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This is not just important for bone health.
on November 9, 2011
I had to have orthodontic treatment as a child not once but twice, starting when I was in second grade and ending (except for my retainer) when I was thirteen. I still have a very narrow maxillary arch (upper jaw/palate), and am missing two incisors and my wisdom teeth because I just had no room for them. A common misconception even among medical professionals is that wisdom teeth are "vestigal," meaning we're evolving away from a need for them, but that simply isn't true. A person who has been properly nourished since the prenatal period will have room for all of his or her teeth, including the third molars. Unfortunately, I was not one of those lucky people, and neither are most folks in America today. The work of Weston A. Price, DDS has led to the discovery that vitamin K2, along with the other fat-soluble vitamins A (retinol) and D3 (cholecalciferol), is important to the development of the facial bones. If you do not regularly eat fish and bird eggs, animal organs, and grass-fed animal and dairy fat, you need this vitamin--especially if you want to have kids, and MOST especially if you have my type of facial deformities. Deformities which are no longer considered such because so many of us have them.
Also, if you are type 2 diabetic or suffer from metabolic syndrome, you should know that menatetrenone/menaquinone-4 (other names for this vitamin) is known to stimulate the production of the substance adiponectin by the fat cells. Adiponectin then goes on to increase insulin sensitivity all over the body. Metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes are effects of insulin resistance, which is *not enough* insulin sensitivity. You also need to eat a healthier diet, of course, but if you've been eating low-fat and low-animal-foods for years, and now your metabolism is messed up, this vitamin will probably help you.
All I know is, I've been taking this for several months now and I *feel* different. I also find that even though I don't always stay on the low-carb wagon, my weight goes down much more than it goes up. I would imagine my results would be even better if I kept my diet clean at all times. If you've been frustrated with your blood sugar control or your weight loss progress, this may be one more weapon to add to your arsenal. I will definitely be keeping this on hand for myself from now on.
For those who are kind of leery of taking liquid vitamins, never fear. The MCT oil in this formulation is nearly tasteless. I've been taking the drops straight by mouth and it doesn't bother me at all. (Don't actually put the dropper in your mouth or you'll contaminate the whole bottle.) You could certainly add it to a beverage or a food and you wouldn't taste it. Also, I have never taken the full 15-drop recommended dose, as that's over ten thousand times the recommended daily intake. I've been taking 5 drops a day, which is still high but with the health mess I was in, I probably needed it. I may cut back further to one drop a day when I get my new bottle since I also eat some cheese daily. We'll see how it goes. I also take 8000 IU of real vitamin A (from fish oil) and 5000 IU of vitamin D3 because they balance one another out. Just some data points in case anyone is interested.