I am postmenopausal, not on any HRT or bisphosphonates, etc and am osteopenic, with slightly worse scores at the spine as time goes by. I take the usual calcium, magnesium, Vit. D3, boron, silica, etc. I have been taking Vit K2 for years, thinking that as long as it was K2, that's all I had to know. Now, on this website, I am learning about MK4 versus MK7 I see Vitamin K2 MK4 only sold online by a few companies like NCI or NSI, Carlson or Thorne. My internist, when he did some research at my prodding, recommends Osteo K.
He advises 45 mg of MK4, taken in 3 divided doses during the day. This is for its bone building properties.
Anyway, MK4 is so very, very much more expensive than the cheaper, much more available MK7. Is it REALLY worth it to get the MK4?
Most people not on this website don't even know about MK4. The only articles that I read about its benefits come from websites touting their own product. It seems like a lot of expense and aggravation (3x a day with food) for something that few outside this discussion group know anything about.And, for instance, if you take the Thorne drops, you'd have to take 15 drops 3 times a day with a fstty meal. I really eat only one big meal a day- in the evening- that's just how I am, so besides the expense, it will be harder just to have to eat 3 separate meals just to get in the MK4, but I'll do it, if it really makes a difference. Does it really matter, folks, if one just stays with MK7? Is MK4 the most untalked-about silver lining or is it worth the considerable money?
Any thoughts? I would very much appreciate your experience and knowledge.