This Vitamin Reverses Calcification In Your Arteries, Can You Guess Which one?

This Vitamin Reverses Calcification In Your Arteries, Can You Guess Which one?

Hi guys! I’m going to talk to you about something that’s really interesting there we are in the middle of an epidemic of
calcification of arteries in this country. So, as people get osteoporosis
their arteries calcify. A normal healthy artery pulsates every time the heart
beats. So with that pulsation, the body can regulate its blood pressure, it
can get a good pulse wave to extremities, and so you can nourish the whole body. As people age, for various reasons that we’re going to talk about in a minute, their
arteries can start to get calcified. They get inflammation in the inner wall of
the artery. That inflammation is usually caused by infections or toxins
and it causes an injury. As part of the healing of that injury calcium is
deposited, as part of the scar. This is very close to my heart because my dad
was a chronic smoker. He had heart bypass when he was in his early 50s and
then he also had calcification in his aorta. Eventually one night, his
aorta ruptured and that caused him to die because the artery basically turned into bone. Almost like bone. When the aorta
ruptured, there was nothing that could be done. Now, we know today that this process is reversible and one of the things that helps reverse it is vitamin K. Now, there
been some very nice studies; vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin. Usually the
sources for us are green leafy vegetables but, actually in terms of food
sources the highest source is natto, which is like the Japanese bean. It has the actual highest source of vitamin K. Things like broccoli, spinach and
kale are good sources and when they’re eaten with fats the absorption is good.
Much of the vitamin K in our body is actually produced by our own gut
bacteria. So, if you’re on medication that destroys gut bacteria you may not be
making enough vitamin K. So, this is a really important nutrient. Because the
way vitamin K works is it keeps the calcium in the bones; 99% of the calcium
in the body is in the bones and we want to keep the calcium in the bones and out
of the soft tissues. When there’s adequate vitamin K in the body and in
the bones it it holds and stabilizes the calcium within the bones. When the level
isn’t enough, it can leach out of the bones, it can go other places where
there is inflammation both acute and chronic.There’s some very interesting
studies that were done to look at artery wall stiffness. Like in our office we
have a machine that will measure artery wall stiffness. “How compliant are your
arteries?” Of course young people have really compliant arteries and as people
age they tend to stiffen from calcium. They found that when they
supplemented with about a hundred and eighty micro-grams a day of vitamin K;
vitamin K comes in many sources but, the ones that we want are vitamin K
one, four, seven. If you get a vitamin K supplement, you want
one ideally that has those things in it. One, two, four and seven. Okay? Because they seem to work the best.
Then you want good gut bacteria, so that they can also be making your vitamin K.
They found that over a three-year period, that they had about a five
percent decrease in the calcium score in the arteries, compared to people who
didn’t supplement with vitamin K. They had a one point three percent
increase in the calcium. So, this process can be slowly undone. I think because
of the amount of inflammatory problems there are in bodies today. that it’s worth it to supplement with a good vitamin K
supplement that’s a mixed vitamin K. Now if you’re taking green foods that helps
or you’re taking green concentrated powders that helps. Because we’re putting in vitamin K in those forms. If you like and want to eat natto, that’s good but,
taking a vitamin K supplement I think is good too. When they tested people it was
a hundred eighty micro-grams. You’ll find these supplements in various
places and I would just look into it. I think sometimes the the K is
supplemented or in the same package as a vitamin D and it seems to me that’s a
good one. The vitamin D pulls calcium into the bones, the vitamin K keeps it
there. So, if you have a history of coronary artery disease, hypertension,
atherosclerosis or heart fails with calcium, then I would certainly suggest
that you supplement with an extra vitamin K. It will help you to
slow this process and actually even reverse this process. Concentrate
in your diet on making sure you’re getting plenty of greens and nurture
your gut. Watch how many antibiotics you take and for sure if you’re on drugs
that block vitamin K, then you have to make sure that you get adequate levels.
You should bring that up to your physician. Okay? So, watch your vitamin K.
It could really help you and it can undo the calcium in your arteries. Have a good



  • hg 55gf

    this guy is awesome

  • Bobcatt22

    Great contribution to health and wellness, my condolences to the loss of your father.

  • Mike Moose

    Thanks for the update!

  • X Galanty

    How many #mg day? Is the mg for k2 different then k1?

  • Deletea Hoffensteader

    Such excellent information. Our dad died at 48 of an MI. We didn't even know he had heart disease. I had bypass at 44, and my brothers had heart attacks in their 30s. Thank you.

  • Axeman

    Thank you Dr for sharing, I found a vitamin D with vitamin K but it's got calcium in it as well, it's like for osteoporosis, I don't think I need more calcium do I? I had two stents installed recently.
    Thank you.

  • stewardyourhealth

    Very helpful! We have to educate ourselves with this kind of info, so that we can care for our health correctly. It's MY job to be healthy, not my doctors job!

  • River flow 818

    Thank you for this great video. God bless !

  • BigDaddyKev

    Great info. Vitamin K2 mk4 and mk7 are so amazing! All those years of supplementing vitamin D were creating a bigger problem because we got even more calcium in our soft tissue & no mechanism to remove it and bring it to the bone. I'm no doctor, but based upon the research I've been doing, I strongly suggest that if someone is supplementing vitamin D that it is even more important to get K2 to keep that calcium moving, and not collecting in our arterial walls! Thanks Doctor!!!

