A ground-breaking study was released this week documenting the Vitamin K intake of nearly 25,000 people, linking higher intakes of “the Forgotten Vitamin” with lower incidence of cancer, particularly lung and prostate cancers.
Wed, Mar 31 2010
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – People with higher intakes of vitamin K are far less likely to develop or die of cancer, particularly lung or prostate cancers.
A just-released study from Germany, reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, appears to be the first to look at the association between Vitamin K intake and the risk of developing or dying from cancer in general.
Vitamin K exists in two natural forms: vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, found largely in green leafy vegetables, as well as some vegetable oils, such as canola and soybean oils; and vitamin K2, or menaquinone, which are found in the most powerful form in fermented soy cheese called “Nattokinase”.
In the current study, Vitamin K2 — was linked to the odds of developing or dying from cancer, whereas vitamin K1 was not.
The findings are based on data from 24,340 German adults who were between the ages of 35 and 64, and cancer-free at the outset. The researchers estimated the participants’ usual vitamin K intake based on a detailed dietary questionnaire.
Over the next decade, 1,755 participants were diagnosed with colon, breast, prostate or lung cancers, of whom 458 died during the study period.
In general, the researchers found, the one quarter with the highest intakes of vitamin K2 were 28 percent less likely to have died of any one of the cancers than the one-quarter of men and women with the lowest intakes of the vitamin. That was with factors like age, weight, exercise habits, smoking and consumption of certain other nutrients, like fiber and calcium, taken into account.
Of the one-quarter of study participants who got the least vitamin K2, 156 — or 2.6 percent — died of one of the four cancers. That was true of 1.6 percent of participants with the highest intakes of the vitamin from food.
SOURCE: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, online March 24, 2010.
Dr. Garland’s comments:
“I hate to say “I told you so!“, but I did tell you so – several months ago when we were the first natural products company in the world to introduce high potency Vitamin K-2 in our new D3 + K2/Abc formula.
At the time we introduced vitamin K-2 as the “The Forgotten Vitamin“ – one that could save your life. And we are the very first to combine it with high potency Vitamin D-3, which I believe is what helped to wipe out Swine Flu for the vast majority of our customers.
This latest research from Germany tells you loud and clear how vital it is to get a high level of K-2 every single day. And we have the most powerful dosage level in the world. The typical vitamin K intake in this country is a paltry 75 to 125 mcg per day. (mcg = micrograms, which is 1/1000th of a milligram).
Our D3 + K2/Abc formula contains 200mg of K-2, as well as 5,000 iu of vitamin D-3 and 7575 iu’s of Beta Carotene. Since there is no known toxicity level for vitamin K-2, it is totally safe to ingest what we believe the body needs.
This formula should be priced at $45 or more a bottle, but we said at the start that we wanted this in as many people’s hands as possible and price would not stand in our way (although the price of vitamin K has skyrocketed since we introduced D3 + K2/Abc just a few months ago.)
As a Preferred Customer you get it for just $26.97 for a 120 capsule bottle! For a two month supply!
As always, “Here’s to your Contagious Health!”