- Vitamin K2 is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the Western diet.
- It is essential for controlling inflammation.
- One study in the Journal of Neuroimmunology found that vitamin K2 was effective at inhibiting the pro-inflammatory iNOS in the spinal cord and the brain immune system in rats that had multiple sclerosis symptoms.
- There are several types of K2, but I suggest looking for the MK-4 version.
- MK-4 regulates gene expression in specific ways that no other form of vitamin K does.
- MK-4 plays an exclusive role in cancer protection and sexual health.
- 100 to 200 mcg per day
How to incorporate
- Taking these fat-soluble vitamins together with vitamin D3 will help keep your levels from going too high as well as making vitamin D more bioavailable to your body.
- Take them with a fat-containing meal such as avocado, salmon, or just a bit of butter or coconut oil added to whatever you’re cooking.
- Individuals taking blood-thinning medication (e.g. Warfarin) should consult their healthcare practitioner prior to use.
- Oral anticoagulants: Vitamin K antagonises the effects of oral anticoagulants such as warfarin. Individuals taking warfarin should consult their healthcare practitioners prior to use.
- There are no known side effects.
- There are no known contraindications.