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Vitamin K supplementation (question for Brits)

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 23, 2012 at 10:02 PM

I was wondering of anyone had any recommendations for good Vitamin K supplements available in the UK? I am starting to research in the area of bone density (I am a lady who has reached certain age where these things become important!) and would like to choose a clean supplement but mostly the recommendations I see are for US brands. I was wondering if anyone had any UK recs?

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Liver isn't actually a very good source of k2. The most k2 is found in kidneys, brain, pancreas, and probably in bone marrow. (the marrow is just speculation .)

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on February 24, 2012
at 12:01 PM

Butter doesn't have that much k2, I believe. And some people get cholesterol issues with it. Liver might be a better idea.

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on February 24, 2012
at 12:01 PM

Life extension has some pretty decent products. I take Thorne myself though, it's less pricey in the long run.

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on February 24, 2012
at 08:44 AM

i like that one as well (Life Extension Super K with Advanced K2 Complex), has good amounts & different types of K. also recommended over here http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=1066

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on February 24, 2012
at 02:36 AM

If you eat dairy, Gouda is a great source for K2...

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on February 24, 2012
at 08:18 AM

I get Solgar K2 mk7 fro my local health food store. Pricey, but at least it is available! FitDay doesn't mention vitamin K2 so I am guessing that I need to supplement.

It seems that it is easy to get a reasonable supply of K1 from greens etc, but the conversion rate to K2 is very slight. Chicken, eggg yolks and some cheese have decent amounts of K2, but I rarely eat cheese (it negatively affects my asthma), and it would need a LOT of chicken, eggs, beef etc to get adequate amounts, so I supplement.

Have you seen this

http://www.trackyourplaque.com/blog/2010/01/food-sources-of-vitamin-k2-reprint.html

I think it is all good advice - except the Canola oil, which I regard as a BAD OIL!

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Not sure if you can get it in the UK, but if you can, or can get it shipped (without it being too pricey) I use this one, and have been happy with it.

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:45 PM

Wonderful - Amazon UK sock this! Thank you :)

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on February 24, 2012
at 12:01 PM

Life extension has some pretty decent products. I take Thorne myself though, it's less pricey in the long run.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on February 24, 2012
at 08:44 AM

i like that one as well (Life Extension Super K with Advanced K2 Complex), has good amounts & different types of K. also recommended over here http://perfecthealthdiet.com/?page_id=1066

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Yes I think,Vitamin K2 is a fat soluble vitamin K analouge that plays a role in bone metabolism. Vitamin K2 is also known as menaquinone. Vitamin K2 can exist in many forms in natural, but the two most common are menaquinone 4 (MK4) and and menaquinone 7 MK7 form.

Vitamin K2 as MK4 is synthesized by animal tissues and is found in eggs, meat and dairy products. Vitamin K2 as MK7 is synthesised by bacterial fermentation and MK7 is found in fermented foods such as natto.

MK4 Vitamin K2 has been shown specifically to prevent bone lose and increased fracture risk from corticosteriod use, anorexia and general disuse (leading to weaker, less dense bone tissue). Vitamin K2 plays a key role in activating certain proteins that control calcium metabolism within the body and particularly mineraliation of bone.

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on February 29, 2012
at 09:02 AM

Hi, There are several Vitamin K2 products on the UK market. This is a list of products that contains natural vitamin k2:

Vitamin K2 By Myprotein

Aquasource Oste-Forte by Aquasource

Vitamin K2 MenaQ7 by Higher Nature

Vitamin K2 by Holland & Barrett

Menacare by Natures Aid

Bone Complex and Vitamin K2 by Viridian

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on February 24, 2012
at 06:29 AM

How about Kerry Gold butter :-).

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on February 24, 2012
at 12:01 PM

Butter doesn't have that much k2, I believe. And some people get cholesterol issues with it. Liver might be a better idea.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

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on April 23, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Liver isn't actually a very good source of k2. The most k2 is found in kidneys, brain, pancreas, and probably in bone marrow. (the marrow is just speculation .)

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on February 23, 2012
at 10:56 PM

Holland & Barrett has good K2 supplements. Look out for when they're on sale as can otherwise be pricy. My experience is that it's very easy to get enough K2 through food though.

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