K Supplements Reduce Factures
By Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, Health Coach - June 1, 2009
Vitamin K supplementation improves bone strength and reduced fractures in postmenopausal
A review of clinical research confirmed that vitamin K1 and vitamin K2 supplements improved bone strength and
reduced the incidence of fractures in postmenopausal women.
High and low doses of the supplements provided a modest increase in bone mineral density. All doses had
inconsistent effects on bone growth and breakdown.
Like vitamin D, vitamin K is a popular research topic for many health issues including osteoporosis, cardiovascular
disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis and Crohn’s disease.
Therapeutic vitamin K doses are available as a single supplement or in some of our osteoporosis calcium
Dietary sources of vitamin K include:
Leafy, dark green vegetables
Reference Source: Nutr Res. 2009 Apr;29(4):221-8.
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