  • M Lahluh

    Not regular K and not from green you need MK7 from grass feed animal fats or fermented foods or high quality supplements

  • sprschu

    drink distilled water, that's where the bad calcium comes from.

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  • summerlamkin truthseeker

    Thank you .I have been radioated to neck burned arteties to brain and heart . Thank you light of heaven 🌠💖🌠🌟💫

  • Guerino

    You forgot to mention pastured dairy as a main source of this vitamin.

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  • Zeledo Health

    i know :))

  • lj velasquez

    Thank you for sharing

  • Eric Sumner

    Leafy veggies are not a good source of vitamin K2. Video was not clear on K1 vs K2 and sources of each. K2 is needed in it's various forms. K1 has NOT been shown to decalcify from my knowledge.

  • John Charnley

    There is a big difference between vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) and vitamin K2 (menaquinone). These two very different types of vitamin K have very different functions. There are also different subtypes of vitamin K2, (MK-4, MK-5, MK-6, MK-7, MK-8 and MK-9). It's very important to understand that the foods that contain vitamin K1 do not contain vitamin K2. Currently there is a body of evidence to suggest cardiovascular health benefits from consuming MK-4 and MK-7.

  • Rebecca Lucas

    Most k2 suppliments are 88 mcg, so I'll increase the amount. You will find this interesting, my late husband's cardiologist told him to avoid vit.k and had him on a list of meds, and told him to limit green veggies. After 2 attacks and 2 stints (first attack was a widowmaker which he survived) the third one was the one that killed him each attack was approx 2 years apart.

  • Vinny Bologna

    Hence the French Paradox.
    Cheeses made from grassfed dairy are a good source of K2 such as brie and gouda. I eat brie when I take my cod liver oil cos vit A & D work with K2.
    Check out Weston A Price's work from nearly a century ago. There is a foundation continuing his research.


    Some people take 20mg of viagra every day to keep the artheries flexible…. (dont't laugh, viagra was originally developed for people with heart problems).

  • Mike Vrab

    It needs to be vitamin k2!!!! Not vitamin k!! Big difference!!

  • Gary Allman

    K4? K7? Never heard of it. Maybe you meant vitamin K2 MK4 and vitamin K2 MK7.

  • M S

    Japanese Natto has ton of K2 and the best source of K2.

  • John Bresnik

    You used to swim with my wife, Sylvia Bresnik – don't remember which pool and it was many many years ago. The reason I remember your name was that she used to talk about you. She did triathlons for a couple decades and then switched to centuries and marathons. But, exactly two years ago today she fell off her bike going down the Lawrence Welk hill and didn't survive. We were married for 52 years and we had five children together.

  • Steven Dragoo

    Best is D3 and separately take K2m7 – the half-life of K2 helps here even more

  • James Rhoades

    You are absolutely right! However, please don't just say "Vitamin K" that confuses most people who haven't studied K2, (MK-4 and MK-7)

  • Ivy Lebrón

    Is it safe to take Vitamin K if you have osteoporosis?
    Also what drugs interfere with vitamin K?
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  • vette5960

    What are the risks of, during the process of calcium reversal, having a piece break off and block the artery, increasing the risk of a heart attack?

  • Jonathan Lee

    Believe me, I'm not a troller and I do appreciate the time you took to make this video, but it's pretty confusing — especially if you haven't really looked into this subject. The term "Vitamin K" really isn't sufficiently descriptive — K1 and K2 are markedly different in both composition and purpose. I'm assuming you mean K2 here, but when you say one "needs K1, 2, 4 and 7" it really muddies things further, as MK4 and MK7 are varieties of K2, as far as I know. As has already been pointed out, K1 (derived from leafy greens) hasn't really been shown to calcify. Can we get some clarification here?

  • Imran Shinwari

    Sir ur welcom! what dialy dose and how days or months vit k2 tab are used for left desinding coronary artery 80% blockage,plz tell me? Thank you ,

  • KE James

    Thank you.

  • Brett Field

    Great, short, concise and informative video. Thank you

  • Vandara Chim

    Avoiding calcification of artery by exposing to sunlight which produce vitamin d carrying calcium to deposit on the bone

  • Craig Wilson

    thanks very much for the information on Vit K, Dr. Minkoff. There are going to be naysayers on here that try to refute the fantastic information that you are freely giving us to keep calcification removed from our arteries. Thank you sir, you are a Godsend.

  • Rose Treiger

    Vitamin K1 has been known to thicken the blood. Which is not good for someone who has coronary artery disease. Vitamin K2 has been shown to clear arteries. You can not get the same thing from food.

  • radiojoehead

    Life extension article turning to stone
    K2mk7 supplement

    If it reverses calcium from arteries why do even most natural supplements downplay and say maybe or it might remove calcium.

    Can you have normal blood range calcium serum but still have high calcium in arteries?

    Do you think EMF cell phone radiation causes brain tumors, rouleaux, ect??

    Lifeway kefir and nowfoods 10 strain 50 billion probiotics capsule daily okay?
    100 trillion good bacteria in gut IS 85% immune system

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