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by 547 · July 30, 2014 at 10:01 PM

I live in Iceland and we have canned cod livers (in their own oils) and cod liver pate in all the grocery stores. I've started eating these 115g packs during my pregnancy instead of taking cod liver oil as I found I was unable to tolerate taking... (more)

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by 0 · March 22, 2014 at 05:01 PM

Hello, I've been taking Carlson Vitamin K2 (menatetrenone - the mk-4 version of k2) for almost a year now. I started at 5mg every other day to every few days. Taking it sporadically like that made my teeth extremely smooth, got rid of excess... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 21, 2014 at 05:22 PM

Vitamin D creates these little uncarboxylated proteins that Vitamin K then activates. If you're creating more of these undercarboxylated proteins than you can carboxylate by taking supplementary vitamin D then this would be a plausible cause for... (more)

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by 0 · March 22, 2014 at 05:01 PM

Hello, I've been taking Carlson Vitamin K2 (menatetrenone - the mk-4 version of k2) for almost a year now. I started at 5mg every other day to every few days. Taking it sporadically like that made my teeth extremely smooth, got rid of excess... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · March 21, 2014 at 05:22 PM

Vitamin D creates these little uncarboxylated proteins that Vitamin K then activates. If you're creating more of these undercarboxylated proteins than you can carboxylate by taking supplementary vitamin D then this would be a plausible cause for... (more)

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by 560 · June 06, 2014 at 06:58 PM

So if you're getting plenty of K2, do you still need some K1 to help with clotting or something? Leafy greens don't do well in my gut is why I ask. What are the best sources of K2? If I do still need K1, what are some good sources that don't... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · June 06, 2014 at 06:57 PM

MK4 is said to be better than MK7

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by 560 · June 06, 2014 at 06:58 PM

So if you're getting plenty of K2, do you still need some K1 to help with clotting or something? Leafy greens don't do well in my gut is why I ask. What are the best sources of K2? If I do still need K1, what are some good sources that don't... (more)

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PaleoGod 0 · June 06, 2014 at 06:57 PM

MK4 is said to be better than MK7

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by 188 · January 07, 2014 at 09:58 PM

FYI: To avoid any paleo die-hards from nagging me on the beans not being paleo subject, fermentation breaks down anti-nutrients into available nutrients. So I was watching a video of Dr. Mercola interviewing the wild fermentation specialist... (more)

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JonN 0 · January 07, 2014 at 09:58 PM

While natto bacteria are a very common soil bacteria, I don't think it is quite accurate to say they occur naturally on all beans. They are very common in soil where soy beans have been grown; not so much so in other soils. They are... (more)

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by 512 · August 27, 2013 at 01:22 AM

Vitamin K2 ((Activator X) from Dr. Weston A. Price's work) seems very potentially crucial to overall health and longevity. There are studies linking healing of calcification in arteries via K2. It activates vitamines A & D. There are... (more)

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glib 0 · August 13, 2013 at 01:04 AM

If you are focusing on K2 alone, natto is off scale. For zinc, by far the best common source is beef. It is not nearly as high as oysters, but when you compare daily eating of beef with once a year oyster platter, beef dominates. You want to make... (more)

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by 512 · August 10, 2013 at 05:22 AM

I have a limited budget but will do what is necessary to arrest and reverse semi-severe tooth decay. What diet/supplements will give me the most bang for my buck, and why? Please analyze my current knowledge and revise, or feel free to build... (more)

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danno 0 · August 09, 2013 at 08:21 PM

All you need is vitamin d and vitamin k2 to reverse tooth decay. Get sun everyday for at least 30 mins and try to expose as much of your skin as possible, think nothing but tighty whities or a banana hammock. For the days you miss out on sun... (more)

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by 1009 · June 06, 2013 at 05:43 PM

im not a vegan, i just dont want any of the ingredients or fillers to be derived from conventional animals. anybody know where i can get something like this?

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August 0 · June 06, 2013 at 05:43 PM

Thorne puts out a K2 that is made in a lab. It is drops, and the drops last a long time. The caveat is that I actually went back to Carlson's 5mg pills, which are made from animal sources, because I didn't feel the Thorne product made me feel as... (more)

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by 10 · January 08, 2014 at 02:24 AM

I know the name of the strain of bacterial used to ferment natto, the Japanese soybean dish full of vitamin k2, is Bacillus Natto. I can find cultures of it available online. However I would like to use it to ferment another type of food than... (more)

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JonN 0 · January 08, 2014 at 02:12 AM

Glib, The jury is still out on whether MK-4 is better or MK-7, but many have still made up their minds and claim their favorite is best. Here are the bullet points of their arguments. Blood levels of K-2 go up much faster, more, and... (more)

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by 3 · May 14, 2013 at 01:53 AM

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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fluffy_1 0 · May 14, 2013 at 01:53 AM

I'm ridiculously allergic to most common allergens, including soy and dairy. I think I'm going to try making dairy-free kefir.

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by 311 · February 13, 2013 at 02:52 PM

I need to up my vitamin K intake. Am already eating tons of kale and spinache ( and other green leafies) but that's only taking care of my K1. I'm mostly interested in mk4 of the K2 actually. And as far as I know goose liver ranks highest in terms... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · February 13, 2013 at 02:52 PM

Burbot liver also has high K content, not sure how much of it is K2 tho. Its also very rich in vitamin D, more than cod liver.

