Last year I was diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Unusually for the doctor, I refused to take medication and preferred to do my own research. Additionally, during my cancer treatment I had my thyroid removed (the thyroid is the master gland which tells the body to put calcium back into the bones). This combination was clearly not ideal and so my research led me to Vitamin K2 – and more specifically Menoquinone-7.
It is one of the lesser known vitamins, however it is one you probably should know about. This is especially true as we enter the ‘wiser’ years of life (haha!) and for those who care about their heart and bone health.
Vitamin K2 is one the 3 types of vitamin K, and it plays many important roles in the health of our body, primarily in our bones and heart.
Studies have shown that vitamin K2 can help with osteoporosis, especially menopausal osteoporosis. Promising results from Japan show a high K2 diet can prevent a further decline in bone density.
Vitamin K2 plays a huge role in bone health. It is essential in regulating calcium deposits, which means it is responsible for calcification of bones. Think of it as the traffic controller for directing where calcium goes in the body. It also helps to metabolise calcium allowing it to be absorbed into the bone structure.
Speaking with my doctor, he said 100% of cancer patients have low Vitamin D. This made me think. Maybe there was something more to this. I did more research. I found that Vitamin D3 together with Vitamin K2 can have a positive effect on bone health. My research has found that a daily dose of 180mcg of menoquinone-7 is ideal which is what I take.
I now take Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 together (although as separate supplements) and have noticed a significant improvement. Please note – do your research about when is the best time to take these supplements in the day. For example, I take mine at least 4 hrs away from my thyroid medication.
I am also walking every day and feeling better than I have in a long time.
Vitamin K2 has a bacterial origin, meaning that it is primarily found in foods like high fat dairy products from grass feed cows, hard cheeses, fermented foods (think sauerkraut), salmon and other fatty fish, and liver and other organ meat.
Our gut bacteria can produce some K2 or transform some K1 into K2, however, often we need to supplement it within our diet.
So if you are looking to improve your heart and bone health – which is important at any age – try adding some vitamin K2 into your diet.
I hope this can help.
Julie Lewin – a world renowned Medical Intuitive started her journey in the art of intuition in 1984. She appeared in four episodes of the TV show “The Extraordinary” in 1994/96 which was syndicated to 22 countries. She’s a published author, co-author of which 2 x Amazon #1 Bestseller and has a Bachelor in Metaphysical Science. Julie won the Our Internet Secrets Business Builder Award 2013, founded a charity in 2004, is a global & multi-language meditation teacher on Insight Timer, Brainwaves, NOW & OliOli apps and runs transformational 1:1 retreats.
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Thanks for citing my blog, Julie, and glad you found it useful. I learned a lot about K2 from a researcher and I’m glad more people are learning about. Best wishes.
Thank you for your article Christine … it was helpful. And I’m sure others will find it helpful, too.