Vitamin K comes in different forms, one form is K2 which has been shown to protect the heart and cardiovascular system. The other form is K1 which has no protective effects. A study showed that those who consumed the largest amount of vitamin K compared to those taking the lowest amount had a 57 percent reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease. The study also showed that it reduced dangerous calcification in the aorta by 52 percent and an overall risk of dying by 26 percent. The most heart-protective form of vitamin K is known as K2 MK7. Vitamin K2 has proven to be a critical vitamin in the prevention of heart disease.
Info provided by: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease, Mark Houston, MD, MS
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