The importance of Vitamin K2 reached a new level of consumer awareness when it was mentioned specifically by Dr. Dennis Goodman, cardiologist and director of integrative medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, as an important nutrient for heart health in an article that appeared in the April 25, 2016 issue of First For Women.
Dr. Goodman, author of Vitamin K2: The Missing Nutrient for Heart and Bone Health, was interviewed with an esteemed panel of experts about how the appropriate form of a vitamin or supplement makes all the difference.
“Vitamin K2 activates substances that keep calcium in bone, where it should be,” he says, adding K1 doesn’t deliver this benefit. And if you’re also taking a calcium pill, it’s critical to take K2, he stresses. Otherwise, that calcium can build up in blood vessels to raise heart attack and stroke risk.
Dr. Goodman suggested First For Women readers take 45 mcg of K2 daily, “like Doctor’s Best Natural Vitamin K2 MenaQ7.”
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