Dietary influences that increases
bone demineralization are becoming more and more problematic. Intake of phosphoric acid, as an example, can
dramatically accelerate the development of osteoporosis. Cola beverages are the
greatest risk in this regard. Phosphoric acid is present in high concentration
in cola beverages, and with intake of these soft-drinks, excretion of the
phosphate moiety takes place in the
form of calcium phosphate. With intake of excessive amounts of phosphoric acid,
drinking cola beverages may hasten the development of osteoporosis by  worsening  calcium deficiency in the bone itself, which in
turn causes weakening of the  teeth and
weak bone density (osteoporosis).2

FACT: Phosphoric acid intake, in the form of
carbonated soft-drinks can hasten the development of osteoporosis.

Vitamin K-2

Vitamin K is a lesser known
vitamin group, composed of three major chemicals, structurally similar,
fat-soluble, 2-methyl-l,4-naphthoquinones, including phylloquinone (K1),
menaquinones (

K2

), and menadione (K3).

Vitamin K2 (menaquinone), stimulates bone formation by way of
hormone-regulation. This is thought to
consist of gamma-carboxylation of osteocalcin and/or steroid and xenobiotic
receptors (SXRs). This modulation
reduces the incidence of vertebral fractures, despite having only modest direct
effects on the bone mineral density (BMD).4

 

The most common form of vitamin K2 in animals is
menaquinone 4 (menatetrenone; MK-4), produced by the processing of exogenous
and bacterial naphthoquinones
 Vitamin K is a
coenzyme for glutamate carboxylase, an enzyme which mediates the conversion of
the amino acid glutamate to gamma-carboxyglutamate (Gla). The
gamma-carboxylation of the these proteins is essential for the proteins to
attract calcium, and to incorporate calcium into the hydroxyapatite crystals
that form bone.6

Vitamin K-2 is found in certain
vegetables, but it is absorbed best if injested simultaneously with butter.
Further, the production of Vitamin K-2 is accomplished through ‘normal’
gastro-intestinal bacteria.

NOTE WELL: Supplementation of
vitamin K-2 can prevent the development of osteoporosis and reduce the risk of
lumbar compression fractures from osteoporosis.8

 

FACT #1: Marjorine is not butter, and marjorine is
consumed in far greater amounts than butter, thereby reducing available Vitamin
K2 in our diet.

FACT #2: Gastrointestinal flora are important to the
production of Vitamin K2. Anti-biotics kill off the ‘good bacteria’
right along with the pathogenic bacteria. Patients demand anti-biotics for all
manners of problems that would best be treated without anti-biotics. By altering gastrointestinal bactial flora,
we are crippling our ability to get K-2, thereby worsening our skeletal
strength.

FACT #3: Taking the wrong form or
formulation of Vitamin K, or Vitamin K-2 is worthless in therapeutic
benefit. You’ve got to know your
chemistry, here.

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