Getting plenty of Foundation Supplements is certainly important for building your bones. But have you ever considered what would happen if your body wasn’t absorbing and utilizing them? Chances are you’d lose bone strength because the nutrients you'd ingest wouldn’t get to your bones.
Today’s article is about this issue, particularly the absorption of Vitamins D and K, both crucial to improving your bone health. You’ll discover which organ is involved in the uptake of these vitamins, and exactly what you can do to keep it functioning at its best for maximum nutrient absorption.
Why Are Vitamin D And Vitamin K So Important?
While calcium gets most of the attention as it relates to bone-healthy nutrients, Vitamins D and K are every bit as vital. They’re so crucial, in fact, that if you’re not absorbing them, you can’t build bone.
So if think you’re doing “everything right” for your bones, but you’re still not seeing the results you want, inadequate absorption may be the culprit.
Vitamin D regulates calcium, and it acts as both a hormone and a vitamin. When sunlight hits your skin, a Vitamin D precursor, which is manufactured by the liver, changes to Vitamin D3. The liver then plays another role in converting the D3 into a hormone. Amazingly, Vitamin D even helps prevent falls.
Vitamin K is equally important. In fact, it works with Vitamin D to regulate osteoclast production. (Osteoclasts are the cells that remove worn bone to make way for new bone cells to be deposited.) Vitamin K also acts as a cofactor in a biochemical, calcium-binding process called carboxylation, which occurs in the liver.
You’ll notice that the liver was mentioned in relation to both vitamins we’re discussing, and here’s something your doctor will never tell you…
Proper Liver Function Is Vital To Bone Health
In addition to the functions noted above, your liver produces bile. This is required for the digestion and absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins like D and K. In fact, the liver is responsible for converting the food you eat into nutrients your bones need. Without that vital function, your bones simply can’t receive the nutrients required to stave off osteoporosis.
You may not have realized how important your liver is. But amazingly…
Your Liver Affects Every System In Your Body
There’s a reason why it’s called the liver – it literally allows you to live! Here are some other functions of this organ:
- Manufactures proteins, enzymes, hormones, and clotting factors, and the cholesterol necessary to transport these substances to the proper organs.
- Cleans the blood of toxins, poisons, and byproducts of metabolic processes (such as ammonia from protein metabolism). Processes everything we take into our bodies, whether ingested, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin.
- Acts as a storehouse for crucial substances that, when released, can save your life. Vitamins, minerals, and glycogen (stored glucose) are all held in the liver as “emergency” stores.
- Detoxification- the liver filters out contaminants and toxins, such as:
-Drugs and medications
Notice your liver treats all drugs as toxins, including osteoporosis drugs. It also filters out alcohol as a poison. Ingesting, inhaling, or absorbing anything on the above list (and more) can compromise your liver’s function and health.
In addition, digestive function tends to decline as we age, further compromising your liver. But research strongly suggests that age itself is not so much the culprit as disease.1 And disease does not have to be an inevitable part of aging!
The Function And Health Of Your Liver Can Be Boosted Regardless Of Your Age
Let’s talk about some ways you can promote the optimal function of this important organ.
First, you can boost bile production. One of the best ways to do this is to incorporate plenty of bile-promoting foods in your diet. The following foods are the best to achieve this goal, and they are also Foundation Foods in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program:
There’s More You Can Do To Help Your Liver
In addition to eating bile-promoting foods and being careful not to take in too many toxins from food and the environment, it’s important to do a thorough cleanse at least once a year. A healthy liver produces plenty of bile and is not compromised by toxic overload.
The Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse, The 7 Day Bone-Building Accelerator, is scientifically-backed and designed to do just that and more. Even if you’ve never taken osteoporosis drugs or medication of any kind, an annual cleanse is very beneficial. Toxins in the environment are inevitable, and now you know that keeping your liver in top shape is fundamental for building strong, flexible bones that resist fracture.
