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Osteoporosis 13 – Without This Vitamin Calcium Won’t Get in Your Bones

Vitamin K

Best known for its influence on proper clotting in the body, especially in newborns, vitamin K also plays a vital role in bone health. It acts as a co-factor to produce osteocalcin, a bone protein that becomes an integral part of the bone.


Vitamin K has two parts; K1 which mainly activates the blood clotting process and K2 which plugs calcium into the bone matrix. Without optimal levels of K2 all of that calcium that we’ve been taking may never have a chance to be plugged into our bones.


Green veggies contain K1, especially:

  • Kale
  • Spinach
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Supplements Specific for Osteoporosis Part 12

When it comes to nutrition for healthy bones of course the most important source of bone healthy nutrients should come from the food we eat. The calcium and other minerals in fresh vegetables contain lots of cofactors that help in the assimilation of these minerals into the bone. And the form of minerals in food is easier to absorb than the form in most supplements.


However, supplements for bone health can be very important too.


Of course we all think of calcium supplementation for osteoporosis but even doctors get stuck there and don’t take into consideration all of … Read the rest