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(NaturalNews) Few people realize the essential role that Vitamin K plays
to prevent and reverse coronary artery calcification. This powerful
nutrient has been shown to be the missing link in the development of a
natural solution to keep calcium from depositing as deadly plaque in
arterial walls. Further evidence exists to confirm the role of Vitamin K
in promoting programmed cell death in that have multiplied
out of control. Most people ingest insufficient quantities of this
critical vitamin from their diet to receive any therapeutic benefit.
Fortunately Vitamin K intake can be corrected by adding leafy green
vegetables to your diet and supplementing as necessary.

Calcium Transforms to Arterial Plaque
Calcium
is an essential mineral that is used to fuel hundreds of biochemical
processes in our body and it is critical to rebuild our bones and teeth. The problem with calcium arises when the mineral remains in our blood and isn`t properly laid down to form new bone. As a consequence of poor diet and increasing blood pressure, micro cracks develop on the inner lining of our coronary arteries.
In an attempt to repair the damage, oxidized LDL cholesterol attracts
circulating calcium and other debris, which become the deadly substance
called plaque.

Vitamin K Controls Calcium, Reverses Coronary Plaque
Research
has shown that Vitamin K escorts calcium out of the blood so it can be
used to build bone and teeth. When insufficient Vitamin K is found to be
circulating in the blood, calcium is picked up by soft tissue
throughout the body. This is especially evident in the delicate
endothelial lining of the arteries surrounding the heart. Tissue
calcifies and normal function declines as cells begin to age at an
accelerated rate. This eventually results in atherosclerosis and
increased risk of a .

The result of a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis
demonstrates that biologically active Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) can
reverse the buildup of deadly plaque. The study concludes that K2 `is
associated with reduced coronary calcification. Adequate menaquinone
intakes could therefore be important to prevent cardiovascular disease.`

The K2 form of the vitamin is found in fermented soy products such as
natto. Many people will need to supplement to achieve optimal levels of
the vitamin.

Vitamin K Destroys Cancer Cells
Researchers are actively reviewing evidence that suggests that Vitamin K2 can be a powerful ally in preventing and even treating certain cancer cell lines. K2 has been shown to cause cells to self destruct in a process known as . This is a natural cellular function to disable cancer cells. Additional studies have shown similar inhibitory effects against myeloma and lymphoma cancer lines.

Vitamin K has also proven effective in lowering the risk from liver cancer. In a study published in the Journal of the , individuals at high risk for viral induced liver
cancer were supplemented with Vitamin K2 and compared with a group that
did not receive the nutrient. Less than 10% of the people receiving K2
developed liver cancer. 47% of those in the control group developed the
devastating .

Vitamin K deficiency is rampant due to poor diet and insufficient knowledge about its many health
benefits. Similar to , humans have evolved to utilize Vitamin K
to prevent atherosclerosis and certain types of cancer. Research is
beginning to uncover many essential benefits associated with this
critical nutrient that we can use to control disease and slow the
process of aging.

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