HI all. This may be old hat to many, but I've just run into a reference to vitamin K2 which talks about its helping issues to do with calcium and cholesterol handling, and other processes.
Pardon if I've not got it exactly right as I only skimmed what was fairly basic information - but there seems to be a suggestion that it's also helpful with some of the metabolic and inflammatory issues which may underly Parkinson's disease and the like. It's supposed to greatly enhance the benefit of/ability to use vitamin D when taken with it - the two are seemingly often paired. Some mutterings about its helping adrenal function too?
Which pricked up my ears since that sort of combination of effects rings bells in that these are all factors which tend to surface in and around hypothyroidism.
A quick dig suggests that there's a vitamin K1 which helps with blood clotting, and a synthetic K3 which some don't recommend. K2 is the interesting one.
It seems not to be the easiest to source - either naturally or as a supplement. Butter oil (from grass fed cows) and fermented cod liver oil are listed as two. Also free range grass fed eggs. Green vegetables also, but in lower quantities. Also a not very nice tasting traditional fermented soya food from Japan.
There are some supplements, but they seem expensive and not that easily sourced. There may be a risk of getting passed of the apparently wrong K3/synthetic type too.