Vitamin K's job is to put calcium in the right places and keep it from being deposited in the wrong places. The right places are bones and blood, and the wrong places include calcification of the vessels, bone spurs and calcification of soft tissues.
Vitamin K2 is the most expensive and also most effective form of Vitamin K available.
Vitamin K2 is the natural form of Vitamin K, and although is more expensive to include than other forms of Vitamin K, it produces the best results to help treat osteoporosis and related bone loss, as well as help assimilation of calcium direct into bone.
It helps reduce bone mineral density (BMD) loss and the risk of fracture in at-risk patients. Some of these patients include postmenopausal women or elderly patients with osteoporosis, women on leuprolide (Lupron) for endometriosis, patients receiving oral steroids, and others.
Compared to the other forms of Vitamin K, K2 has the most potent gamma-carboxylation activity.