So glad to find this site for D3 advice. My husband and I are 55 and 57 yo and are each taking 40,000 IU D3, 1,200 mcg K2 mk7 and 800 mg of magnesium DAILY and have done so for about 3 weeks. So far very positive results. My question is this; is our daily 1,200 mcg of K2 mk7 and 800 mg magnesium adequate to compensate for the high D3? Or should we take more of the K2 and magnesium? (I'm aware of the need to add K2 to help distribute the calcium to our bones rather than our blood/soft tissues.) Thank you for your response.

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  • lesismore0711071000
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    See title

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  • IAW
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    My first question is why are you taking such a high amount of Vitamin D per day?

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  • lesismore0711071000
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    Hello! And thank you for your interest in my inquiry. Because research has proven that high dose of D3 hormone is beneficial to healing many illnesses, is almost impossible to cause any toxicity or OD, and has been grossly overlooked in both the medical field, as well as, the FDA or whoever decides the RDA (the RDA of D3 being ‘400 IU’ is extremely low and wouldn’t help anyone at such a low dose).
    As far as your question as to why we take such a high dose specifically is because the results that we may see and are seeing far outweigh the negative results of absorbing a multitude of chemicals into our bodies with nasty side effects and unknown long-term effects ie, Prozac, statins, etc. We do know that our intake of K2 is also important at the high dosage of D3 but not sure about the correct amount to match the D3. Maybe the magnesium is fine at 800 mg which I believe is what the directions say on the label. We both eat a plant-based diet that supplies us with an abundance of proper nutrition but, unfortunately, does not provide the much needed D3. Sorry for such a long answer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Just to clarify I hope you have read or will read http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-and-other-vitamins-and-minerals/ to make sure you are covering everything Vitamin D needs to work effectively. Your magnesium should be something other than “Oxide” because oxide is not the best magnesium overall. To answer the amount of Vitamin K2 to take, I will take a “stab at it”. All we know at this point is that Vitamin K is needed to process Vitamin D. Vitamin K1 can be turned into K2 within the human body. Nobody knows the exact amount that is beneficial as a whole. No one has determined yet that if you take 5000iu of Vitamin D you need a certain amount of K2 and if you take 40,000iu a day you need a different amount. Hopefully more information in the future will help to clarify this. So although I am not a doctor or scientist, I guess you could do the following. Try and research how much K2 ends up in the diet of the Japanese since from what I can remember, they eat a lot of natto. That might give you an idea of what would be in a normal diet. Also Dr. Cannel always says that’s why we should “eat our greens”. There are lot’s of nutrients in them.
    So you do not have to sell me on Vitamin D. I will question though why the 40,000iu and let’s say not 10,000 to 15,000iu? The 40,000iu is probably OK in the short run but unless you are battling a major disease, I think you could get by on a smaller amount.
    Let me know what you think!

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