Bone Booster, 60 Capsules
BONE BOOSTERTM is a unique formula containing vitamin K2 MK-7 and vitamin D3. Although women are taking calcium in record numbers, there has not been a decrease in the rates of osteoporosis and osteopenia. Calcium on its own will not build strong bones. It is essential to take bone-building nutrients including vitamin K2 MK-7 and vitamin D3 along with COLLAGEN PLUS to prevent fractures and promote bone health.
Vitamin K2 MK-7 and Bone Health
Vitamin K is associated with osteoblasts. Osteoblasts are cells that build bone and produce a protein called osteocalcin. Osteocalcin is a protein-like glue that incorporates calcium into the bones. Without vitamin K2, osteocalcin cannot be produced in the body. Without vitamin K to control calcium, calcium can drift out of the bones and into arteries and other soft tissues. Vitamin K2 redirects the calcium into bones.
Vitamin K2 MK-7 and Heart Health
Studies have shown that an adequate intake of vitamin K2 helps to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. In one study, those who supplemented with vitamin K2 had a lower risk of aortic calcifi cation and coronary heart disease than those who supplemented with vitamin K1.
Vitamin K2 and Blood Clotting
"K" in vitamin K comes from the German word koagulation. Vitamin K1 is used by your liver as a clotting factor, whereas vitamin K2 is used by the brain, vasculature, breasts and kidneys. In fact, in the brain, vitamin K2 contributes to the production of myelin and fats essential for brain health and protects against oxidative damage. Taking broad-spectrum antibiotics can reduce vitamin K production in the gut by nearly 74 percent compared to people not taking these antibiotics. Additionally, the elderly have reduced vitamin K2 production. Deficiencies can lead to nose bleeds, easy bruising and extremely heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). It is important to take vitamin K2 with Estrosmart to help alleviate heavy periods.
Vitamin K2 MK-7: The Superior Source
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone MK-7) from the Japanese food natto is the best source of vitamin K2. Half of the vitamin K that our body absorbs is from green leafy vegetables. Unfortunately, most foods thought to be rich in vitamin K have less vitamin K than previously thought. Most multivitamins do not even contain vitamin K and those that do do not have enough. Smart women supplement with Vitamin K2 MK-7:
Advantages of Vitamin K2 MK-7 Over Other Forms of Vitamin K
1. 10 times more absorption than other forms of vitamin K
2. Regulates calcium in blood vessels to promote bone health
3. MK-7 created probiotics in the gastrointestinal system
4. Non-animal sourced and suitable for vegetarians/vegans
Vitamin D3 for Strong Bones
Like vitamin K2 MK-7, vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption. A defi ciency in vitamin D leads to decreased calcium absorption, promoting osteoporosis and other conditions such as osteoarthritis, muscle cramps and twitching, joint pain and stiff ness, backache, tooth decay and hair loss. Vitamin D is essential for the manufacture of thyroid hormone, and many people with low thyroid are vitamin-D deficient.
Are You Vitamin-D Deficient?
Many people are deficient in vitamin D, which is formed in the body by the action of the sun's ultraviolet rays on the skin. As we age, our bodies become less efficient at manufacturing vitamin D. Vitamin D is strongly anti-cancer and this connection is one of the most important areas of study today. It is important to choose the most active and powerful form of vitamin D: vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).