Why you probably need vitamin K2 in your diet

You may never have heard of it, but vitamin K2 plays an important role in supporting bone health and general health and wellbeing. Here’s what you need to know.

Among all the buzz around vitamin supplements, there’s one quiet hero that plays a pivotal role, especially as we age.

And it’s one we may very well be overlooking in our wellness kit.

Say hello to vitamin K2, a nutrient that supports many aspects of our wellbeing, with a focus on supporting bone health.

What is vitamin K2?

The vitamin known as K is an important nutrient that occurs in two main forms – K1 and K21.

Vitamin K is known for supporting bone health, bone strength and bone mineralisation – all important to healthy ageing.

K1 is the better known of the two and is found in green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli.

Vitamin K2 is absorbed by your body more slowly than vitamin K1 and is found in fermented foods like cheese and natto (a popular Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans), as well as in certain animal products like meat and egg yolks.

How do I get enough vitamin K2?

Incorporate vitamin K2 into your lifestyle through a healthy, balanced diet, including fermented foods.

Supplements like Swisse Ultiboost Vitamin K2 can provide a little added support.

The premium quality formula is specially formulated to maintain vitamin K levels in the body, support strong, healthy bones and help maintain bone mineralisation.

It also supports the absorption of dietary calcium in bones and helps maintain general health and wellbeing.

The convenient, one-a-day formulation contains menaquinone-7, a form of vitamin K22.

Simply take one capsule daily, during or immediately after a meal, or as directed by your healthcare professional.

And be glad you heard about the quiet achiever that is vitamin K2.

Always read the label and follow the directions for use. This post is brought to you by Swisse Wellness Ultiboost Vitamin K2.

1Cleveland Clinic, Try These 21 Healthy Foods Full of Vitamin K, retrieved February 2024 from https://health.clevelandclinic.org/foods-high-in-vitamin-k/

2 Marles et al, 2017, US Pharmacopeial Convention safety evaluation of menaquinone-7, a form of vitamin K, funded by the United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Nutrition Reviews, Volume 75, Issue 7, 553-578, , retrieved February 2024 from https://doi.org/10.1093/nutrit/nux022