Vitamin D3 and K2 work well in conjunction with one another, specifically as benefit to bone health.
Vitamin D is one of the fat soluble vitamins. There are a few forms of Vitamin D, including Ergocalciferol (D2) and Cholecalciferol (D3). Recent data has shown that D3-Cholecalciferol is the most beneficial and has the highest bio-efficacy in the body. It is produced naturally in the skin and stored in the liver of many animals. Hence, why liver, cod liver oil and oily fish are great source of D3. Vitamin D can also be produced inside the body as well as consumed. However, countries such as the UK, do not have the right amount of sunshine all-year-round to provide this ability consistently. Dietary sources of Vitamin D include, cod liver oils, sardines, salmon, sunflower seeds, eggs and cheese. The role of Vitamin D is mainly in the maintenance of sufficient calcium levels in the blood and bone. By having adequate Vitamin D, and thus calcium in the body, can contribute to the health of teeth, bones, and muscular contraction. Vitamin D has also been linked with improved immune and inflammatory responses.
Vitamin K2 is also commonly known as menaquinone. It is known as a fat-soluble vitamin that has a high affinity for storage, with the majority (90%) of Vitamin K2 stored in the Liver. It exists in nine different forms ranging from MK1-9. The most well known in terms of health are menaquinone-4 (MK4), menaquinone-7 (MK7) and menaquinone-9 (MK9) . The numbers after the MK such as "4" refer to the chemical chains that stem off the quinone ring structure, the bigger the number, the longer the chain, and the greater the biological half-life. Vitamin K2 can be made within the body, however, this is only made in very small amounts. Vitamin K2 is also found in many common foods, including dairy, eggs, yogurt, spinach, green leafy vegetables and Japanese natto (soy bean). There are two roles of Vitamin K in the body, these are to promote normal clotting function in the blood and help calcium absorption. By increasing calcium efficiency in the body it helps to create strong and healthy bones, teeth and even lead to better muscle contraction.
This tablet is provided in a 6mm size, which is very small and very manageable. We also offer in two strengths, these are 1000i.u and 100mcg or 5000i.u and 100mcg, to suit your nutritional requirements. Please note these tablets are not suitable for Vegans. This tablet is an allergen as it contains soy and should not be bought or consumed by anyone with an allergy.
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If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or taking medication, please consult your health practioner before use. Please note that vitamin D3 and K2 may interact with certain medications, including those for cholesterol and diabetes and anti-coagulants and should not be taken alongside these or other similar medications.
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