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by 226 · about 1 hour ago

Diluting an oil based vitamin?

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by 226 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 1 hour ago

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 · about 1 hour ago

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 10994 · about 1 hour ago

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 3280 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 10994 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 1242 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 10994 · about 2 hours ago

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 10994 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 · about 2 hours ago

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 367 · about 3 hours ago

There are a couple of similar (but not the same) questions in the archives on this and it seems unlikely that anyone would overdose on K2 but if I take the Life Extension Super K supplement plus high vitamin butter oil (half a teaspoon) plus eat... (more)

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August 0 · June 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I was taking Carlsons 5mg for a long time, and for a little while I took 10mg. Stopped that because I was worried, same as you, but I didn't have any sort of bad reactions. Right now I am doing the Green Pastures butter oil/fclo mix. I don't... (more)

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by 344 · about 3 hours ago

Just curious to know what the current wisdom on this supplement is. I've been taking a few drops under the tongue of Thorne's liquid K2 and just want to be sure that it is still considered "safe" and "beneficial". Just worries me a bit seeing the... (more)

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Alex 0 · May 29, 2012 at 6:36 PM

I take a Life Extension Super K every day. It has K1, K2 MK-4, and K2 MK-7.

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by 1418 · about 3 hours ago

Have any of you bought Vitamin K2 online from the states? On Iherb it says that Canada doesn't allow supplements that contain vitamin K. It also says not to buy supplements for more than 90 days but I've bought more than that and it always got... (more)

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Phoenix 0 · April 28, 2012 at 4:53 PM

K2 is not banned, but it is illegal to sell K2 supplements in Canada that contain more than 120mcg (I think) per serving. Absolutely ridiculous, I know. I think it has something to do with K's blood-clotting attributes and Canada classifying... (more)

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by 2240 · about 3 hours ago

The closest thread I've found along this line is here, which I'd like to piggy-back on for my own question: Is the vitamin K in cucumbers and/or pickles K1 or K2? I recently started using the downloadable version of CRON-o-meter (which I really... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · March 15, 2012 at 12:12 PM

No, it's not likely as only specific cultures create k2. The culture that creates natto And some Types of cheeses like Brie and Gouda make K2 mk7. Just because something is fermented doesn't mean it has k2... It has to be the right culture.... (more)

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by 687 · about 3 hours ago

My mom was diagnosed with osteoporosis in her left hip, and osteopenia in her right hip a year or so ago (she is 55), and unfortunately started taking Fosamax in May of 2011. As of late, she's been experiencing a host of horrible symptoms ranging... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · January 07, 2012 at 9:49 PM

http://jackkruse.com/the-osteoporosis-rx/

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by 3244 · about 3 hours ago

Hey all. I'll spare you the sordid details of the various health conditions I've inherited. Suffice it to say that after much research and consultation, I'm convinced that trying a Vitamin K2 (MK-4) supplement is a good idea for me. I'm aware... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 11, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I think this is one of the better ones to take: http://www.amazon.com/Carlson-Labs-Vitamin-K2-caps/dp/B001PBQR82/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1326313159&sr=8-2 However I think it's unwise to take that much of any fat soluble vitamin every day.... (more)

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by 1880 · about 3 hours ago

Seems that the richest sources of k2 are from arguably non-paleo food sources -- natto and cheese/butter from grass-fed animals. Since it's not found in appreciable amounts in strictly paleo foods (no soy, no dairy), anybody else wonder if we... (more)

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Mike_27 0 · January 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

K2 IS in paleo foods, but only when eaten the way it was in the past. Our ancestors ate the entire beast. Marrow, organs, blood...nothing was wasted. Grass fed butter is a good way to approximate these sources vs eating brains or livers. (more)

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by 687 · about 3 hours ago

I'm considering buying some grass-fed lamb tallow (from US wellness), and just wanted to know a little more about it and its benefits; does anyone know the amount of vitamin k2 present, the omega ratios, etc? And if lamb tallow is better or... (more)

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