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Several people mainly consume calcium in the form of milk or supplement to boost their bone density as well as preventing osteoporosis. But do you know taking calcium supplements is not the perfect way to build your bone health? In fact, taking Vitamin K2 is the best means to have a health boost, to boost your bone density and also the best way of preventing osteoporosis.

 

Vitamin K

According to recent research, women and men who take a high level of Vitamin K2 are less likely to experience a devastating hip structure as compared with those who take less Vitamin K. Besides, Vitamin K does not only play a critical role in preventing Osteoporosis but also prevent other problems like aging, cancer and artery hardening.

 

What is Vitamin K?

Vitamin K is simply a fat-soluble vitamin that consist of three types; Vitamin K, Vitamin K1, and Vitamin K2. Fat-soluble vitamins are absorbed in the intestines along with fat. Vitamin K plays an important role in bone calcification as well as blood clotting.

The following are the good sources of Vitamin K:

Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Cabbage, Brussels sprouts, Split peas, Green tea, Peas, Lettuce, Wow’s milk, Bok Choy, Lentils, Asparagus, Soybeans, Cauliflower, Collard greens.

Green Leafy Vegetables

 

Vitamin K Deficiency Symptoms

These symptoms include nose bleeding, traces of blood in urine, heavy menstrual bleeding, easy bruising, gastrointestinal bleeding. Besides, people with these diseases may have Vitamin K deficiency; chronic inflammatory disease, Celiac disease, cholestasis and cystic fibrosis.

Additionally, if you are not sure whether you have Vitamin K deficiency, it is highly recommended to seek medical advice from your doctor.

 

References

http://draxe.com/vitamin-k-builds-bones-better-than-calcium/

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/03/24/vitamin-k-part-two.aspx