K2 Questions

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
549
by 3280 · about 11 hours 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)

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173
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)

D8644ecc819aa7fb98ed93eece4befa2
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
182
by 271 · about 11 hours ago

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)

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5
0
Votes
0
Answers
8
Views
2K
by 10994 · about 11 hours 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)

best answer

0ba891d22837788c4d5ccf3f33f60329
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)

7fc82eebafd44badc73c520f44660150
1
Votes
1
Answers
0
Views
1K
by 3280 · about 12 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)

3a537c9a9d11131e0327e09413a113fb
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
1.2K
by 3 · about 12 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)

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab
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

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5
0
Votes
0
Answers
1
Views
1.5K
by 1242 · about 12 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)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
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)

62507d49d9f1042f9b75e4241a546ffb
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
2.4K
by 0 · about 12 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

Cbda678b2a6bf0537d8c4ea0ce8aa9ad
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)

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
990
by 10994 · about 12 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)

83d2d5eaaa2704020286e98c470f6a44
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

012337ad3c38a041d82b12ceaa8353a7
3
Votes
3
Answers
2
Views
3.9K
by 94 · about 12 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)

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a
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)

8b51c46130ecc183bf370e1d5e455392
1
Votes
1
Answers
1
Views
2K
by 8 · about 12 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)

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f
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)

Cca2744b26a21709a82330c909b5282a
2
Votes
2
Answers
3
Views
1.7K
by 124 · about 12 hours ago

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)

best answer

34cf7065a6c94062c711eb16c0f6adc3
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)

F92a0a13e601a6d302e44a4d4e0e3b91
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
3.2K
by 367 · about 12 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)

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
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)

7eba3d743671649c1e06cacce0ba4e77
4
Votes
4
Answers
8
Views
2.8K
by 1418 · about 12 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)

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9
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)

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765
1
Votes
1
Answers
3
Views
2.5K
by 2240 · about 12 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)

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f
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)

7bad6c4e7d681fab6a4aa4580f442e0c
2
Votes
2
Answers
5
Views
906
by 687 · about 12 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)

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117
The_Quilt 0 · January 07, 2012 at 9:49 PM

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

Medium avatar
12
Votes
12
Answers
22
Views
14.8K
by 3244 · about 12 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)

Medium avatar
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)

7bad6c4e7d681fab6a4aa4580f442e0c
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
1K
by 687 · about 13 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)

7bf306ada57db47547e9da39a415edf6
4
Votes
4
Answers
3
Views
2K
by 11254 · about 13 hours ago

I started taking K2 (5mg) over a year ago. I started taking it at night, but moved it to the afternoon because my mouth started falling open as I slept, which makes for an awfully dry mouth in the morning. So, I kept moving the time I took it- I... (more)

2b2c2e4aa87e9aa4c99cae48e980f70d
Adriana 0 · November 09, 2011 at 12:23 AM

I've been taking 45 mg a day for several motnhs with no obvious side-effects.

10dd073d45b65f00ad31149959d08b8e
2
Votes
2
Answers
4
Views
821
by 114 · about 13 hours ago

hi. i am wondering what the optimal dose of calcium would be for a vlc diet. currently i am consuming approx. 1300mg. in the form of grated/shredded parmesian cheese. i find my joints feel stiffer after consuming servings of this and usually when... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
paleohacks 0 · October 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Do not take calcium supplement. 8-10k Vitamin D will bost your calcium absorption at microvili level and reduce calcium filtering at kidney level. You need to supplement K2, 100mcg MQ7 and up to 1mg MQ4. You also need to supplement Mg, 6mg/kg. (more)

9dd4d453f7ebd7fd2a82814d08fc8f17
3
Votes
3
Answers
2
Views
2.6K
by 581 · about 13 hours ago

so while i'm a paleo guy with my main meals, i always take some fermented cod liver oil (omega 3, v-D) and high vitamin butter oil (k2). some people say grass-fed tallow would have k2 as well, and i guess that makes sense. so anyone who's been... (more)

7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37
Beth_WeightMaven 0 · October 11, 2011 at 3:29 PM

It may not matter wrt K2, but one advantage of butter oil over pasteurized dairy products is that it contains the Wulzen factor. If you're young that may not matter, but as you age, anything that helps with stiffness is worth including in your... (more)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094
2
Votes
2
Answers
1
Views
1.6K
by 78422 · about 13 hours ago

What is the part of the plant that contains most k2? Should I throw away the stock-ends and stick with the leaves? What other sources of k2 are there out there besides butter and cheese and the above? Feedback appreciated.

279700a1070c65fc144eceaa642dcbc7
Ginnungagap 0 · August 07, 2011 at 12:37 PM

There is no vitamin k2 in parsley, its all k1. and here is a list of foods with k2: http://www.westonaprice.org/fat-soluble-activators/on-the-trail-of-the-elusive-x-factor-a-sixty-two-year-old-mystery-finally-solved#fig4 (more)

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930
9
Votes
9
Answers
6
Views
10.1K
by 5232 · about 13 hours ago

Perhaps, my google skills fail me but I can't find an average for how much K2 is in grass-fed butter. Anyone know? EDIT: If K2 levels are as low as they seem, is supplementation a good idea?

best answer

Eecc48184707bc26bce631485b5b7e34
Katherine 0 · March 06, 2011 at 10:39 AM

I knew I'd stumbled across information regarding the K2 content of foods somewhere in Stephen's blog. A good 30 minutes of digging and I've finally found it. See the link for a more readable format of the listed values or better yet, head to the... (more)

75bf87379aa119821e3f6f4115f1145a
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
16
by 226 · October 23, 2014 at 4:30 AM

Diluting an oil based vitamin?

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
5
Views
468
by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:23 AM

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)

best answer

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84
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)

Medium avatar
0
Votes
0
Answers
0
Views
609
by 188 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

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

Get Free Paleo Recipes