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Vitamin K is the generic name for a family of compounds with the same common chemical structure. It is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods and is available as a dietary supplement. These compounds include vitamin K1 and a series vitamin K2. This vitamin hasn’t received much mainstream attention. However, this powerful nutrient plays an essential role in many aspects of your health. In fact, vitamin K2 may be the missing link between diet and several chronic diseases. Although consuming adequate amounts of calcium and vitamin D is important to maximize bone mass and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, The effect of vitamin K2 intakes and status on both heart and bone health has been a focus of scientific research.