Hi What happens if I take 5000iu vitamin D daily but don't get enough vitamin K2, will the vitamin D cause me problems or is it that I'll just be low in vitamin K. I know vitamin K2 is a cofactor for vitamin D.

Asked by  goodtimesready04656000 on October 21, 2015

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  •  goodtimesready04656000 on

    See title

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    Vitamin D and K work together to direct calcium where it should go, to your bones instead of to soft tissue. (So it’s not the D that can hurt you but it might not be able to “help” you if it does not have enough K to work with.)
    https://www.vitamindcouncil.org/blog/vitamin-k-and-d-supplementation-may-reduce-the-progression-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-07-2015/

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  •  goodtimesready04656000 on

    Similar, I know magnesium is scofactor for vitamin D, but I read magnesium is needed to activate vitamin D, does it mean must take both at same time of day, what happens if not take any magnesium, will D be beneficial?

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    You do not have to take the magnesium and Vitamin D together.
    If you have a very good diet you may not need to supplement with magnesium. All we know is that the human body needs magnesium to function correctly and that most people do not get enough through diet.

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  •  goodtimesready04656000 on

    Thanks for all help, last thing

    Vitamins k1 and 2 should we avoid any like k2 mk4 but take k2 mk7 or any k1 k2 OK

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    The below is taken from http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/……..
    There are two main types of vitamin K.
    Vitamin K1, which comes from leafy green vegetables like kale, chard and spinach.
    Vitamin K2, which comes from meats (organ meats in particular, such as liver), eggs, insects and hard cheeses. This type of vitamin K2 is called MK-4. There is also a different kind of vitamin K2, called MK-7, which comes from natto.

    Vitamin K can also be taken as a supplement, either as K1 or K2, and the K2 can be either MK-4 or MK-7.
    Which type?
    Research is still trying to sort it all out, but research is showing that you likely need both vitamin K1 and K2.

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