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The Role of Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 regulates the body’s metabolism of calcium; you can think of K2 as the buddy of calcium – directing it to hang out with the right crowd “the bones” and stay away from “the arteries” which causes trouble for the heart. Essentially, K2 guides calcium towards the areas of the body where it is needed, such as your skeletal system and bones. It works hard to keep calcium away from problematic areas, such as the arteries and cardiovascular system.
Alive Vitamins uses the best form of K2, which is MK-7 from the natto bean. There is also another form of K2 called MK-4 and while both forms are effective for improving bone health, MK-7 is the natural form of vitamin K2 used by the body.
In addition, only K2 in the form of MK-7 has been shown to offer 24-hour protection in a single daily dose. Therefore, other subtypes of K2, such as MK-4, only last 4–6 hours in the body and are required in much larger dosages to be effective. Alive Vitamins K2 contains an optimal dose of 100 mcg in the most easily absorbed MK-7 form to support healthy bones
Our Relationship with Calcium – It’s Complicated!
There are many articles speaking to the dangers of calcium and how it can cause cardiovascular disease. While taking calcium without anything to help absorption can be harmful. The problem is not calcium itself; the issue is only when the calcium is not being absorbed by the skeletal system. More and more research is demonstrating that vitamin K plays an essential role in the prevention of calcium paradox excess calcium in our arteries, leading to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.
Each Capsule of Alive Vitamins K2 contains medicinal Ingredient:
Vitamin K2(menaquinone) MK-7 (from natto bean) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 100 mcg
Contains NO: Citrus, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, lactose, shellfish, wheat or pork.
Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner