Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2

Vitamin K2 Questions

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by 3509 · about 18 hours ago

Currently I am not having any supplement, but two substances raised my interest: co-enzime q10 which is produced by the body but its production diminishes with age, to the extent that some people believe that it is one of the substances that... (more)

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Helen 0 · February 25, 2011 at 10:18 PM

I supplement with K-2 and since I started doing so, all of the spider veins I had in my ankles and at the sides of my nose have disappeared.

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by 547 · about 18 hours ago

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 · about 18 hours ago

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 5:22 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 · about 18 hours ago

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 5:22 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 598 · about 18 hours ago

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 6:57 PM

MK4 is said to be better than MK7

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by 598 · about 18 hours ago

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 6:57 PM

MK4 is said to be better than MK7

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by 188 · about 18 hours ago

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 9:58 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 529 · about 18 hours ago

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 1:04 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 529 · about 18 hours ago

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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Varelse 0 · August 09, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Well, dang. Any way you could be talked into some conventional treatment mixed in there? I just honestly do not think that, given the description of your problems, you will be able to acheive good oral health with only alternative measures. That... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

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 2:12 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 309 · about 18 hours ago

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 2:52 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 10994 · about 18 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 18 hours ago

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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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · December 07, 2012 at 2:08 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 0 · about 19 hours ago

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 1418 · about 19 hours ago

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 7:43 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 344 · about 19 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 85 · about 19 hours ago

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 4:04 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 2065 · about 19 hours ago

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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Jay_9 0 · October 22, 2011 at 7:25 PM

There's decent data for K1, and multiple forms of K2, including mk-7 and mk-4. The type of data supporting each is currently different, a testament to the infancy of the state of knowledge on this topic. There's a randomized placebo controlled... (more)

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by 4620 · about 19 hours ago

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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paleohacks 0 · October 18, 2011 at 9:46 PM

There are two natural forms of vitamin K: K1 & K2. K1 - Plant source (phylloquinone aka phytomenadione aka phytonadione) K2 - Bacterial and animal source (menaquinone - MK-n, n=4..10, ???n??? determined by the number of prenyl side... (more)

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by 39841 · about 19 hours ago

K-2 concentrates in the saliva in order to mineralize calcium in our teeth. Zinc supplementation increases salivary calcium levels: http://jdr.sagepub.com/content/84/1/35.short Weston Price treated caries with his high vitamin butter oil, which... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · September 07, 2011 at 1:24 AM

Travis.....as a former dentist this is spot on based on things I have read. If I could upvote you more I would. I hope every dentist reads this......sadly few will. Plus one.

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by 12174 · about 19 hours ago

So, the very tips of my fingernails have started to peel - I'm about 9 days way through my Whole30 - 19 days if you discount a single meal. Whereas they had stopped peeling when I went lacto-paleo, now the tips of my fingernails have started to... (more)

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mth_1 0 · July 19, 2011 at 2:16 PM

Nothing diet related you have done for the last 19 days is causing your nail to split today. Either you have the fastest growing fingernails in the world for Whole30 to affect your fingernail tips, or 6 months ago you had some kind of problem... (more)

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by 39841 · about 19 hours ago

After reading about natto, I expected it to be a horrendous food that I'd be able to choke down once a week at best, but I had some earlier and found it to be completely inoffensive. I'm now thinking about eating it every day, but I wonder if it... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · January 05, 2011 at 10:14 AM

I wouldn't worry about getting too much K2 out of natto, I would rather worry about the phytoestrogens and lectins in the soy as well as its goitrogenic properties. Even though it's fermented, some nasties are just very hard to eliminate... (more)

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by 4163 · about 19 hours ago

Hi All, I feel like all I am doing is writing questions about health problems, I don't seem to be a very good advertisement for the Primal way of life at the moment! Ah well, at least I'm thin ;) About 4 years ago I developed a cyst on the side... (more)

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Kimmie 0 · May 31, 2010 at 3:34 AM

I don't know about over-supplementation, but I've read an awful lot linking cysts with low iodine levels. Dr. Jorge Flechas is particularly vocal about it, and claims that cysts - sebaceous cysts, ovarian cysts, Fibrocystic breasts, keloids, etc.... (more)

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by 98 · about 19 hours ago

I've been looking for an answer to this for a while. Does anyone know what the accepted dosage recommendation for K2 (menatetrenone) is? Most of what I find is between 90 and 200mcg, and there's a Carlson Labs product containing 5mg ($44.75 @... (more)

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Chucks 0 · November 14, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Thorne Research's K2 is the only cost-effective MK4 supplement I know of. $60 for what appears to be 1200 1mg drops. 1 mg/day is far more than almost everyone gets from their diet (typical intakes are on the level of a few dozen MICROgrams per... (more)

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by 1021 · October 21, 2014 at 4:24 AM

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 5:43 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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