Fat-soluble vitamins are dissolved in fats, so one should take supplements of A,D,E & K, the fat soluble vitamins, with a meal containing healthy fats, like grass-fed butter, avo, nuts, banana, olive oil etc. The next step of absorption is getting the nutrients into your bloodstream… As your blood is predominantly water, how do fat soluble vitamins make their way to where we need them the most? You need to take in enough fats to assist in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins. Inadequate intake of healthy fats, or fat-malabsorption issues can result in deficiencies, despite supplementing. Fat-soluble vitamins are carried in your digestive system in a droplet called a micelle, which allows the vitamins to be absorbed by your body’s intestinal cells; simplified, the micelles break down into lipoproteins, which are particles designed to transport lipids or fats in your blood.
When you test your cholesterol you’re testing HDL and LDL – High Density Lipoprotein and Low Density Lipoprotein; because cholesterol is a waxy substance it needs to be carried through the blood, and isn’t it interesting that these are the same carriers that transport our fat-soluble nutrients? So, while there are already many downsides to statins, here is another less obvious one to add to the list… reducing the number of lipoproteins inhibits the fat soluble nutrients from being efficiently transported through the bloodstream. It wasn’t where I was planning to go with this blog, and I’m pretty astounded at this link. I see many people with osteoporosis and osteopenia, fractures that won’t heal, spurs and artery calcification, many of whom are on statins. Also depression, chronic illness and recurring infection…all of which could be SYMPTOMS of deficiency of the fat soluble vitamins A,D,E & K
It’s really time to think hard about taking pills for symptoms. A better option should be to look for what is causing the symptom and treat that instead.