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by 226 · August 10, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I eat a low carb version of a paleo diet, mainly high fat meat and vegetables, and was wondering from a nutrient perspective what you would prefer between organic cultured butter from grassfed cows (Organic Pastures brand) which I've then... (more)

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Myth 0 · August 09, 2014 at 6:33 PM

After spending about an hour researching this question, I have not been able to discover the nutrient profile for the grass-fed beef fat (only CAFO beef fat. ) However, I do know that the specific nutrients you mentioned are higher in the ghee... (more)

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by 3280 · July 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

It sounds like the K2 (MK4) is synthetic whereas the K (MK7) is sourced from fermented soy (natto).I want to take a K2 supplement. Which is best, and why?Sadly, I don't eat leafy greens so I do think I also need a K1 supplement. I haven't begun... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · July 24, 2014 at 8:45 PM

There seems to be such a split of opinion on MK4 vs. MK7, and dosage is all over the place too. I have no clue. I found a good source of MK7 from natto, and since natto is one of the rare soy products that is considered acceptable in most real... (more)

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by 226 · May 31, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I'm in desperate need of a vitamin K2 MK-4 supplement and there are barely any products on the market that contain pure MK-4 without additives, in a low dose. Thorne makes a liquid K2 which is 1mg/drop... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 31, 2014 at 7:56 PM

As long as they are miscible (fancy chemist word for mixable), it should work as you describe. Any oil will do it too. Don't bother with MCT oil, try olive oil.

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by 226 · May 31, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Diluting an oil based vitamin?

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by 0 · May 27, 2014 at 11:03 PM

Hello everyone! I eat a diet high in sardines, grassfed beef, pastured eggs, conifeious vegtables, leafy greens, MCT oil, coconut oil, and ghee with smaller amounts of nuts carrots, berries, and lemon/limes. The supplements I currently... (more)

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raydawg 0 · May 27, 2014 at 10:17 AM

I wouldn't be worried about the goitrogens in crucifers (I don't think you mean coniferous - those would be pine trees?), you'd have to literally eat entire bags of raw kale for it to make any difference - the only way to achieve that practically... (more)

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by 271 · April 30, 2014 at 10:38 AM

So, I just received my SpectraCell results, showing functional deficiencies for carnitine, co-enzyme Q10, oleic acid and vitamin K2. Are all just below their borderline values. I'm slightly weirded out by this, as I consume red meat, olive oil... (more)

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by 10984 · March 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM

According to the below except from Wikipedia (with appropriate citations) k2 is converted from k1 in mammals regardless of gut bacteria. If this is true then is K1 just as good as K2? The MK-4 form of vitamin K2 is produced via... (more)

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Mscott1 0 · March 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

First of all, K1 to K2 conversion in humans hasn't been studied, so anyone comparing it to beta-carotene or saying it's limited (or saying anything about the conversion) is just guessing. If we go by clinical evidence, vitamin K1... (more)

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by 188 · October 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I would appreciate simple recipes using either spinach or broccoli, I'm currently experimenting with reversing tooth decay through sufficient k2 and calcium.

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by 90 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I have a mild Protein S Deficiency (A Clotting Disorder) but not enough to warrant blood thinners. Can I up my intake of Vitamin K foods and Vitamin E to help naturally thin the blood? I take Cod liver oil/butter oil blend (which has K2) Eat... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I don't know if the increased magnesium and K2 supplements are the cause, but I'm getting dramatically less tartar on my lower teeth. From what I recall, I think my dentist mentioned that tartar is calcification of saliva. If that's the case, it... (more)

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Lazza 0 · June 19, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I've been on a Paleo diet for some time and my last visit to the hygenist was a blood free, pain free episode. I normal suffer during teeth cleanings. And since I started on K2 and magnesium supplementation, along the lines of what is... (more)

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by 496 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I take mk-4 carlsons 5mg every other day and have noticed results like smooth and cleaner looking teeth which i am really pleased about! :D however since my mk-4 is nearly finished, i was thinking if it worth supplementing mk-7 as well but am... (more)

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Anon_22 0 · May 21, 2013 at 8:21 PM

Just from the fact the MK4 is taken in milligrams and MK7 in micrograms, it seems that MK4 is safer. Also, I read on another forum that MK7 doesn't have that effect on teeth.

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I think the answer is you should take the calcium and magnesium at the same time, and that the Vitamin D3 can be taken whenever. In fact, I think prescription mega dose vitamin D is given once/week. The brand of K2 I use is life extension k2... (more)

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by 3 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Lots of K2 supplements say they are "soy-free". But if you dig deeper, you'll find they're almost all DERIVED from soy -- the soy is supposedly all processed out. I don't believe this, because of how sick I got from taking a tobacco-derived K2. ... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · May 13, 2013 at 6:45 PM

This thread may be helpful: http://paleohacks.com/questions/161814/where-do-you-get-your-k2#axzz2TCRD7PAe

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by 159 · September 16, 2014 at 8:07 PM

I'm wondering is there any vitamin k2 at all in conventionally-raised or grain-fed animals? If so, where?

