Vitamin K1 is found in green leafy vegetables. Good bacteria in your gut convert vitamin K1 into the more potent form called K2. Many people are lacking the good bacteria necessary, therefore develop a K2 deficiency. Antibiotic use, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and dysbiosis can all impair gut production of K2. This vitamin is found in very few foods, therefore modern diets are typically deficient.
Promotes strong bones
Vitamin K is necessary for proper calcium metabolism and directs calcium into bones and away from soft tissues such as the arteries and kidneys where you do not want it. Our Super Vitamin K contains 3 forms of vitamin K, for optimal bioavailability and provides vitamin K2 in its natural and most biologically active form called Menaquinone-7 or MK-7.
Clinical trials have shown vitamin K is helpful for reducing fractures in those diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia.
Keeps your heart and arteries healthy
Vitamin K helps to prevent calcium being deposited in your arteries. Calcified (hardened) arteries are hard and inflexible and are a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes. A coronary calcium score is a diagnostic test that can reveal your risk of a future heart attack. Vitamin K2 can help reduce the coronary calcium score.
Healthy blood clotting
Vitamin K is necessary for healthy blood coagulation (clotting). May be helpful in conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, ovulation spotting, nose bleeds and bruising.
Inner ear balance function
Structures called otoliths and statoconia exist in the inner ear and are designed to detect and indicate gravity, balance, movement and direction in all vertebrate animals. They contain delicate crystals high in calcium carbonate and these crystals must be strongly and correctly attached to specific positions. If these crystals are not correct, they can cause false sensations of movement and position to the brain. Consequently, problems such as dizziness and vertigo may occur. Vitamin K and vitamin D are needed to keep these crystals working correctly. Sufferers of vertigo and dizziness often benefit from supplements of vitamin K and vitamin D
Additional vitamin D3 and vitamin E
Contains a potent dose of natural vitamin D3 to assist calcium absorption into bones, strengthening them and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. The body’s ability to metabolise vitamin D to its active form declines with age. The skin’s ability to produce vitamin D is reduced by 75% by the age of 70.
Mixed tocopherols provide all naturally occurring forms of vitamin E. May assist in the maintenance of healthy cholesterol and reduce oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Vitamin E supports the cardiovascular system and normal blood pressure. Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant to support cognitive health.
Caution: Consult your doctor if using blood thinning medication, especially warfarin. People on coumadin drugs (warfarin) must not take vitamin K.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.