Vitamin K – The Forgotten Vitamin that Could Save Your Life

How can something that unclogs arteries, builds strong bones, overcomes insulin resistance and even fights cancer has been “forgotten” be left on the shelf collecting dust for over eighty years?

We’ve rediscovered it and put it to use in our newest super-formula. Everyone needs to know about this vitamin and how it could save your life.

We’ve all heard how pancreatic cancer is just about incurable. It took Patrick Swayze’s life, and so many others we don’t hear about, in just a few short months, despite millions being spent on treatment.

Guess what? This “forgotten vitamin” has been proven to short circuit pancreatic cancer cells and gets them to commit suicide (the medical term is “apoptosis” or programmed death.) It does the same thing with prostate cancer cells too.

What if I told you that it shows the same promise against ovarian cancer, Leukemia and one of the most deadly and fatal forms of liver cancer, “Malignant Hepatoma” or HCC?

And that’s not all it does.

It also unclogs blocked arteries, dramatically reduces osteoporosis and might be the missing link in fighting Alzheimer’s. These are all major killers in America today and most likely you or one of your family members or friends, is fighting one of these conditions.

Why doesn’t the world know more about this? I asked myself that very same question when we were first developing our advanced Vitamin D3+K2 formula called Ultra D3, in November 2009.

Vitamin K – The “Forgotten” Vitamin

Just over eighty years ago, in 1929, a Danish researcher discovered that when chicks were fed a fat-free diet, blood leaked out of their arteries and capillaries into the surrounding body tissues. Furthermore, blood taken from these chicks coagulated very slowly.

History of Vitamin K-2

1929 – Dr Dam discovers that young birds fed a fat-deficient diet experience lengthened blood clotting time, anemia and hemorrhage. He postulates that there had to be a missing fat-soluble factor not previously known.
1934 – Dam and Dr Schønheyder identify a factor in hempseed that prevents bleeding. Dam called it vitamin K from “Koagulations-Vitamin” in German3. He also found vitamin K in other vegetables and in animal liver
1938 – Almquist et al show that vitamin K is formed also in bacteria in the intestinal canal.
1939 – Doisy et al succeed in determining the chemical structure of vitamin K as well as to synthesize vitamin K.
1943 – Dam and Doisy shared the Nobel Prize in medicine for their discovery of vitamin K.
2010 – Wayne Garland incorporates K2 in his breakthrough vitamin D formula.

Delving deeper into the mystery, he discovered that a special substance was required for blood clotting – and that these chicks lacked it because the substance is found only in the fatty parts of food. He dubbed this blood-clotting substance the “Koagulation Vitamin” for the role it plays in blood clotting.

But that is just one of several roles of vitamin K:

  • It helps keep bones strong and slows the calcification of tissues
  • It can destroy certain types of cancer cells
  • It protects the skin and may also be effective for Alzheimer’s, diabetes and premature aging

Vitamin K is not a single nutrient, but the name given to a group of vitamins of similar composition. The two main groups of vitamin K that occur naturally are vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (menaquinone). Vitamin K3 (menadione) is a synthetic form that is manmade and not recommended for use as a nutritional supplement.

Vitamin K1 is found in green, leafy vegetables like kale, collard greens, broccoli, brussels sprouts, parsley as well as canola, soybean, hemp seeds and other plant oils, while K2 is produced by bacteria and found in egg yolks, certain cheeses and fermented soybean products like natto, which is a key ingredient in our Nattokinase Max formula.

The body stores limited amounts of Vitamin K in the liver, so this super-vitamin MUST be consumed daily.

Ninety-nine percent of the population are chronically lacking in Vitamin K, which is why I believe we have such epidemic rates of bone diseases like arthritis and osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s (which is calcification of the brain), cancer and leukemia. These are all vitamin K deficiency conditions!

Crucial to Bone Health

Calcium is necessary for strong bones, but incorporating calcium into bone tissue involves a complex series of biochemical steps. One of these is the activation of a protein called osteocalcin during a process known as gamma-carboxylation.

