Your mother always said, “You need your vitamins!” And as you grew up and started eating delicious, but not so healthy foods, you begin to see and feel why vitamins are so important for your body. A vitamin that many of us don’t get enough of is Vitamin K. Composed of a group of many different vitamins, vitamin K is made up of K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). An especially important part of Vitamin K is a form of K2, MK-7. So what’s all the fuss about this vitamin? Keep reading to learn more and shop for organic liquid vitamins at MaryRuth Organics.
Where Do You Get It?
Vitamin K can be found in a variety of foods and it’s recommended that you consume several of them to reap the most benefits from the essential vitamin. Foods such as kale, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, and other leafy greens give your body the biggest benefits. KM-7 can be found in fermented foods or hard cheeses such as Brie or Gouda. This form of the vitamin, found in our organic liquid vitamins, helps to support your bones. Overall, Vitamin K helps your blood to clot which prevents extreme bleeding, and also promotes a healthy heart and immune system.
Benefits of Vitamin K
There is some research showing that Vitamin K2 is even better at increasing long-term bone health than calcium. K2 works to help calcium, along with other minerals, to bind to the bone and helps strengthen them. It also works to keep calcium out of soft tissue where it causes calcification. To reduce the chance of bone fracture, add an organic liquid vitamin that includes Vitamin K2 into your diet.
Everyone should be conscious of what they are doing to promote a healthy heart. When people consume too much calcium, calcification of the arteries can occur when there is not enough magnesium, Vitamin K2, and Vitamin D3. K2 works, along with magnesium, to keep calcium away from soft tissue, arteries, and the heart. Those who consume a healthy dose of an organic liquid vitamin with K2 have a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
The secret to a longer life may be Vitamin K! Our organic liquid vitamin also includes MK-7, which is the most active form of Vitamin K2. A protein in our body, matrix Gla Protein (MGP) relies on Vitamin K2 to inhibit calcification. MGP keeps calcium from depositing in the arteries and blood vessels. This allows the calcium to return to the blood stream so it can be used by other systems, including building strong bones. With MK-7 and MGP, the process protects your body from heart disease and cancer, both leading causes of death.
If you need even more reasons to try our organic liquid vitamins, Vitamin K2 can also improve oral health, reduce varicose veins, and is great for your skin’s health! You may be hard-pressed to find a reason to not include this essential vitamin into your diet.
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