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Is it possible to get enough Vitamin K2 through diet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 22, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering if I should continue to supplement with Vitamin K2. I take 120mcg per day of MK-4. But I also eat 1-3 raw pastured egg yolks and grass-fed ground beef daily, homemade frozen grass-fed liver pills every other day or so, and fermented vegetables (monthly, not Natto though).

What do you think? Would my diet cover my needs? Or should I continue to supplement for now as I still have minor skin issues.

It might be important to note that I have a history of acne (I'm just about clear!) and live in Canada.

Thanks!

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on September 23, 2012
at 12:45 AM

I take the Thorne K2 drops. iHerb and amazon both have them I think.

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on September 22, 2012
at 08:27 PM

Do you mind sharing which brand of K2 you take?

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on September 22, 2012
at 05:49 PM

I would recommend this article on vit k by Chris Masterjon, it's pretty awesome. I personally eat a diet similarly high in k2 but still supplement rather aggressively. I take around 5mg a day most days, with my D and A. Note that this is an attempt to correct a D deficiency identified in my most recent labs, so YMMV.

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

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on September 23, 2012
at 12:45 AM

I take the Thorne K2 drops. iHerb and amazon both have them I think.

6498694060d879a7960b35913539b75f

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on September 22, 2012
at 08:27 PM

Do you mind sharing which brand of K2 you take?

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on September 22, 2012
at 05:07 PM

When everything is in balance and the body can exist in perfect rhythm with the environment (the way it was supposed to run) then there wouldn't be a need for any supplement except food.

But my guess is that you don't live in a unlit, uninsulated grass hut in African and hunt for food everyday and therefore could use a little supplemental help. :)

Your diet is definitely high in K2 which is great but I would err on the side of caution and suggest to keep taking your supplement until goals are reached 100%. So many small things like touching plastics, breathing car fumes, checking your phone at 10:30p, brushing your teeth, not eating dirt covered food...etc etc put extra stress on the body.

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