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totally confused with A D K

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I've been supplementing with 5000 IU D3 and just read at The Daily Lipid that D may calcificate your soft tissues if you don't have enough A and K. So, should I start drinking cod liver oil for A (I hate liver) and supplementing with K? According to cronometer, I get all the A and K I need via food, but I don't know if they are bioavailable enough since they are mostly derived from vegetables. Should I stop supplementing with D3? Or perhaps take a lower dose? At the moment it's winter and don't get enough sunlight.

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

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on February 16, 2013
at 11:18 PM

I have eaten a lot of turkey and poultry in my life and I am afraid that I will turn into a turkey eventually so I quit the D.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:17 PM

@Stephen, I knew it, no human has pecs like those! Those are turkey breasts!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Gobble gobble @matt

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

@giacinto, are you or are you not a turkey! J'accuse!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

However k2 **activates enzymes which** actually work with

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Phew, thank goodness I'm not a turkey!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 16, 2013
at 11:05 PM

Vitamin d overdose from supplements in documented in turkeys @matt.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 16, 2013
at 11:04 PM

Vitamin a seems to downregulate vit d receptor sites and vice versa from my understanding which decreases calcification risk by proxy since less d3 is absorbed. However k2 enzymes actually work with the excess calcium in your blood to shuttle it where it should be.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 16, 2013
at 11:03 PM

Is calcification actually documented in folks who supplement vitamin D? Or is it simply theoretical?

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

(571)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:02 PM

1-2 softgels of Carlson 1000 mg cod liver oil are enough for A?

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:55 PM

Which is to say, vitamin A also protects against calcification in animal experiments of vitamin D toxicity.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Vitamin A is important for vitamin D to function well.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:48 PM

A d k supposedly work synergistically together and according to WAPF downregulate receptor sites for the opposite having a synergistic effect. However when it comes purely to the issue of calcification, vitamin k2 is extremely important and probably the sole critical factor in preventing the calcification.

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:27 PM

So, I keep the 5000 of D and supplement with K2? What about A?

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:02 PM

It's probably a safe bet that you're not producing enough vitamin D via UV exposure that the supplemental D3 isn't going to be problematic.

But you could probably take some K2 to hedge your bets...

Or get some sun (vitamin D), eat a little liver and a lot of plants (retinol and beta carotene), and eat a good amount of grass-fed animals (vitamin K2). That would be the natural, arguably optimal, way to do it.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on February 16, 2013
at 10:22 PM

K2 is what you want to decrease calcification risks.

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

(571)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:02 PM

1-2 softgels of Carlson 1000 mg cod liver oil are enough for A?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:04 PM

Vitamin a seems to downregulate vit d receptor sites and vice versa from my understanding which decreases calcification risk by proxy since less d3 is absorbed. However k2 enzymes actually work with the excess calcium in your blood to shuttle it where it should be.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Phew, thank goodness I'm not a turkey!

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:05 PM

Vitamin d overdose from supplements in documented in turkeys @matt.

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:55 PM

Which is to say, vitamin A also protects against calcification in animal experiments of vitamin D toxicity.

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

(571)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:18 PM

I have eaten a lot of turkey and poultry in my life and I am afraid that I will turn into a turkey eventually so I quit the D.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

@giacinto, are you or are you not a turkey! J'accuse!

5616e8de3e99ae199d9fd896098a331a

(571)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:27 PM

So, I keep the 5000 of D and supplement with K2? What about A?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

Gobble gobble @matt

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Vitamin A is important for vitamin D to function well.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:03 PM

Is calcification actually documented in folks who supplement vitamin D? Or is it simply theoretical?

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on February 16, 2013
at 10:48 PM

A d k supposedly work synergistically together and according to WAPF downregulate receptor sites for the opposite having a synergistic effect. However when it comes purely to the issue of calcification, vitamin k2 is extremely important and probably the sole critical factor in preventing the calcification.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:06 PM

However k2 **activates enzymes which** actually work with

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on February 16, 2013
at 11:17 PM

@Stephen, I knew it, no human has pecs like those! Those are turkey breasts!

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