10 Reasons to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin K2

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10 Reasons to ensure you are getting enough Vitamin K2

Ensuring we have adequate amounts of Vitamin K2 in our diet brings many health benefits, and below is a list of just 11 of them.

Critically low levels of this vitamin can have far reaching, chronic or even fatal consequences. It’s pretty difficult to get adequate levels with the standard western diet, however, by eating a traditional, paleo, or primal diet, we can more easily increase levels. Grass fed meats & butter, bone marrow, organ meat, some fermented foods, and some cheeses are some of the rich sources available.

1. Vitamin K2 helps with blood clotting, which helps wounds heal properly. (link)

2. Vitamin K2 helps prevent wrinkling and premature aging – “Adequate dietary vitamin K2 prevents calcification of our skin’s elastin, the protein that gives skin the ability to spring back, smoothing out lines and wrinkles”. (link)

3. Vitamin K2 may help with advanced prostrate cancer – A study recently published by the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) has revealed that increased intake of vitamin K2 may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 35%. (link)

4. Vitamin K2 prevents tooth decay (link)

5. Vitamin K2 as a treatment of Osteoporosis – In Japan, vitamin K2 is routinely prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis. (link)

6. Vitamin K2 reduces the risk of coronary heart disease – Dietary intake of menaquinone is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study – (link)

7. Vitamin K2 improves skin health & dark circles – Studies presented to the American Academy of Dermatology in 2003 showed that topical vitamin K works well to reduce both bruising and dark circles under the eye, not surprising since the dark under-eye circles are similar in nature to a bruise. (link)

8. Vitamin K2 builds strong bones. (link)

9. Vitamin K2 helps prevent vitamin D toxicity. (link)

10. Vitamin K2 helps prevent gum disease. (link)

Extra Reason

11. Vitamin K2 as a complimentary treatment of leukemia and lung cancer. (link)

 The Experts on Vitamin K2

Chris Masterjohn

Dr Kate Rheaume-Bleue

Dr Mercola

Mark Sission

Stephan Guyenet

Weston A Price Foundation

Chris Kresser

Video Of Dr Kate Rheaume-Bleue

Jimmy Moore Podcast

Dr Kate Rheaume-Blue Shines A Light On Vitamin K2 And The Calcium Paradox

 

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