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  Vitamin K2 Inhibits Prostate Cancer Cell Growth - Prostate Cancer Alternative Treatment Strategies

Written by Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist,
B.Sc. Pharmacy - 01/18/2015

Laboratory cell study and animal study confirms vitamin K2 inhibits prostate cancer cell growth.

Vitamin K2 has anticancer activity in many types of cancer including leukemia, lung cancer, ovarian cancer and hepatocellular cancer.

Researchers at the Department of Biomedical Sciences, at the University of Illinois, tested testosterone sensitive and testosterone insensitive prostate cancer cells in laboratory cell studies and mice studies.

Laboratory prostate cancer studies found:

  • Vitamin K2 is able to suppress the ability of androgen (testosterone) dependent and androgen independent prostate cancer cells to grow.
  • Vitamin K2 treatment reduces androgen (testosterone) receptor expression and PSA secretion in androgen dependent prostate cancer cells.
  • Vitamin K2 treatment decreased several inflammatory genes.
  • Vitamin K2 treatment reduced cancer cell migration, a type of test tube metastisis, and new blood vessel growth to the tumor cancer cells.

In a prostate cancer mice study:

  • Vitamin K2 administration resulted in significant of both androgen dependent and androgen independent tumor growth.

Researchers state, “Overall, our results suggest that VK2 may be a potential therapeutic agent in the treatment of prostate cancer.”

Vitamin K2 is also known as menaquinone. Small amounts of vitamin K2 are found in animal products including meat, dairy, cheese and eggs and in the Japanese dish natto. Higher doses than you can get from food will be required for cancer. Click here to learn about Vitamin K2 and Vitamin K2 - D3 by Xymogen.

About the Author:

Keith D. Bishop, Clinical Nutritionist, B.Sc. Pharmacy, helps his clients improve their health by using natural products, functional tests, diet, lifestyle and self care. He writes special reports, consults and gives seminars on natural product, diet and lifestyle effects on cancer. You may schedule an appointment for customized natural cancer or alternative cancer recommendations by clicking here or calling 405.919.1982.

Refernece Source:
Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2013;2013:287358. Vitamin k2, a naturally occurring menaquinone, exerts therapeutic effects on both hormone-dependent and hormone-independent prostate cancer cells. Samykutty A, Shetty AV, et al.

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