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Dr. Blake Miller
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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

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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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

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Can i take vitamin k2 for osteoporosis while using aspirin 100? And how much mcg of k2 would be appropriate while looking at aspirin dosage?

Can i take vitamin k2 for osteoporosis while using aspirin 100? And how much mcg of k2 would be appropriate while looking at aspirin dosage?

Little Clear Info: Check for more reputable data yourself, eg.: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21114195 & possibly http://articles.Mercola.Com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/16/vitamins-d-and-k2-reduce-osteoporosis.Aspx as examples. But, no large clinical trial to clarify, still more theory & promotion. Asa no clear relation; slows blood clotting & ?es stomach/intestinal irritation/.Bleeding down to <10 mg/day. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin k2 shows to regulate calcium by driving into bones where needed when calc is supplemented. If not suppl. And calc is high, can k2 help?

Vitamin k2 shows to regulate calcium by driving into bones where needed when calc is supplemented.  If not suppl. And calc is high, can k2 help?

Possibly: If blood calcium is high it is almost always due to hyperparathyroidism though you say that has been ruled out- i would have it rechecked in a year or so and see a good internist to try to find what is causing this. But no matter the cause, i would advise at least 1000 mcg of vit k2 each day to reduce chance of calcium depositing in your arteries- see http://bit.Ly/18qtb7y for more on vit k. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Singer
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Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

Vitamin k or vitamin k2 are antidotes for vitamin D3 overdose, is that true?

No.: Stopping vitamin d is the main antidote. If symptoms occur because of high calcium levels in the blood a variety of treatments could reduce the levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Marek Bozdech
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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

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
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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

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Dr. Leila Hashemi
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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

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

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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