What is Vitamin K?
Updated: Jan 20
One of our favorite products that we like to recommend is called K-Force. Want to know why we like it so much? Read on to find out.
K-Force is a combination of Vitamin K and Vitamin D. This product is made by a company called Ortho-Molecular.
If you want the details on how Vitamin K works watch the video below and read the next paragraph. If not, skip the next paragraph.
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. Vitamin K occurs in two main forms: K1 (phylloquinone), derived from foods such as green leafy vegetables and K2 (menaquinone), which is a group of related compounds differentiated by their side chains. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin K2 as MK-7 is the more bioavailable form of the nutrient 7 and more powerfully influences bone building than K1.
To sum up the previous paragraph. Vitamin K is good for Bones and the Heart. Who doesn't want strong bones and a healthy heart? I have people tell me all the time that their doctor said they have osteopenia or osteoporosis. They want me to recommend something for them to help them restore their bone density. They want their bones fixed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there is not a quick fix for bones. Prevention is the best way of taking care of your bones and taking K-Force is a good first step.
Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women, especially older women who are past menopause, are at highest risk. Something interesting in this last statement is that women who are past menopause are the highest risk. We can help with hormone balance as well.
If you have had issues with blood clotting or you are taking a medication that thins the blood, talk with one of our pharmacist to make sure Vitamin-K is right for you.
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