The month of May marks National Stroke Awareness Month, encouraging people to look towards their health to take steps to reduce the risk of stroke occurring. Good heart health is a hugely important factor to ensure that the risk of stroke remains low.
A major factor in heart health is Vitamin K2 deficiency, with 97% of the Western world deficient in the vitamin. A regular intake of this vital vitamin can help to redistribute calcium throughout the body, essentially unblocking the arteries and reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and strokes. Adequate intake of Vitamin K2 has also been shown to positively influence the cardiovascular system.
Chris Speed, nutritional scientist, dietician and Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at NattoPharma explains that “Taking a daily vitamin K2 supplement (specifically in supplement form as MK-7, the only clinically and validated form of Vitamin K2) is a simple step in helping to support heart health. It’s a simple lifestyle change that can help reduce the risk factors”.
There are numerous supplements on the market, with Wiley’s Finest™ Vitamin K2 with MenaQ7 being the first in the world to combine K2 and Omega-3. For Vegetarians and Vegans, Terranova’s Vitamin D3 + K2 supplement uses a unique fresh-freeze drying for the ingredients included, offering high solubility in the body. Vitamins K2 and D3 work together to mobilise calcium from the blood and into the bones.