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 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
I think it is all good advice - except the Canola oil, which I regard as a BAD OIL!
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.
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.
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
on February 24, 2012
at 06:29 AM
How about Kerry Gold butter :-).