When it comes to bones, calcium always grabs the spotlight. But there’s another important nutrient working hard behind the scenes to support bone structure and formation.*
Yes, calcium is crucial. But it takes an array of nutrients to properly support bone health, including vitamin K.*
The term “vitamin K” actually refers to a family of three fat-soluble compounds, K1 (aka phytometadione, phytonadione or phylloquinone), K2 (menaquinone) and K3 (menadione).
What does vitamin K do?
Within the body, vitamin K supports bone health by allowing bone-building osteoblast cells to bind calcium to bones. Without adequate levels of vitamin K, your bones can’t use calcium efficiently or effectively.*
Vitamin K also supports healthy blood vessels, as well as coagulation factors within the blood which help it clot when necessary – to keep that paper cut from bleeding profusely.*
How can I get more vitamin K?
The best dietary sources of vitamin K include leafy green veggies such as kale, collard greens, turnip greens and spinach. Vitamin K supplements also provide a convenient way to support your diet – but be sure to talk to your doctor before taking a vitamin K supplement, especially if you’re taking any medications – those who take blood thinners should not take vitamin K.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.