Updates on COVID-19: Vitamin C, Harvard’s FAQ, and Testing Criteria Quanderies

Updates on COVID-19: Vitamin C, Harvard’s FAQ, and Testing Criteria Quanderies

So wait a minute did you have the same double-take that I had when you saw that number 105 thousand 104 thousand cases that was for the US own so 104 almost 105 thousand cases in the US actually if you look at the Bing numbers here summaries on the left I think they’re a …

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Vitamin K2 (Part 3):  Prediabetes & Inflammation – Pleiotropic Roles

Vitamin K2 (Part 3): Prediabetes & Inflammation – Pleiotropic Roles

So with council with K2, there appears to be a role with calcium, a role with insulin resistance, and a role with inflammation. One of our recently released videos on K2 and artery calcification got a lot of attention. It wasn’t all the good count. I ended up saying I hope this wasn’t too confusing …

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Do I Take Vitamin K2?

Do I Take Vitamin K2?

As you get in deeper into the science around K2, it’s got multiple roles what the scientists would call “pleiotropic,” across multiple different roles which may seem unrelated. But once you dig into the biological pathways, they are very much related or they appear to be. So I do take it. Now what? So if …

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Vit B12 Deficiency, Homocysteine, & Methylmalonic Acid

Vit B12 Deficiency, Homocysteine, & Methylmalonic Acid

Worried about vitamin B12 deficiency? Never thought about it? Maybe you should worry a little bit, especially if you’re older than age 60 or 65, especially if you’ve taken metformin. There’s several other risk factors as well. I’ll ask your doctor about it. But if your doctor says, “Oh, that’s not a problem,” or “You …

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What is Folate? (Folate Deficiency, Methylfolate, & Methylation)

What is Folate? (Folate Deficiency, Methylfolate, & Methylation)

Methylfolate or folic acid. They’re very different. We’ll talk about that a little bit later. But did you know that these have links to alcohol use? Neural tube defects, you may know neural tube defects as spina bifida, a serious condition of birth. Over 80 countries mandate use of it to prevent that. It also …

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Q & A: Does vitamin K2 MK7 really help?

Q & A: Does vitamin K2 MK7 really help?

Venu Gopal: This K2 MK7 really help? Nobody knows. There’s clearly evidence that it does. I have started taking it again I looked at the original clinical trials on K2, and some of them are good sometimes, some of them show evidence. Some of them don’t. The only one that really shows significant evidence is …

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Vitamin K2 (Pt 4): Matrix Gla Protein Activation (Summary)

Vitamin K2 (Pt 4): Matrix Gla Protein Activation (Summary)

This is just a quick update to help connect some dots. The vitamin K2 story can be fairly confusing. In fact, you see a lot of emotion, a lot of hype around it, maybe more so than the facts. This is just a nice infographic that I found on the Internet, and it helps again …

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Vitamin K2 (Part 5): How K2 Impacts Bone & Artery Calcification

Vitamin K2 (Part 5): How K2 Impacts Bone & Artery Calcification

Carboxylation requires K2. So K2 is required to get this MGP (matrix gla protein) activated so it can start pulling calcium out of the arteries. So that’s one part of what you continually hear about pulling calcium out of the arteries and there’s good research around that. Again, that was one of the articles of …

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Q & A: What’s the fuss about vitamin K2 and grass-fed beef?

Q & A: What’s the fuss about vitamin K2 and grass-fed beef?

“Dr. Brewer, wonder why hearing one more thing about grass-fed beef makes your eyes cross?” Have you read that book? If you read the book, you would see I have no problem. I think that’s probably true. I think there is some component of the cows are what they eat and I do think it’s …

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Vitamin K2 (Part 6): Osteocalcin & Diabetes – Another K2 Story?

Vitamin K2 (Part 6): Osteocalcin & Diabetes – Another K2 Story?

I’ve shared with you a couple of times. I I used to ignore vitamin K2. I totally ignored it for a long time. Then some viewers asked me to look into it. So I did I went straight to the clinical trials and there’s just not much on clinical trials on K2 yet. You know, …

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