Vitamin K2 and Bone Spurs

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Vitamin K2 and Bone Spurs

Postby Aaron » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:20 am

Bone spurs are as old as the dinosaurs. Really! Although it is hard to feel sorry for a Tyrannosaurus Rex, they too suffered from bone spurs, probably because of their all meat diet.

A bone spur is the common name for an osteophyte which is a bony lump or point that forms near tendons and ligaments or where two bones meet to form a joint.

[*]According to “Arthritis and Rheumatology” journal, the Arthritis Foundation states that low levels of vitamin K in your body have been linked to bone abnormalities including bone spurs.

[*]Henri M.H. Spronk, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine, Maastricht University, Vitamin K2 is preferentially used by other tissues to deposit calcium in appropriate locations such as in bones and teeth, and prevent it from depositing in locations where it does not belong, such as the soft tissues.

[*]Dr. James Howenstine, MD., Lack of vitamin K2 causes calcium to be deposited in arteries, aorta, soft tissues including muscle, breast, kidneys and in heel spurs instead of in bones and teeth.

[*]According to CNN Health, bone spurs can interfere with your nerves, block blood flow through your veins, make it difficult to breath, and restrict your range of motion in your knees, shoulders and fingers.

[*]Chris Kresser, a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of integrative medicine, vitamin K2 is at least three times more effective than vitamin K1 at activating proteins related to skeletal metabolism.

[*]Researchers at the University of Maryland, adults vitamin K daily to prevent bone spurs.

Vitamin K2 is a fat soluble vitamin that is found in Natto (a Japanese dish made from fermented soybeans), hard and soft cheeses, egg yolk, butter, chicken liver, salami, chicken breast, ground beef, leafy green vegetables, broccoli and soybeans.

So, unless you want to become a dinosaur, make sure you discuss intake of vitamin K2 with your doctor. And to help dissolve the bone spur(s) you already have, discuss use of ultrasound therapy or electro-magnetic energy waves to help your body heal faster.

By Aaron

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteophyte

http://www.livestrong.com/article/491948-vitamin-k-bone-spurs

http://chriskresser.com/vitamin-k2-the-missing-nutrient

http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james59.htm

http://www.livestrong.com/article/530889-can-calcium-help-heal-spurs
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