It is true that the French are heart healthier than Americans who focus on low cal, low fat, low cholesterol so-called heart healthy foods.
Years ago, Dr. Weston Price studied ancient people and discovered the benefits of eating raw dairy, buttermilk, good fats and grass-fed animal meats – all staples in the heart healthy French diet. He treated many folks with a combination of buttermilk and cod liver oil and saw incredible results.
He credited a mysterious substance that he called Activator-X, which was found in these foods, to the health benefits that he recorded. While many theories exist as to the exact make up of the Activator-X, one has passed the test of time. It is the heart healthy vitamin K2.
Vitamin K is a fat soluble vitamin that takes three forms: K1, K2 and K3. Vitamin K1, which is found in large amounts in leafy green veggies, is known as the clotting factor. It helps the blood maintain a healthy viscosity. K2 is completely different!
There are certain microbes in the gut that convert K1 into K2. This is a natural process, but this conversion is inefficient. So ancient people employed cows to do the conversion for them and get the needed amount of heart healthy K2.
Cows eat tons of grass and readily convert the K1 in grass to K2 as it ferments in their stomach. In addition, an abundant amount of K1 is converted into K2 when cow’s milk is lacto-fermented into buttermilk.
Studies show that 45mcg a day of vitamin K2 supports:
- Healthy bones
- Healthy arteries
- Healthy heart function
- Healthy blood sugar
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