2. Protect Your Heart and Arteries
Proteins dependent on Vitamin K help reduce calcification in your veins and arteries.
This means that you can use Vitamin K to reduce your cholesterol and chance of getting heart disease.
A 2009 study determined that “a high intake of menoquinones”—which are a type of Vitamin K2—could possibly “protect against coronary heart disease.”
The study was designed to encourage more research into the recommended dietary levels of Vitamin K1 and K2.
3. Promotes High Bone Mineral Density in Women
For women, Vitamin K is an important part of maintaining high bone mineral density (BMD) and avoiding hip fracture and osteoporosis.
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that low dietary vitamin K intake is one of the leading risk factors for low BMD.
Increasing vitamin K intake increases BMD for women. Interestingly, the study found that vitamin K did not do the same for men.
Still, it is important for men to get vitamin K as it is important for maintaining the cardiovascular system.