most do not consume enough MK-7 to meet cardiovascular and bone health needs. Current research has found high-concentration supplementation results in improved clinical outcomes compared to lower-dose supplementation.
Are you using the right form of Vitamin D with K2 to optimize your cardiovascular health, arterial function and bone density? Discuss bone health with Dr. Sinda at your next appointment or schedule a consultation to meet with him. Vitamin D with K2 supplements are available at IDH.
Watch this video from Ortho Molecular describing how the role of K2 is important for strong bones.
Published on: 02-02-2018