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#1 Hansen213

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:41 PM


Hello!

I am new to Nootropics and Supplements and am getting my first stack together. I find it hard though to find a supplier, which has Vitamins and Minerals as bulk powder.

Right now I am searching for the following:

- K2 with Mk-7 (from Natto)
- Magnesium Malate
- D3 (5000)

I found the Vitamins only in capsules so far. Also, I haven´t found one supplier which has all of these supplements, at least one of them is always missing.

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 11:57 PM

It may be hard to find K2 and D3 in powdered form. They are fat soluble vitamins and more often sold in liquid form.

I like the D3/K2 liquid by Thorne. It is MK4 though, not MK7.

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#3 Hansen213

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 03:57 PM

It may be hard to find K2 and D3 in powdered form. They are fat soluble vitamins and more often sold in liquid form.

I like the D3/K2 liquid by Thorne. It is MK4 though, not MK7.


You are right, I found them only in capsules or as liquid.

I dont want to buy a combination of both because it usually contains a D3 dosage of 1000, I want to go for 5000 though (+1000 from my Multivitamins).

I read that you should always go for Mk-7, since it last for the whole day while Mk-4 lasts only for a couple hours. the source is an Amazon review though LOL, so it might be not accurate.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:53 PM

I dont want to buy a combination of both because it usually contains a D3 dosage of 1000, I want to go for 5000 though (+1000 from my Multivitamins).

I read that you should always go for Mk-7, since it last for the whole day while Mk-4 lasts only for a couple hours. the source is an Amazon review though LOL, so it might be not accurate.


You are right as well, MK-7 seems to have a much higher bioavailability and plasma half-life than MK-4. However, if you take 5000 IU, you'd get 1mg of MK-4 from the Thorne liquid, which is a sensible amount (LEF's Super K contains the same amout of MK-4).

5000 IU of vitamin D is what I take too, living in this dark and cloudy country ;)

However, I should warn you that our infamous Zoll hold back that bottle I ordered from iHerb for about 16(!!) weeks. So if you order now, your vitamin D will probably arrive seasonable for spring time... :dry:

Oh, and don't ever think of ordering anything from outside of Europe that has more than 1000 IU as one serving printed on the bottle. Otherwise you are illegaly importing a prescription-only drug which will be seized and you may have to pay a fine.

If doesn't matter how much vitamin D is in the bottle, just what is suggested on the label...

Edited by timar, 06 December 2013 - 05:05 PM.

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#5 Hansen213

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:30 PM

You couldn´t be more right about the dark and cloudy country :-D Especially here in Hamburg.

16 weeks?! Man, this is freaking vitamins. Really ridicoulus.

So you take then 5 drops of the Thorn liquid or do you use another product? I have found so far only the D3 5000 capsules from vitabay.net (i cant post links yet). They costs just 10 Euro, so I will probably get them.

Thank you very much for the info about Zoll! That could have bring me in trouble since I didn´t know it. Do you mean though outside Europe or the EU? I mean if its Europe, but not the EU, it still needs to go through to the Zoll, or am I confusing something?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:45 PM

You couldn´t be more right about the dark and cloudy country :-D Especially here in Hamburg.


That's my native town! Oh, I guess I forgot the "windy" ;)

So you take then 5 drops of the Thorn liquid or do you use another product? I have found so far only the D3 5000 capsules from vitabay.net (i cant post links yet). They costs just 10 Euro, so I will probably get them.


At the moment I'm using the prescription drug Dekristol 20,000, because I didn't expect the bottle to arrive anymore...

Thank you very much for the info about Zoll! That could have bring me in trouble since I didn´t know it. Do you mean though outside Europe or the EU? I mean if its Europe, but not the EU, it still needs to go through to the Zoll, or am I confusing something?


Sorry, I meant the EU of course. Vitabay ships from the Netherlands, that should by safe.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:08 PM

Windy and so rainy! When I arrived here, they told me that it was just a rumor, nothing more. Well played, Sir :-D


I have a question regarding Magnesium Malate: The member Science Guy recommended here taking 2g during the day, and 4g before going to bed. this should help against anxiety and sleep problems. However, I am kinda afraid of taking such a huge dosis and am thinking about just taking a gramm before going to bed. Would you agree with him or do you also think that this is too much?

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 07:52 PM

Windy and so rainy! When I arrived here, they told me that it was just a rumor, nothing more. Well played, Sir :-D


We always tell that to newcomers. That's our kind of humour in Hamburg :happy:

I have a question regarding Magnesium Malate: The member Science Guy recommended here taking 2g during the day, and 4g before going to bed. this should help against anxiety and sleep problems. However, I am kinda afraid of taking such a huge dosis and am thinking about just taking a gramm before going to bed. Would you agree with him or do you also think that this is too much?


Magnesium malate is only about 15% magnesium, the rest is malic acid. Therefore, 2 gr of magnesium malate provides only about 300 mg of magnesium, which is a moderate dose. It doesn't have to be malate though, any form of magnesium will do.

Edited by timar, 06 December 2013 - 07:57 PM.


#9 Hansen213

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 08:23 PM

Hahaha! Well, you got me.

Ok, I will go with Magnesium Citrate then, since it´s way cheaper.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 03:22 PM

You can purchase D3 5000 IU here: http://www.bulksuppl...calciferol.html

No clue where to find the others you listed.

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 12:39 AM

I've made the bigger purchases at Bulk Supplements. They seem to be okay, at least they ship fast and I like the bags because I can squeeze the air out of them.

HSW doesn't have a large stock but what they do carry is usually unbelievable in low price. I like their bags too but don't like their labels though because they wear off really easily, I can barely tell the bag of ashwagandha from the bag of schizandrol a but for the marker I used on them. I know part of the cheapness is the low tech packaging but damn, it should at least last one month of regular handling and storage.



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