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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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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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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

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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

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Do many people have allergic reactions to vitamin K2 ?

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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Any truth about vitamin K2 for reversing arterial calcification?

Any truth about vitamin K2 for reversing  arterial calcification?

Adjunct only : I think it is unfounded. Calcification isn't even the real problem in vascular disease, and vitamin k is simply a cofactor for the synthesis of the amino acid that often binds calcium. It set off my Bad Science detector. You are welcome to try it. It do 't spend too much money. ...Read more

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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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Can I take vitamin K2 (menachinon) with plavix (clopidogrel)? I have 3 stents in my heart.

Can I take vitamin K2 (menachinon) with plavix (clopidogrel)?  I have 3 stents in my heart.

Yes: Plavix (clopidogrel) is a platelet action inhibitor it will not be affected by Vitamin K which works as a factor in the coagulation system. The two are associated but not directly related to each other. ...Read more

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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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Mum( 60yrs)suffering hip inflamation&clacification, trying to avoid surgery. Recently dr. Prescribed "mena q7'(natural vitamin k2) do u recommend?

Mum( 60yrs)suffering hip inflamation&clacification, trying to avoid surgery.  Recently dr. Prescribed "mena q7'(natural vitamin k2)  do u recommend?

Too Vague Info: Glucosamine+chondroitin (+/- hyaluronic acid acid) has best track record for supporting/healing rebuilding cartilage in joints, along with staying active without pushing pain too much & have seen many benefit, including self, but also very slow, commonly months before change apparent. Much on the market sourced from china (would avoid). Have used nutrasense many yrs. K2 questionable: bone & theory. ...Read more

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My lunulae on my thumb nails have suddenly changed color from white to red. Can it be because I have been taking vitamin K2 120 mcg for one month?

My lunulae on my thumb nails have suddenly changed color from white to red. Can it be because I have been taking vitamin K2 120 mcg  for one month?

May be a problem: First, it is recommended that we get the vitamin K we need from food such as spinach, asparagus, beans, eggs rather than from supplements. IF supplements taken, the total (food AND supplement) is 90 mcg, not 120. There are known interactions of vitamin K with those who have clotting disorders or take warfarin/Coumadin. I'm worried the redness of your nail suggests a hematologic issue. See Doc! ...Read more

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