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Vitamin K2 Deficiency Symptoms
It does not interact.
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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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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: ↑Vit D3 to high Nl & check better data, 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. No large clinical trials to clarify; more theory/promotion. K helps build clotting proteins. ASA inhibits platelets ↓ing blood clotting + ↑es stomach/intestinal irritation/bleeding 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?
MenaQ7: Menaq7 is a vit k2 product derived from soybeans. Its use has been touted for both heart disease and treatment of osteoporosis. The problem described sounds like osteoarthritis for which the menaq7 probably has less benefit. Very few scientific studies have been done on vitk2 so many of the benefits on the internet are from sellers of the products and results are anectdotal. 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
I have PCOS. I read that taking vitamin K2 is effective in treating it, as it stabilizes your Insulin Resistance. Which is the cause of PCOS.??
No one knows for sure as it's complicated, with causes including genetic factors, insulin resistance and inflammation. For an excellent article that discusses causes as well as treatment, including diet and supplements, see
Vit K does improve insulin resistance and works in synergy with Vit D, which also helps. See http://tinyurl. Com/hso3ppp Read more
Interested in the benefits of vitamin D combined with Vitamin K2. Especially with respect to minimising further calcium build up in arterial arteries.
I advise my patients to take 5-8000 iu of D3/day (esp. Fall and winter) and to take at least 150 mcg of K2/day though up to 15 mg/day is reasonable. See http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer for more on D, http://www. Needs. Com/product/NDNL-0802-01/a_Vitamin_K about Vit K,
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I take medications and some vitamins, heart disease runs bad in my family, I heard I should add vitamin k2 or k.is it good for your heart, should I addit?
Heart disease: Is in many families. Please don't leap to conclusions. Do not add K2 unless a doc or nutritionist asks you to. See www. Spectracell. Com for a good micronutrient test that will measure your nutritional status. Your doc can order it or it may be available directly. Peace and good health. Read more