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Does Vitamin K2 Thicken Blood
Would taking vitamin k2 help prevent blood clots that may occur whilst taking raloxifene for osteoporosis?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! See http://tinyurl.com/pyf6wbv http://vitamink2.org/benefits/introduction/ and http://tinyurl.com/hw6e2uu ...Read more
No: It does not interact. Read this: http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/tranexamic-acid.html ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing significant: You (or whoever is on this regimen) should be perfectly fine. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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