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You Take K2 Too? It’s Vital for
Artery and Bone Health!
by Paul Fassa
(The Best Years in Life) Inadequate levels of vitamin K2 leads to hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) and osteoporosis. There appears to be a direct relationship between excess calcium in the blood and inadequate calcium in the bones.
Even MD heart specialists are beginning to realize that arterial calcification from calcium that is not absorbed into the bones causes more heart and cardiovascular problems than cholesterol or other fats. The cholesterol myth is crumbling.
Meanwhile, calcium fortified foods and supplements are promoted and consumed to create excess calcium. This causes more heart health issues and even winds up weakening bone matter if magnesium and other minerals are deficient.
Vitamin K2 with MK-7 moves excessive arterial calcium into bone tissue where it belongs and is needed while removing it from arteries where it can calcify and cause arteriosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.
Vitamin K2 is essential for healthy arteries and strong bones, and it also promotes skin, brain and prostrate health.
A recent discussion between Dr. Joseph Mercola and Dr. Kate Rheaume-Bleue has pointed to another issue for those who supplement vitamin D3 orally instead of soaking it up from the sun.
Unless one has sufficient K2 blood levels, the heart can lose its elasticity from taking D3 supplements. There are issues of potential vitamin D3 toxicity from supplementing, and K2 will minimize that threat.
Mercola and Rheaume-Bleue recommend a proper balance of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D3 supplements with vitamin K2. Since there’s plenty of calcium going around in our diets, it’s probably wise to increase magnesium while making sure you get your K2 in with those D3 supplements. Just like magnesium, vitamin K2 is under-appreciated and under-consumed.
The two doctors reported that “...it seems likely 180 to 200 micrograms of vitamin K2 might be enough to activate your body’s K2-dependent proteins to shuttle calcium to the proper areas.” They also added that too much K2 is not a toxicity issue.
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About the author:
Paul Fassa started looking into natural health to overcome his unhealthy lifestyle. Then he developed more interest as he researched his articles for Natural News and Align Life.