The Role of Vitamin K2 & Vitamin D3
While vitamins D3 and K2 have separately been widely recognized for their importance in balancing calcium for better bone and cardiovascular health, new findings make a case for the increased pairing of the 2 vitamins. Vitamin D3 and K2 combined has been one of the fastest-growing product pairings based on the individual benefits of each vitamin in mediating calcium. Vitamins D3 and K2 are both essential vitamins for all stages of life and were found to be among the few core vitamins which are frequently lacking in children’s nutrition.
Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), is known as the “sunshine vitamin” because it is easily synthesized by the body when the sun’s UVB rays strike the skin. Vitamin D helps with the absorption of calcium and phosphorus to keep bones and teeth strong and protect against disease. Our D3 is plant based using high quality source of the Lichen Mushroom & thus one of the few VEGAN FRIENDLY formulas
Alive Vitamins uses Menaquinone-7 (MK-7 from the natto bean) which promotes bone and heart health by activating two proteins which balance calcium in the body. MK-7, the superior form of K2, activates the osteocalcin essential for calcium deposition in bone. It works synergistically with vitamin D3 to help influence mineral strength in bones and teeth. Meanwhile, vitamin D3 aids calcium absorption into the blood and has been linked to a reduced risk of breast cancer.
MK-7 is the natural form of vitamin K2 used by the body. MK-7 is more easily absorbed and stays in the body longer – meaning that it is effective at a much lower dose than MK-4. In addition, only K2 in the form of MK-7 has been shown to offer 24-hour protection in a single daily dose. Therefore, other subtypes of K2, such as MK-4, only last 4–6 hours in the body and are required in much larger dosages to be effective.
Each Capsule of Alive Vitamins K2 & D3 contains medicinal Ingredient:
Vitamin K2(menaquinone) MK-7 (from natto bean) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 mcg
Vitamin D3(cholecalciferol from Lichen Mushroom, plant base) (25mcg) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .1000iu
Contains NO: Citrus, dairy, eggs, fish, gluten, lactose, shellfish, wheat or pork.
Recommended adult dose: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.