Have you ever heard of vitamin K2?
Most people have never heard of vitamin K2. Yet this powerful nutrient plays an important role in many aspects of your health. In fact, vitamin K2 may be the missing link between diet and various chronic diseases.
Vitamin K2 ensures that calcium gets to the right place in the body. and isn’t deposited in the veins and arteries, which can lead to health complications.
There are 5 main benefits that this vitamin has for the human body:
- Supports bone health;
- Helps control blood pressure;
- It regulates calcium levels in the body;
- It has an antioxidant effect;
- It helps in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
With all these benefits, it can be considered a strong ally of the heart. In other words, it’s associated with a lower risk of heart problems.
Although studies are still in development, it’s already known that K2 has many benefits for heart health.
In general, a deficiency of this vitamin can cause problems ranging from bleeding to blood in the urine. And because it’s related to bone health, a person with K2 deficiency may also have bone weakness.
But where can you find vitamin K2? It’s formed in the gut microbiota and is also found in animal products such as eggs, butter, liver, milk, meat and cheese.
It’s also found in fermented soy-based foods like natto, a traditional Japanese food. And it’s also found in plant foods such as cabbage, chard, spinach, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce and cabbage.
As you already know, anything in excess is bad, including vitamins. That’s because vitamin K is fat-soluble, just like vitamins A, E and D.
When taken in large amounts, it can interfere with or even prevent the absorption of other vitamins. In addition, excess vitamin K can interfere with anticoagulant medications.
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