Vitamin K is best known for its blood clotting ability, but did you know that it plays a key factor in bone mineralization? Although calcium is the primary nutrient that we all think of when it comes to strong bones, there are many other vitamins and minerals that play just as important of a role.
Recent research also indicates that Vitamin K helps regulate calcium balance in vascular tissue such as your arteries. This is important because calcium buildup in the walls of the arteries is part of the process of accumulating plaque, called atherosclerosis. Calcium accumulation is an important early sign of coronary artery disease which usually precedes the development of blockages. And as we all know, heart disease is one of the top leading causes of death in this country.
In light of the facts that Vitamin K will help with both bone strength and heart health, we think that if you take a bone building supplement such as calcium, or even a multivitamin, that it should contain Vitamin K. Does yours?
For more information on quality supplements, please ask the doctors at SpineCare Chiropractic in Cary.