Just curious to know what the current wisdom on this supplement is. I've been taking a few drops under the tongue of Thorne's liquid K2 and just want to be sure that it is still considered "safe" and "beneficial". Just worries me a bit seeing the constant news about calcium supplementation now being considered risky, and I wanted to check in to see if there were any updates or recent medical literature about K2 (re it's efficacy, safety, etc...)
Also, how many of you are supplementing with K2?
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I take a Life Extension Super K every day. It has K1, K2 MK-4, and K2 MK-7.
I upped my pastured eggs and grass fed ghee intake. Does that count?
I have celiac/wheat allergy and my digestion was wrecked for a while. I definitely saw the effects on my nails (weird ridges, more prone to breakage, random indents and spots). Right now, I'm taking a d3/k2 supplement that comes in a coconut oil base + magnesium, as well as zinc, which my endo told me I was deficient in. It hasn't been long enough to make any sort of judgement just yet but I'll update my progress in a couple of months.
I do too. And I believe that calcium is not (or is much less) a risk if K2 IS supplemented?
Green Pastures cod liver oil/butter oil blend based on a Chris Kresser post that this had K2 plus D3, A, other omega-3 fats coming from a food source rather than pill.
I only supplement with it in the Winter time around here (when cows and chickens go into the barn all season.)
Otherwise, I devour pastured butter, eggs, cheeses, etc in Spring/Summer/Fall months.
I eat gouda cheese, pastured butter & free-range eggs frequently. Haven't felt a need to supplement.
I am really interested in getting this right as I have mild, early onset osteoporosis. Currently I supplement magnesium and d3 but not calcium or k2. I'm torn between adding butter oil to the dairy and eggs etc I eat versus a k2 supplement. Also having briefly read some (ok, controversial) Ray Peat stuff I'm not sure I even get enough calcium. Help!
I have experimented with the Thorne drops and with the Green Pastures Butter Oil. I find that any supplemental K2 makes my skin dry (and dry in a weird, papery kind of way) -- have seen others here say the same, but still don't understand the mechanism since it's widely reported to help dry skin, not cause it. It may be that I get enough K2 already from pastured butter and aged raw milk cheese.
I have been taking one drop of d3/k2 daily for about a year now.
I noticed a positive change in my skin (much clearer) within about a week.
I take K2 MK7 on a daily basis along with magnesium.
I take a K1/k2 supplement.
I also take 1/2 dosage of a multi, and ZMA at night (Zinc, Magnesium, B6).
Most K2 supplements at vitamin shoppe I have seen are natto (soy) based. It would be nice to have alternatives to that.