Behind the scenes of the COVID-19 pandemic, an underreported health crisis has been festering for decades. The unassuming trio of Vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin K2 – often overlooked and underestimated – is crying out for attention.
Many peer-reviewed research articles conclusively demonstrate that a low level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D in the bloodstream significantly increases the risk of severe disease, long-term damage, and death from COVID-19. That this information remains relatively unknown three years after the onset of the pandemic can be attributed to a pervasive pattern of corruption and/or glaring incompetence among many doctors, immunologists, public health officials, and mainstream media outlets.
In most populations, average 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are half or less than the 50 ng/mL (125 nmol/L) required for optimal immune system function. The lack of sun exposure or vitamin D supplementation can be one factor, but what many people do not know is that the intake of magnesium is also crucial.
The Invisible Deficiency: Magnesium and the Western World
A surprising number of people are deficient in magnesium, an element vital for our well-being. This widespread deficiency is, unfortunately, a side effect of modern agricultural practices and dietary habits. Yes, the soil we’re exploiting to grow our food is now poor in magnesium, which is why I am suggesting everybody to grow their own foodstuff, if possible. That’s because our western diet is stuffed with processed foods, which lacks magnesium too.
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reveals startling statistics. Far over half of US adults may not consume enough magnesium in their diet. That’s millions of people running on low.
But why is this a problem? Because magnesium is a key player in the metabolic pathway that facilitates Vitamin D synthesis. This is attributable to the fact that magnesium serves as a cofactor in over 300 enzymatic reactions, which are crucial for the structural function of proteins, nucleic acids, and mitochondria, as well as for the synthesis of Vitamin D. Consequently, if magnesium is scarce, Vitamin D can’t fulfill its critical roles in bone health and immune function. This is an issue that could rewrite the narrative on public health.
Introducing Vitamin K2: A Cog in the Wheel of Health
Yet, the story doesn’t stop with magnesium and Vitamin D. Enter Vitamin K2 – a vital yet often neglected nutrient. When taking a Vitamin D supplement or even being exposed to the sun a lot, it’s essential to consider Vitamin K2. The reason? A unique connection to our kidney health and cardiovascular health.
If Vitamin K2 is missing from the equation, the calcium we ingest doesn’t get directed to our bones and teeth where we need it. Instead, it lingers in our bloodstream and can accumulate in our soft tissues – a process known as calcification.
In an intriguing study, Israeli lifeguards were found to have a 20 times higher risk of kidney stones compared to the general population. The sun-soaked lifeguards had plenty of Vitamin D synthesized thanks to their sun exposure, but they were lacking in vitamin K2. The result? A buildup of calcium deposits, known as calcification, that can lead to kidney stones. Also, the potent connection between vascular calcification and the onset of cardiovascular disease, as well as higher mortality rates, is a well-documented and acknowledged fact in the medical community.
In conclusion, it’s not just about Vitamin D and magnesium; it’s a delicate dance between these three nutrients – Vitamin D, magnesium, and Vitamin K2. Together, they are vital for optimal health and immunity. Let’s tune into this silent health crisis and start shifting our focus towards comprehensive nutritional wellness. So make sure you daily supplement a potent Vitamin D product that also contains magnesium (preferably as a magnesium complex solution) and Vitamin K2 in the form of Vitamin K2-MK7.