Vitamin K2

[ vai-tuh-muhn kay too ]

Vitamin K2 is a fat-soluble vitamin that belongs to the family of vitamin K compounds. It plays a crucial role in regulating calcium metabolism and promoting proper bone health. Vitamin K2 is primarily responsible for activating proteins that help transport calcium to the bones and teeth, ensuring its proper utilization and preventing its deposition in soft tissues. This vitamin is also believed to have potential benefits for cardiovascular health by supporting proper blood clotting and preventing the calcification of arteries. While vitamin K1 is mainly found in leafy green vegetables, vitamin K2 is synthesized by certain bacteria and can be found in fermented foods, such as cheese and natto. Supplementing with vitamin K2 may be recommended for individuals with specific dietary restrictions or those seeking to support bone and cardiovascular health.