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Vitamin K2 - The Super Vitamin

Posted by Mia Murphy on

The health benefits of vitamin K2

A growing body of research indicates that vitamin K2 has an incredible range of health benefits, including the prevention of osteoporosis, heart disease and cancer. Yet most of us have never even heard of it, let alone get enough in our diets. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of K2 as well as the best sources of this super vitamin (hint: emu oil is one of them!)


How can vitamin K improve my health?

These are just a few of the scientifically proven benefits of vitamin K2.

1. Strengthens bones and prevents osteoporosis

Dutch researchers found that vitamin K2 supplementation helps improve bone strength in post-menopausal women. Another study published in Osteoporosis International in 2015 concluded that K2 may also reduce the incidence of fractures in post-menopausal women with osteoporosis.

2. Protects against diabetes and heart disease

Researchers at the Seoul National University College of Medicine found that vitamin K2 supplementation in healthy young men increased their insulin sensitivity, which could help ward off diabetes and heart disease. In another study, a high intake of K2 reduced the incidence of coronary heart disease.

3. Prevents and fights certain types of cancer

Various studies have suggested that vitamin K2 could help lower the risk of prostate cancer, treat lung cancer and reduce the recurrence of liver cancer.


How can I make sure I’m getting enough vitamin K?

Foods that are rich in K2 include natto (a Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans), goose liver, certain types of hard cheese including Jarlsberg and Edam, and egg yolks and dark chicken meat. Most of these foods aren’t exactly everyday staples, so it’s easy to see why we struggle to get enough vitamin K2 in our diets.

The good news is that emu oil is a fantastic source of K2. But not just any emu oil will do – the type that has been shown to be loaded with K2 comes from a specific genotype of Australian emu that has greater levels of biological activity. Then, the oil must be carefully refined without being subjected to high levels of heat to avoid changing the structure of the molecules and reducing the oil’s effectiveness. When you buy Talyala 100% Pure Emu Oil or Emu Oil Capsules, you can rest assured that you’re getting the best quality emu oil available on the market.

References:

https://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/emu-oil-aboriginal-sacred-food-high-vitamin-k2/

https://chrismasterjohnphd.com/2016/12/09/the-ultimate-vitamin-k2-resource/

https://selfhacked.com/blog/top-10-science-based-benefits-vitamin-k2/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1915640/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25516361

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/34/9/e147.full

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/10/27/the-stealth-vitamin-that-can-improve-your-insulin-sensitivity.aspx

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19179058

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18400723

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12888897?dopt=Abstract

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23505456

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