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adequate k2 via food

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 08, 2013 at 11:07 PM

As for possible sources of K2, I eat 2 eggs, 100 grams of low fat (10%) hard cheese and 200 grams of low fat (2%) greek yogurt per day. Am I taking enough K2 or should I supplement? I also take 5000 IU of D3 per day, does this raise the requirements for K2? Don't shout at me for the low fat dairy, I am on a 1200 Kcal diet :-)

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

I don't know how available or legit these are yet.

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Or possibly an MGP test: http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/cmasterjohn/2013/02/08/could-mgp-eventually-be-used-as-a-non-invasive-marker-for-cardiovascular-microcalcifications/

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on February 09, 2013
at 03:05 PM

Does Gouda have the higher amount of K2 or the same applies for all (full fat) hard cheeses?

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:15 PM

The k2 in hard cheese**

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:14 PM

Dragonfly is right about k2 being fat soluble, I agree that full fat hard cheese would be a better source for most people. And the problem with butter is that the k2 is in mk4 form and can vary dramatically (50 fold or more according to price's testing). The butter in hard cheese though is mk7, same as NAtto and is made by the bacteria, therefore is independent of the cow's diet.

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on February 09, 2013
at 09:43 AM

I guarantee you you can lose weight with low-carb and still eat more than 1200 calories.

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on February 09, 2013
at 03:08 AM

Yogurt doesn't have much K2' either. Grassfed butter is a better source. Try some natto, if you want to stay low cal.

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on February 09, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Calls= cals....

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on February 09, 2013
at 03:06 AM

Given that K2 is fat-soluble, I suspect you aren't getting much from the low-fat cheese. Try full-fat Gouda and reduce your calls elsewhere, if needed.

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:23 AM

No there is not a cheap way to check if your arteries are calcified. You'd need a ct scan ranging from roughly 300-1200$.

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on February 08, 2013
at 11:24 PM

Surprisingly, I don't get hungry, because I eat 3 meals, each one containing at least 30 grams of protein. Is there a cheap way to check if my arteries are calcified?

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 08, 2013
at 11:13 PM

1200 , you must be starving bless your heart. That looks just fine, hard cheeses are one of the best sources of k2, supplement at your own will. If you have calcified arteries, then supplement more, if you have low or diminishing bmd supplement more. If you're overall pretty healthy and not concerned about those things then while supplementation might be more advantagous the rewards might not be worth he investment (k2 seems to be expensive).

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 09, 2013
at 12:23 AM

No there is not a cheap way to check if your arteries are calcified. You'd need a ct scan ranging from roughly 300-1200$.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

I don't know how available or legit these are yet.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on February 10, 2013
at 01:33 AM

Or possibly an MGP test: http://www.westonaprice.org/blogs/cmasterjohn/2013/02/08/could-mgp-eventually-be-used-as-a-non-invasive-marker-for-cardiovascular-microcalcifications/

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

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on February 08, 2013
at 11:24 PM

Surprisingly, I don't get hungry, because I eat 3 meals, each one containing at least 30 grams of protein. Is there a cheap way to check if my arteries are calcified?

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