Top
30
Doctor insights on: Does Vitamin K2 Clot Blood

Share
1

1
Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?

Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?

No: Vitamin k is a coenzyme in the liver that is involved in production of clotting factors ii, vii, ix and x as well as protein c and s. These are all involved in pro-coagulatory processes except for protein c and s. ...Read more

3

3
Is vitamin K supplement a blood thinner or a blood thickener? Should I take vitamin k2 supplement while I am taking vitamin D 2000IU supplement?

Is vitamin K supplement a blood thinner or a blood thickener? Should I take vitamin k2 supplement while I am taking vitamin D 2000IU supplement?

Neither: Hi. Vitamin K is required for gamma-carboxylation of glutamic acid in the clotting factors. Too little vit. K makes you unable to make the clotting factors. This is basically how warfarin works. But clotting factors are tightly regulated, and taking a vit. K supplement if you're not deficient will have no effect on clotting. ...Read more

4

4
Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Do any of these natural remedies improve poor blood circulation? L-Arginine, Vitamin K2, Gotu Kola, butchers broom, parsley, cayenne pepper, ginger root, etc. I have Raynaud's Syndrome.

Raynaud's Syndrome: Please do what your doc says but consider a natural approach. Neo 40 is a beet root product to help circulation and has some research suggesting usefulness in Raynaud's. The pain may also be from neuropathy and sublingual vitamin B12 can be used to help w/that. See your doc or a nutritionist. Peace and good health. Beet root better than l-arginine. ...Read more

5

5
What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?

What is the connection between taking vitamins and blood clots?

Eat Your Spinach: In general, vitamin k is associated with blood clotting. Vitamin k is a "fat loving" vitamin that carboxylates proteins important in the clotting process. Without this action of vit k, clots are unable to form. Drugs such as warfarin prevent vit k from doing its job, therefore patients on this medication tend to bleed a lot. Both the diet and bacteria in our gut provide vit k for use. ...Read more

7

7
Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Can vitamins stop blood clots in the legs?

Uncertain: I am unaware of any vitamins that are as potent as meds such as aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) or plavix. However, there is data showing that supplements such as fish oil, vitamin e, and vitamin c have some blood thinning properties. Regardless, addressing the reason for blood clots in the legs is very important. Dealing with weight, immobility, and inflammation in the blood vessels is crucial for prevention. ...Read more

8

8
Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

Is there a connection between taking vitamin B12 and the risk of blood clots?

No: It was thought that B12 supplementation would help to reduce elevated homocysteine levels and reduce the risk of arterial and venous clotting that can be associated with too much homocysteine. We now know that isn't the case. B12 should have no effect. ...Read more

10

10
Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

Are there vitamins that will prevent or cure blood clots in the legs?

No: There are no vitamins or natural therapeutics that will prevent or cure blood clots. Dvt's or blood clots in the leg are a serious condition and could lead to death if improperly treated. The only medications that help are the blood thinners like Coumadin (warfarin) and Lovenox (enoxaparin) (low molecular weight heparin). ...Read more

11

11
How can vitamin K be an anticoagulant and at the same time vitamin K helps blood to clot (a coagulant)?

How can vitamin K be an anticoagulant and at the same time vitamin K helps blood to clot (a coagulant)?

Clotting vitamin: Vitamin K is used routinely in the newborn as they lack Vitamin K and can be used for Warfarin overdose. Generally Calcium is given with Vitamin D. Ask your doctor. There may be a reason he/she thinks you need Vitamin K. All the best. ...Read more

12

12
With a blood clot should I avoid eating certain foods, vitamin/supplements etc?

With a blood clot should I avoid eating certain foods, vitamin/supplements etc?

Yes: If you are on coumadin, (warfarin) foods rich in vitamin k reverse the therapeutic effect of the medication. Green leafy vegetables, vitamin k supplements make Coumadin (warfarin) less effective. Ask your doctor monitoring your level of anticoagulation for full list. ...Read more

14

14
Why is blood clotting abnormal with vitamin K deficiency?

Why is blood clotting abnormal with vitamin K deficiency?

Clotting factors: Vitamin k is used to create several factors in the clotting cascade (the system that ends in a blood clot). If vitamin k isn't there, then those factors are deficient, and blood won't clot as well. This is why newborns get a vit k shot, to avoid something called "hemorrhagic disease of the newborn.". ...Read more

15

15
What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

What is the relationship between taking vitamin b-12 and the likelihood of getting blood clots?

Low or unrelated: Cyanocobalamin or vitamin B12 is important for normal erythrocyte formation (red blood cell). If b 12 is deficient, one gets pernicious anemia and the mean corpuscular volume (MCV) climbs > 100. Gastric bypass, gastric resection surgeries increase the risk of pernicious anemia. But as to increased risk for DVT or deep venous thrombosis ("blood clots") vitamin B12 palys little if any role. ...Read more

16

16
What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?

Your body doesn't: The body does not produce vitamin b. That comes from your diet. Vitamin b is not associated with blood clots. ...Read more

17

17
I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?

I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?

