osteoporosis

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hi this is just inquiry . for taking vitamin D3 . from what i have been reading . people should take vitamin k2 . to make sure the calcium does not go into the blood . where it could cause damage to arteries . but from what i keep reading K2 can cause few problems , but what if people was to be given a Calcium Antagonist .just say Amlodipine a Calcium channel blocker , is that a way to make sure D3 gets to where it would do the best the Bones not the blood ??

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    hi I'm taking vitamins D3 for life because of very low reading in blood and my doctor as never said I need vit K as well

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      Gillian . are you taking D3 for Osteoporosis ,Sorry but this Osteoporosis new to me and i decided to read up about it . but keep reading you need vitamin K2 to make sure D3 goes where it should go .into the bones not arteries , so you don't take any calcium tablets just D3 , at this time i don't even know what vitamin D is . is it a form of Calcium or something completely different, then read better to take K2, magnesium ,& boron because diets already contain enough Calcium , i don't fancy taking fermented soy beans to get K2. so thought of a Calcium channel blocker . that supposed to stop calcium entering blood stream and seeing that i am already taking one for high blood pressure. to my way of thinking it should just do the same as K2 . but i might be completely wrong . thanks for replying Gill.

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      Vitamin K2 used to be readily available in our diet but modern factory farming and feeding grain to dairy animals and beef cattle instead of them being grassfed has led to a deficiency. If you have access to grassfed dairy (never grain fed, not even "finished" with grain) you may be getting enough K2 in your diet. It is available in small quantities in fermented foods, like yoghurt, kefir, some cheeses, fermented vegetables, and our bodies convert a very small amount from K1, but not usually anywhere near enough. It is not like anything else. Personally I would rather take a K2 capsule than an allopathic medication. Vitamin K2 isn't blocking calcium from going into your blood, it's actively sending it to the bones. Vitamin D3 is necessary for calcium absorption but it does not send it to the bones. Other nutrients, as you've found out, include magnesium, boron, and a few other micronutrients. Vitamin K2 is the one which is hard to get through diet (or sunshine 😉 ).

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    hi I'm taking vitamins D3 for life because of very low reading in blood and my doctor as never said I need vit K as well

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    hi I'm taking vitamins D3 for life because of very low reading in blood and my doctor as never said I need vit K as well

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    You should post this to the osteoporosis forum. Osteoarthritis is a completely different condition.

    However Vitamin K2 is lacking in the modern diet so a supplement is a good idea. It directs the calcium into the bones so it doesn't settle into arteries and organs and cause problems. Magnesium is also important for proper calcium metabolism. I haven't heard of vitamin K2 causing problems. The only caveat may be for people on warfarin type bloodthinners as Vitamin K1 (not K2) is so important for blood clotting. However Vitamin K2 does have some effect so should be discussed with your doctor in this case.

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