Vitamin K May Help Lower the Risks of Heart Disease

Studies suggest vitamin K and vitamin K2, from dietary sources like cheese or supplements, may help reduce the risks of heart disease.

As a necessary part of the blood coagulation process, vitamin K has a critical role in cardiovascular health. Dysfunctional blood clotting can lead to blockages that can cause strokes, pulmonary embolisms, and heart attacks.(4)

Clinical studies suggest vitamin K may also play a role in preventing and treating heart disease. How? By reducing the risks of abnormal cholesterol levels, atherosclerosis, and coronary artery calcification linked to heart disease and heart failure.(86-88)