Vitamin K2 activates the proteins osteocalcin and MGP (Matrix Gla Protein). These are responsible for how calcium is used in the body. Osteocalcin binds calcium and deposits it in the hard parts of the teeth and bones.
MGP on the other hand prevents calcium from becoming lodged in the wrong places and thereby inhibits the calcification of the blood vessels and cartilage. It can also get rid of calcium ions from existing plaque.
The results of a Dutch study from the University of Maastricht published in 2015 confirmed that menaquinone MK7 vitamin K2 doesn't only curb arterial stiffness that arises through aging, but also brings considerable improvement to vascular elasticity.
Supplementing a diet with vitamin K2 also has a positive effect on the amount of a protein in the blood, which plays one of the main roles in fighting calcification in the blood vessels. [Source: M. H. J. Knapen, L. A. J. L. M. Braam, N. E. Drummen, O. Bekers, A. P. G. Hoeks, C. Vermeer. Menaquinone-7 supplementation improves arterial stiffness in healthy postmenopausal women: double-blind randomised clinical trial. Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2015;113: Epub ahead of print: February 19, 2015.]
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