Vitamin D3, Calcium & K2 are the dynamic trio to help keep bones strong & healthy
Calcium is well-known as the mineral required to help maintain bone strength. Vitamin D has been noted as the vitamin that enables the body to absorb the calcium from our diet. But what is K2? Vitamin K2 is in fact the vitamin that makes sure the calcium (that is absorbed with the help of Vitamin D) ends up in the right place – in bones.
Known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ (as the body converts sunlight into this nutrient) Vitamin D has become one of the most popular supplements taken nowadays due to the lack of daily sunshine. But taking Vitamin D can be problematic unless you are also getting a good amount of Vitamin K2 as well. This is because when you take Vitamin D by itself, the body produces more vitamin K2 proteins. These proteins are what moves the calcium around the body. They have many possible benefits which remain unrealised unless K2 is consumed in order to activate those proteins. By taking Vitamin D, the body then has a demand for K2. The two vitamins work exceptionally well together.
Therefore, taking a Vitamin D supplement alone means you should also be taking Vitamin K2 in order to make sure that calcium is being deposited where needed. If not, Vitamin D toxicity could occur. Its symptoms include inappropriate calcification. This is in fact a lack of vitamin K2 that causes this, not too much Vitamin D itself.
Vitamin K2 has no toxicity as it simply activates any K2 proteins it finds. So if there are no more proteins to be found but you took additional K2, the additional K2 would do nothing as there were no other proteins to be found – this is why it is believed there is no potential for toxicity.
Features and Benefits - Why take Nutrapure Vitamin D3, Calcium & K2:
- Unique high-strength formulation
- Helps keep bones strong
- Helps absorb calcium
Is Nutrapure Vitamin D3, Calcium & K2 Right for Me?
In order to help keep bones strong throughout life, a healthy balanced die is necessary. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, K2 or Calcium then bone strength could deplete with age and conditions such as Osteoporosis could develop. Therefore, if there is a deficiency in your diet, it is best to supplement the aforementioned vitamins to help your bones remain strong & healthy into later life.
Vitamin D3, Calcium & K2 in the Press
Health Article: Daily Mail: The 'cheesy' vitamin that boosts bones: Substance found in chicken liver could mean an end for osteoporosis
Capsules containing a vitamin found in cheese and chicken livers could protect against the ravages of a bone-thinning condition that causes misery to half of women over 50.
A top hospital has launched a clinical trial into the use of Vitamin K supplements for those with osteoporosis – the condition in which poor bone strength increases the risk of fractures and, for some, makes even standing and walking painful.
Researchers at the Osteoporosis Screening & Research Unit at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust are recruiting 150 post-menopausal women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis for the trial of the vitamin and its effects on bone health.
Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin comprising two types, K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 has long been known as a treatment for babies who have blood-clotting abnormalities at birth.
‘We think K2 has a more direct effect on bones,’ says Dr Geeta Hampson, who is leading the new study that will give Vitamin K to women with low levels of it.
In Japan, a compound of Vitamin K2 called menatetrenone (MK4) is already being used for osteoporosis.
They are taken in conjunction with supplements to boost levels of calcium – the most prevalent mineral in bones – and Vitamin D, which helps its absorption.
Researchers also believe that Vitamin K activates the function of a bone-derived protein called osteocalcin that is produced by osteoblasts.
‘We think that by improving the function of the proteins involved in bone mineralisation, the bone will hang on to more calcium which may make our bones stronger,’ says Dr Hampson.
The Nutrapure Difference - What Makes Nutrapure Vitamin D3, Calcium & K2 Better than Other bone strength Supplements?
- Made from only pure ingredients.
- Contains all three key vitamins & minerals to support bone strength
- Capsule formulation easier to swallow.
- Higher strength than other leading high street outlets.
- Contains no: Gluten, Lactose or Wheat.
- Suitable for vegetarians. Approved kosher.
- Calcium is needed for the maintenance of normal bones
- Vitamin D contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus
- Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
- Vitamin K contributes to the maintenance of normal bones
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