Did you know that diabetes is estimated to affect over 4 million people in the UK?
Experts confirm that simply increasing your Vitamin K2 intake can be effective for reducing the risk of developing diabetes or managing it.
By increasing activation of osteocalcin, Vitamin K2 increases insulin sensitivity to help manage the condition, says Dr Maresz, President of the International Science and Health Foundation.
Vitamin K2 is very difficult to consume through diet alone, therefore taking a supplement like Wiley’s Finest Vitamin K2 (combined with your essential daily dose of Omega 3 fish oil) or Higher Nature Vitamin K2 (for Vegans & Vegetarians) makes it easy. MenaQ7® is the only validated form of Vitamin K2 and is found in the above supplements.
“Research supports that increasing Vitamin K2 intake can be an effective strategy for not only managing diabetes, but also reducing the risk of developing diabetes. By increasing activation of osteocalcin, K2 increases insulin sensitivity, helping to manage the condition; while another study showed that the risk of developing diabetes was reduced 7% for each 10mcg increase in K2 intake.” – Dr. Katarzyna Maresz, president of the International Science and Health Foundation and Scientific Coordinator of vitamink2.org.
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2 Beulens JW, van der AD, Grobbee DE, Sluijs I, Spijkerman AM, van der Schouw YT. Diabetes Care. 2010 Aug;33(8):1699-705.