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July, 2015

Turning To Stone

As we age, our normally pliable tissues can become hardened, which contributes to degenerative disorders like vascular calcification. Vitamin K blocks the calcifi­cation of heart valves, arterial lin­ings, and other soft tissues, while keeping calcium within bone to protect against osteoporosis. New data reveals how quickly our vascular system calcifies when vitamin K is neutralized. Even more intriguing is a study showing how vitamin K supplementation may help reverse arterial calcification.

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