Diamond Nutritionals’ Vitamin K2 with D3 provides both bone support and cardiovascular support.
Bone health is an important aspect of overall health often overlooked by many. One of the most well known nutrients for bone health is calcium; however, research is finding that calcium alone may not be enough.
Vitamin K has historically been known as the coagulation vitamin. Recent studies have shown that vitamin K plays more than just a role in coagulation and is essential in bone health as well. There are three different forms of vitamin K: K1, K2 and K3. Vitamin K1 is found in leafy green vegetables, while K2 is produced naturally by bacteria. Vitamin K3 is a synthetic product and is typically not found in dietary supplements.
Osteocalcin is an important bone building protein. In order for osteocalcin to be utilized by bones it must first undergo a process called gamma-carboxylation. Vitamin K2 is needed for osteocalcin to undergo this process which allows the osteocalcin to bind with calcium and be utilized by bones. Osteocalcin requires higher amounts of vitamin K2 for the total gamma-carboxylation of the protein. Vitamin K2 as MK7 has been found to stay in the body longer than K1. This provides the body with supplies of vitamin K2 for longer amounts of time.
Vitamin D3 is also an important bone nutrient and is believed to play a role in achieving gamma-carboxylation of osteocalcin as well. Together vitamin K2 and D3 make a truly efficacious bone and cardiovascular supporting supplement.
SUGGESTED USE: 1 daily or as recommended by your health care provider.
Caution is advised for those who are on blood thinning medications such as Coumadin and Warfarin. Exceeding the recommended dose is not advised.
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