*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:
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:
Vitamin K is essential for the proper utilization of calcium.
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!
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:
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or cure any disease.