Various vitamins and minerals are important, and even critical for heart health. This list of nutrients includes CoQ10, magnesium, vitamin C and vitamin D, that all work through different mechanisms to maintain heart health and prevent risk factors that may lead to heart disease.
When most people talk about vitamin K, they usually mean vitamin K1 – a vitamin best known for its role in blood clotting. But there is more to vitamin K, which is a basically a group of essential fat-soluble vitamins which come in different forms, including vitamin K1 and vitamin K2.
When it comes to vitamins like C and D, most of us are fairly certain why we need them and what their functions are in the body. We are also aware how poor levels of these vitamins can affect our health in a number of ways. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about vitamin K2.
Your cardiovascular system needs nutritional support to keep running in excellent condition that includes efficiently responding to the challenges that may impact the health of blood vessels, such as inflammation, calcium deposition and hardening of arteries.
Most of us are aware of the powerful combination of calcium and Vitamin D when it comes to maintaining strong, healthy bones and preventing osteoporosis. However, there are other nutrients that take equally active and critical roles in bone health. When we focus on the benefits offered by a specific nutrient or a micronutrient, we often discount the fact that nutrients – well, most of them - simply don’t work alone.