K2 Helps with the mobilization of calcium in the body to the bones.
Why is this important?
Because when you have excess calcium in your arteries, joints, or other places can lead to serious problems. Vitamin K2, with the help of vitamin D3, could help extract this buildup of calcium and put it right into the bones to actually strengthen the bones.
Here are some of the many benefits of vitamin K2:
- Improves insulin resistance
- Increases insulin sensitivity
- Suppresses inflammation
- Decreases fat accumulation
- Increases energy capacity (more energy before physical activity)
- Increases testosterone
- Help to Prevent Calcification
- Helps Prevent Bone loss
The best food sources of vitamin K2 are:
- Cheese (gouda, munster, cream cheese
- sour cream
- heavy cream
- Egg yolk
- liver (goose, chicken, beef)
- Greens / Leafy Vegetables
- Fermented Foods like Natto or Sauerkraut
The reason why these are mostly animal products is that animals eat grass, which contains Vitamin K1 (which has to do with clotting), and then their body converts it into vitamin K2. The vitamin K2 that is found in natto and sauerkraut are formed by bacteria in the fermentation process.
Who Would Benefit from Vitamin K2?
- If you have a history of taking Antacids
- Take D3 and/or Calcium
- Do You have GI Problems
- Heart Problems
- or are you Pregnant
Make sure to take K2 with fat. What I mean is if you want this supplement to work at its optimal level you need to have some sort of fat included.
Consuming with Eggs, Avacodo, or MCT oil is fantastic.
An empty stomach is not good.
A full meal that includes fiber is not as good.
The key is you want to Either eat food high in K2 or take supplement K2 with a good source of fat.
K2 works well with D3
Hope this helps you understand a little better how your body uses Vitamin K.
Donel Rourke, C.C.H.