As we get older, our focus shifts to all the things we lose… like our teeth.
But you don’t need to live out the best days of your life with a mouth full of dentures.
Because you can SAVE your smile, thanks to a key substance that’s essential to the health of your teeth.
Most modern diets DON’T provide enough of it… and most folks have NEVER heard of it.
Here’s why you should NEVER go vegetarian…
And how planning a trip to the butcher ASAP can help you ACE your next dental exam.
Preserve your pearly whites
You could call it the most misunderstood group of vitamins of the 20th century…
And 80 years later, the K vitamins continue to BAFFLE the mainstream.
First isolated in 1939, vitamin K1 (a.k.a. phylloquinone) earned those who discovered it a Nobel Prize.
But the American dentist who discovered vitamin K2 has been all but FORGOTTEN.
In 1945, Dr. Weston Price had been traveling the world to study the dental health of indigenous peoples – especially those who lived in remote villages and ate traditional diets.
From Eskimos and Native Americans… to Australian Aborigines and New Zealand Maori… and Pacific Islanders and Samoans… they had ZERO access to modern dentistry.
And yet they showed NO signs of cavities or misaligned teeth.
Having founded and chaired the research institute National Dental Association (a predecessor to the American Dental Association), Dr. Price set out to discover what protected these tribes from tooth decay and dental deformities.
He narrowed the source of this protection down to a new, fat-soluble substance – what we now know as vitamin K2.
He found it in the milk, organs, and fat of free-range, grass-fed livestock eaten by the “primitives.”
It turns out when the animals ate the grass – which was PACKED with vitamin K1 — their tissues were able to convert it into the previously unknown K vitamin, K2.
The native people were able to maintain a toothy grin… JUST by eating meat and dairy from the animals that had eaten the grass.
And this carnivorous diet can do the same for you… long into your “golden years.”
Here’s how it works…
Vitamin K2 plays a VITAL role in the growth of new dentin – the hard material that make up most of the material of your teeth.
You see, vitamins A and D send signals for bone-forming cells (a.k.a. osteoblasts) to produce osteocalcin and MGP – the proteins responsible for depositing calcium in your teeth and mineralizing bone.
But that protein won’t do a thing… until it’s activated by vitamin K2.
Now, research has shown MODEST decreases of bone loss in older folks who took vitamin K1 supplements…
But your body really prefers vitamin K2 for this process.
In a number of Japanese studies, vitamin K2 has completely REVERSED bone loss.
Vitamin K2 has even helped osteoporosis patients REGROW lost bone mass!
So why don’t we hear more about getting plenty of K2 to protect our teeth as we age?
Well, the mainstream would have you think that bone health and dental health are completely UNRELATED.
And in his own research, Dr. Price found that vitamin K2 stopped the progression of and REVERSED tooth decay.
As he observed, K2 caused the dentin to grow back and harden… essentially REPAIRING cavities without fillings or other dental procedures.
Yet the mainstream STILL insists on calling him a QUACK… and refuses to fund any studies to confirm or debunk what he found.
Don’t believe his critics… and don’t deprive yourself of this ESSENTIAL vitamin.
In the typical modern diet, you can find TEN TIMES the amount of vitamin K1 than K2.
Unfortunately, our ability to absorb K1 from the foods we eat – for example, kale, spinach, chards, collard and mustard greens – is finite.
So, don’t rely on your body synthesizing K2 from the K1 in your diet.
Fortunately, our bodies can readily absorb large amounts of vitamin K2 from foods, like:
• natto (fermented soy)
• cheese (hard and soft)
• egg yolks from pasture-raised chickens (although K2 content is much higher in the Netherlands than in the U.S.)
• liver pate from pasture-raised ducks
• other organ meats (from animals who graze green pastures), and more.
You can also take vitamin K2 supplements. Just stay away from vitamin K3 (menadione), a synthetic form of vitamin K.
The natural form of K2 is incredibly safe… with ZERO toxicity… even at very high dosages.
The only exception is if you’re taking a blood thinner. Since vitamin K is known for coagulating your blood, you’ll want to check with your doc before combining the two therapies.