Vitamin K2 is one of the more elusive vitamins. Not many of us know exactly what vitamin K2 is, nor why we need it, or where the best sources can be found. Vitamin K2 is a fundamental nutrient for the smooth functioning of many of the body’s most important processes, including bone health, heart health and immunity.
Vitamin K2 not only transports calcium to bone and teeth, increasing density and helping to prevent breakage, chips and fractures, but it also helps to protect against excess calcium build-up, or calcification, of the body’s blood vessels and soft tissues.
Vitamin K2 can have a powerful impact on improving your overall health and wellbeing and supplementing with vitamin K2 is highly recommended for best results. LYMA contains K2 VITAL® - the world’s most bioavailable form of vitamin K2. If you’re supplementing with LYMA you will be getting an optimised daily clinical dose of 75µg of vitamin K2. You can also obtain vitamin K2 through your diet and the foods you eat.
So if you want to improve the health of your bones, boost your immune system and support your heart health, you should look to increase your intake of this cardinal nutrient.
Read on to find out about the benefits of vitamin K2 and discover how supplementing with K2 vital ® can support you and your health:
Vitamin K2 differs from its brother vitamin K1 in that while the latter is primarily concerned with blood clotting, the former is responsible for promoting and maintaining a healthy calcium metabolism. Working in tandem with vitamin D3 (one cannot function without the other), vitamin K2 directs and transports calcium from your diet into your bloodstream and then to the parts of your body that need it most. Vitamin K2 promotes the calcification of bone by activating a protein called osteocalcin.
LYMA contains vitamin D3 in the form of Vita-algae D3™ at a clinical dose of 2,000 i.u.
Vitamin K2 is particularly important for maintaining bone health in menopausal women. One particular study followed 244 menopausal women and found that those supplementing with vitamin K2 had much slower declines in their bone mineral density as they aged, and had a reduced likelihood of suffering from osteoporosis.
Given its bone health-promoting properties, it follows that vitamin K2 is also extremely important for maintaining the health of your teeth, particularly as you age.
Osteocalcin is one of the main regulating proteins in both bone health and dental health. The presence of osteocalcin encourages the growth of the calcified layer beneath the enamel of your teeth, also known as dentin.
Supplementing with vitamin K2 is the most effective way to ensure that you’re getting the requisite amount each and every day, but you can also obtain vitamin K2 from a number of foods. Fermented foods such as sauerkraut, natto, kimchi and kefir are particularly good sources of vitamin K2, but it can be found in other foods too, including hard cheeses, egg yolks, dark chicken meat, butter (and other high-fat dairy products), goose liver and - wait for it - bacon!
While vitamin K2 promotes the calcification of bones and teeth, it simultaneously prevents the calcification of other parts of the body, most notably soft tissue, organs and blood vessels by activating a second protein, called matrix GLA protein.
What does this have to do with heart disease? Well, when an excess of calcium builds up in the arteries, the arteries can become clogged and the blood can be prevented from flowing freely through them. If left unchecked, this kind of blockage, or plaque, can lead to suffering a heart attack or stroke. Supplementing with vitamin K2 can help both to prevent and to break up such blockages, thus reducing the likelihood of suffering from heart disease, heart attacks, or associated diseases.
Vitamin K2 may also have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a leading cause of heart disease among other afflictions.
Maintaining adequate levels of calcium in the body is not only fundamental for maintaining the health of your bones, teeth and heart. Adequate calcium supply is also a key determinant of whether or not you find yourself in possession of a healthy immune system.
Calcium’s job is to activate immunity cells, or T-cells, to fight infection and disease. The only way to effectively metabolise calcium and to guarantee that it reaches your T-cells is to ensure an adequate intake of both vitamin D3 and vitamin K2. By supplementing with LYMA you will receive a perfect clinical daily dose of 75µg of K2 Vital™ and 2,000 i.u. of Vita-Algae D3™.
Vitamin K2 is one of four fat-soluble vitamins that are key to supporting the health of your immune system and for maintaining your overall well-being (the other vitamins are vitamins A, D and E) but these are not the only benefits associated with this underrated vitamin: adequate vitamin K2 intake is also implicated in improved kidney health, boosted brain health, improved insulin sensitivity and the prevention of certain cancers, namely prostate and lung cancers.
LYMA contains K2 VITAL® and Vita-algae D3™ in perfect ratios. Remember: one cannot work to boost your health without the presence of the other. K2 VITAL® is the world’s most bioavailable form of vitamin K2 and is formulated at a clinical dose of 75µg in LYMA. When taken in combination with Vita-algae D3™ as formulated at 2,000 i.u. in LYMA, you’ll be supporting your heart and bone health and strengthening your immune system; you’ll also enjoy a number of additional benefits associated with vitamin D3 including improved mood, a reduction in aches and pains and increased energy.
LYMA’s patented formula has been designed with your health in mind. When it comes to your body, your mind, and your overall well-being, trust LYMA.