An abundance of human clinical data reveals that vitamin K plays a critical role in maintaining healthy bone density by facilitating the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bone.1-5 Vitamin K may be required by calcium-regulating proteins within the arteries. Matrix Gla-protein (MGP) is a vitamin K-dependent protein, and it should be carboxylated to function properly. Poor vitamin K status ends up in inactive uncarboxylated MGP (ucMGP), which accumulates at sites of arterial calcification.6,7 Since MGP is a potent local inhibitor of arterial calcification, MGP is very important on the subject of the health of all the cardiovascular system. Without adequate vitamin K, calcium within the blood can bind to the arterial wall resulting in calcification.8,9 As people age, even a subclinical vitamin K deficiency can pose risks to the vascular system. Poor vitamin K status also ends up in increased circulating levels of undercarboxylated osteocalcin that may be shown to be associated with increased bone loss in postmenopausal women.
Vitamin K facilitates the transport of calcium from the bloodstream into the bone
Helps to deal with arterial health and healthy bone density.