Although our bones may seem static, our skeletal system is very much alive and constantly reshaping. As we age, osteoporosis, or weakening of the bones, can lead to increased incidences of fractures. In our bones, there are continuous opposing forces of bone deconstruction and bone reconstruction that contribute to this dynamic reshaping process. Two major cells attribute to this: osteoblasts (cells that build bone) and osteoclasts (cells that break down bone), and both cell types are regulated by only a handful of proteins: Gla protein, S protein, and Osteocalcin. The activity of all three of these proteins is dependent on Vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 modifies the proteins to cause osteoblast activation and osteoclast inhibition.
Vitamin K2 is found in leafy green vegetables and other sources, but it is hard to regularly incorporate into our diets everyday due to the nature of the modern-day western diet. Luckily, Dr's Hope provides the highest quality Vitamin K2, in the form of both highly bioactive forms: MK4 and MK7! Help keep your bones healthy by simply taking Dr's Hope MK4+7 daily!