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Health Benefits of Vitamin K2: A Revolutionary Natural Treatment for Heart Disease and Bone Loss

Health Benefits of Vitamin K2: A Revolutionary Natural Treatment for Heart Disease and Bone Loss

Though largely unknown, vitamin K is critical for our health. It is needed for the normal clotting of blood and for the formation and maintenance of healthy bones. Although vitamin K2-- also called menaquinone--is naturally produced by some of our intestinal bacteria, only a limited amount of this... more

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  • ISBN 9781591201847
  • Imprint Basic Health Publications
  • Category Health & Fitness

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Overview

Though largely unknown, vitamin K is critical for our health. It is needed for the normal clotting of blood and for the formation and maintenance of healthy bones. Although vitamin K2-- also called menaquinone--is naturally produced by some of our intestinal bacteria, only a limited amount of this essential vitamin is stored in our bodies. A lack of this vitamin, which can be caused by a poor diet and the regular use of certain drugs such as antibiotics, is not uncommon. Now, a new supplemental form of vitamin K, specifically vitamin K2--menaquinone-7 (MK-7)--is becoming more widely available to health consumers. It is showing great promise as a natural treatment for heart disease and bone loss. Available in soy products and as a nutritional supplement, MK-7 is clinically proven to be safe and effective. It may also be helpful for lowering cholesterol levels, preventing Alzheimer's disease, and treating some forms of cancer. And MK-7 is a powerful antioxidant without side effects.

Holds degress in teacher education and physical education and after working as a teacher and therapist, he becan a seminar speaker, marketing consultant, vice present and ultimately president of...more

A biological theoretician and senior science writer at the Steenblock Research Institute. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological anthropology, and well as doctorates in nutritional...more