NO!!!: Vitamin K is ESSENTIAL for good health and your baby could have bleeding problems if you are deficient. While lack of Vit K increases bleeding, taking Vit K does NOT increase risk of clots. See http://bit. Ly/1nzsOh0 for more on K.
You should be taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate (folic acid).
For more on MTHFR issues see
http://tinyurl. Com/ke838e7
& http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2013/10/mthfr. Html ...Read more

18

18
2 periods in one month, doc said to take blood test for clotting, iron (often deficient) and vitamin d. Could these be the causes of this?

2 periods in one month, doc said to take blood test for clotting, iron (often deficient) and vitamin d. Could these be the causes of this?

Possibly: Irregularity periods can have many causes primarily hormonal imbalances. Your doctor has ordered these tests to make sure the irregular periods are not causing more problems and are not directly causing the original issue. I would follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

19

19
Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k?

Mom had massive p embolism & blood clot in leg due to leg procedure dr put on Coumadin (warfarin) & told to eat normal is that right ie vitamin k?

Yes: I usually tell patients starting warfarin to continue their usual eating habits. When people try new diets, that is when the warfarin effect will change. How much vitamin K one eats is less important than keeping it consistent. So don't try a new salad diet for example, and don't try cutting out all vitamin K either. Just keep intake steady, which is easiest when following usual diet. ...Read more

21

21
I have blood clot in my left leg so I stopped eating food with vitamin K and now my red blood cell count iron folate (folic acid) b 12 dropped?

I have blood clot in my left leg so I stopped eating food with vitamin K and now my red blood cell count iron folate (folic acid) b 12 dropped?

K doesn't cause clot: While Vit K is needed for blood to clot, avoiding K doesn't reduce the risk of clots! The only reason to avoid is if you're on warfarin as K can interfere with it, but research shows being on some K actually stabilizes the effects of warfarin. The important thing is to have a consistent amount & then adjust warfarin dose. See http://bit. Ly/1hHlMAv
Foods rich in K are good sources of iron/folate. ...Read more

22

22
Had unprotected sex, took high doses of vitamin C supplements-about 3500ml/day for a week. I finally got my period and have really thick blood clots.

Had unprotected sex, took high doses of vitamin C supplements-about 3500ml/day for a week. I finally got my period and have really thick blood clots.

Vitamin C abortion?: Were you attempting to terminate a possible pregnancy through high dosing with vitamin c. That is dangerous. Terminating pregnancies this way are toxic to both the fetus and the mother. Recommend you discuss this with your gynecologist. ...Read more

23

23
Does vitamin k2 interact with exacyl (tranexamic)?

Does vitamin k2 interact with exacyl (tranexamic)?

No: It does not interact.
Read this: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tranexamic-acid. Html ...Read more

24

24
What is the difference between vitamin K1 vitamin K2 and vitamin K3? Thanks.

Source: There is a good summary on Wikepedia. Also nlm. Nih. Gov has a good summary of dietary sources. ...Read more

25

25
Been hearing a lot lately about Vitamin K2. Any thoughts as to who should/shouldn't take this?

Been hearing a lot lately about Vitamin K2. Any thoughts as to who should/shouldn't take this?

Good for most unless: Vitamin K2 help prevent and reverse atherosclerosis and osteoporosis and also reduces risk of certain cancers. Thus it may be beneficial to just about everybody unless they are on the drug coumadin (warfarin), (warfarin) as it can interfere with it. But even those on coumadin (warfarin) may benefit from small amounts of K2!
See http://tinyurl. Com/pyf6wbv
http://vitamink2.org/benefits/introduction/
and http://tinyurl. Com/hw6e2uu ...Read more

27

27
Does vitamin k2 and D3 increase the body's ability to handle more vitamin A?

Does vitamin k2 and D3 increase the body's ability to handle more vitamin A?

NO: These are 3 different form of Vitamins with 3 different functions.
Vitamin K works in our coagulation system.
Vitamin D is supporting our bone system.
Vitamin A is antioxidant which prevents cell damage, keep your skin healthy and eye sight. ...Read more

28

28
Do many people have allergic reactions to vitamin K2?

No.: Your body needs it and allergies do not occur. That being heing said, you can be allergic to other ingredients in the vitamin! ...Read more

29

29
Do we need to take vitamin K2 with vitamin D3 for optimum absorption of D3? Or, D3 alone is enough?

Do we need to take vitamin K2 with vitamin D3 for optimum absorption of D3? Or, D3 alone is enough?

Vit D3 absorption: Wow. Excellent question! Scientific evidence shows that vit D absorption itself is not strongly influenced by vit K1 or K2 or K3. Data do show that D3 is superior to D2 in repleting D deficiency. Vit K2 importantly activates calcium uptake into bone matrix. K2 elevates osteocalcin = a "bone building" compound. K2 also elevates matrix GLA, which inhibits vasc calcification. D3 + K2 = YES! ...Read more

30

30
In terms of bone health, is it better to have vitamin k2 mk4 or mk7. Also what are some good sources of k2. Thanks?

See below: Beef and chicken and the liver of these animals salami, natto (japanese soybean) cheese such as blue or feta cheese. Aged and fermented cheeses (cheddar) kefir and sauerkraut. Broccoli and carrots. Eggs yolk. These are a few. Note they should be ingested with a fat-soluble type of food for better absorption. You can also check with a nutritionist pharmacist or GNC service representative. ...Read more