by Dr. Chad Koterba | Mar 9, 2020 | Supplements
Magnesium is a mineral found in abundance in the human body. It is also found naturally in many foods, like green leafy vegetables. The average American magnesium intake is critically low. More than 57% of the population does not meet the United States Department of Agriculture dietary requirements for magnesium.
Magnesium levels decrease in the body by excessive intake of alcohol, salt, coffee, and sodas. Diets high in calcium and high stress levels contribute to lower levels of magnesium too. Daily intake of magnesium is critical for:
- proper hydration
- stress response
- muscle relaxation
- promoting health blood pressure levels
- optimal bone mineral density
- blood sugar regulation
Reacted magnesium is gentle on your system. It is gentler because it provides three unique forms of highly-absorbed magnesium. Most magnesium supplements use one source of magnesium which can limit uptake. Single source magnesium can cause side effects like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation or a combination of these symptoms.
Reacted Magnesium provides magnesium as di-magnesium malate, magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate. These three forms of magnesium enhance absorption which improves utilization and gastrointestinal comfort. Information is provided by Orthomolecular Products.
This product is the most popular of the all of the supplements I carry. I personally take it before bed. It helps my muscles to relax, thus helping me sleep better.
by Dr. Chad Koterba | Mar 4, 2020 | Supplements
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.