In the first four blogs of this series I discussed the relationship among magnesium, calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K; the magnesium factor; the calcium myth; and supplementing too much Vitamin D. Today I am going to discuss the X Factor – Vitamin K2 and my fat soluble vitamin recommendation.
The X Factor – Vitamin K2
The X Factor’s existence was first identified by Dr. Weston Price in 1945. Here is how he described the substance:
A new vitamin-like activator” that played an influential role in the utilization of minerals, protection from tooth decay, growth and development, reproduction, protection against heart disease and the function of the brain. Using a chemical test, he [Dr. Price] determined that this compound—which he called Activator X—occurred in the butterfat, organs and fat of animals consuming rapidly growing green grass, and also in certain sea foods such as fish eggs.
Dr. Price died before Activator X was identified by Russian scientists as Vitamin K2. Their research and the research that followed confirmed:
Dr. Price’s discoveries, namely that vitamin K2 is important for the utilization of minerals, protects against tooth decay, supports growth and development, is involved in normal reproduction, protects against calcification of the arteries leading to heart disease, and is a major component of the brain. Vitamin K2 works synergistically with the two other “fat-soluble activators” that Price studied, vitamins A and D. Vitamins A and D signal to the cells to produce certain proteins and vitamin K then activates these proteins. Vitamin K2 plays a crucial role in the development of the facial bones, and its presence in the diets of non-industrialized peoples explains the wide facial structure and freedom from dental deformities that Weston Price observed.
For more detailed information on this discovery, click here.
More Information about Vitamin K2
In 2013, Kate Rheaume-Bleue wrote more about the importance of Vitamin K2 in her book, Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox:
The secret to avoiding calcium-related osteoporosis and atherosclerosis: While millions of people take calcium and Vitamin D supplements thinking they’re helping their bones, the truth is, without the addition of Vitamin K2, such a health regimen could prove dangerous. Without Vitamin K2, the body cannot direct calcium to the bones where it’s needed; instead, the calcium resides in soft tissue (like the arteries)—leading to a combination of osteoporosis and atherosclerosis, or the dreaded “calcium paradox.”
The Relationships Are What’s Significant
I would never say that you can’t improve your wellness by supplementing magnesium, calcium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin K2 individually. But what I will say is that if you educate yourself on the significance of the relationship among these important nutrients and how they work together, you can make better-informed, more balanced choices for your health.
Fat Soluble Vitamin Recommendation
I get questions all the time about supplementing omega fish oil, other omegas, and fat soluble vitamins. As you can see in my supplement recommendations, I personally use and recommend using one product for these important nutrients, Blue Ice Royal. Blue Ice Royal is a butter oil/fermented cod liver oil blend that covers your body’s need for Vitamins A, D, and K2. This product is natural, digestible, and 2 capsules per day supplies the fat soluble vitamins your body requires for building more wellness.
While RnA ReSet carries this product for our customer’s convenience, the manufacturer, Green Pasture, has an extensive knowledge base for you to explore about Blue Ice Royal and a knowledgeable customer service department.
Dr. Carolyn Dean