In honor of the CDC’s recognition of February as “Heart Month,” the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) highlighted the health care cost savings potential of four nutrient categories.
The CRN report notes all four ingredient categories — omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, vitamin K2, and soluble fibers — have significant research backing, so much so that three of them have achieved FDA-approved qualified health claims. While considered a « latecomer ,» the report notes persuasive evidence is piling up for the vitamin K2’s effects in suppressing the development of arterial plaques. The mechanism of action has been shown to be the activation of the bone-building protein osteocalcin, which serves to maintain calcium in the bones and keep levels in the blood down to healthy amounts.
Curious what the health care cost savings could be?
The report assigns the specific yearly potential in the 2022 to 2030 timeframe.