Atherosclerosis – Calcium, Vitamin D (a.k.a. D3) and K (a.k.a. K2)

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I found this a very interesting video pointing out how all the “hardening of the arteries” occur and how to reverse it.

It talks about cholesterol, vitamin c, calcium, vitamin d, and vitamin k2.

Vitamin k2 seems to be the critical key vitamin to get calcium from the blood and soft tissues into the bone to avoid calcium build up in the arteries and them hardening up.

Where to get them from? K1 from Veggies and K2 from fats.

Where to get Vitamin D => Fish and eggs. Supplements and the sun.

Vitamin K1 (helps you clot) – Green leafy veggies (spinach, kale, broccoli)

Vitamin K2 – Raw (unpasteurised, which I don’t think Australia allows)  and fermented dairy products – Raw Cheeses, yogurt, amasi, kefir, goat’s milk yoghurt,

K2 – best taken via food not supplements.

K2 much better than K1 for heart health

K2 – fat soluble vitamin

K2 comes from the conversion of K1 into K2 by animals.  Cow eats grass with K1, and converts to K2. So it is in milk, cheese, butter, goose liver, egg yoke from chickens which eat grass. European cheeses – from animals fed from mountains so not from grains.

K2 – Sauerkraut, miso, nato (fermented soy bean)

Vitamin k2 – MK7 – 100mcg taken with Vitamin D3 10,000IU

Vitamin K2 – MK7 – Kimchi, sauerkraut, nato

Vitamin K2 – MK4 – animal products like cheese. and grass fed beef.

More K2 intake == better teeth.

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