Vitamin K2

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See also Calcium

Unsubstantiated reports; (to be substantiated with study references);

  • Vitamin K2 plays an important role in blood clotting. It acts as an activator of several proteins that trigger the formation of a clot.
  • Individuals deficient in vitamin K2 show signs of impaired blood clotting, such as bleeding gums, heavy menstrual periods and frequent nosebleeds.
  • Vitamin K2 also activates two of the proteins that transfer calcium to the bones.
  • Vitamin K2 protects against myeloma and lymphoma, common blood-related cancer in the United States. (Study in the May 2006 medical journal "Haematologica")
  • Vitamin K2 proves to have significant anticancer properties in more types of cancer, such as liver, stomach and lung malignancies.

Dietary Sources

Natto; Vitamin K2 (phylloquinone) µg 23.1 / 100g