You’ve probably heard a lot recently about vitamin D and its roles in bone health and muscle strength. This fat soluble vitamin is truly more of a hormone than a vitamin, and is found naturally in very few foods. Egg yolks, beef liver and dairy products contain small amounts of D and fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and mackerel are among the only sources rich in D. However, even if you eat these foods regularly your body still needs to alter what it ingests to make the vitamin usable. Even though vitamin D is synthesized in ample amounts by the skin when it is exposed to sunlight, researchers estimate that over 50 percent of Americans are deficient or insufficient, that’s an alarming number of people who aren’t getting this very important nutrient! Many different factors can impact your synthesis, including latitude, season of the year, time of day, covering up in the winter, pollution, cloud cover, wearing sun screen, age, and having dark skin.
Why is It Important?
Vitamin D is crucial for so many bodily reactions, regulating over one thousand genes in the human genome. It is well known for its role in bone strength and the prevention of osteoporosis, but affects much more than just the bones. Researchers have demonstrated the important role of D in regulating immune function, positively impacting muscle quality, reducing inflammation, modulating cell growth, improving neuromuscular function, and maintaining cognitive function. Optimal vitamin D levels are absolutely crucial for maintaining health at all ages. With deficiency so common it is important to supplement with a high quality vitamin D, especially in the fall and winter seasons.
Why Does Vitamin D Need Vitamin K?
Taking vitamin K with along with D is very important. Taking large amounts of vitamin D without getting the necessary amounts of K in your diet or from supplements can actually be detrimental to your health. Vitamin D is crucial for absorbing calcium into the body, but it is K that is responsible for making sure that calcium gets stored in the bones once it has been absorbed, not in soft tissues like arteries where it can build up and cause serious health issues like cardiovascular disease.
Our Solution to Your Vitamin D Needs
BioProtein Technology’s D3-K2 offers a great tasting and easy solution for supplementation. D3-K2 provides over 1,000% of the recommended intake, and includes vitamin K to ensure optimal absorption of calcium, which supports strong bones, neurological health, immune function, and cardiovascular health. Our vitamin K2 is the MK-7 form, which is the form of K2 that is naturally occurring and stays in the body longer than the synthetic MK-4 form. Our unique D3-K2 formula is made with organic olive oil and peppermint oil and includes shilajit, aloe vera, and goji berry extract, offering a better delivery system than other capsules and liquids you’ll find on the market.
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