Vitamin K2 Mk7 is quite different from the usual form of vitamin K (K1) that we obtain from leafy green vegetables like Spinach. It has some amazing properties.
The best property of vitamin K2 is its ability to send calcium to the right place ie the bones. Let me explain.
As we all know calcium needs vitamin d to be absorbed. As most people rarely go out in the sun, vitamin d deficiency has reached epidemic proportions in India with almost 80% of the population deficient.
To reverse this trend more and more doctors are recommending vitamin d supplements.
However, there is a catch. Vitamin d supplements increase absorption of calcium but in large doses they can cause the absorbed calcium to be deposited in your blood vessels and tissues. This eventually can lead to heart disease later on.
Taking a vitamin K2 supplement would help the calcium reach the bones and prevent it from calcifying your blood vessels. Vitamin K2 is a natural partner of vitamin d.
Many reports also shows that vitamin K2 plays a important role in preventing prostate cancer.
Moreover, the Japanese, who get large amount of K2 by consuming natto, are extremely long lived as anyone can attest. Vitamin K2 might play a role in this.
Finally, remember to take vitamin K2 and vitamin d together with a fatty meal for proper absorption. Also remember to eat magnesium rich foods like nuts and spinach to enhance bone health.