Did you know one in three women and one in five men will suffer bone damage from osteoporosis, while heart disease is still the leading cause of death in America today. This is a startling fact that needs to be taken seriously.
If you knew how you could easily strengthen your bones and heart, wouldn’t you?
Vitamin K2 For Your Heart
Vitamin K2 is one of the most essential vitamins when it comes to achieving a strong, resilient body – yet, most people don’t know about it.
One of the most beneficial aspects of vitamin K2 is that is prevents your arteries from hardening. When your arteries harden you are more likely to suffer from coronary artery disease and heart failure.
As well, vitamin K2 can distribute calcium throughout your body in a healthy manner, keeping it from accumulating in your arteries (calcification) or tissues where it can cause severe damage and cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin K2 For Your Bones
Maintaining healthy bones is important in your health – now and later in life. From sports injuries to wear and tear as you age, healthy bones are key to your quality of life.
A diet that is rich in fresh, raw whole foods and minerals will help you attain and maintain healthy bone structure.
Think about it this way… what if you were the most skilled carpenter in the world and you could make anything you wanted to, but you forgot your tools at home. This is what it’s like when we don’t eat properly. Our bodies are miracle workers, truly. When you don’t provide you body with the nutrients it needs to do its job then you’ve stripped it of its potential to do the wonderful things it can do.
Vitamin K2 is one of these necessary tools, and with vitamin K2 your body can increase bone density, reverse bone loss, increase bone mass, and heal breaks and fractures.
We often associate calcium with strong bones, and this is definitely true. Don’t ditch your milk or leafy greens for vitamin K2, just add K2 to your diet as well. These two nutrients work together to properly strengthen your bones and repair past damage.
Foods With Vitamin K2
The best whole foods to get Vitamin K2 are:
- Organ meats (from pasture-raised or grass-fed sources)
- Fermented food (natto, raw sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha)
- Raw or cultured butter (from pasture-raised cows)
- Organic hard and soft cheeses
- Egg yolk (from pasture-raised chickens)
- Dark chicken meat (pasture raised)
- Ground grass-fed beef
I also supplement with a butter oil / fermented cod liver oil supplement to get Vitamin K2 when I’m not getting enough through whole food sources. I give this supplement to my kids too – as it’s high in Vitamin K2 and
Why Vitamin K2 Is The Best Form Of Vitamin K
Vitamin K1 – This form of vitamin K is generally found in green vegetables and it travels towards your liver, helping to trigger healthy blood clotting.
Vitamin K2 – This vitamin helps strengthen and distribute calcium properly. This form is much more versatile than the other forms of vitamin K.
Vitamin K3 – A synthetic form of vitamin K used to replicate other vitamin K sources. I wouldn’t recommend it.
Are you getting enough Vitamin K2?
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