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Vitamin K2? Which supplement is the best

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Hi folks sorry to disturb you all again just wanted a bit more information which one is the best for me to have completely flummoxed by all the info on the Internet

Thank you so so much

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veriterc

Can I suggest you contact your Consultant's secretary, and get them to ask. You need to ensure that whatever supplement you take doesn't conflict with anything you are taking now.

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sunshine16 in reply to veriterc

Hi thanks for reply left a message on Monday on the osteoporosis helpline still waiting !

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veriterc in reply to sunshine16

In which case it is very worthwhile phoning the hospital, ask for Chief Executive's office, and eventually you get to talk to their Secretary. I find they are mines of information, and if I ask them to find out something - it gets done. But it's a sad reflection on health service that we have to go through these hoops.

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Posy-White

I'd love to hear what others are taking as I have difficulties with all the 'extras' in oral medication and the consultant couldn't really help. So at the moment I'm on nothing!

Posy White

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Posy white ok so I try to take all these vitamins in my food as its better accepted by the body I am using butter that is from Ireland its in a gold box and tastes so great I even put a pat in my coffee and make it bullet proof coffee so its got extra bit of K2 then I make my own liver pate eat on crackers its so great. go online get a list of stuff with K2 it really will help bones

then of course I do my weight workout with my nyk vest which is rebuilding bone in my morning walking program so says my MD nykweightvest.com

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Messyme17

Hello, I have this week bought the BetterYou K2 spray, really easy & pleasant to take.

However I am on a OP medication break and only take the theiCal D3 as prescribed and am on BP tablets. My GP knew nothing about a need for K2! Good Luck.

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sunshine16 in reply to Messyme17

Thank you 😊

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Londinium in reply to Messyme17

My rheumatologist went nuts when I raised the issue of K2. Waste of time seeing her, so I stopped.

sunshine do try grass fed butter on your toast even a bit in your coffee in morning is great I started to take it for my teeth which are now very strong but did not used to be after I started adding this butter the teeth and bone strengthened quite a bit no more bleeding of gums, gone . chicken liver is good make a pate of it see recipes online . and do see list of natural ways to get k2

its better than any vitamin pill !! and sunshine do not forget to weight walk or weight workout each day to strengthen bone also!

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sunshine16 in reply to

Thankyou 😊

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Posy-White

Great ideas and I think I'll be trying the spray.

Unfortunately it’s not just oral medication I can’t tolerate it would be all of applehead7’s lovely breakfast. I’m only getting traces of k2 in the pre digested prescription food drink hence me being concerned.

I do hope you find something to help you sunshine16

Posy White

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sunshine16

Thank you all so much vey kind 😊

Sunshine 16 I looked up the main sources of K2 and here they are.... goose liver, egg yoke, cheese , chicken (dark meat) and of course the grass fed cows butter ... can you say Yum?!

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sunshine16 in reply to

Haha yum !

Thanks for the info ... Am a vegetarian but love butter and cheese

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Met00

The two main recommended K2 supplements are K2-MK4 and K2-MK7. MK4 is much more expensive and, from what I've read, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of both. It's hard to get sufficient K2 from diet - hard cheeses have MK4, especially gouda, but you'd need to eat masses of it, which would hardly be a balanced diet. K1 gets converted to K2 in the body, but not very efficiently and it appears to be K2 that's the one that's needed to direct calcium into the bones. When I mentioned K2 to my GP he hadn't even heard of it! healthline.com/nutrition/vi...

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sunshine16 in reply to Met00

Super thanks 😊

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Collywobbles64

I was taking Better You oral spray VitK2, but decided to up my dosage of this supplement and now take NutriZing VitK2 at 600mcg, along with 400 mcg of Swanson ultra dimagnesium malate, boron and BetterYou vitD3.

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Londinium in reply to Collywobbles64

Are you in the UK? If so, which store/seller do you get your Magnesium and Boron from?

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Collywobbles64 in reply to Londinium

Yes I'm in the UK. NutriZing is a British company, you can either order directly through them or go to Amazon. I'm currently using Nature's Way Boron Complex ordered via Amazon. The magnesium I order on-line through HealthMonthly based in Jersey.

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Londinium in reply to Collywobbles64

Crikey, I thought HealthMonthly had folded ages ago. They changed their website and it's not half as good as before. They prev. had a good website and lots of good products and good prices. But then they moved their customer service and warehouses o/s and became terribly unreliable. Have they improved?

I'm looking for strong Boron capsules, more than 3 mg.

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trishbindefeld in reply to Londinium

Don't think youll get more than 3mg. just take two if you want a higher dose! Its really quite cheap.

in reply to Londinium

Swanson Ultra Boron 6mg

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TFBUNDY in reply to Londinium

Hi. I just use boric acid crystals. eBay for next to nothing. You need to weigh your own dose via drug dealer scales, also cheap from eBay, but useful for other supps, and when you know what the dose looks like a damp finger dab is about right

in reply to Londinium

My K2 (Nutrizing) 600mcg has arrived. I don't have much energy for actual shopping. May I ask, what time of day do you take yours?

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Londinium in reply to

I soak flaxseeds overnight in a cup of 'whole' coconut mylk from Rebel Kitchen, and add cardamom & cinnamon. I take it the following morning/mid-day with oil-soluble vitamins e.g. Vit D3, Vit K2, CoQ10.

in reply to Londinium

That sounds good. I'm daunted by the challenge of fitting everything in! Did Aristotle13 give you his schedule?

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No.

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thanks.

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TFBUNDY in reply to Londinium

Hi. You can buy a huge bag of Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) and a lifetime bag of boracic acid from eBay for a very small amount of money. High cost does not mean better. Supplements can run away with a lot of beer vouchers.

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sunshine16 in reply to Collywobbles64

Thanks😊

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HeronNS

I believe Vitamin K2-mk7 is actually converted to K2-mk4 by the body. The body also converts K1 to K2, but apparently rather inefficiently which is why most of us will need to top it up either through foods containing K2, or a supplement.

in reply to HeronNS

that surely must be as you say since K2-mk7 is plant-based. I had my 600mcg delivered by Amazon yesterday. Seems they pack stuff so that either the purchaser can't get into it without a struggle, OR the delivery guy can put his hand in, draw out the container, and return it to the original outer package for some reason. I wouldn't have thought it if there hadn't been a dark hair from his arm clung to the plastic bottle with static. At least seal was intact. The joys of looking after ones' self are mounting.

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