Gallstones, Cataract, Bone Spurs, Spider Veins, Atherosclerosis – Is It Vitamin K Deficiency?
Vitamin K supplements affect the blood coagulation. So those who take the drugs for treating the blood coagulation disorder should consult with the doctor before taking any Vitamin K supplement.
First the facts about Vitamin K intake and deficiency
Currently the recommended daily intake is about 1 mcg – 2 mcg per kg of bodyweight. That means about 75 mcg – 150 mcg per day for an average person. According to scientific data the most foods contain less than 10 mcg of Vitamin K per 100 grams. That means you would have to eat 750 grams of real food (not junk processed food) to meet your recommended daily intake that according to most people who study nutrition and natural health is set low for many nutrients in general.
And we have to consider also the fact that you never get all nutrients from food even if you would have perfectly healthy digestion. Now you may ask yourself if you have good digestion…and if you eat enough quantities of real food…. to get the needed amounts of Vitamin K?
Vitamin K is also syntethised by some bacteria that should live in our gut. But again do you think after eating so much junk food full of chemicals, taking the antibiotics, living and eating the years with bad digestion, prolonged fungal overgrowth and damaged intestinal lining, etc.. that there is a chance for the good bacteria to live there in sufficient quantities and produce the amount of Vitamin K needed for proper health?
Currently there are 3 different types of Vitamin K identified: K1 (phylloquinone) and K2 (Menaquinone-4 and Menaquinone-7).
The most Vitamin K is contained in the green leafy vegetables especially Kale – about 800 mcg (what is over 1 000% of recommended daily intake) per 100 grams of raw leaves. Then the great sources are also dandelion, spinach, mustard greens, swiss chard and collard greens.
If you want to know more about the Vitamin K you can read great articles on Life Extension website – http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2000/feb00-report.htm and also on Wikipedia. There you can learn also that Vitamin K deficiency is linked to dementia, stroke, heart attack and even cancer.
Vitamin K – factor in gallstones?
It is really terrible how many people have gallbladder problems or even worse – their gallbladders are surgically removed already because of pain and discomfort those people lived with.
This state of health of tens and hundreds of millions of people worldwide got me thinking what could be the biggest culprit in formation of gallstones.
How I figured out that Vitamin K is very probably one of the top causes of gallstones amongst the other calcium related health issues? Well I just wrote it – “calcium related health issues” – Vitamin K is well known as critical factor for healthy bones and teeth.
It is also commonly accepted that especially calcified gallstones are those what make the problems and symptoms like extreme pain. I am not saying that cholesterol gallstones are not problematic but I think everybody can imagine the difference of having the gelatin like gallstone in the gallbladder or having the gallstone that is hard as stone.
So I think that gallstones are caused mostly by VITAMIN K deficiency. Vitamin K is crucial for proper calcium assimilation so tooth decay, dental plaque (biofilm – is built also using the free calcium in the body), bone spurs, cataract, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis or skin wrinkles amongst the others may be caused by – vitamin K deficiency.
This is very underrated vitamin since we can obtain it in sufficient amounts just from grass-fed animal products or green leafy vegetables and neither one of those food types we consume at the quantities that we should.
Congested liver is maybe just calcified stones – “gallstones” in liver canaliculi
… and as I believe psoriasis is caused in most people by chronic liver insufficiency. I am not saying that taking the Vitamin K supplement will cure your psoriasis but this nutrient is extremely underrated and I believe that most people are very deficient. It maybe won’t do anything to your psoriasis but you should after a few days feel that you have less plaque on your teeth.
Also keep in mind that in case of atherosclerosis the problem is usually not just the cholesterol in the arteries since the arteries are still flexible. The problem gets really bad when the calcium deposits start forming on those cholesterol plaques in the arteries. That is the point when the arteries gets progressively less flexible to the point that they are so hard that the slight increase in blood pressure can make them rupture.
What supplements are the best?
Actually the best is to buy supplement that contains all 3 Vitamin K types that are known. You can buy those vitamins separately or in on capsule that contains all of them.
Here is one of the best Vitamin K supplements on the market that you can buy from iHerb.com or Amazon. It contains 1000 mcg of Vitamin K1 – Phytonadione, 3000 mcg of Vitamin K2 – Menaquinone-4 and 50 mcg of Vitamin K2 – Menaquinone-7. One capsule daily as stated on the bottle is enough so the price is still acceptable. It is always better to invest to the quality supplements containing Vitamin K than pay for treating and suffer from decaying teeth and bone loss.