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Why is Vitamin K2 Important for Children?

Research over the past several years shows how valuable and necessary vitamin K is for adults and kids when it comes to supporting cardiovascular, bone, and blood health. Vitamin K2 as MK-7 ensures calcium is directed to the parts of our body where it's needed most, like our bones. First, a quick vitamin K review. Vitamins K1 and K2 have slight variations in their chemical molecular structure…

The Best Time to Take Supplements

As a dietitian, when I used to counsel individuals, there were several occasions when my clients brought in shopping baskets filled with supplements. They couldn’t remember exactly all of the reasons why they bought them nor how much or how often to take them. If this sounds like you, you are NOT alone! I think we’d all like to get the most out of our supplements through proper timing, combining,…

10 Supplements for Your Heart

The average heart can pump 2,000 gallons of blood each day throughout the body. It beats 100,000 times a day, and during an average lifetime, it will beat more than three billion times. Even at rest, the heart works twice as hard as the leg muscles of a sprinter. Maintaining a healthy heart throughout our lifetime is critical. Here are some of the most beneficial nutritional supplements for s…

Product Spotlight: Vitamin K

Carlson offers a variety of vitamin K products – and I like them all for different reasons. K Complete provides vitamin K1, K2 as MK-4, and K2 as MK-7 in a single soft gel. Our body utilizes all three vitamin K forms to achieve optimal cardiovascular, bone, and blood health. K Complete is a great option to "cover all of our bases" for vitamin K requirements. K Complete provides 500 mcg of vitamin…

What's the Difference: K1 and K2

Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin group that includes vitamins K1 and K2. Recent research shows how important vitamin K is for people of all ages. What was once a vitamin recognized mainly for promoting healthy blood clotting is now understood to also promote bone and cardiovascular system health.Vitamins K1 and K2 have slight variations in their chemical molecular structures and work slightly di…

Everything You Need to Know About Calcium

Calcium is required at every stage of life. It’s crucial starting in childhood when we really develop a solid foundation for healthy bones in the future. Throughout adolescence, bones grow rapidly. It’s also very important during pregnancy and lactation, as well as when one is healing from injuries. In later years, bones can begin to lose some of their sturdiness and strength, so a calcium-rich di…