Health

Cancer has this way of blindsiding unknowing people, but know that if you get cancer that does not mean it is a death sentence. There are so many things that you can do that will help you have a long and healthy life!

Vitamin K is a group name for a small group of related compounds. Each of these compounds serve a very important purpose in preventing cancer.

Research has shown that vitamin K1 and K2 can target cancer at multiple stages of it’s development. K2 has been shown to stop the proliferation of cancer cells. Vitamin K has been under investigation since way back in 1947 but has only recently been discovered as something able to stop the creation of cancer.

You see vitamin K modifies the growth factors and receptor molecules which makes tumors and cancer cells less able to stimulate growth. This freezes the cell cycle and the process is unable to create more cells. This promotes programmed cell death.

Tumors seem to rapidly outgrow their blood supplies since they use up all the available oxygen as rapidly as possible. This makes them especially vulnerable  to oxidant stress. Vitamin K targets the tumor cells and stimulates oxidative stress, all without the toxicity thus preventing further health issues.

Where is vitamin K available to buy?

Well vitamin K exists in two separate forms. vitamin k1 and vitamin k2. K1 is found in things like fresh veggies. Things like:

  • broccoli
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • collard greens
  • okra
  • prunes
  • avocado

Hopefully, after reading this you will be motivated to eat healthier. Preventing cancer seems to be very important these days.