Vitamin K2: The Bone Strengthener

Vitamin K2 is essential for bone strength. Silical® System uses a superior type of Vitamin K2 for optimal bone health.

Debunking the myth that calcium and vitamin D are all you need for bone health is one challenge, but helping people better understand that a nutrient as specific as Vitamin K2 can strengthen bone requires even more explanation.

New research reveals Vitamin K2’s potential to strengthen bone, and its promise – along with other essential nutrients - to potentially change the course of osteoporosis therapy.

When taken at levels of more than 109 mcg (micrograms) daily Vitamin K is associated with improved bone density. Vitamin K may also reduce fracture rates -even in people with already low bone density already.

There are different types of vitamin K, but vitamin K2 is the type that’s most important for bone health. A recent groundbreaking study, funded by the NIH, pinpoints two joined proteins- osteocalcin and osteopontin  - as essential for bone strength because they hold calcium crystals together. If these proteins can be strengthened, then it stands to reason that it could lead to overall strengthening of the bone. Vitamin K2 activates these proteins and makes them stronger. The activated proteins increase the bond between bone and calcium, making the bone tougher. Equally important, the supply of these proteins is increased by vitamin D.

"Currently, all of the advice for treating osteoporosis is related to calcium. We believe there’s more to the story than just calcium, and the results of this new study raise an important question about vitamin K." - says study advisor Dr. Deepak Vashishth.

Diet alone doesn’t usually provide enough vitamin K2 for bone health. Leafy green vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and parsley are great dietary sources of vitamin K, but less than half the American population consumes enough for bone health, and vitamin K2 is the specific type that benefits bone most.

Additionally, nutrition requires a balance of many nutrients, working in collaboration with vitamin K2. That’s why Silical System®* provides nine bone health nutrients including a superior form of vitamin K2.   Silical System uses K2VITAL™ - produced from pure and highly concentrated bioavailable K vitamins. K2VITAL™ is among the select ingredients that we carefully research and market at the highest quality standards.

*Adequate calcium and vitamin D, throughout life, as part of a well-balanced diet, may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.

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