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Vitamin K2 (important if you're taking statins)

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Indy51, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Vitamin K2 (along with CoQ10) is a nutrient that can be depleted by statin use. There are also very few good sources of it in the Western diet.

    This study (which is covered in some detail in the videos below) shows how important K2 is to avoiding CVD:
    "Dietary Intake of Menaquinone Is Associated with a Reduced Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: The Rotterdam Study": http://jn.nutrition.org/content/134/11/3100.long

    These two videos (posted December 2015) have 4 speakers covering the latest K2 research and its importance in avoiding arterial calcifications, muscle cramps, assisting with diabetic neuropathy and bone building:



     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    anyone had results with vitamin K2-7 ? menaquinone ?
     
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    SMS1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vitamin-k-and-natto-what-s-the-connection/

    I learned about vitamin K (1 and 2) recently. I go for natural sources such a Brie and Gouda cheese but the most intense vitamin K2 source is natto- fermented soy beans( Japanese) which can be found online or made at home which I haven't found yet where to buy.Apparently,one serving per week (I don't know the measurements) is enough for dietary requirements( I suppose non.diabetic),For diabetes, and statins (which I don't know anything about-must be said) requirements could be more.
     
    #3 SMS1, Oct 6, 2020 at 6:04 PM
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2020
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