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Vitamin K2 for bones - how much, how frequent?

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Hi, I have random question for anyone on here who is taking Vitamin K2 to support their calcium/magnesium/D3 intake for bones compromised by coeliac and/or allergic or intolerant to dairy. I do take a dropper type of K2 (oil based) which is pricey, and looking at cheaper brands that are pill based (basic white pill style). I can regulate the oil dropper K2, but the pill based ones are a standard dose per pill. Where I am a bit confused on all this - do I take the K2 every time I pop a calcium/magnesium/D3 supplement, or do I just need to take it once a day? I'm not sure if this is a confusing question, but for anyone taking K2, interested in how you take it. Thank you in a advance to any takers.

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Tiki15

not sure if correct protocol. I take Adcal twice a day as prescribed by my Doctor as I have osteoporosis caused by Prednisolone. I also take three Healthy Origins K2 as MK-7. They are very small soft gels and take them with my breakfast. Before bed I take two Magnesium Biglycinate

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Benjamin123 in reply to Tiki15

Great, many thanks.

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Researchfan

Hi Benjamin123.

I take the Betteryou spray - Vitamin D3 and K2.

Hope that’s helpful.

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Benjamin123 in reply to Researchfan

Thank you, so both together in one spray. Thank you. I wonder if that is purposeful as they recommend them together. Very confusing these vitamins and minerals!

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nellie237

I'm not super knowledgable. Off the top of my head,,,,,,,,,100mcg K2-MK7 is sufficient for 10,000iu Vit D, also its not worth taking less than 45mcg . This is probably not relevant to you, but when I was on loading doses of 20,000iu I made the mistake of taking 200mcg K2. My heart started racing/pounding..........it lasted about an hour, and I found out afterwards that it is not an uncommon reaction, although some people take massive doses with no ill effects.. It scared the hell out of me. I now take daily 2,000iu vit D & I half a 100mcg tablet (I'm using Vitabay recommended by one of the knowledgable admins on the thyroid forum)

I did read somewhere that they should be taken at different times because they compete, but I struggle to fit in other supplements as well as prescribed meds.........so, I take Vit D & K2 together.

"or do I just need to take it once a day? " I think that depends on whether it's K2-MK7, or K2-MK4 . MK7 has a longer half life, and OK once a day.......I think.

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Benjamin123

Hi, thank you for that. That is good and detailed information. That is concerning that they may compete, as I have been taking them together!

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MBxyz

Hi Benjamin123, I take Together Health vitK2, B Complex, & their Immune with D3 & zinc. Also currently trying their Co-Q10 which is supposed to be good stuff but haven't noticed anything. I've recently discovered I can tolerate lactose free milk and cheese so have that for calcium (wish I'd tried it sooner).

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Benjamin123 in reply to MBxyz

Hi, many thanks for that. Do you take the vitamin K everytime you take calcium or do you just take it once a day?

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MBxyz

Ah, that's useful to know- I was taking it as I read you need to take it if taking extra vitamin D, hadn't realised it's good for calcium as well. I reckon I'm calcium deficient as my teeth aren't good so good to know this should help. I've been taking K2 once a day. All these supplements are so expensive though! Shame we can't get more help on prescription.

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Benjamin123 in reply to MBxyz

I agree. I'm trying to find more cost effective approaches, but I shudder to think how much I spend in a year on them. The calcium D3 on prescription that I use to get is a poor one for absorption and contains 'starch' with no indication from what. I find Solgar good, but not the cheapest. I hope your teeth improve with calcium intake. I've also read Boron is the final piece of the bone building puzzle so now taking Solgar brand of calcium that contains that. Hard to stay on top of it all!

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MBxyz in reply to Benjamin123

You were fortunate to get supplements on prescription, my GP refused. Currently reading about B vitamins, that it's important to get methyl or lipsomal version to get it absorbed if you've impaired digestion. Some people have reported great improvement in mental health with it so going to try that next- more expense! How have you found out about the bone problem, hope Boron helps with it.

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Benjamin123 in reply to MBxyz

I asked for dexa scan about 10 years ago when I broke my wrist and a toe in the same year. I had not been diagnosed with coeliac at that point, but I suspected it. Have had a few since then that shows minor improvement but different machines can measure a bit differently. Yes, boron looks interesting. In terms of B vitamins, I have recently gone the B12 injection route and can testify an improvement in mental clarity and function. Only two lots done so far, third one later next month, but it is a good improvement. I think we just end up struggling generally with coeliac and no one listens to us.

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MBxyz in reply to Benjamin123

Same here- I've done B12 injections. Couldn't get help on NHS as I was just in range, but I've read that >1000 level is good if you have coeliac so the recommended level's ridiculously low. I got help through B12D charity and self-injected and noticed a huge improvement with sleep apnea (having got no help on NHS with sleep either). However, since discovered sublingual methyl B12 spray works just as well, which is a lot more pleasant than injecting; bypasses digestion so no malabsorption problem. Sadly hasn't helped mental health, but great that it's working for you. Maybe Gluten Free Guerrillas could do with a Pinned Post which lists things that have helped, newly diagnosed probably don't know that B12 can help.

Sounds like you've got calcium and boron malabsorption- hope supplementing sorts out the deficiency for the next scan.

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Benjamin123 in reply to MBxyz

Thank you, and wow for you injecting with your own B12!! That is epic. I'd faint at the thought of doing that.

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Rocky

I take Nutri Advanced Vitamin D and K2 drops. It's all in one, so easy to take

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Benjamin123 in reply to Rocky

Thank you. Do you take that once a day, or a few times?

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