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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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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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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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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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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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