Taking 10,000 Iu’s of D3 each and every night has caused my “triglycerides” to drop to 86. “They” were 475…
This means a lot on getting my ‘HDL to triglyceride’ ratio, to fewer than 5 as I have severe heart problems.
Just as one should take a small dose of selenomethionine when supplementing higher doses of Iodine so should one also supplement 1 to 5 milligrams of K2 mk4 when supplementing D3 because:
Vitamin K2, MK-4, is used to carboxylate MGP proteins that do the calcium scavenging in arteries and soft tissues. It also seriously boosts the building of stronger bones and reduces fracture rates without making dramatic increases in BMD measurements. Taking more Vitamin D3 also increases the amount of calcium handling proteins requiring more Vitamin K2. There is research in progress to qualify Vitamin D toxicity as actually due to under carboxylation of the MGP and other proteins.
Doesn’t hurt to take a good form of magnesium with D3 as the two have synergy… t2t
Two main reasons not to take D2:
Vitamin D2 is one of these vitamins that is not very bioavailable, yet this is the ONLY form used in the Vitamin D 50,000 IU pills that you will get from EVERY pharmacy! And all prescription D from the Doctor will be D2.
One consequence of vitamin D deficiency is that the Parathyroid Gland becomes overactive, altering calcium metabolism. When vitamin D is replenished, then parathyroid hormone is lowered back to normal levels.
But in a few studies, the parathyroid hormone was NOT decreased to normal with the administration of vitamin d2, but it DID decrease to normal with the Vitamin D3!