Vitamins D and K are essential for optimal bone and arterial health and for maintaining a healthy immune system. Vitamins D and K work as a team. Increasing the amount of vitamin D via supplementation, in the presence of insufficient levels of vitamin K, can increase the risk of inappropriate calcium deposition in the soft tissue (such as arteries and joints), and can have a negative effect on blood vessel elasticity. However, when adequate levels of vitamin K are present along with vitamin D, calcium can be properly directed to the necessary areas of the body, mainly in bones and teeth. Increasing vitamin D levels increases the need for vitamin K.
Vitamin D assists with proper bone health, as it helps regulate the body’s calcium levels. When calcium levels are low, vitamin D stimulates calcium absorption and reduces calcium excretion, thereby encouraging healthy bones and teeth. In addition, vitamin D helps to support a proper immune response in the body. Healthy prostate, colon and breast tissues are also supported by vitamin D.
Both forms of vitamin K are important to our health: Vitamin K1 is the naturally occurring form, found predominantly in leafy green vegetables; while vitamin K2 is a product of soy fermentation and has the special property of metabolizing slowly throughout the day. Vitamin K is important for directing the transport of calcium into bone and teeth for optimal strength.
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol), vitamin K (as vitamin K1 phytonadione; vitamin K2 menaquinone-7), microcrystalline cellulose, cellulose (capsule), L-leucine.
Take one capsule per day with a meal, or as directed by your health care practitioner.