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00:00 Vitamin K2 plays a role in preventing arterial calcification.
02:14 Long-term use of Warfarin, a vitamin K2 antagonist, increases calcification in the heart.
03:04 Matrix GLA proteins (MGP) are dependent upon K2 for activation.
06:39 Triage Theory
07:49 Eat fermented foods, organ meats, and natto.
08:14 Vitamin K reduces the formation of hydroxyapatite in blood vessel smooth muscle cells.
08:44 Plants only make vitamin K1, which does not activate MGP.
11:29 Insufficient vitamin K2 intake can be from a diet of processed foods, and/or a diet without fermented foods, raw dairy, yogurt, liver, or meat-based products.
12:34 K2 supplement dose is between 45 mcg and 90 mcg (MK7 form preferred).
13:39 K2-dependent proteins are markers for various disease states.