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Does Vitamin K2 Clot Blood
Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?
I am currently on the birth control Yaz. My question is would the chances of blood clots increase if I were to start a vitamin K2 supplement?
Not at all: It has no link with vit K2, so you can take both at same time ...Read more
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
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
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
None: Not aware of any.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
How can vitamin K be an anticoagulant and at the same time vitamin K helps blood to clot (a coagulant)?
Only if....: ...You are on warfarin, then you want to avoid foods rich in vitamin k. ...Read more
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
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
What disease might cause the body to quit producing vitamin b resulting in blood clots on the lungs?
I am on low dose aspirin for MTHFR. Should I avoid prenatals with vitamin K since it works to clot the blood?
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
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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
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
Can foods rich in vitamin K cause blood clots without any thrombophilia? I don't currently take Coumadin (warfarin) but I may have narrowing in subclavian vein.
Nope: Vitamin k is not thrombophiic.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.
It does not interact.
Read this: http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/tranexamic-acid. Html ...Read more
Source: There is a good summary on Wikepedia. Also nlm. Nih. Gov has a good summary of dietary sources. ...Read more
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!
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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
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
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
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