Have you stopped to consider the health of your bones lately? Many of us take our bones for granted. They are there every day supporting our body and helping us move, but are you doing enough to support your bones in return?
Everyone knows the importance of Calcium and Vitamin D for healthy bones, but recent research has shown there is another vitamin that plays a critical role in bone health, Vitamin K2.
What is Vitamin K2?
Your body uses a Vitamin K dependent protein called osteocalcin to build strong bones by binding calcium into bone matrix. Without vitamin K, this protein cannot become biologically activated and function properly to build and maintain healthy bones. Vitamin K2 also helps transport Calcium throughout your body. Taking it away from places it shouldn’t be, like your blood vessels, to places it should, like your bones and teeth. This makes Vitamin K2 essential for not only bone health, but also cardiovascular health by helping to keep the walls of your blood vessels flexible.
Until recently the only form of Vitamin K available in Australia was Vitamin K1, Phytomenadione. Now there is a new form of Vitamin K available that is more effectively absorbed and retained longer in the body – Menaquinone-7 (MK-7), or Vitamin K2.
Australian NaturalCare’s Vitamin K2 180mcg is a high strength, one-a-day formula utilising the patented MenaQ7 Vitamin K2. MenaQ7 is a breakthrough in K2 research and development, having higher bio-availability, making it an ideal choice for raising Vitamin K levels in the body. Vitamin K2:
Read our blog article on Vitamin K2 and bone health.
Watch our video on Vitamin K2 below