Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis: How vitamin K helps keep your bones strong

Date: 13 March, 2007

 

Today we’ll look at a study that underlines the importance of a vitamin that’s a key player in bone health: K2

 

Among vitamin K’s various forms, K1 and K2 are the two basics. Almost all of our intake of this vitamin comes in the form of K1, which is mostly found in dark, leafy green vegetables, broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, avocados, olive oil, whole wheat, butter, and green tea. Vitamin K1 is converted into K2 in the intestine, but we get some amount of K2 directly from meat, liver, egg yolk, and fermented products such as yoghurt and cheese.


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