Unlocking the Power of Vitamin K2 for Healthy Teeth and Bones

Monday 25th March 2024

At Avacare, we understand the importance of holistic wellness, and that’s why we’re passionate about sharing the incredible power of Vitamin K2 for bone health and dental care. For strong bones and a healthy smile, calcium often takes centre stage. But what if there’s a missing piece to the puzzle?

Vitamin K2, a lesser-known but vital nutrient, plays a crucial role in bone health and may even benefit your teeth, particularly in the form of menaquinone-7 (MK-7), which is pivotal in ensuring optimal bone density and dental integrity. Moreover, it works synergistically with Vitamin D3 to support bone and dental health.

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Building a Strong Foundation: Bone Health

Calcium may be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to bone health, but it’s only half the story. Vitamin K2 acts as a conductor, directing calcium to where it’s needed most – your bones. Here’s how it works:

  • Activation Powerhouse: Vitamin K2 activates specific proteins, like osteocalcin, which are responsible for depositing calcium into your bones. This strengthens bone mineral density, reducing the risk of fractures and osteoporosis.
  • Combating Calcification: Vitamin K2 also ensures calcium stays out of unwanted places, like your arteries. This helps prevent arterial stiffening and maintains cardiovascular health.

Studies have shown that it can also significantly improve bone health in postmenopausal women and older adults.

 

Keeping Your Smile Bright: Teeth

The power of vitamin K2 extends beyond bones. Like its role in bone health, K2 activates proteins essential for maintaining strong teeth. One such protein is called matrix Gla protein (MGP), which helps anchor calcium in the dentin, the layer beneath your tooth enamel. This contributes to overall tooth strength and potentially reduces the risk of cavities.

While more research is needed to fully understand the extent of K2’s impact on oral health, the existing evidence suggests it could be a valuable addition to your dental hygiene routine.

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Found in Food

While Vitamin K2 can be synthesized by the body to some extent, obtaining it through dietary sources is essential for maintaining optimal levels. Thankfully, it can be found in various food sources, with fermented foods like natto, cheese, and sauerkraut being the richest sources.

Additionally, animal-based products such as egg yolks, liver, and certain meats contain Vitamin K2. For those on plant-based diets, fermented soy products like tempeh and certain leafy greens such as kale and spinach also provide a modest amount of this vital nutrient.

Including these foods in your diet can significantly contribute to your Vitamin K2 intake, supporting bone strength and dental health.

 

Liquid Gold: The Power of Vitamin K2 Supplements

In our fast-paced lives, meeting our nutritional needs solely through diet can sometimes be challenging. This is where liquid supplements shine, offering convenience and enhanced absorption for maximum efficacy. Avacare’s Vitamin K2 spray (and Vitamin D3 & K2 spray) provides a convenient solution, allowing for easy integration into your daily routine. By opting for a liquid supplement, you ensure rapid absorption, bypassing any potential digestive issues that may hinder the uptake of traditional tablet or capsules.

 

Avacare K2 with Menaquinone-7: Unmatched Quality and Benefits

Avacare’s K2 spray is specifically formulated with Menaquinone-7 (MK-7), which is the most well-researched and bioavailable form. MK-7 occurs naturally in fermented foods and boasts a longer half-life in the body compared to other forms of K2, meaning its effects last longer. This translates to sustained support for your bones and overall health.

AvaCare Vitamin K2 adult

AvaCare Vitamin K2 adult

The benefits of Vitamin K2 extend far beyond mere bone and dental health; they encompass a holistic approach to overall wellness. With Avacare’s K2 spray, fortified with MenaQ7, you can unlock the full potential of this essential nutrient.

 

 

References

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9237441/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24597993/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10670967/

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