Why are so many Canadians plagued by a lack of calcium in the bones (osteoporosis) while having an excess of calcium in their arteries (atherosclerosis)?
This is the 'calcium paradox'. Researchers have finally uncovered the connection between these two serious health conditions: vitamin K. Vitamin K is a group of fat-soluble vitamins first recognized for their role in blood clotting. For this reason, it had long been thought that deficiencies of vitamin K were rare; otherwise they would reveal themselves in some kind of bleeding disorder.
Studies show that low level vitamin K deficiency in tissues such as bone and blood vessels exists widely in seemingly healthy adult populations. At the same time the discovery of vitamin K-dependent proteins in bone has revealed this vitamin.s most important function . aiding bone development by acting as a regulator and director of calcium in the tissues.
Vitamin K helps guide calcium towards the areas of the body where it is needed, such as the skeleton, and away from areas where it could have a negative effect, such as the cardiovascular system.
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