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    thought this was interesting. http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig5/mercola46.1.html In my opinion worth looking into.

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    That's what I have been hearing. Unfortunately, I cannot take excess Vitamin K since I am on anticoagulation medication, Warfarin.

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    • #3
      JT Look into it a little closer, the Vit K that raises clotting factors is K1, K2 is a completely different animal. From what I have read K2 should not affect your blood thickness.

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      • #4
        K2 is one of my handful of supplements. I likely get some from meat and eggs but I feel it prudent to cover my bases.
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        • #5
          i started taking 150mcg daily, supposed to work synergisticlly with D3 of which i am taking 6,000 iu

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          • #6
            trapperjohnme, thanks for pointing that out. I will ask my doctor what they think about it before I try it.

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            • #7
              Today I ordered the Carlson's brand K2 that is listed in Cillikat's supplement page (it's the '4' kind, as opposed to the MK-7, but I ordered that one too). Anyway, I noticed that the Carlson's brand is 5 mg, way higher concentration the Mercula's recommendation of 150 mcg/daily. But I think that some studies on treating osteoporosis were done using this higher 5 mg dosage.
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              • #8
                http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas...tgels/256?at=0



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                • #9
                  150mcg seems like a bit much. Would anywhere close to that much possibly be found in nature? 1 cup of natto, 300 something calories and enough soy to grow a man breasts only has 40mcg. I have been taking 120mcg every 3 days, is there a good reason to take more?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Stabby View Post
                    150mcg seems like a bit much. Would anywhere close to that much possibly be found in nature? 1 cup of natto, 300 something calories and enough soy to grow a man breasts only has 40mcg. I have been taking 120mcg every 3 days, is there a good reason to take more?
                    I think your dose is totally reasonable. I don't take them every day.

                    Fwiw though there is the study dose comparing 5 mg K2 with fosamax. It's been ages since I've read it but the K2 worked better iirc.

                    when I was taking high doses regularly, it was for specific reasons relating to bone density.



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                    • #11
                      Here's the other one listed on your supplements page, Katherine:

                      http://www.iherb.com/Carlson-Labs-Vi...les/14812?at=0

                      Blog post (thankyou for linking to this, Cillikat): http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co...none-mk-4.html
                      Last edited by Canarygirl; 07-21-2010, 03:40 PM.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Canarygirl View Post
                        Here's the other one listed on your supplements page, Katherine:

                        http://www.iherb.com/Carlson-Labs-Vi...les/14812?at=0

                        Blog post (thankyou for linking to this, Cillikat): http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co...none-mk-4.html
                        It indeed it. I need to update. Currently I'm taking the Thorne K2....a drop every 3ish days depending on when I think of it. For a couple of years I did take 5 mg per day though, eventually reducing that over time.



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                        • #13
                          Shouldn't take k2 with warfarin. Though I always wonder if clotting issues are potentiated by a diet high in omega 6. Warfarin blocks k2 and is thus associated with the calcification of arteries.

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                          • #14
                            150mcg seems like a bit much. Would anywhere close to that much possibly be found in nature? 1 cup of natto, 300 something calories and enough soy to grow a man breasts only has 40mcg. I have been taking 120mcg every 3 days, is there a good reason to take more?
                            Stabby: I am no expert, I was just going by what the article that said:
                            "Although the exact dosing is yet to be determined, Dr. Vermeer recommends between 45 mcg and 185 mcg daily for adults. You must use caution on the higher doses if you take anticoagulants, but if you are generally healthy and not on these types of medications, I suggest 150 mcg daily."

                            If anyone is familiar with other research or recomendations i am all ears.

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                            • #15
                              Good stuff. Thanks everyone.
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