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Calcium Balance - An Important Factor for Bone and Heart Health

Calcium is carefully regulated in the body by the means of certain proteins. Vitamin K2 MK-7 is responsible for activation of these proteins; osteocalcin which ties calcium to the bone structure and matrix Gla-protein (MGP) which ties up calcium in the blood vessels.

Principally, all vitamin K's can "activate" K-dependant proteins, however, vitamin K2 MK-7 has the longest "half-life" in the circulatory system and with that, the best ability to reach extra hepatic tissues to fulfil it's "activating" function.

Vitamin K2 MK-7 keeps calcium “mobile” in the arteries
and assists in depositing calcium into the bone mass

The Western population is prone to be deficient in vitamin K2 MK-7. The vitamin should thus be taken daily to support optimal use of calcium in bone building processes and to prevent calcification of vessels.

Clinical importance of vitamin K2 to the skeletal and cardiovascular systems:

• Activates proteins which ties calcium to the bone structure and prevents thereby osteoporosis

• Activates proteins tying up calcium in the blood vessels and thereby prevents arterial calcification

To learn more about how K2VITAL® can assist in maintaining calcium balance, please contact us.