Magnesium is critical in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. It even positively alters gene expression.1 It’s importance as a single dietary mineral cannot be overexpressed. Yet U.S. NHANES data shows magnesium deficiency as the most common mineral deficiency in Americans. Depending on the source, somewhere from ½ to ¾ of Americans are deficient in magnesium. However, this only refers to the recommended daily intake, not necessarily having optimal amounts of magnesium, which varies by individual.2
What is Vitamin K2? And if it’s so important, why have most never heard of it? Now before saying, “Well of course everyone’s heard of Vitamin K,” it’s very important that we distinguish between Vitamin K1, what we typically hear about and see on nutrition labels, and Vitamin K2, which has only come to be better understood in recent years.