Activator X

30 Sep

Weston Price, a dentist, searched the world over for the answer to healthy teeth and bones [1].  He finally came to the conclusion that it was Vitamin K2:

“…K2 is preferentially used by the other tissues to place calcium where it belongs, in the bones and teeth, and keep it out of where it does not belong, in the soft tissues…” [2]

Oh – like calcification of arteries perhaps? [3]

Price showed Vitamin K2 (which he referred to as Activator X) to exhibit dramatic synergy with vitamins A and D. Chickens voluntarily consumed more butter and died more slowly on a deficiency diet when the butter was high in both vitamin A and Activator X than vitamin A alone. Cod liver oil, which is high in both vitamins A and D, partially corrected growth retardation and weak legs in turkeys fed a deficiency diet, but the combination of cod liver oil and high-Activator X butter was twice as effective. Likewise, Price found that the combination of cod liver oil and a high-Activator X butter oil concentrate was more effective than cod liver oil alone in treating his patients for dental caries and other signs of physical degeneration.

What do you think is a good source of Vitamin K2?  Grassfed butter!!  That deep, rich yellow butterfat which will only be produced when cows are grazing on green grass.

Perhaps if you are interested in your calcium binding to your bones and not your arteries, consider a diet high in Vitamin K2 (grassfed butter) combined with Vitamin A & D (cod liver oil).  I have watched my front teeth become considerably whiter and cavities “disappear.”  I hope that you see the same spectacular results!!

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[1] http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/x-factor-is-vitamin-k2#synergy

[2] Spronk HMH, Soute BAM, Schurgers LJ, Thijssen HHW, De Mey JGR, Vermeer C. Tissue-Specific Utilization of Menaquinone-4 Results in the Prevention of Arterial Calcification in Warfarin-Treated Rats. J Vasc Res. 2003; 40: 531-537.

[3]  Rennenberg RJ et al, Arterial Calcification. J Cell Mol Med. 2010 Sep;14(9):2203-10.

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2 Responses to “Activator X”

  1. cmberb October 3, 2012 at 6:19 am #

    Hmm interesting. I like how you are citing your resources ; )

    • somegenericusername October 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

      Thanks! I was told by a friend the other day …”you’re not just focused like a laser on your nutrition information – you plumb the depths!!” 😀

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