Omega 3 With Vitamin K2 – Why?

Vitamin K2 and EPA and DHA Omega-3 synergistically make bones strong and resilient, and they help keep blood flowing through our blood vessels with ease.

We’re talking about Wild Alaskan Fish Oil combined with vitamin K2 in supplement form by Wiley’s Finest.

 

What About Vitamin K?

Vitamin K1 and K2 are not the same. They share some functions and they also work differently from each other.

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Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) was first identified for its role in blood clotting, so having enough K1 in the body when needed is very important. Most people consume adequate amounts of K1.1

 

Since then, researchers have identified a second form of Vitamin K (menaquinone) and named it Vitamin K2. Several forms of menaquinone exist, but the menaquinone-7 form of Vitamin K2, called MK-7, has the most proven benefits.

 

 

We Need Vitamin K2

Forms of Vitamin K

Vitamin K1 is Different from K2

Most of us do not consume enough Vitamin K2. A daily intake of 80 mcg is thought to be sufficient (an optimal amount of K2 has not been established).2 A range of 45-360 mcg/day of MK-7 is used in human research.

 

Vitamin K2 has a silent but specific role in building and maintaining strong bones. In fact, a bone protein depends on it.

 

Several proteins in the body are dependent on Vitamin K2 to function properly. One such protein, osteocalcin, is critical for building and maintaining bones. When we consume more Vitamin K2 MK-7, osteocalcin gets into our skeletal system where it can build stronger and more resilient bones.

 

In children and adults, increasing Vitamin K2 MK-7 levels is associated with stronger bones; in post-menopausal women, higher levels of Vitamin K2 MK-7 are associated with fewer hip fractures.3 K1 has not been found to have this positive impact on bone health.4

 

 

You’ve Heard of D3 for Strong Bones

 

Vitamin D3 is well known for its role in bone building. It is also important in immune and nerve function.5 Most people do not consume enough D, and getting what we need from our diet is difficult. Studies have shown that higher amounts of vitamin D3, such as 800-2,000 IU per day, are needed to maintain healthy blood levels.6-9

 

Vitamin K2 has a silent but crucial role in maintaining healthy circulation. In fact, a specific protein depends on it.

 

A protein called MGP needs Vitamin K2 to help keep blood vessels and soft tissue from hardening. Several studies have shown that better intake of MK-7 improves circulation and supports heart health. These effects on circulation were not seen with K1. 10-16

 

All Together Now!

 

You know that EPA and DHA Omega-3s are proven to directly support heart and circulatory health: 500 mg/day of EPA and DHA Omega-3 is the minimum amount recommended by global health organizations to support heart health.17

 

Combining Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 with EPA and DHA Omega-3 is a simple, efficient, and effective way to get nutrients:

  • that work together

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    Food Sources Show Varying Vitamin K Content

  • that we need in our bodies
  • that are lacking in the diets of most Americans
  • that have proven benefits in children and adults

 

Give Them Time

 

Keep in mind that Vitamins K2 and D3 and EPA and DHA Omega-3s take time to work effectively. Just like Rome, bones are not built in a day. It takes years for bones to build and become resilient. And just like all fat-soluble nutrients, this combination is best consumed with meals or snacks.

 

Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil Vitamin K2

K2 with Omega 3

 

The unique small softgel combines MenaQ7 ® Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 with EPA & DHA Omega-3s from Wild Alaskan Fish Oil. Together these nutrients support optimal bone and heart health by helping to incorporate calcium into bones. The non-GMO chickpea sourced MenaQ7® is an easier way to get K2 than traditional dietary sources, such as fermented soy (natto).

 

Yes, you can take vitamins D3 and K2 with your Omega 3 in a convenient blend: Wiley’s!

 

Author: Gretchen Vannice, MS, RDN. Head of Global Nutrition Education, Wiley’s Finest

Disclaimer: Written by a nutritional expert, this information is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as medical advice. Always consult your healthcare provider for medical advice.

 

 

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REFERENCES

1 USDA, Agricultural Research Service. Beltsville, MD.

2 Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: NAP; 2001.

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5 Institute of Medicine. Washington, DC: NAP, 2010.

6 Bischoff-Ferrari HA, et al. JAMA 2005;293:2257-2264.

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11 Juanola-Falgarona M, et al. J Nutr 2014;144(5):743-750.

12 Knapen MHJ, et al. Thromb and Haemo 2015; 113:1135-1144.

13 Dalmeijer GW, et al. Diab Care 2013;36:3766-3771.

14 Pivin E, et al. Hypertens 2015 Jul 18;66(1):85-92.

15 Sardana M, et al. Am J Hypertens 2017 Feb 7;30(2):196-201.

16 Geleijnse JM, et al. J Nutr 2004 Nov;134(11):3100-3105.

17 Harris WS, et al. J Nutr 2009;139(4):804S-819S.

 

 

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Omega 3 With Vitamin K2 - Why?
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Vitamin K2 and EPA and DHA Omega-3 synergistically make bones strong and resilient, and they help keep blood flowing through our blood vessels with ease. We're talking about wild Alaskan fish oil combined with vitamin K2 in supplement form by Wiley's Finest.
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