What is Vitamin K?
Vitamin K2 - Strong Bones
How K2 affects calcium flow
While 99% of the calcium is in your bones, where is the other 1%? This one percent is primarily in your bloodstream because calcium is really important for regulating your heartbeat and combating inflammation in your body.
The uncontrolled excess of calcium in bloodstream can do damage by embedding itself in the soft tissue. So, how does calcium get back and forth and what prevents it to cause damage? The answer is Vitamin K2 which plays a key role in this process. It activates a protein called osteocalcin which helps the calcium get into our hard bone instead of staying in our arteries.
Vitamin K2 - Healthy Teeth
Vitamin K2 and activator X
Dr. Price observed some Aboriginal cultures where they had a healthy teeth and relatively disease-free lives. Through his research Dr. Price came to conclusion that there was something (he called it the activator X) which was common in all their diets. Back home he identified foods that are rich in the activator X. Subsequently, he started treating his patients by changing their diet. It worked well but the activator X itself was not understood until 2007 when researchers finally concluded that it was vitamin K2.