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Title: Vitamin K2 Study Shows Improved Cardiovascular Health
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URL Source: https://articles.mercola.com/sites/ ... tamin-k2-and-heart-health.aspx
Published: Jan 13, 2022
Author: Dr. Joseph Mercola
Post Date: 2022-01-13 08:27:00 by BTP Holdings
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Vitamin K2 Study Shows Improved Cardiovascular Health

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

January 13, 2022

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

> Data from Edith Cowan University showed people who ate foods high in vitamin K1 and K2 had a 34% overall reduced risk of any atherosclerosis-related heart disease; this supports past studies that show vitamin K2 is heart protective
> In an interview with Dr. John Campbell, Dr. Michael Cohen talked about his experience with recommending to his patients that they take vitamins D, K2 and zinc
> Scientific evidence shows that vitamin D deficiency is a primary risk factor for severe COVID-19 and death; Cohen finds that even in Israel where it's routinely sunny, many of his patients were deficient in vitamin D
> Cohen recommends supplementing with vitamins D, K2 and zinc, as well as getting plenty of exercise and sleep to protect your immune system; I would add eating fermented foods to seed your gut microbiome and eating plenty of fiber to feed your healthy gut bacteria and protect your heart health
> Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin that has a significant influence on your health. Unfortunately, many people don't get enough vitamin K in their diet. Since your body stores very little, it is rapidly depleted without regular dietary intake. Data from Edith Cowan University showed people whose diet was high in vitamin K2 had a 34% lower risk of any atherosclerosis-related heart disease.1

Common drugs may deplete your store of vitamin K, making it even more important to watch what you eat. Naturally occurring vitamins are vitamin K1 (also called phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (also called menaquinones).

Vitamin K1 is found in green leafy plants and is best known for the role that it plays in blood clotting. Vitamin K2 is primarily derived from fermented foods and animal products, such as eggs, liver and meat. Vitamin K2 is important to the production and utilization of hormones, as well as bone and heart health.

The Different Forms of Vitamin K2

There are also different forms of vitamin K2, which can be confusing. Let's break down the basics, their known primary functions and sources:

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