I hope you were given Vitamin D3 and not D2.
There were little to no health benefits observed from D2 (synthetic form), compared to D3.
Also... make sure to modulate your diet with hard and soft cheese which are rich in Vitamin K2.
Yep it is D3. But I was not aware of the K2 and cheese, but will make sure I do this. Thank you for your help !
Just clarifying. I had gotten D3 off Amazon while waiting for my prescription from the doctor. After a week of some kind of problem with getting the prescription I picked it up today and found out it is for D2 ! So am contacting my VA doctor to ask him to send me D3 (since I am a service connected veteran). So hopefully he will. If not I will have to just take the over the counter D3. The other doctor, nor his nurse has responded to me inquiry. We just moved to a new city and this doctor is in my old city so guessing it is serious time to start getting a new doctor.
Getting D3 over the counter seems to be your best bet, because it would seem a lot of the prescription is only for D2 (which should be avoided like a plague).
I would recommend 10 000 IU of D3 per day, or 70 000 IU once per week - and of course K2 as MK-7 (100mcg daily).
I think that K2 as MK-7 can be problematic to obtain from diet itself, but at the same time I don't think it should present too big of a problem.
I just wanted to make sure I'm getting K2 as MK-7 for myself with D3.
Thank you so much for your info ! Wow we had never heard of K2 or MK7 (are they the same ? I see MK7 on Amazon, how much should you take of that? does it help with the low vitamin D?
Vitamin K2 and MK-7 are the same.
MK-7 is simply a form of K2, and it is the best form of K2 one can get (others are mere derivatives and have to be converted in the body).
100 mcg (or more) daily would be the recommended dosage to take with 10 000 or 20 000 IU of Vitamin D3 (also daily).
But you can take a loading dose of D3 once per week (say 70 000 IU) and take K2 as MK-7 daily
Thank you have ordered the MK7 ! thank you !!
Just wanted to say thank you for your help! Very very much appreciated!
Hi wanted to ask about the Calcium and magnesium. I am soon to be 67 (female) so about what amount of the calcium should I be taking with the 70,000iu D3 and the K2 ? thanks you
No need fir calcium or magnesium... simply adjust your diet accordingly to incorporate more probiotic yogurts, fresh/cottage cheese, and fill it in with some almonds and pum[kin seeds... those will be enough.
Your calcium and magnesium levels will rise as you raise vitamin d levels