Nutrient - Vitamin K2

Did you know this about Vitamin K2?

Did you know this about Vitamin K2?

Both on Vitamin A and Vitamin K2 have synergistic effects on MINERAL absorption (think calcium magnesium, zinc etc). Dr Weston Price in his day used a combination of cod liver oil (Vitamins A & D) and grass-fed butter (has Vitamin K2) to heal CAVITIES, reduce oral BACTERIA counts, and cure numerous other afflictions in his patients. [Taking a Vitamin K2 Premium daily is an excellent idea – find it at https://sallyanncreed.co.za/product/vitamin-k2-premium/

Dr Price found an inverse correlation between the levels of K2 in butter and mortality from CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE and PNEUMONIA in a number of different regions.

A study (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15514282/) examined the relationship between K2 consumption and heart attack risk in 4,600 Dutch men. They found a strong inverse association between K2 consumption and heart attack mortality risk. Men with the highest K2 consumption had a whopping 51% LOWER RISK OF HEART ATTACK mortality and a 26% LOWER RISK OF DEATH from ALL CAUSES compared to men eating the least K2! Their sources of K2 were EGGS, MEATS AND DAIRY. The investigators found no association with K1, the form found in plants which has blood clotting properties, which Vitamin K2 does not.

Rats fed warfarin – a drug used to thin blood but which also inhibits K2 recycling – develop arterial calcification. Feeding the rats Vitamin K2 completely inhibited this effect (see the study here https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14654717/). The link between a lack of vitamin K2 and cardiovascular disease appears to be a very strong one.

Vitamin K2 is only found in animal products other than natto (which is pretty revolting I’m told). The best sources known are grass-fed butter from cows eating rapidly growing grass. Vitamin K2 tends to associate with beta-carotene in butter, so the darker the colour, the more K2 it contains (also, the better it tastes). Fish eggs, other grass-fed dairy, shellfish, insects and other organ meats are also sources of Vitamin K2.

Foods high in vitamin K2 then include:

  • Hard cheese
  • Soft cheese
  • Egg yolk
  • Butter
  • Chicken liver
  • Chicken breast
  • Ground beef

For your brain’s sake – you can now enjoy your butter, eggs, cheese, and meat without any “media-induced” guilt!  Or you can just take Vitamin K2 Premium from https://sallyanncreed.co.za/product/vitamin-k2-premium/

 

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Originally published on https://www.facebook.com/SallyAnnCreedSA/ in 2020.

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