As I have osteoporosis besides hep b, I have been taking Actonel 35mg for 5 years with little improvements and my doctor added now Evister for about 6 months. But I feel that those medicines are not helping me at all and may be they are damaging my already infected liver. So I decided to drop them and take instead vitamin k-2 (Menatetrenone (MK-4))
and I found this article and similar ones in internet.
you are also doing a better choice with nutraceutical strategies than just drugs, i am not expert on osteoporosis but drugs wont cure it since drug makers will try the same trick as with nucs...cronic drugs therapy which wont cure...
this is what i have found, as usual there is no govenments or fda information when it is unpatented, free of sides vitamins/compounds with no possibility if making big money...instead they try to give us useless toxic crap.i am starting to think drug business is some kind of evil......
Subtypes of vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 (menaquinone), is itself a category of vitamin K that includes many types of vitamin K2. The two subtypes of vitamin K2 that have been most studied are menaquinone-4 (menatetrenone, MK4) and menaquinone-7 (MK7). MK4 is produced via conversion of vitamin K1 in the body, in the testes, pancreas and arterial walls. While major questions still surround the biochemical pathway for the transformation of vitamin K1 to MK4, studies demonstrate that the conversion is not dependent on gut bacteria, occurring in germ-free rats and in parenterally-administered K1 in rats. In fact, tissues that accumulate high amounts of MK4 have a remarkable capacity to convert up to 90% of the available K1 into MK4.
In contrast to MK4, MK7 is not produced by humans but is converted from phylloquinone in the intestines by gut bacteria. However, bacteria-derived menaquinones appear to contribute minimally to overall vitamin K status. MK4 and MK7 are both found in the United States in dietary supplements for bone health. The US FDA has not approved any form of vitamin K for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis; however, MK4 has been shown to decrease fractures up to 87%. In the amount of 45 mg daily MK4 has been approved by the Ministry of Health in Japan since 1995 for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. MK4 has also been shown to prevent bone loss and/or fractures caused by corticosteroids (e.g., prednisone, dexamethasone, prednisolone), anorexia nervosa, cirrhosis of the liver, postmenopausal osteoporosis, disuse from stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease, primary biliary cirrhosis and leuprolide treatment (for prostate cancer). MK7 has never been shown in any clinical trials to reduce fractures and is not approved by any government for the prevention or treatment of any disease. However, in 19 February 2011, HSA (Singapore) has approved a Health Supplement (Fitness+ Natto Essence MK7) which contains Vitamin K2 (MK7) and Vitamin D3 in it's purpose in increasing bone mineral density.
From what I have read , MK-7 form of vitamin K2 is the extract of fermented soy called "natto" which is a breakfast food in Japan. May be this is the better choice. But in my country only MK-4 form is available which I am going to take. I take vit d 1200iu and 1000mg of calcium everyday and occasional sun exposure.
I found following web site which looks professional and it's in europe.
May be useful for you.
It's called "Glakay" 15mg. I have to take 3 times a day with food; total of 45mg.
The campany is called "Eisai" from Japan.
I will increase my vit d intake and I'll check vit d 25OH levels in september when i go abroad again.
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