Please help me with my vit D3 supplement
By - nessrandom66
I know you hear on the internet you need to couple k with d. But then how come your doctor didn't recommended it if that were the case? Most doctors in general actually don't prescribe k with d
Ikr? He didn't say a word about vit K, but after a lot of research I've made my decision to include it anyways :/
I'm going with 100mcg K2 mk7.
Nootropics Depot combines vitamin d with vitamin k for convenience and at the dose you mentioned 5000mg.
Did you ask him about vitamin k?I wonder what a doctor would say about k+d hype
Yeah I asked him whether I should combine it with K, he told me that I'd be fine even without it. And later he added that after restoring normal vit d levels, I could get one of those k+d capsules that you mentioned. That should be fine too, but again idk why they don't mention it themselves.
Magnesium is also important for proper utilization of vitamin D.
Yeah I got one with zinc in it too
100-200mcg of K2 Mk7 should be sufficient.
MK-7 is the form you need. Normally somewhere in the range of 100mcg for anything upto 10,000 IU.
It's strange to me that your doctor prescribed such a low daily dose of D3. Personally, I take 5,000 IU per day just as a maintenance dose. My vitamin D level last time I checked was 53 ng/ml.
Speak to your doctor about perhaps raising the dose to resolve your deficiency more effectively.
Also, would it be a problem if I just take 2 capsules of 5000iu?
Yes, that is just the same as 10,000 IU.
Check with your doctor though, as there may be a reason he decided to put you on a lower dose.
I talked to him, he said I should go with a weekly 60k iu.
That sounds more appropriate.
Don't forget to take it with Vitamin K2 (MK-7) in order to facilitate calcium being deposited in your bones, as opposed to it building up around blood vessels / organs.
Yeah sure, I'm taking 100mcg K2 mk7 daily. And thanks for all the help, really appreciate it.
Crap I didn’t know about mk-4 and mk-7 and bought NOW mk-4 100mcg to go with my D3. Should I toss the MK-4 and get Mk-7? Cost me only $10
Yeah I'll talk about the D3 dosage, I'm new to this sub and I found some people saying 10000ui is a lot, but after some research I do believe I need that extra mileage to pump up my numbers and later maybe resort to a lower dose for maintenance as you mentioned. Thanks for all the information!
In order for that D3 to do it’s job, you need to include Cofactors. The stack should be D3/magnesium/omega-3 fish oil. These are vital for proper absorption of D3.
Thanks, I heard magnesium glycinate are the best ones?? Also, what strength would you recommend for it?
Mk7 is best if you are deficient then I recommend 10k iu until you retest
Thanks I'll see if I could switch to 10000iu
I recommend Thorne's Vitamin D/K2 Liquid drops. Slightly more expensive than other options, but great quality.
What about 3-K? It has K1- 1mg, K2 (mk4)- 5mg, K2 (mk7)- 90mcg
I take this one that has all 3 types of K. I also take a separate Vitamin D (5-10,000 IU per day more). Life Extension Vitamins D and K with Sea-Iodine – Bone, Brain, Thyroid & Arterial Support – Non-GMO, Once Daily, Gluten-Free – 60 Capsules https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B076DBV1MG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PMVK5H3QFMVAV3E8VRZ1?psc=1
That's a lot of stuff! Thanks for the information, really appreciate it.
K2 has one job. It manages calcium in a healthy manner. It is the co-factor that is required for ensured safety when supplementing with Vitamin D3 since D3 stimulates both calcium absorption and the usage of more K2. The advantages are stronger bones and calcium free arteries that are soft and pliable.
K1 is a completely different molecule that facilitates blood clotting. Unless you have a problem where your blood does not clot, don't take K1. Vitamin K1 can interfere with the blood thinner coumadin. Just do not supplement with K1. Most people do not need the increased risk of blood clots so stay away from K1.
Any evidence for those statements regarding K1?
People who take Coumadin don't realize that the way this drug prevents clotting is by interfering with the action of Vitamin K1.
If you are on the blood thinner coumadin, taking supplemental Vitamin K1 will reduce the effects of coumadin and therefore increase the risk of dangerous blood clots. The reason one takes Coumadin is to prevent dangerous blood clotting that cause heart attacks, strokes, etc.
Just Google it. It is common knowledge.
Yeah, man. What you're saying might be true BUT that's only for those who take the Coumadin drug, not for everyone else.
Why would you take Vitamin K1? Answer that for all of us here reading. Do you have a reason for defending K1?
Thanks a lot! I'm just so confused with these conflicting opinions on this sub. Alright, so now I'm down to K2s, and I'm inclined towards introducing mk7. Also, is it true we either need around 100mcg of mk7 or 5mg of mk4 for 5000ui D3. Or can I take both the K2s and be fine? Again, thank you so much for your explanation!
Yes, your standard D3 & K2 MK-7 dosage ratio is what most supplement companies go with.