Think of Osteocalcin like the studs in the walls of a house – it is a structural framework that helps hold calcium in place in the bones. But osteocalcin cannot do the job until vitamin K converts it into its active, bone-building form. Vitamin K is like the “key’ that opens the door from the bloodstream to let the Calcium get into the bones and bone marrow factory. No “key” – no strong bones.

Stops Hips from Crumbling and Snapping

In 1998, researchers used data from the prestigious Nurses’ Health Study to examine the link between vitamin K and hip fractures in women. The diets of over 70,000 women, ranging in age from 38 to 63, were analyzed for 10 years.

The researchers found that consuming even a low dosage of vitamin K every day reduced the risk of breaking a hip by approximately 30%. Studies document that for optimization of the bone protein osteocalcin adults would do well with a daily vitamin K intake of 1000 mcg or 1 mg. Currently the average vitamin K intake in this country is only 75 to 125 mcg.

I think that a higher dosage level we could nearly wipe out these crippling occurrences overnight! Japan approved vitamin K as treatment for osteoporosis in 1995 (15 years ago) and is regulated as a pharmaceutical drug at the outrageous cost of over $287 a month!

You’re Only As Young As Your Arteries

Latest research says that just as vitamin K helps direct calcium to the bone and holds it there, it also helps keep calcium out of the linings of arteries and other body tissues, where it can be dangerous.

The arteries that carry fresh blood throughout the body are normally pliable, contracting and relaxing on command to keep the blood flowing smoothly. But over time, they tend to thicken and stiffen as the body deposits calcium into the artery walls. This condition, known as “athlerosclerosis” or hardening of the arteries and a giant risk factor for heart disease and stroke.

The amount of arterial calcification is a clear indicator of one’s cardiovascular health. Studies in large population groups show that significant calcification in a person actually makes them older than their chronological age. On the contrary, older people with little or no calcification may deduct up to 10 to 15 years from their actual age.

In a 2002 study, researchers compared vitamin K levels to the amount of calcification in the coronary arteries of 600 men. They found that men with the lowest vitamin K levels had much more calcification in their coronary arteries than did men with better vitamin K.

By regulating calcium, vitamin K simultaneously reduces the risk of both osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.

Pancreatic, Ovarian, Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs

A flurry of new studies just released say that vitamin K dramatically combats cancer. This was GIANT NEWS for me, as it means we are on the brink of being able to literally “cancer-proof” the body with vitamin K and other natural compounds.

Vitamin K plays a role in cell replication, transformation and survival. It can inhibit cell growth and even encourages the suicide (apoptosis) of pancreatic and ovarian cancer cells and Leukemia cells.

The largest study yet on prostate cancer, the Heidelberg Cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, showed dramatically reduced incidence of Prostate Cancer with those with the highest daily intake of vitamin K!

But it doesn’t stop there!

  • Alzheimer’s – vitamin K helps regulate brain biochemistry. A vitamin K deficiency is a contributing factor to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Bruising – University of Miami researchers looked for ways to prevent the significant bruising that accompanies such cosmetic procedures as pulsed dye laser treatment. In a study of 22 patients, they found that applying topical vitamin K to the face after laser treatment significantly reduced the severity of bruising.
  • Blood sugar regulation – relatively large amounts of vitamin K are found in the pancreas, the organ that manufactures the insulin that regulates blood sugar. In a study with laboratory animals, Japanese researchers found that a deficiency of Vitamin K interferes with insulin release and glucose regulation in ways similar to diabetes.
  • Protection against cell damage – Vitamin K also has dramatic antioxidant properties helping to prevent accumulating oxidation damage to cells and tissues and slowing down the “hands of time” and the aging process.
  • Varicose Veins – by removing accumulated calcification and plaque from veins and arteries, vitamin K2 has dramatic effect on the actual formation of varicose veins and also reverses this painful condition with regular, daily supplementation.

