A growing body of clinical evidence 1 is showing that Vitamin K2 is as important as Vitamin D3 for the body to process calcium properly.
What do calcium and goat herds have in common? They both can do amazing work when reined in, but can be destructive if allowed to range free. Vitamin K2 is like a nippy border collie that chases calcium out of the arteries and binds it to the bones, where it’s needed. 2,3 Without enough Vitamin K2, too much calcium builds up in the arteries and bones get weak. This may leave you vulnerable to a double whammy of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.4
Vitamin K2 was discovered fairly recently. Nutritional scientists are still mapping the full extent of its role, but the preliminary research is exciting. K2 appears to activate at least 17 different proteins and work synergistically with several other vitamins.5,6 Studies suggests potential benefits of Vitamin K2 for:
- Skin health 7
- Inflammation 8
- Conditions of the central nervous system 9
- Mental acuity and brain health 10
- Insulin sensitivity 11
It’s hard to get your daily dose of Vitamin K2 from foods that most of us eat on the regular. Natto, a fermented soy product, offers the highest concentrations.12 Because we are polite Canadians, we will simply say that natto is an acquired taste. As importantly, lots of people are sensitive to soy.
We developed Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 to give all of our friends an easy, reliable way to get the optimal daily dose of this essential vitamin. It is made from fermented chickpeas rather than soy. We use the most known bioavailable form of Vitamin K2, because if your body can’t absorb the nutrients, what’s the point?
Vitamin K2 works synergistically with Vitamin D3. Taken together they can amplify the positive effects of bone health and cardiovascular function.13,14 Nested Naturals Vitamin K2 is formulated to pair with our premium Vitamin D3 which offers 5,000 IUs of liquid sunshine.
Vitamin K2 may counteract the effects of anticoagulation therapy, and therefore is not recommended for patients on blood thinning medications such as Warfarin.15