Vitamin D3/K2 for Healthy Bones, Circulation, and Immune Support

Vitamin D3/K2 for Healthy Bones, Circulation, and Immune Support

*Our new formula uses a natural vegetable capsule, not a fish gelatin capsule

Why Vitamin D3 with K2 together?

New research is illuminating the synergistic relationship between vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 in the body, for both bone and cardiovascular health (1). 

 

Vitamin D plays a broad range of roles in the body:

  • Supports building and repair for healthy bones*
  • Regulates immune function*
  • Helps to balance hormones*
  • Supports cognitive function and mood*
  • Supports cardiovascular health*
  • Helps activate appropriate clotting factors*

Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption from the intestinal tract, and a growing body of evidence suggests that vitamin K2 is needed for the body to properly use the calcium in bone. The two combined provide powerful support for the whole body.*

Find out why vitamins D3 and K2 are so important our the Daily Benefit Blog:

Why Vitamin D is So Important to Our Health

Shedding Light on Vitamin D

Vitamin K is essential for the proper utilization of calcium.

  • By activating the protein osteocalcin, vitamin K helps to bind newly absorbed calcium to the mineral matrix in bone.
  • Vitamin K has also been found to help maintain bone mineral density by decreasing the activity of osteoclasts, a cell that breaks down the bone matrix (2).
  • Vitamin K also provides critical cardiovascular protection by helping to activate proteins that prevent calcifications in the blood vessels.

Why 180 micrograms of vitamin K?

Current research has found high-concentration supplementation, at 180 mcg daily, results in improved clinical outcomes compared to lower-dose supplementation (4).

Vitamin K Depletion

Although most of us get enough vitamin K through our diet to maintain proper blood clotting function, many of us do not consume enough MK-7 (the form of Vitamin K in our Vit D3/K2 5000 IU) to meet cardiovascular and bone health needs.* In fact, approximately 70% of the western population is deficient in vitamin K2. Insufficient vitamin K2 levels can allow calcium to be transported from bone into soft tissues. 

Medications like antibiotics, cholesterol-lowering medications and laxatives have also been found to contribute to a deficiency of vitamin K.*

How to take it:

1 capsule per day or as recommended by your health care professional. 

Remember, if you're not sure whether to take vitamin D, or your appropriate dose, ask your physician to test your levels first!

References: 

Knapen MH, Schurgers LJ, Vermeer C. Vitamin K2 supplementation improves hip bone geometry and bone strength indices in postmenopausal women. Osteoporos Int. 2007 Jul;18(7):963-72. Epub 2007 Feb 8.

Kaneki M, Hodges SJ, Hosoi T, Fujiwara S, Lyons A, Crean SJ, Ishida N, Nakagawa M, Takechi M, Sano Y, Mizuno Y, Hoshino S, Miyao M, Inoue S, Horiki K, Shiraki M, Ouchi Y, Orimo H. Japanese fermented soybean food as the major determinant of the large geographic difference in circulating levels of vitamin K2: possible implications for hip-fracture risk. Nutrition 2001; 17(4):315-21

Contains: 60 capsules, enough for 60 servings.

Dr. Morrison's Vitaimn D3/K2 provides:

  • Daily dose of vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 in an easy-to-use mini capsule*
  • Support for healthy bones and a healthy cardiovascular system*
  • Encourages an active and balanced immune system*

Studies:

  1. Schurgers LJ, Spronk HM, Soute BA, Schiffers PM, DeMey JG, Vermeer C. Blood. Regression of warfarininduced medial elastocalcinosis by high intake of vitamin K in rats 2007;109(7):2823-31.
  2. Weber P. Management of osteoporosis: is there a role for vitamin K? Int J Vitam Nutr Res 1997;67(5):350-6.
  3. Effect of combined administration of vitamin D3 and vitamin K2 on bone mineral density of the lumbar spine in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.*
  4. 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D3 Promotes Vitamin K2 Metabolism in Human Osteoblasts
  5. Plasma 25-hydroxy vitamin D concentrations, vitamin D receptor genotype and breast cancer risk in a UK Caucasian population

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or cure any disease.



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