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K2-MK7 research paper

Nanaedake
Nanaedake
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The paper below explains the action of K2-MK7. Natto is extremely rich in K2-MK7. I can't evaluate the accuracy of the paper as I'm not a scientist but it could be useful information if trying the exercise and nutrition route.

intechopen.com/books/cell-s...

"This large and statistically rigorous meta-analysis concluded that high vitamin K2 levels were associated with reduced vertebral fractures by approximately 60%, hip fractures by 77% and all non-vertebral fractures by approximately 81%. Supplementation with vitamin K2 as MK-7 increased bone strength in postmenopausal women in 3-year clinical study’."

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Glengarry57

Thankyou for this info.. Very interesting

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Bev53-SB

Thank you for posting this article, it is quite complex to read but very informative. I actually increased my K2 intake about 12 month ago after reading an article on this forum and the article was very reassuring

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Walkingdogs

Thanks for this info. I’ve been taking it for 9 months. Hope it’s doing it’s work.

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nuigini

Thanks for this. It's always nice to hear you've been doing the right thing. For many years I've ignored doctors' advising me to stop wasting my money on supplements and added K2 to my a few years back thanks to the recommendation of Heron on this forum.

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Collywobbles64

Been taking K2 for about 4 years now. Upped my dosage about 4/5 months ago as my T scores had worsened, however, it may be the reason why I have never had any fractures.

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Titian8

Was very interested to read about the benefits of high levels of Vitamin K2 but wondering what is considered a high level.

I started off with K2-MK7 at 100 mcg then increased it to twice a day, as I found most tablets/capsules were only 100 mcg. However, I found one that is much higher i.e. 600 mcg and am currently taking that. After reading of the long half life I then started taking one 600 mcg on alternate days but after reading this report, perhaps keeping to a high level every day would be better.

I don't know where to buy Natto, although looking at images of it looks really horrible, but would be willing g to give it a go. There is a large Asian supermarket near to where I live, stocking foods from many countries so will have a look there.

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Nanaedake
Nanaedake
in reply to Titian8

If you want to try eating natto then you could try and eat it with fluffy rice with a miso or chicken soup base poured over the rice and lots of topping like chicken, fish or veg, sliced spring onions, sesame seeds etc. Stir the natto into the rice and it's more palatable.

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Titian8

Thanks, sounds like a good recipe, though am not usually successful at fluffy rice (more like sticky or glutinous!)

Is it possible to describe what Natto tastes like?

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Nanaedake
Nanaedake
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I suppose its like unsweetened baked beans without the sauce. It's a really distinctive but mild flavour - in my opinion. Not everyone likes the flavour. I don't love it but find it palatable when combined with other things. If you can just add a few beans in a dish as suggested it's better than piling loads in to begin with. Even a few beans add more K2-MK7 into a diet by the sounds of it.

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Nanaedake
Nanaedake
in reply to Titian8

By the way, natto is eaten about 3 times a week in Japan, not usually daily.

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Titian8

Thank you Nanaedake for that description, although not sounding particularly delish it sounds ok if it's a mild flavour so can 'disguise ' it in dishes. I will definitely look out for it now.

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applehead7

yeah but Nato is everybody seems to agree pretty gross

why not try other forms of K2? such as Kerry Butter in the gold box from great grass fed cows so its loaded with K2 or there are a few other ways look them up you dont have to eat stuff that is disgusting

Pate is also full of k2 and certain types of cheeses

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Nanaedake

Try them all but check out the amount of K2-MK7 in the products so you've got an idea of how much you are getting.

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applehead7

if you get your k2 from foods its impossible to od actually they did studies on teeth from long ago and found the teeth really stayed strong in diets of people who ate k2 foods they even have photos to prove it and teeth are a reflection of bone same compound so strong teeth should be strong bone also I would think

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applehead7

the doctors name was Weston Price who studied teeth wholistic health and indigenous tribes and people all over the world very interesting checkc it out

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Nanaedake

I meant, make sure you get enough K2 from other foods. This research paper says, 'The only food that contains enough vitamin K2 is the Japanese dish Natto.'

intechopen.com/books/cell-s...

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