Asked by ldcherry68843700 on July 14, 2015
IAW on July 15, 2015 at 11:36 am
Wow that is a lot of great information! The only problem is I am not sure about the actual question at the end. Are you referring to the K2 and if not could you reform the question or elaborate?
Also you may want to think twice before lowering your D dosage since you have hashimoto’s. It is not that far over 100ng/ml but it is up to you!Answered by IAW on July 15, 2015 at 11:36 am
ldcherry68843700 on July 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm
Thank you for your response. Is there any information about how much K2 to take depending on the amount of D3? I found a recommendation of 100 mg K2 per 1000 IU of D3, but I can’t confirm that amount anywhere.
After reading more on this website about people with high levels of 25-hydroxy feeling fine, I’m not worried. I’m taking 10,000 IU per day and if I’m over 100 next blood test, I won’t be concerned as long as I feel good. Just have to make sure to take the magnesium.
The only issue that still has me puzzled which I didn’t not is that my CRP is still high at over 11. It was as high as 26 3 years ago and as low as 5 when I did not eat any processed foods or sugar. I don’t eat much processed food, if any, but I’m not willing to give up my dark chocolate, ice cream, and whipped cream. I avoid anything with high fructose corn syrup too.Answered by ldcherry68843700 on July 16, 2015 at 1:40 pm
IAW on July 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm
So here is a great article to read http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/12/vitamin-k2-benefits.aspx.
In it Mercola states that there is 200mcg in a half ounce of Natto which is what the Japanese eat. He also states that there is 500mcg in 2 -3 ounces of organic fermented vegetables. He recommends a supplement containing about 150mcg. You will have to be the judge. BUT please read the article because it is titled “New Study Shows Evidence That Vitamin K2 Positively Impacts Inflammation” and your CRP is high. Vitamin D levels also impact CRP levels. No one knows how much vitamin D it takes to cure a disease or condition or what blood level that may lead to.Answered by IAW on July 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm
ldcherry68843700 on August 24, 2015 at 9:10 am
Thank you for the information and your site. I wanted to comment that I see more mention of magnesium in the Q&A lately. I think that some of my issues are the balance between how much D3 and magnesium to supplement. I don’t think I knew which was making me feel better, but I did notice that I would get muscle cramps, anxiety, and headaches sometimes which I believe are a symptom of magnesium deficiency. I think this was because I was taking the higher doses of D3, but not taking the magnesium on a regular basis. The magnesium tablets are HUGE and can be frustrating, but I now realize that they are necessary. I have also found that spreading out the amount of Magnesium throughout the day helps avoid loose stools. I’m reading the book “The Magnesium Miracle” currently and will be making adjustments to find balance. I think Magnesium will help lower my CRP and in combination with D3 will help my joints and muscles. My shoulder was very sore a few weeks ago when I wasn’t good about taking magnesium along with D3. Now I have no pain.
Answered by ldcherry68843700 on August 24, 2015 at 9:10 am
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IAW on August 24, 2015 at 11:33 am
I am glad things are going well for you! I also appreciate the information you have supplied.
Your CRP levels probably have not been checked recently but if they do not decrease from taking the Vitamin D or K, then you may want to add some Vitamin C if you have not already. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18952164
I really do try and warn people about the magnesium and several people lately are having problems when they try and take their Vitamin D, so I have asked them to increase or start taking more magnesium. So thanks for verifying the “magnesium” aspect.Answered by IAW on August 24, 2015 at 11:33 am