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Jan_1 0 · April 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM

Propably, if you eat the whole animal, like kidneys, marrow, salivary glands? I wonder if its near the tongue, or somewhere else? Organs are like CPU the of the animal, they have everything. Muscle meat is just a casing ;)

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by 159 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

I know there is vitamin k2 in grass-fed butter, but is it also in grass fed tallow? I use tallow because I can't have anything to do with dairy products.

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Lauren_34 0 · April 29, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Yes it's found in tallow. According to Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox by Dr. Rheaume-Blue, BSc., ND, K2 is found in butterfat of mammalian milk and the organs and fats of animals. It's also present in natto (fermented soybeans), goose liver,... (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I always used to think that k2 and d3 were the critical factors for BMD, but then I read this study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21162947 which says "Type IIB human skeletal muscle fibers positively correlate with bone mineral density... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · February 18, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Wasting is common in the geriatric, as is protein deficiency. Protein intake correlates with BMD as well. So I'd wager a lot of it is diet. D/K2/Calcium are all important, but bone has a significant protein component. Of course, I think there's... (more)

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by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Unfortunately, for most of my adult life (I am 32 now) I was morbidly obese (140-150 kilograms, 173 cm height). The last months though I have drastically changed my lifestyle and managed to lose 25 kilograms (I am 120 kg now). I also quit smoking... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · February 10, 2013 at 8:39 PM

I'd recommend k2mk4 dops by Thorne @ 1mg/drop. I'd also recommend 3 drops per day with your fattiest meal. I recommend this across the board, and even for myself.

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by 571 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

As for possible sources of K2, I eat 2 eggs, 100 grams of low fat (10%) hard cheese and 200 grams of low fat (2%) greek yogurt per day. Am I taking enough K2 or should I supplement? I also take 5000 IU of D3 per day, does this raise the... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · February 08, 2013 at 11:13 PM

1200 , you must be starving bless your heart. That looks just fine, hard cheeses are one of the best sources of k2, supplement at your own will. If you have calcified arteries, then supplement more, if you have low or diminishing bmd supplement... (more)

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by 1242 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

I'm looking for a natural source of vitamin K2 other than natto and am wondering about the level in fermented bean curd and fermented black beans (both of which, like natto, are fermented soybeans). These two inexpensive items are available at any... (more)

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raydawg 0 · January 22, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Except that neither beans, nor especially soy, are paleo, and are actually quite harmful. If you really want to know, you can try here: http://nutritiondata.self.com/ or if they don't have it, google similar terms. (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Hello Can anyone help me with a link to this question How much Vit K2 (MK-7) is found in Sauerkraut? I am looking for a value in mcg's Thanks

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eric_9 0 · December 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Hmmm, this link mentions Vitamin K but not K2 specifically. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2614/2 (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

K2 activates the osteocalcin protein and shuttles calcium away from soft tissues, like blood vessels and kidneys (kidney stones) and into hard tissues like bones. So, would supplementing with k2-mk4 in the 10-30 mg/d range increase the TUL of... (more)

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JimRed 0 · December 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/mar2008_Protecting-Bone-And-Arterial-Health-With-Vitamin-K2_01.htm

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

For every increase of 10 micrograms in the amount of vitamin K2 consumed daily, the risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) drops by 9 percent. This somewhat stunning statistic was noted as a result of a recent cohort study from the... (more)

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kilton 0 · November 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Thorne-Research-Vitamin-Liquid-1oz/dp/B0038NF8MG/

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by 94 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Hi everyone, I'm just wondering if I should continue to supplement with Vitamin K2. I take 120mcg per day of MK-4. But I also eat 1-3 raw pastured egg yolks and grass-fed ground beef daily, homemade frozen grass-fed liver pills every other day or... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · September 22, 2012 at 5:49 PM

I would recommend this article on vit k by Chris Masterjon, it's pretty awesome. I personally eat a diet similarly high in k2 but still supplement rather aggressively. I take around 5mg a day most days, with my D and A. Note that this is an... (more)

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by 8 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I take k2 MK7 45mcg every other day, and Carlson MK4 5mg every day. I know that these can effect coagulation and can block the thinning effects of coumadin etc. However, I also take curcumin and eat raw turmeric root, and other blood thinning... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · September 07, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Vitamin K2 is mostly involved in the proper deposition of calcium (in our bones and teeth, and not in the soft tissue, joints, blood vessels). Vitamin K1 (found in leafy greens) is the one with a bigger role in blood clotting. Not sure to what... (more)

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by 124 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I have quite a modest budget, so I don't think what I eat will provide enough micronutrients for me. I heard a few people take Vitamin D3, K2 and magnesium, and I am almost 100% sure that I am D3 deficient, but I also heard that you need K2 or... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · July 09, 2012 at 6:14 AM

If you want to spend the least, spend that money on K2, it is expensive, particularly the SuperK Lifeextension one, but it is important. D3 you can get from the sun, and it is a pretty cheap supplement, costing a 10-12$ for a whole year of D3,... (more)