Most mainstream docs will tell you all K is OK when it comes to vitamin K.
K1? K2? Who cares! They’ll claim it’s all the same.
And what’s more, they’ll say it’s a vitamin you don’t need to worry about because “most people” already get “what they need.”
Well, friend, they’re pretty konfused and new research konfirms they got it all wrong on vitamin K.
The truth is…
- it’s NOT all the same, and
- you SHOULD worry about it, because
- you almost certainly AREN’T getting enough!
But you can change that. And you’re going to WANT TO when you find out what K can do for you.
Because the new study reveals how the right form of vitamin K in the right amount has the power to change your life.
It can improve your health in at least TWO of the most important ways possible for seniors.
Klearing the air when it comes to vitamin K
There are two main forms of vitamin K: There’s the K1 that most people get from leafy greens and the K2 that’s a whole lot harder to come by (more on that in just a sec).
Since most mainstream docs lump ’em together, they figure everyone’s getting what they need from those greens.
The study confirms that once inside the body, they do entirely different jobs.
K1 helps with clotting, which is why anyone on the blood thinner warfarin has to be careful not to go near it.
But K2 does something else entirely.
In fact, it takes on at least TWO entirely different and incredibly critical roles:
- building bone
- clearing arteries
The main reason? Calcium.
Vitamin K 2 essentially controls your calcium switchboard, pulling it OUT of arteries. This is critical because calcium can build up, stick to your artery walls, and lead to hardened plaques.
But K2 doesn’t quit there. It then plugs the calcium INTO bone, where it belongs.
Make the RIGHT K a part of YOUR day
But here’s where it gets even trickier… because if you think it’s already confusing that there are two forms of vitamin K, I’ve got something that’s really gonna rattle your bones.
There are multiple forms of K2.
So you not only need the right vitamin K, but also the RIGHT FORM of the RIGHT K.
When it comes to K2, the one that’s most easily taken in and put to work by your body is called menaquinone-7, or MK-7. And you’re almost certainly NOT getting this form of vitamin K from your diet.
MK-7 is mostly found in aged hard cheeses, and a thing in Japan called natto, which smells like something died inside your sock then sat behind a pipe in the basement for a few weeks.
They LOVE the stuff over there (it helps explain why they live so long). But over here, it’s definitely not on the menu.
Luckily you can get the K2 in natto without the actual natto. Look for it in a nattokinase supplement or check your current vitamin K supplement and make sure it’s got that all-important MK-7 form inside.
And of course, speak to a doctor FIRST since you do have to watch your vitamin K when you’re on blood thinners.
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