Im currently on the following every day regiment:
Are there any other supplements i could benefit from taking? Is the calcium enough? My diet consists of lots of potatoes, vegetables, meat and fish. Is the K2 dose enough? Ive noticed benefits from the 50mcg (hard white teeth and soft skin) so it must be doing something good..
What does your regiment look like? Please post.
asked byjw (49)
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on October 15, 2011
at 04:23 PM
It depends on how much you weigh and how much you're getting from food. I would say 1g Vit C if you're not getting it from food. But you must be getting some from what you eat.
As for K-2 in MK4 / Menaquinone form, 1mg if not getting from food. But you have your MK4 and MK7 mixed up. The dose you're taking must be from MK7, not MK4. And most supplements come as MK7. So for MK7, you should be taking 100mcg.
Vit D-3 depends on your sun exposure and where you are latitudinally, as well as your body weight. Ditch Calcium supplelemtns; they're dangerous and don't do what they're supposed to do. Mg depends on your special needs, but 300mg is about right. 200mg if you're tiny.
on October 15, 2011
at 06:44 PM
Halve calcium, increase magnesium to 400mg (preferably a chelated supplement with B6 in it), double K2, increase D3 to 4K, and at least double vitamin C.
on October 16, 2011
at 01:34 PM
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