Liquid Vitamin D3/K2 provides a daily dose of vitamin D3 and K2 in an easy-to-use liquid form. A growing body of research shows that the combination of these two vitamins provides powerful support to the body, including optimal bone health, arterial health and immune system balance.
Vitamin D3/K2 helps support:
Why use Liquid Vitamin D3/K2?
Vitamin D is a critical nutrient for optimal health. It plays many crucial roles, including balancing mood, keeping bones healthy, and regulating immune function — and about half us are vitamin D-deficient.
It is important to supplement with vitamin K2 when supplementing with vitamin D: Vitamin D3, vitamin K2, and calcium work together to maintain strong, healthy bones. Vitamin D3 maintains healthy levels of calcium in the blood and increases calcium absorption from the digestive tract; we now know that vitamin K2 works in concert with vitamin D3 to keep calcium in bones and out of soft tissues like the heart, joints, and kidneys.
Know your vitamin D level!
Vitamin D can be easily and accurately measured in the blood. Ask for a 25-Hydroxyvitamin D test next time you are due for blood work. The minimum level is 25-35, but for optimal health, we recommend a level of 50 to 100.
How can I get enough Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is best obtained through time spent outside in the sun, as our bodies can naturally create vitamin D from sun exposure. However, at most latitudes, and with most our time spent indoors, plus the effects of environmental pollution on the availability of UVB light, it can be nearly impossible to obtain enough vitamin D from the sun alone. Supplementation of vitamin D is often beneficial.
Benefits of Vitamin D
D3: The Active Form of Vitamin D
Vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol) is found in some plant foods and is completely inactive in our bodies. Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is produced in the skin under the effects of ultraviolet radiation (sunlight) - this is the active form that our body utilizes in order to carry out many important metabolic processes.
Benefits of Vitamin K2
Vitamin K2 supports bone health, helps protects against cardiovascular disease, and helps protect the skin, brain, and prostate. Vitamin K2 is included in our Liquid Vitamin D3/K2 formula because we now understand that it works in delicate synergy with vitamin D.
MK-7: The Most Beneficial Form of Vitamin K
Vitamin K occurs in 3 main forms: K1 (phylloquinone), derived primarily from green leafy vegetables, K2 (menaquinone) which comes from bacteria, and K3 (menadione), a synthetic version that is not recommended. Numerous studies have shown that vitamin K2 is the most bioavailable and bioactive form.
Additionally, there are two forms of vitamin K2 commonly used in supplements: MK-4 and MK-7.
Why is it best to use the MK-7 version of vitamin K2?
Studies have demonstrated that the menaquinone-7 (MK-7) version of vitamin K2 is the most bioavailable form of vitamin K2, requiring a much lower dose to provide benefits than less bioavailable forms like MK-4. This is in part due to the fact that MK-4 has a biological half-life of about one hour, compared with a half-life of about 72 hours for MK-7. MK-7 therefore stays in the blood longer, allowing blood levels to build over time with consistent supplementation.
Who might benefit from taking Vitamin D3/K2?
How to take Liquid Vitamin D3/K2
Take 1 or more drops of Vitamin D3/K2 per day, as directed by your healthcare provider. It can be taken directly on the tongue or mixed with the beverage of your choice.
Optimal vitamin D3 supplementation dosage depends on the individual and is best determined by your physician based on blood results. Common dosing for vitamin D3 is 1000 iu daily (1 drop of Liquid Vitamin D3/K2), but if a person is very deficient, we may recommend 5000 iu daily or higher. Consult your physician before supplementing with vitamin D.
Interesting findings about vitamin D:
Other ingredients: Medium Chain Triglycerides, Rosemary Antioxidant Extract. Fish Gelatin, Water
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Contains ingredient from fish source
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