Dr. Oz suggests more people need K2

Dr. Oz recently let his viewing audience know about the importance of vitamin K2. The Dr. Oz show is very popular in Charlotte, and many have learned important health information by watching this show. Those interested in protecting their health may not understand how vitamin K2 works. Vitamin K2 can help move calcium from blood to bones as needed. Vitamin K2 is made in the body from vitamin...

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Why is Vitamin K2 So Important?

Vitamin K2, the metabolic product your body makes from vitamin K, helps move calcium from your blood to your bone if you’re calcium deficient. Those who are deficient in vitamin K have been shown to have a 30 percent higher risk of hip fractures than those with higher intakes. A relative of coenzyme Q10, K2 can be found in something called natto—a Japanese fermented soybean dish. (Samurai...

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How Natto and K2 relate.

Natto is fermented soybeans. Natto has long been recognized as one of Japan’s most unique traditional health foods. Highly nutritious and rich in protein, it is often eaten with cooked rice. For centuries, natto has been made using a specialized fermentation process by adding beneficial bacteria, Bacillus natto to soybeans. Fermentation enhances the nutrition of soybeans and develops a...

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WebMD Vitamin K2 supplement guide

Vitamin K plays a key role in helping the blood clot, preventing excessive bleeding. Unlike many other vitamins, vitamin K is not typically used as a dietary supplement. Vitamin K is actually a group of compounds. The most important of these compounds appears to be vitamin K1 and vitamin K2. Vitamin K1 is obtained from leafy greens and some other vegetables. Vitamin K2 is a group of compounds...

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The function of Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 is one of the lesser known forms of vitamin K. It helps move calcium deposits from your arteries, where they can harm your body, to your bones, where your body can use them. In the past, doctors and scientists believed that you don’t need a lot of K2 in your diet, since your body can synthesize vitamin K2 from vitamin K1. However, new research suggests that you need dietary...

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Retaining Vitamin K2 from food

The K vitamins are coagulants that help blood to clot, according to VitaminK2.org. Vitamin K2, also known as menaquinone, is naturally occurring and acts as a catalyst for proteins that rely on K vitamins. In particular, K vitamins are critical to bone and heart health. Vitamin K2 may be found in many foods or taken as a supplement.

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