Why would you want to consider taking Vitamins D3 and K2?
Vitamin D3 is known as the “sunshine vitamin” and is helpful in:
- maintaining bone and dental health
- increasing calcium absorption and balance
- boosting immune activity
- supporting cardiovascular and metabolic health
- supporting blood sugar balance even if you are already within normal levels
- supporting weight loss
- helping increase musculoskeletal strength and comfort.
Not enough sun exposure depletes vitamin D. Sun exposure is affected by time of day, seasons, location, smog/pollution, clothing, and use of sunscreens. The level of cholesterol in the body affects the production of vitamin D also. I personally look forward to more sunlight with spring and summer right around the corner.
You probably have heard a lot about vitamin D if you are from the Midwest. However, you may not have heard much about vitamin K2. These two vitamins have similar health benefits. Both are essential for the proper utilization of calcium.
Vitamin D assists calcium absorption and K2 guides calcium into the bones where it is needed and not into organs, joints spaces and arteries where it is harmful. Calcium helps to maintain bone mineral density and proves critical in cardiovascular protection.
Most people consume an adequate amount of dietary vitamin K to maintain optimal blood clotting. However, most people do not consume enough Vitamin K for optimal cardiovascular and bone health. Approximately 70% of the western population is deficient in vitamin K2. Compromised intestinal absorption, antibiotics, cholesterol lowering medications and laxatives have been found to lower vitamin K2 levels in the body. This information is provided by Orthomolecular Products.
Consider taking vitamin D3 with vitamin K2 drops by Orthomolecular Products. My family takes the drops during breakfast and my kids tolerate it without any troubles.