Why Do We Need Vitamin K2?

The importance of vitamin K2 (menaquinones) for cardiovascular, kidney, osteoporosis, and dental health based on a review of scientific papers

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I have been using vitamin D for a long time. I did not know about K2 (menaquinone) in my younger years but heard a lot about K1 (phylloquinone). I thought they had the same functions. Even though Danish biochemist Dr. Henrik Dam discovered vitamin K2 in 1929, it is still not as popular as other essential vitamins.

Vitamin K2 was advised to me by a family physician when my vitamin D levels were below the normal range. She recommended 90 micro-grams of Menaquinone 7, available without prescription in my country. As my regular vitamin D3 tablets did not include K2, I purchased them as a separate tablet. Nowadays, several over-the-counter D3 supplements include K2.

In later years, vitamin K2 has become an interest to me as more and more medical professionals have started talking about its health benefits. In addition, I came across many scientific studies investigating this important yet less known vitamin.

During my research, I came across four use cases of vitamin K2 for preventing health conditions such as cardiovascular, kidney, osteoporosis, and dental health. However, a few studies have recently mentioned its use in cancer research.

In this post, I provide a condensed review of the literature from a few scientific papers mentioning the importance of vitamin K2 for various health conditions. I plan to cover vitamin K1 in another article.

Thank you for reading my perspectives. I wish you a healthy and happy life.

Please note that this story is not health advice. I shared my reviews, observations, and perspectives for information purposes only. If you have any disease symptoms please consult your healthcare professionals.

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