The Story of X-Factor and its Use in Osteoporosis Treatment

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Filed Under: Osteoporosis, Bone & Joint Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Activating factor enhances absorption of bone-building nutrients

X-Factor is one of the handful of nutrients I recommend for building bone strength because it helps bones absorb important vitamins and minerals. It was discovered, interestingly, by an enterprising dentist.

No Dental—or Bone—Problems in Indigenous Societies

In the early part of the 20th century, Dr. Weston Price of Cleveland, Ohio, became alarmed at the increasing number of dental problems he was seeing in his younger patients. He set out to identify the cause of the problems by studying the relationship between diet and health in Eskimos, Indian tribes, and other indigenous societies in Australia, New Zealand, South America, and Africa.

Dr. Price found that tooth decay was practically nonexistent among these people, even without any form of toothbrush or dental care. And, as a general rule, they also didn't suffer from bone diseases such as osteoporosis and spontaneous bone fractures.

"Activator X" Increases Absorption of Fat-Soluble Vitamins

There were many similarities among the different groups’ diets, all of which had not yet been contaminated with refined sugars, canned foods, pasteurized dairy products, and denatured or rancid fats and oils. All of them contained 10 times the amount of fat-soluble vitamins—A, D, E, and K—as did the American diet of Dr. Price's day (this is probably even worse today).

The higher amounts of these fat-soluble vitamins came from fresh (and often raw) foods like:

  • Fish
  • Fish roe (eggs)
  • Organ meats
  • Animal blood and glands
  • Eggs
  • Insects
  • Vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Tubers
  • Fruits
  • Unpasteurized dairy products (milk, cream, cheese, and butter)

These animal foods and byproducts were found to contain a catalyst Dr. Price referred to as "Activator X." He felt the Activator X, or X-Factor, in these foods helped increase the absorption and use of the fat-soluble vitamins. It appeared to be most abundant in fresh eggs, organ meats, cod liver oil, and in the butter made during the spring and fall from cows grazing on fast-growing new grass.

Putting Dr. Price's Findings to Work

Based on his findings, Dr. Price began to treat his patients with nutrition. One of his primary tools in the treatment of osteoporosis, tooth decay, arthritis, and rickets was a concentrated form of the X-factor called butter oil. The oil was formed by centrifuging (without using heat) organic, raw dairy cream until the oil separated from the milk solids and whey. Oftentimes, he would have patients also take cod liver oil to help magnify the effects. From all reports, the results he obtained were nothing short of amazing.

Fortunately, a quality butter oil is still being made. It's called X-Factor Gold High Vitamin Butter Oil. Just as Dr. Price made it years ago, the product is made from unpasteurized cream, centrifuged, and heated to only 96 degrees so it can be liquefied for bottling purposes. It is made only from April to October when the hormone-free dairy cattle in the Northern Plains have access to rapidly growing green, pesticide-free grass.

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