What's so special about Vitamin D3 and K2 MK-7?
It is well known that calcium is essential for optimising bone health, but did you know that both vitamin D3 and K2 work as a team to help improve calcium absorption so it can get to your bones effectively?
To help support optimal bone health, we’re excited to announce that we’ve just launched our new high strength Vitamin D3 and K2 formulation made using natural MK-7 (menaquinone-7) which is found to be the most optimal form of vitamin K2. Each high-strength capsule provides 4000iu of Vitamin D and 100ug of vitamin K2 for effective bone and muscle health. Our in house-nutritionist Riya Lakhani ANutr explains why vitamin D3 and K2 make the perfect pair.
Support Healthy Bones
The main role of vitamin D is to boost and manage calcium absorption in the body. So if you’re not getting enough of this vitamin, it can lead to bone loss and also affect the strength of your teeth- that's why it’s really essential to stay on top of your vitamin D intake throughout the year! On the other hand, vitamin K is necessary for managing the accumulation of calcium in our teeth and bones, so again highly important for bone health. Both vitamins are fat-soluble, meaning they dissolve and absorb better when taken with a healthy source of fat, and they work together to metabolise calcium by kickstarting the necessary protein molecules. While it may sound rather technical, vitamin D3 essentially improves your calcium absorption and vitamin K2 goes ahead and allocates the area where the calcium can be used- quite the dynamic duo! Interestingly, studies have found the combined use for D3 and K2 to be more effective than taking either nutrient alone for the prevention of bone loss.
Prevents Calcium Build-up
Vitamin K2 and D3 work in partnership to ensure that calcium is deposited where it is required in the bones and not elsewhere in the body such as the arteries. In simple terms, they work together to prevent a build-up of calcium in the body which is known to lead to calcification and can also go on to hinder heart health.