99% of calcium occurs in bones and teeth. The remaining 1% found in the blood and soft tissues. Calcium is what helped your bones grow during your childhood. Adequate intake of calcium combats the decline of bone mass, supports bone recovery, and prevents fractures.
Research shows that a 10% increase in bone mass at the end of adolescence can lead to a 50% decrease in the risk of fractures later in life. This alone shows the importance of getting enough calcium intake throughout all stages of life – especially among post-menopausal women, children and older adults.
K2 promotes heart health
Calcium is required to build and maintain healthy bones. But did you know that excess calcium can get deposited in your arteries, leading to arterial stiffening and potential heart disease? Vitamin K2 activates the matrix Gla protein (MGP), which binds excess calcium to bones and prevents it from depositing into your arteries.