The musculoskeletal system includes all bones, joints and muscles in the body, providing form, support and movement to the body. In addition to supporting the body weight, bones work together with muscles to support body movement and to maintain body position. However, as people age, the body composition changes with a decrease in bone mass and muscle mass. This results in a higher risk of mobility limitations, falling and sustaining fractures. Therefore, keeping the bones and muscles strong from an early age is crucial to protect an individual’s mobility and independence.
Protein is an essential nutrient which helps to preserve bone and muscle strength by stimulating muscle protein synthesis and calcium metabolism, according to studies published in the National Library of Medicine titled Dietary protein: an essential nutrient for bone health and Amount and type of protein influences bone health. Apart from protein, calcium also serves a vital role in maintaining bone structure, providing integrity and density to the skeleton.
Along with other nutrients such as magnesium, vitamins D3 and K2 can significantly improve bone health as magnesium and vitamin D3 facilitate the absorption and utilisation of calcium while vitamin K2 helps improve bone density by effectively depositing calcium to bones and teeth for proper storage and preventing accumulation of calcium in arteries, according to a 2010 study titled Vitamins D and K as Pleiotropic Nutrients: Clinical Importance to the Skeletal and Cardiovascular Systems and Preliminary Evidence for Synergy. Hence, they work in synergy for effective calcium utilisation and metabolism.
The Scientific Opinion on the substantiation of health claims related to vitamin K and maintenance of bone, blood coagulation, and function of the heart and blood vessels pursuant to Article 13(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/20061 in the EFSA Journal states that vitamin K2 (Menaquinone, MK-7) is a highly bioavailable form of vitamin K that helps maintain healthy bones.
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