Most of us know that vitamin K is needed for our blood to coagulate. Anytime that we suffer a skin rupture – a cut, a wound, or any other injury, even a pin prick – vitamin K comes into play.
As important as this function is to our survival, vitamin K has other far-reaching implications for our health.
A great deal of research shows that a special form of K called K2 is integral to the distribution of calcium in our bodies, influencing both bone and heart health.
In addition, emerging evidence indicates the usefulness of K2 in the treatment of rheumatoid and osteo-arthritis.
In this issue of Nutrition News, we discuss K2 as it relates to bone health and heart health.