d3 needs k2
This is a newsletter article from Keith Scott-Mumby, MD. I’m posting it for the information, u can choose to try his D3K2 drops or not, I’m not financially connected to anything but my arts.
“If you could take just one dropper-full a day of something to give you the powerful immune support of high-dose vitamin D, coupled with heart health and bone health, would you do it? I would! (in fact, I do—every day). Drops are so easy to take! [that’s KS-M speaking, I take a capsule by Amen that includes Zinc].
What takes care of the heart and arteries as well as strengthens bones? Vitamin K2. That probably needs a bit of explaining, so I’ll start there.
There are 2 forms, K1 and K2. We need not concern ourselves with K1 here. Both are important for blood clotting (Danish koagulation, hence vitamin K).
But it rapidly emerged K2 (menaquinone) is also very important for calcium regulation, specifically calcium that gets deposited in arteries, as part of the aging process. This especially affects the coronary arteries and is dangerous.
According to a 2015 article in Geriatric Cardiology, coronary artery calcification (CAC) is highly prevalent in patients with coronary heartdisease and is associated with major adverse cardiovascular events (heart attack and/or sudden death).1
Another article in the BMJ Openheart journal (2021) points to K2’s select and specific role in controlling CAC. “Increased vitamin K2 intake may reduce arterial stiffness, slow progression of vascular and valvular calcification… and decrease cardiovascular mortality.”2
So K2 saves lives? Yes, Big Time! Get some K2/D3 “drops” here. Taken together with vitamin D3 (not D2), this combination is also a powerful tool for strengthening bones. Is that important?
YES! I said in my booklet on osteoporosis, bone thinning can be deadly… more women die of fracture of the femur (hip) in the USA, than die of breast cancer. Aging ladies NEED this protection. And before you write to ask me, thinning of bones in elderly men too is fast becoming a recognized pathological hazard.
Vitamin D Also Saves Lives. Almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D. Considering that vitamin D is a proven buffer against cancer, viral infections and other diseases, most of the population is DANGEROUSLY deficient.
Unless you live in the far north and want to eat seal and whale blubber, very few foods naturally contain significant levels of vitamin D. These include oily fish such as salmon, mackerel and herring, mushrooms exposed to sunlight or that are sun-dried and, of course, as every school kid knows, cod liver oil!
But fish oils are not enough. You need to supplement. Sadly, statistics tell us that active vitamin D levels begin to decline from teens onwards and, on average, everyone older than 20 years falls below the minimum recommended blood levels (40 ng/ml).
Vitamin D works in the expression of over 800 pro-health genes. It also works to alleviate low mood (depression), fatigue and cognitive impairment; the latter is something none of us can afford to happen as we get older. Yet, I repeat: almost everyone is deficient. It’s something we cannot allow! You are at risk.
Vitamin D and COVID: Vitamin D has been christened by some the “antibiotic vitamin”. But it is also highly effective against
One of the few proven factors to fight SARS-COV-2 infections, along with vitamin C and molecular hydrogen, is vitamin D3 (not the D2 form).
Yet CNN—which evil empire we know is on the side of Big Pharma—has published treacherous and dangerously misleading remarks, such as taking vitamin D supplements “can hurt a lot,” as “too much vitamin D can lead to a toxic buildup of calcium in your blood, causing confusion, disorientation and problems with heart rhythm, as well as bone pain, kidney damage and painful kidney stones.”4
CNN does not specify what “too much” vitamin D actually is and omits any advice on necessary supplementation. Instead, the article quotes people searching for ridiculous levels of up to 60,000 IU daily, which probably could be toxic. It’s an old trick, to discredit someone: take what they are saying and blow it up to absurdity… and then scoff at the idea! In fact the whole piece is nonsensical. So-called vitamin D toxicity is actually a kind of vitamin K2 lack (see below).
How will you know whether you are deficient? The only sure-fire method to know your exact status is to have a blood test. You can arrange with your doctor to have your 25-hydroxy-vitamin-D levels measured (25(OH)D).
25(OH)D is the main form of vitamin D circulating in the blood and the best indicator of vitamin D deficiency or excess in patients, providing there is no kidney disease.
You want a blood level of AT LEAST 40 ng. per ml (European blood results are usually reported as nanomoles instead of nanograms per L. You want a level of at least 100 nmol/L). The ideal range would be: 40 – 60 ng/ml (100 – 150 nmol/L)
I think it’s perfectly safe to skip the blood test, if resources are limited. Just assume you are deficient. If you don’t spend 2 hours a day, semi-dressed in the sunshine (plenty of bare skin), or supplement with at least 2,000 IU daily, you almost certainly will be.
You need to correct this. Some day a real pandemic will come along and you need to be protected. In fact I have a paper that calls vitamin D shortage a “pandemic”!5
There’s a catch which is seldom referred to: supplementing with vitamin D alone risks hardening your arteries. We all know about vitamin D, calcium and bones. Historically, as people lived in smoky cities and got little direct sunshine, there was a lot of rickets, due to very low vitamin D levels.
It remains true, of course, as it always was, that vitamin D will mobilize calcium and correct the rickets. But some of the calcium will end up in your arteries; the walls become thickened and that is a very bad idea!
To counter this effect you need to supplement with vitamin K2 as well as vitamin D (and you should be taking magnesium, anyway). K2 is an expensive micronutrient but very essential. It will literally block the calcium deposits in your arteries and will leech out the calcium if it’s already there. So—money well spent.
But it goes deeper: vitamin K2 actually aids the absorption of vitamin D. Factually, you need more than TWICE the amount of vitamin D to achieve healthy blood levels, if you don’t also take K2. In fact vitamin D can rapidly become toxic, even at reasonable doses, if you don’t concomitantly take K2.
Not many supplement vendors are telling you that, I’ll bet! Go here to get yourself some top-shelf immune support, PLUS healthy bones and arteries! My friend Charles at Passion4Life Vitamins has taken care of the vitamin D3, K2 (menaquinone) match up. There’s even a smidge of fatty acids in there (alpha linolenic acid) and it’s easy as pie to swallow and it’ll save your life.
These drops are organic, sugar- dairy- gluten- and GMO-free and absorb well by mouth.”