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Vitamin K2 and natural blood thinners?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 06, 2012 at 11:39 PM

I take k2 MK7 45mcg every other day, and Carlson MK4 5mg every day. I know that these can effect coagulation and can block the thinning effects of coumadin etc. However, I also take curcumin and eat raw turmeric root, and other blood thinning herbs like ginger, ginkgo, and fish oil. So, I am wondering if K2 is likely to effect the properties of these natural blood thinning substances like it does coumadin?

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My understanding is that K2 is even thought to be more effective as an anticoagulant than K1, and may interfere with the effects of coumadin and/or warfin. I suspect that my blood is already a little on the thick side (I don't bleed easily), and so was hoping to get some thinning effect from the substances I mentioned above. My guess is that their thinning effect is probably blocked if the more powerful thinning drugs are. However, it seems that so little is known about Vitamin K.

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And should clarify that I don't personally take coumadin, but only many natural blood thinning substances.

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on September 07, 2012
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Vitamin K2 is mostly involved in the proper deposition of calcium (in our bones and teeth, and not in the soft tissue, joints, blood vessels). Vitamin K1 (found in leafy greens) is the one with a bigger role in blood clotting. Not sure to what extent K2 affects blood viscosity.

*Edited to say blood clotting, rather than blood thinning. Oops...that's what I get for posting from work and being semi-distracted, hehheh.

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on September 08, 2012
at 01:17 AM

My understanding is that K2 is even thought to be more effective as an anticoagulant than K1, and may interfere with the effects of coumadin and/or warfin. I suspect that my blood is already a little on the thick side (I don't bleed easily), and so was hoping to get some thinning effect from the substances I mentioned above. My guess is that their thinning effect is probably blocked if the more powerful thinning drugs are. However, it seems that so little is known about Vitamin K.

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