Reading Vitamin K2 And The Calcium Paradox: How a Little-Known Vitamin Could Save Your Life, we discovered that K2 works in tandem with Vitamin D3. (We highly recommend this book.) So we started supplementing with D3 as well. But we really didn’t know how much to take or exactly why. We didn’t realize that virtually everyone in Canada and the northern US is dangerously low on Vitamin D3 – not just because of the latitude, but also because of the nearly universal use of sunscreen. And Vitamin D3 doesn’t just build strong bones. It is also key in preventing cancer and many other diseases. Just read the book!
Most Vitamin D3 supplements have in the past tended to have very small amounts of the vitamin, but now you can get it in liquid formula and gel caps with 1,000 iu’s per capsule. When you keep in mind that a healthy body
Vitamin K2 works in tandem with Vitamin D3 and Vitamin A. If you are regularly outside in the sun without sunscreen, your body probably makes enough Vitamin D3, unless you live in northern Canada. And if you eat lots of leafy green veggies, carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli and other sources of betacarotene, your body probably makes enough Vitamin A as well. If not, supplementation with D3 and Vitamin A or beta carotene will help K2 do its job. (Click on image at the left for a D3 option. Jarrow Formulas CarotenALL, a carotene supplement, will help prevent macular degeneration and prostate cancer as well.
After taking Vitamin D3 and K2 for some time, a bothersome skin condition on Andy’s right arm (again didn’t take photos) that included raised and itchy scaly patches, worse than psoriasis, is nearly gone, and that does seem like a miracles, since we had tried everything imaginable before. The doctor-prescribed cortisone cream only made things worse.