4 Things You Never Knew About Vitamin K

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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.”[1]

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[2].

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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.

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