When thinking of heart health it’s important to think of the entire circulatory system. The circulatory system contains approximately 60,000 miles of blood vessels, arteries, and veins, and helps deliver nutrients and oxygen to the body, as well as removing the waste.
Did you know that Vitamin K2-7 is “the little known vitamin linked to heart health”?
Let’s learn more…
Vitamin K2 is the top recommendation for supporting healthy blood vessels. Vitamin K1 is the popular, well-known vitamin found in leafy vegetables, which helps the clotting of blood. However, vitamin K2 is harder to find in foods and less abundant. Its role is very important: delivering calcium to your bones and stopping calcified plaque from stacking up in your circulatory system.
Vitamin K2 is found in small amounts in several (let’s call them “undesirable”) foods, including organ meats and natto, a Japanese fermented soybean. Natto contains the highest concentration of Vitamin K2 in a food, with 250 mcg per ounce. But if you’re not interested in eating natto everyday (if you can even find it), then your best and easiest way of getting Vitamin K2 is in supplement form.
According to Dr. Mercola, vitamin K helps direct the calcium you consume to your bones, where vitamin D helps your body absorb it. Mercola says, “Vitamin K2 activates a protein hormone called osteocalcin, produced by osteoblasts, which is needed to bind calcium into the matrix of your bone…In other words, without the help of vitamin K2, the calcium that your vitamin D so effectively lets in might be working AGAINST you – by building up your coronary arteries rather than your bones.”
There have been several large-scale studies demonstrating the impact of K2 on heart health. In the Rotterdam Heart study – which spanned 10 years and was comprised of 4,800 subjects – participants who ingested the greatest quantities of vitamin K2 in their diet experienced a 57% reduction in death from heart disease than people who ingested the least.
Not only does K2 transport calcium away from the arteries and to the bones, it also has a beneficial role to the health of our mitochondria cells. Scientists found that vitamin K2-7 enables the electron transport chain of cellular energy generation and the production of ATP. In simple terms, it reduces muscle cramping and increases the utilization of oxygen consumption, which increases cardiac output by as much as 15% at rest.
What does this all mean to you?
Fortunately for all of us, Just Thrive Vitamin K2-7 is the only product available on the retail market with the optimum therapeutic dose of 320mcg per day. While 90mcg-150mcg is common in other supplements, research suggests that a larger dose of 320mcg is the therapeutic dose for optimal carboxylation of proteins. It is also the only vitamin K2-7 supplement containing the main co-factors magnesium and zinc, making it the most bio-available form of Vitamin K2-7 on the market.
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