What is Vitamin K and why is it important to make sure you’re getting enough of it? There are two variants of Vitamin K that are important for healthy function in the human body, K1, and K2. K1 is found in leafy greens and assorted vegetables, while K2 is found in meats, cheese, and eggs. Vitamin K also has a very close interaction with vitamin D which we will explain in greater detail below.
The team at the Happy Hormone Cottage and Integrated Hormone Center offers our clients a comprehensive collection of nutraceuticals to help them achieve optimal and balanced health. Our online store is stocked and updated to provide the best supplements to help fight back against deficiencies and fill in any gaps in your vitamin and nutrient profile.
Risks Associated With Vitamin K Deficiency
If you have abnormally low levels of vitamin K, your blood will have difficulty clotting, leading to a higher risk of uncontrolled bleeding. Vitamin K is also an integral part of healthy, strong bones – with a deficiency increasing your potential for osteoporosis.
Calcium deposits resulting from Vitamin K deficiency can cause heart disease and even result in a stroke.
How Vitamin K and Vitamin D Work Together
Vitamin K & D have been observed working together to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system and prevent the development of osteoporosis.
Vitamin D helps boost the body’s supply of available calcium, while Vitamin K serves as a transportation method, effectively shuttling the calcium from the bloodstream and into the bones. This process helps you maintain healthy, strong bones – but it also helps keep your circulatory system functioning.
Patients with Vitamin K deficiency tend to have a surplus of available calcium that isn’t being absorbed into their bones. Instead, this unused calcium remains in the bloodstream, where it accumulates over time, increasing the risk of forming calcium deposits in arteries and soft tissue.
Vitamin K is also an important supplement for patients who have been prescribed medication that may cause blood thinning, as it counteracts the potentially harmful effects.
Product of the Month: Biogenesis Vitamin D/K Drops
This supplement offers high concentration Vitamin K2 and D3 support, important for maintaining bone density and healthy cardiovascular function. Packed with Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 which can help with:
- Moods, depression, anxiety, aches, pains, and energy.
- Hormone uptake
- Calcium absorption (prevention and treatment of loss of bone mass)
- Immune system regulation
- Chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis are improved with Vitamin D3.
Vitamin K is required for the proper utilization of calcium, helping to bind newly absorbed calcium to the bone matrix.
Vitamin D + K and Nutrient Supplements Available Online at Happy Hormone Cottage
If you are struggling to meet your daily requirements for essential vitamins and nutrients, you need to consult the professionals at HHC and IHC about supplementation with nutraceuticals. Supplements come in pill and liquid form, making it easier than ever to get the required daily amount of essentials. Don’t let deficiencies allow more serious chronic issues to arise, take proactive steps towards a healthier life now!
Call our offices to speak with a member of our team or visit our online store to learn more!