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by 0 · December 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM

Hello, Does anyone know if 1mcg of vitamin K2 MK-7 equals 1mcg of MenaQ7? Also, how refined is MenaQ7? I was wondering about traces of soy in it. Thank you

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JimRed 0 · December 12, 2012 at 07:00 PM

http://menaq7.com/index.php?page=absorption

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by 11011 · December 11, 2012 at 09:10 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 09:10 PM

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

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by 11011 · December 07, 2012 at 02:08 PM

Is anyone here supplementing with hefty amounts of the fat soluble vitamins A (Retinol) D3 and K2-MK-4 (Activator-X)? I know that Weston Price emphasizes this as rather important and I know that Vitamins A and D up-regulate the opposites... (more)

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Katy_5 0 · December 07, 2012 at 02:08 PM

I use Green Pastures cod liver oil and butter oil. I'm not sure what you would consider large amounts, but I take a few teaspoons of each daily. I believe in the WAPF position on vitamin A and D. And I believe that the cod liver oil helps with... (more)

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by 1318 · November 23, 2012 at 01:45 PM

Thanks largely to the Weston Price Foundation and all its adherents, we never stop hearing about vitamin K2. My efforts to find the actual evidence to support a benefit of K2 over, say, other variants of the vitamin (such as K1) turn up very... (more)

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Stephen_5 0 · November 23, 2012 at 01:45 PM

Clearly, I touched a nerve here. If anybody felt personally attacked by my question, I apologise. I said I hadn't found anything valid, and was prepared to be corrected. What I got, though, was stuff I'd seen before, and I'm sorry, but I am not... (more)

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by 0 · October 02, 2012 at 04:42 PM

I can't seem to find any information on the K2 content of cheeses other than the well-known French, Dutch, and English ones. I love Limburger, but some of the posts here say that Germany doesn't usually grass feed their dairy cows. Does anyone... (more)

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by 10 · April 06, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Can someone please point me to a Cal Mag D3 K2 MK-4 SOY-FREE supplement?

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SandySkrocki 0 · April 06, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Arbonne (www.toxinfreeskin.myarbonne.com)

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by 1401 · June 10, 2012 at 07:43 AM

After being scared to order K2 supplement from iherb and possibly not receiving the item due to it being a "banned" item(anything with vitamin K which this one had both K and K2) here in Canada, I finally decided to try ordering from well.ca which... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · June 10, 2012 at 07:43 AM

Vit K2 is not banned here in Canada, there is just a maximum strength that is allowed to be sold by Law, it's 60mcg or 100mcg. I buy Vit K2 @ 100mcg from my health food store regularly.

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by 362 · June 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM

I suffer from osteoporosis, certainly due to genetic factors (my mother has it) and also eating disorders as teen. At only 38 I want to make sure I get absolutely enough of the right vitamins and minerals to give myself the best chance of... (more)

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Karen___1 0 · June 09, 2012 at 02:44 PM

Thanks, sounds like I'm on the right track, I will keep the higher dose of D too.

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by 344 · June 20, 2012 at 09:52 AM

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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Karen___1 0 · June 20, 2012 at 09:52 AM

I am really interested in getting this right as I have mild, early onset osteoporosis. Currently I supplement magnesium and d3 but not calcium or k2. I'm torn between adding butter oil to the dairy and eggs etc I eat versus a k2 supplement. Also... (more)

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by 85 · March 14, 2014 at 02:08 AM

I was wondering where to buy vitamin k2 from a non-online source (fred meyer, walgreens, rite aid, etc.?)

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Shari_Bambino 0 · December 23, 2011 at 04:04 AM

You won't find it in traditional drug stores. Try The Vitamin Shoppe and maybe GNC or a "health food store". If they don't carry it they might be able to order for you.

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by 2053 · October 23, 2011 at 01:51 PM

I accidentally bought a k2 supplement in the MK-7 form instead of MK-4. Would you bother taking this? Thanks a lot!

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James_3 0 · October 22, 2011 at 06:28 PM

My recollection is that the MK-4 K2 variant is fast acting and cleared from the system quickly, and MK-7 lasts longer in the blood. So it's definitely worth taking it if you've got it, although complex's of the K vitamins are better. The various... (more)

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by 4540 · October 18, 2011 at 09:55 PM

Since the bacteria in our gut produce some K2 as a result of fermentation, and natto (a fermented food) is very high in K2, would it make sense that kraut, kimchi, pickles, etc. have some K2 as well? K2 is the final piece in my supplementation... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · October 18, 2011 at 09:55 PM

umm.. i think any lacto-fermented veggies like kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut, daikon will hook you up right quick if you can't get natto. chicken/chicken livers and ground beef, cheese - i think both hard and soft, egg yolks. not as high but easy to... (more)

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by 49 · October 16, 2011 at 01:34 PM

Hello there. Im currently on the following every day regiment: 600mg calcium 300mg magnesium 50mcg K2 2500iu D3 600mg vitC Are there any other supplements i could benefit from taking? Is the calcium enough? My diet consists of lots of... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · October 16, 2011 at 01:34 PM

PPAR’s form heterodimers with retinoid X receptors (RXRs) and these heterodimers regulate transcription of various genes involved with our fat cells. These genes are up-regulated by both carbohydrates and lipids in our diet. PPAR-gamma activates... (more)