I clicked through this Link in a post by Pamojja on the thread “Re: Vitamin K? (And Vitamin A?)”. Thanks Pamojja !
For all your K vitamins needs: http://www.k-vitamins.com/
I found a very deep, very interesting site focused on Vitamin K and its role in CAD and osteoporosis.
There are, apparently, seven or more different types of Vitamin K and they each do something different.
The man who created the site (and Vitamin K product) went on a personal journey to deal with his own CAD and provides a detailed and fascinating outline of his Journey (extract below) as well as his own “cardiac manifesto”.
He also includes a very detailed inventory of scores of scientific papers on Published Research – Vitamin K. For many of the papers he provides a synopsis.
I searched this Forum but found no references to Koncentrated K and this research, which seems to offer a well informed and soundly argued supplementary approach to Pauling Therapy.
I’d be very interested to know what Owen and Johnwen (and others who are better qualified than I) make of this information when they have time to read and digest it.
Here’s a small ‘taster’ from his story…. He started-off with Pauling Therapy, I think, but doesn’t mention it by name. (Item u.) below)
From http://www.k-vitamins.com/index.php?page=My_StoryJuly 2010 to Present:
a.) Created the cardiac manifesto - - most likely the best analysis of CAD ever clearly and simply written - - - read it and reflect on it. It really sums up the salient points.
b.) I first ordered up vitamin K1 and started to take it. My blood work started to slowly change (I was taking 10 mg).
c.) Now, I needed to get my hands on high amounts of vitamin K. Finally got my hands on MK-7 - - - in doing so, I felt like some sketchy individual attempting to do some "Miami Vice" type stunt. But, patience, persistence, and perseverance pays. My quest started by going to Las Vegas to a Vitamin Conference so that I could 'score some K
. Felt like one of the Furry Freak Brothers.
d.) Come December of 2010, I told my doctors what I was doing and what the results should be (obtw, I was on 20 mg of Crestor at the time as well).
e.) Results as predicted - - - take vitamin K and the LDL and HDL lipid profiles profoundly change regardless of whether you are taking a statin. This floored the doctors and the entire Track Your Plaque team.
f.) First thing I did was drop the Crestor and guess what? As predicted my LDL stabilized, my HDL stayed high and my TGs leveled out. I felt great! Six months later - - - my score finally regressed by 18% !!!!!!!!!
g.) I had even better luck with the addition of MK-4 which was another titanic struggle in its procurement.
h.) I went to a Vitamin K conference and that solidified what was missing - - - this group had not met in nine years, and Dr. Transit stumbled across the meeting notice and we decided to attend. This was ground breaking.
i.) Gut bacteria are critical in this process and they are also highly sensitive to vaccinations. There is really good work out there on the administration of anti-biotics and vitamin K levels. In 2012 I had an Indian biochemist in Kolkata verify and validate this.
j.) MMP-2 and MMP-9 are real bad actors and need to be reduced to zero, so take your Astaxanthin (Astaxanthin coats the leukocytes and neutrophils thus preventing the production of MMP-2 and 9). If you wish, Doxycycline does the same thing at 10 mg per day - - - might explain the low rate of CAD in Taiwan since they routinely take Doxy for malaria.
k.) Your body will naturally put the LDL in a 120 to 160 range and make it fluffy if you keep off the bad oils and cheap carbs.
l.) The liver looks at the vitamin K and D levels and adjusts the amount of vitamin A in proportion to your body - - -so eat your carrots - - - beta carotene is far safer than taking vitamin A.
m.) One cannot really take too much vitamin D and K or carrots (lol).
n.) If you take K-1 you will stop bruising - - - you will not “jelly yourself” with clotted blood. The PIVKA II is the cheapest vitamin K test to take. The best to date is the uncarboxylated osteocalcin test, but it is expensive.
o.) Stay away from high fructose stuff as it will cause liver fat, which ends up being an "organ" onto itself, which in turn makes chemicals that really are not that good for you.
p.) Stay away from artificial sweeteners as these "chemical critters" have a chemical life of their own and this life is not conducive to your wellbeing.
q.) Coffee is good, as is tea as they both have a good mix of anti-oxidants.
r.) The degree of carboxylation is critical to know - - - - the more K you take the more carboxylated you become - - - this is a good thing - - - take vitamin K and get your degree of carboxylation tested.
s.) Most people, if not all people, are vitamin K deficient. That is why as a society we like fat, as our genetic diet history is imprinted in us that fat has vitamin K in it. So, we go for fatty foods even though there is not K in it. My my my.
t.) Folks who are APOE-4/4 clear vitamin K faster than everyone thus making them vulnerable to getting Alzheimer's (not kidding), as they live their life vitamin K deficient. This means that you need to get your APOE genotype tested. As it turns out, we folks are 2/2 = = = 3/3/ = = = 4/4 and then combinations of each. This 4/4 genotype is associated with Alzheimers. Why? Well, it turns out that Alzheimers is a function, in part, to the level of vitamin K in the system. The folks that are 4/4 or 4/3 process the vitamin K out of the system much faster than the other combinations resulting in a K deficiency. So, if you have the 4/4 it appears that you need to take more K than average. So, test, test, test, to determine how much you need if you have the 4/4. Is it two pills or three or "X", one does not know unless you test. Most likely one would use more MK7 than vitamin K1 or MK4.
u.) Vitamin C works. Since I began taking high doses of vitamin C, I have not had infections, nor the typical flu and colds that go around every year. Throw in lysine (eat 6 eggs per day) and one is fairly protected from infection. Just look at my CRP (C-Reactive Protein) test which is a measure of infection in one's body.