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In the past 18 months, our Ultra D3 Advanced vitamin D + K formulation has become our #1 selling formula. We continue to receive rave reviews about results people get from taking it.

It truly is a breakthrough formula, based upon the scientific evidence of two Nobel Peace Prize Awards for Chemistry. As far as I am aware, it is the only formula to deliver high-levels of vitamin D3, K2 along with crucial trace minerals and natural antioxidants for super-activation.

We have so many critical disease conditions that share two things in common; a serious deficiency of vitamin D3 and K2, then the US Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is simply is not enough!

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Further Tips & Suggestions:

  • Increase your intake of all soy based foods like Natto, Tofu, Tempeh and Miso. These are all high in vitamin K.
  • Forward this newsletter to your cardiologist and ask him or her why they didn’t tell you about vitamin K. Do the same to your oncologist if you’re fighting pancreatic, liver, prostate or ovarian cancer.
  • Exercise every single day for 60 minutes in a split of aerobic and weight resistance. This super-activates the vitamins D3 and the K2 in the bloodstream.
  • Have a bowl of my Miracle Potassium Broth every day at lunch or dinner; it’s brimming with vitamin D and K in every spoonful.
  • Give thanks to God for creating these extraordinary treasures.

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As always, here’s to your Contagious Health!


6 Replies to “Vitamin K – The Forgotten Vitamin that Could Save Your Life”

  1. The studies I recommend everyone access and read thoroughly are listed below and re-affirm my strong belief that Vitamin K deficiency is the root cause of many of the primary cancer conditions we are fighting today.

    Saxena SP, Israels ED, Israels LG. Novel vitamin K-dependent pathways regulating cell survival. Apoptosis. 2001 Feb-Apr;6(1- 2):57-68.

    Carr BI, Wang Z, Kar S. K vitamins, PTP antagonism, and cell growth arrest. J Cell Physiol. 2002 Dec;193(3):263-74.

    Shibayama-Imazu T, Sakairi S, Watanabe A, Aiuchi T, Nakajo S, Nakaya K. Vitamin K(2) selectively induced apoptosis in ovarian TYK-nu and pancreatic MIA PaCa-2 cells out of eight solid tumor cell lines through a mechanism different than geranylgeraniol. J Cancer Res Clin Oncol. 2003 Jan;129(1):1-11.

    Miyazawa K, Yaguchi M, Funato K, et al. Apoptosis/differentiation-inducing effects of vitamin K2 on HL-60 cells: dichotomous nature of vitamin K2 in leukemia cells. Leukemia. 2001 Jul;15(7):1111-7.

  2. Dear Dr Garland

    I believe that Natto has approx 800mcg K2 per 100 grms, however I find it hard to stomach.

    I haven’t been able to find out how much K2 there is in Tempeh which is much more palatable. Can you assist me with this please?

    Also do you ship your Ultra D3 to Australia? I would also like to know the exact amounts of K2 and D3 in Ultra D3 and I would like to know what the inactive ingredients are but it is impossible to read even when I enlarge the list.

  3. Good Afternoon I am taking plavix 75 mg and would like to start taking your supplement Ultra D3. I have heard that the two together can not be taken together as they destroy each other and then what good would they be?? I would like to get off of plavix. I would like the ultra d3 because no side effects like plavix has and also to clean out my arteries as well as the other things Ultra D3 does for you.
    Thanks Keith

  4. I take Plavix 75, and a low dose aspirin daily. My multi-vitamin has 50mg of vitamin K. Will the vitamin K interfere with my blood thinning Plavix?

  5. You ask, why don’t people know? I think people in the Alps used to know that. In the old classic Children’s book “Heidi”, a paralyzed city girl regains her ability to walk after leaving industrial revolution polluted Frankfurt. She sits in the sun in the Alps (vitamin D), where Heidi’s grandfather gives her the milk from his best goat to drink which he has grazing on the best and hardest to reach herbs the goat can find (calcium and Vitamin K2). Too much coincidence with modern research for me to be coincidence…

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