In just seven days, the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse takes you through 6 easy steps to eliminate drugs and toxins from your system. It’s a digital ebook (not available in print), so you have instant access to the information and can get started minutes after your purchase.
Although the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse is easy to follow, it is extremely effective. You can safely do it several times a year if you like, and it doesn’t involve starving yourself or taking any exotic or difficult-to-find supplements. It clearly guides you through a gentle cleansing process that will maximize your liver’s efficiency and accelerate your bone-building success.
Please click here to learn more about the Osteoporosis Fresh Start Cleanse, The 7 Day Bone-Building Accelerator, and start building bone faster than you ever thought possible.
Till next time,
1 Russel, Robert M. “Factors in Aging that Effect [sic] the Bioavailability of Nutrients.” Journal of Nutrition. April 1, 2001. Vol. 131 no. 4 13595-13615. Web. https://jn.nutrition.org/content/131/4/1359S.long
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I believe we should check our vitamin K level as well before take it every day.i request from my doctor to have blood test to know my K level and she found out that my vitamin K its so high and she recommended not to take any supplements that has K in it..even some green leaf like kale or collard greens must use as moderation .
Thank you so much for this very interesting and helpful article! 💖
I take both Vitamin D3 & K2 as supplements, but I’m unsure of what amount I should be taking on a daily basis. Does anyone have this information?
Thank you for all the wonderful articles that are so helpful and fascinating also.
There’s so much we can do to improve our own health and make us less reliant on dodgy medical practices. I’m so glad I found Save Our Bones six years ago.
Kindest regards, Fiona.
Good Afternoon Vivian,
Thank You Very Much For Letting Us Know About Why Vitamin D And K Are So Important To Our Bone Health.
And For Telling Us That We Have To Keep Our Liver In Good Healthy Condition, In Order To Keep Our Bones Healthy As Well.
Thank You, As Always For All You Do. And Until Next Time – Take Care, And Stay Well.
LOVE, LESLIE (MS. L. CARMEL)
Thank you very much for this excellent info. I truly appreciated everything you share. Have a wonderful evening.
Take care always. Marlene
love your approach to bone health, however it is difficult for me to follow it all as i have colitis. too many fruits, vetetables and nuts are really hard on my problem. also i need to put on weight as i have lost too much due to it.
anyone else have similar problems? and what do they do?
Please check out Sherry Brescia’s website, http://www.greattastenopain.com. Her program is geared for good digestion and has helped many people with colitis, Crohn’s, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), acid reflux, etc. She has a free four-day program that you can try to see if it will help you. I’ve been eating the great taste no pain way since she began the program in 2008 and have never looked back. I was beginning to get bloated, put on weight, my cholesterol was beginning to creep up and my blood pressure was starting to go up also. When I read her information on her website, I had one of those Aha! moments and went with it. So it won’t hurt to check it out and maybe if it’s for you, it will help you.
You truly are a wonderful person the time you spend researching all this information so we can do our best to try to keep our bones strong and healthy
Keep up the good work
If a person’s liver function lab tests are all within normal range, isn’t the liver then able to do the work needed? I agree with eating beneficial foods to keep it healthy.
Vivian I only have an Ipad now and can’t download the Osteocleanse. How can I buy it? Thanks.
I have an iPad, too, and with Kindle (free), I can download PDF documents to my iPad. Maybe you could try that, Kelsey.
Just a thought…
Thanks Suzy, I’ll talk to my technical person (my Grandson) I’m in Australia. Kelsey
Thank you very much for your emails regarding saving our bones. They so helpful and I find each email so interesting.
Once again many thanks
I bought the oesteocleanse a few weeks back. I didn’t realise it was a digital book and didn’t download. How and from where can I download it now?
Your help with this would be appreciated
I have a question. I have osteoporosis.the doctor wanted me to take Prolia..I refused..I take Vitamin D3, and calcifood.chewable.i eat Healthy and exercise is there a better calcium that doesn’t cause build up in the arteries..also did you ever here of
Zoledronic.my sister has lung cancer..thanks